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            The Comedy of Error: Why evolution made us laugh

            The Comedy of Error: Why evolution made us laugh (Hardback)

            By Silvertown, Jonathan

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            What is humour? Why do we laugh? And how can we be funnier? Good jokes, bad jokes, clever jokes, dad jokes - the desire to laugh is universal. But why do we find some gags hilarious, whilst others fall flat? Can you train yourself to be funnier? And why does explaining a joke mak...e it less amusing rather than more so? In The Comedy of Error, Professor Jonathan Silvertown explores the science and philosophy behind why we laugh, and shows that understanding how humour really works can provide endless entertainment.
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            ISBN 9781922310095
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Never Enough: the neuroscience and experience of addiction

            Never Enough: the neuroscience and experience of addiction (Paperback)

            By Grisel, Judith

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            From a renowned behavioural neuroscientist and recovering addict, a rare page-turning work of science that draws on personal insights to reveal how drugs work, the dangerous hold they can take on the brain, and the surprising way to combat today's epidemic of addiction. Judith Gr...isel was a daily drug user and college dropout when she began to consider that her addiction might have a cure, one that she herself could perhaps discover by studying the brain. Now, after twenty-five years as a neuroscientist, she shares what she and other scientists have learned about addiction, enriched by captivating glimpses of her personal journey. In Never Enough, Grisel reveals the unfortunate bottom line of all regular drug use: there is no such thing as a free lunch. All drugs act on the brain in a way that diminishes their enjoyable effects and creates unpleasant ones with repeated use. Yet they have their appeal, and Grisel draws on anecdotes both comic and tragic from her own days of using as she learns the science behind the love of various drugs, from marijuana to alcohol, opiates to psychedelics, speed to spice. With more than one in five people over the age of fourteen addicted, drug abuse has been called the most formidable health problem worldwide, and Grisel delves with compassion into the science of this scourge. She points to what is different about the brains of addicts even before they first pick up a drink or drug, highlights the changes that take place in the brain and behaviour as a result of chronic using, and shares the surprising hidden gifts of personality that addiction can expose. She describes what drove her to addiction, what helped her recover, and her belief that a `cure' for addiction will not be found in our individual brains but in the way we interact with our communities. Set apart by its colour, candour, and bell-clear writing, Never Enough is a revelatory look at the roles drugs play in all of our lives and offers crucial new insight into how we ca
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            ISBN 9781912854578
            Released AU 8 Aug 2019
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Series The Addicted Brain
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            Anxiety is Your Superpower: Using anxiety to think better, feel better and do better
             

            Anxiety is Your Superpower: Using anxiety to think better, feel better and do better (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Unabridged edition)

            By Suzuki, Dr Wendy

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              18 Feb 21

            This is cutting-edge science meets a practical guide on how to flip anxiety on its head and harness it as your superpower, from world-renowned neuroscientist, Dr Wendy Suzuki.

            ISBN 9781529335378
            Released AU 18 Feb 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain

            Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside - Export / Airside / Ireland edition)

            By Eagleman, David

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            A remarkable account of the brain's plasticity, from the internationally bestselling author

            ISBN 9781838850999
            Released AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Brain Supremacy: Notes from the frontiers of neuroscience
             

            The Brain Supremacy: Notes from the frontiers of neuroscience (Paperback)

            By Taylor, Kathleen

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            The human mind and brain are now among the hottest subjects in scientific research. Breakthrough techniques mean we are on the verge of being able to read minds, to control actions direct from the brain, to change or enhance the way our thinking works. Kathleen Taylor explores th...e astonishing possibilities and the ethical implications.
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            ISBN 9780199683857
            Released AU 10 Sep 2014
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Brains Through Time: A Natural History of Vertebrates

            Brains Through Time: A Natural History of Vertebrates (Hardback)

            By Striedter, Georg F.; Northcutt, R. Glenn

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            This book encourages readers to view similarities and differences in various species as fundamental to a comprehensive understanding of nervous systems.

            ISBN 9780195125689
            Released AU 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength
             

            Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength (Paperback)

            By Baumeister, Roy F.; Tierney, John

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            Reveals the secrets of self-control. This title shows us that willpower is like a muscle that can be strengthened with practice and improved over time. It lets you discover how babies can be taught willpower, the joys of the to-don't list, the success of Alcoholics Anonymous, the... pointlessness of diets and the secrets to David Blaine's stunts.
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            ISBN 9780141049489
            Released AU 24 Oct 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Grasp: The Science Transforming How We Learn
             

            Grasp: The Science Transforming How We Learn (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sarma, Sanjay; Yoquinto, Luke

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            A unique blend of neuroscience, psychology, engineering and cutting edge digital learning research, this groundbreaking new book from the Dean of Digital Learning at MIT gives accessible and practical insights into how we learn

            ISBN 9781472139115
            Released AU 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain
             

            Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Blakemore, Sarah-Jayne

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            First published in Great Britain in 2018 by Doubleday, an imprint of Transworld Publishers --Title page verso.

            ISBN 9781541742741
            Released AU 14 Jan 2020
            Publisher PublicAffairs
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            A Better Death: Conversations about the art of living and dying well

            A Better Death: Conversations about the art of living and dying well (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Srivastava, Dr. Ranjana

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            A powerful, timely exploration of the art of living and dying on our own terms by one of Australia's most respected voices Of all the experiences we share, two universal events bookend our lives: we were all born and we will all die. We don't have a choice in how we enter the wor...ld but we can have a say in how we leave it. In order to die well, we must be prepared to contemplate our mortality and to broach it with our loved ones, who are often called upon to make important decisions on our behalf. These are some of the most important conversations we can have with each other - to find peace, kindness and gratitude for what has gone before, and acceptance of what is to come. Dr Ranjana Srivastava draws on two decades of experience to share her observations and advice on leading a meaningful life and finding dignity and composure at the end. With an emphasis on advocacy, leaving a legacy and staying true to our deepest convictions, Srivastava tells stories of strength, hope and resilience in the face of grief and offers an optimistic meditation on approaching the end of life. Intelligent, warm and deeply affecting, A Better Death is a passionate exploration of the art of living and dying well. Dr Ranjana Srivastava OAM is a practising oncologist, award-winning writer, broadcaster and Fulbright scholar. See www.ranjanasrivastava.com
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            ISBN 9781925750959
            Published AU 1 Jun 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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