Touch: The Science of the Hand, Heart, and Mind

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Penguin Books #ad - Along the way, he answers such questions as: why do women have more refined detection with their fingertips than men? Is there a biological basis for the use of acupuncture to relieve pain? How do drugs like Ecstasy heighten and motivate sensual touch? Why can’t we tickle ourselves? Linking biology and behavioral science, Touch offers an entertaining and enlightening answer to how we feel in every sense of the word.

In touch, neuroscientist and bestselling author David J. Linden explores this critical interface between our bodies and the outside world, between ourselves and others. Without the brain’s dedicated centers for emotional touch, an orgasm would feel more like a sneeze—convulsive, but not especially nice.

Touch: The Science of the Hand, Heart, and Mind #ad - From skin to nerves to brain, the organization of our body’s touch circuits is a complex and often counterintuitive system that affects everything from our social interactions to our general health and development. The new york times–bestselling author of the compass of Pleasure examines how our sense of touch is interconnected with our emotions   Dual-function receptors in our skin make mint feel cool and chili peppers hot.

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Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - . Parents. All professionals concerned with human behavior will find something of value. With more than 300, 000 copies sold, this landmark book is an impressive examination of the importance of touching. Can gain insight into the nurturing needs of infants. Janet rhoads, American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

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Touch: The Power of Human Connection

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Fulcrum Solutions LLC #ad - More importantly, Touch reveals the science behind cuddling and why it is such a fundamental need. Samantha hess created a work of astonishing power and grace. While no book guarantees happiness, Touch comes awfully close. This book shows you how to improve your health, strengthen your relationships, boost your personal energy, satisfy your partner and approach life with confidence.

Touch: The Power of Human Connection #ad - Touch: the power of human connection illustrates 19 positions designed to bring you closer to the people you value and achieve true fulfillment. Technology allows us to communicate across vast distances but something is lost in translation. Busy lives result in neglected relationships and patterns of behavior that discourage intimacy.

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The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good

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Penguin Books #ad - Penguin Books. Linden—highly regarded neuroscientist, professor, and writer—weaves empirical science with entertaining anecdotes to explain how the gamut of behaviors that give us a buzz actually operates. Provocative and illuminating, this is a radically new and thorough look at the desires that define us.

The compass of pleasure makes clear why drugs like nicotine and heroin are addictive while LSD is not, how fast food restaurants ensure that diners will eat more, why some people cannot resist the appeal of a new sexual encounter, and much more. From the new york times bestselling author comes a "hugely entertaining" NPR.

The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good #ad - Org look at vice and virtue through cutting-edge scienceAs he did in his award-winning book The Accidental Mind, David J.

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Touch A Bradford Book

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A Bradford Book #ad - Many schools have “no touch” policies; the isolating effects of Internet-driven work and life can leave us hungry for tactile experience. Although the therapeutic benefits of touch have become increasingly clear, claims Tiffany Field, American society, is dangerously touch-deprived. It describes the physiological and biological effects of touch, and the effects of massage therapy on prematurity, including areas of the brain affected by touch, pain, depression, attentiveness, and immune functions.

Penguin Books. Field describes studies showing that touch therapy can benefit everyone, from premature infants to children with asthma to patients with conditions that range from cancer to eating disorders. This second edition of touch, in communication including the reading of others' emotions, in personal relationships, reports on new studies that show the role of touch in early development, revised and updated with the latest research, and even in sports.

Touch A Bradford Book #ad - Touch has been shown to have positive effects on growth, brain waves, and heart rate, breathing, and to decrease stress and anxiety. In this book field explains why we may need a daily dose of touch. The first sensory input in life comes from the sense of touch while a baby is still in the womb, and touch continues to be the primary means of learning about the world throughout infancy and well into childhood.

As field makes clear, we enforce our society's touch taboo at our peril. Why we need a daily dose of touch: an investigation of the effects of touch on our physical and mental well-being.

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Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - A journey into the surprising science behind our flavor senses. Can you describe how the flavor of halibut differs from that of red snapper? How the taste of a Fuji apple differs from a Spartan? For most of us, this is a difficult task: flavor remains a vague, undeveloped concept that we don’t know enough about to describe―or appreciate―fully.

Penguin Books. Flavor expands our curiosity and understanding of one of our most intimate sensations, while ultimately revealing how we can all sharpen our senses and our enjoyment of the things we taste. Certain to fascinate everyone from gourmands and scientists to home cooks and their guests, Flavor will open your mind―and palate―to a vast, exciting sensory world.

Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense #ad - Norton. He talks with flavor and olfactory scientists, who describe why two people can experience remarkably different sensations from the same morsel of food, and how something as seemingly unrelated as cultural heritage can actually impact our sense of smell. Along the way, even more surprising facts are revealed: that cake tastes sweetest on white plates; that wine experts’ eyes can fool their noses; and even that language can affect our sense of taste.

He peers over the shoulders of some of the most fascinating food professionals working today, from cutting-edge chefs to food engineers to mathematicians investigating the perfect combination of pizza toppings. In this delightful and compelling exploration of our most neglected sense, veteran science reporter Bob Holmes shows us just how much we’re missing.

Considering every angle of flavor from our neurobiology to the science and practice of modern food production, Holmes takes readers on a journey to uncover the broad range of factors that can affect our appreciation of a fine meal or an exceptional glass of wine.

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Think Tank: Forty Neuroscientists Explore the Biological Roots of Human Experience

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Yale University Press #ad - The manner in which individual experiences can dramatically change our brains’ makeup is explored. Professor linden and his contributors open a new window onto the landscape of the human mind and into the cutting‑edge world of neuroscience with a fascinating and enlightening compilation that science enthusiasts and professionals alike will find accessible and enjoyable.

A spirited collection of essays by cutting-edge neuroscientists that irreverently explores the quirky and counterintuitive aspects of brain function Neuroscientist David J. Norton. The contributors, and comparative anatomy, to beauty, address a host of fascinating topics ranging from personality to perception, evolutionary biology, to learning, molecular genetics, whose areas of expertise include human behavior, to love and sex.

Think Tank: Forty Neuroscientists Explore the Biological Roots of Human Experience #ad - Penguin Books. Linden approached leading brain researchers and asked each the same question: “What idea about brain function would you most like to explain to the world?” Their responses make up this one‑of‑a‑kind collection of popular science essays that seeks to expand our knowledge of the human mind and its possibilities.

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A Nation in Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem

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Oxford University Press #ad - For doctors, policy makers, scientists, and especially patients, A Nation in Pain is essential reading. Though many patients fear it will increase their discomfort, studies show it consistently produces improvement, often dramatic. When chronic pain is inadequately treated, it undermines the body and mind.

Out of 238 million american adults, 100 million live with chronic pain. Indeed, the risk of suicide for people in chronic pain is twice that of other people. Drawing on both her personal experience with chronic pain and her background as an award-winning health journalist, massage, acupuncture, including marijuana, she guides us through recent scientific discoveries, including genetic susceptibility to pain; gender disparities in pain conditions and treatments, perhaps linked to estrogen; the problem of undertreated pain in children; the emerging role of the immune system in pain; advances in traditional treatments such as surgery and drugs; and fair-minded assessments of the effectiveness of alternative remedies, and chiropractic care.

A Nation in Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem #ad - Norton. She also explores the destructive "opioid wars, " which have led to a misguided demonization of prescription painkillers. Foreman presents a far-reaching but sensible plan of action, ranging from enhancing pain education in medical schools to reforms of federal policies across the board. Far more than just a symptom, author Judy Foreman writes, chronic pain can be a disease in its own right--and it's the biggest health problem facing America today.

Published in partnership with the international association for the Study of Pain, A Nation in Pain offers a sweeping, deeply researched account of the chronic-pain crisis, from neurobiology to public policy, and presents practical solutions that are within our grasp today. For many people, Foreman writes, the real magic bullet, is exercise.

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A Guide to Better Movement: The Science and Practice of Moving With More Skill And Less Pain

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Better Movement #ad - In it, you will learn: the essential qualities of movements that are healthy and efficient; why good movement requires healthy “maps” in the brain; why pain is sometimes more about self-perception than tissue damage or injury; the science behind mind-body practices; general principles that can be used to improve any movement practice; and 25 illustrated and simple movement lessons to help you move better and feel better.

A Guide to Better Movement: The Science and Practice of Moving With More Skill And Less Pain #ad - It is written for movement professionals, athletes, chronic pain sufferers, and anyone else interested in moving better and feeing better. Penguin Books. A guide to better movement offers a clear and practical look at emerging science related to the brain’s role in movement and pain. Norton.

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The Cuddle Sutra: An Unabashed Celebration of the Ultimate Intimacy

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Sourcebooks #ad - Sourcebooks. Includes 50 cuddle positions, fully illustrated, for such locales as: • Snuggling in the bedroom• Kanoodling on the couch• Hand-Dancing• Enchanting EmbracesAnd much, much more! Penguin Books. The cuddle sutra is an all-encompassing resource for the act of cuddling, filled with detailed descriptions and illustrations of all the ways to express affection, whether you're in the privacy of your own bedroom or walking down Main Street.

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How Emotions Are Made

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Mariner Books #ad - Mind-blowing. Elle “chock-full of startling, science-backed findings. Instead, body, we construct each instance of emotion through a unique interplay of brain, Barrett shows, and culture. Norton. A lucid report from the cutting edge of emotion science, How Emotions Are Made reveals the profound real-world consequences of this breakthrough for everything from neuroscience and medicine to the legal system and even national security, laying bare the immense implications of our latest and most intimate scientific revolution.

. A thought-provoking journey into emotion science. Wall street journal “a singular book, remarkable for the freshness of its ideas and the boldness and clarity with which they are presented. Scientific american   “a brilliant and original book on the science of emotion, by the deepest thinker about this topic since Darwin.

How Emotions Are Made #ad - Daniel gilbert, best-selling author of Stumbling on Happiness The science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology. Sourcebooks. Leading the charge is psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose research overturns the long-standing belief that emotions are automatic, universal, and hardwired in different brain regions.

Forbes Penguin Books. An entertaining and engaging read.

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