Override: my quest to go beyond brain training and take control of my mind

Can you really rewire an adult brain In theory the answer is yes , but there s a problem no one seems to know exactly how to do it In Override, Caroline Williams goes on a mission to find out.Neuroplasticity dictates that the brain adapts physically as we learn something new But although brain training may be all the rage, the latest studies indicate that it doesn t acCan you really rewire an adult brain In theory the answer is yes , but there s a problem no one seems to know exactly how to do it In Override, Caroline Williams goes on a mission to find out.Neuroplasticity dictates that the brain adapts physically as we learn something new But although brain training may be all the rage, the latest studies indicate that it doesn t actually do much to make you smarter So what does Visiting top neuroscientists in their labs, Williams volunteers herself as a guinea pig, challenging researchers to make real changes to her imperfect brain She seeks to improve on weaknesses such as her limited attention span and tendency to worry too much, and then branches out into mysterious areas such as intelligence, creativity, and the perception of time.Trying everything from high tech brain stimulation to meditation, adding bolt on senses and retraining her stress response, Override is an intimate, fascinating journey into discovering what neuroscience can really do for us.
Override my quest to go beyond brain training and take control of my mind Can you really rewire an adult brain In theory the answer is yes but there s a problem no one seems to know exactly how to do it In Override Caroline Williams goes on a mission to find out Neuropla

  • Title: Override: my quest to go beyond brain training and take control of my mind
  • Author: Caroline Williams
  • ISBN: 9781925228984
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Override: my quest to go beyond brain training and take control of my mind”

    1. What a fantastic book! Especially for a layperson as fascinated by brains (and how they work) as I am. It is not just fascinating in the areas it covers but is clearly and engagingly written (even humorous in parts). Caroline Williams' skills as a science journalist stand her in good stead here. The world can never have enough talented people who can explain complex concepts and processes in a way that most of us can understand!I particularly recommend Override to anyone who believes or hopes th [...]

    2. Ok, so this is a respite from the heavier lifting books I've been reading and boy am I glad I did. It's an easy read, filled with surprising facts and anecdotes that were actually simmering in my head too. The idea of stretching and incorporating new habits, added consciousness, uncautiousness? and mindfulness. The journey of discovery into the current sciences of how the mind works, body too #neverforgetvargus gently persuades me the complexity and perhaps futile efforts in trying to spot chang [...]

    3. Supposedly the author wrote this book because despite a lot of theoretical knowledge about the brain's malleability, we don't actually know how to apply it to change our real lives and there are some gold nuggets here, but it's mostly a lot of "we don't really know" and "maybe I'm imagining the changes" and "it's not science with a sample of one". She meanders in circles, describes cities for no good reason and just has a lot of filler material that is completely irrelevant to her thesis. Good i [...]

    4. I enjoyed the journey of this book. The author has a nice way of setting out and explaining the events. I was a bit disappointed that it turns out that the mind is less malleable that it seems at the start of the book. But the conclusion on meditation was a good endorsement for a practice I’d already started.Overall it has motivated me to improve my mind, which I put down to the author’s interest and ability to convey her topic.

    5. Although this is a book about one persons journey. I found it easily relatable. There was enough information in there that enabled myself to apply for my own needs. It explains the importance's of "the zone" exercise, meditating & dieting. Even the crippling effects of bias' and why it is possible to override your brain and create a new one, more or less. fantastic read, I was engaged the way through, even leaves sites where you can do some test yourself.

    6. Great book for us science nerds who are interested in brain science. It was a quick and enjoyable read with lots of links for further reading and work. Managed to finish it in two sittings and got tremendous amount out of it. I will certainly be trying some of the techniques mentioned and not paying for brain training apps. :)

    7. Pretty self-indulgent, although quite interesting info about latest neuro-research. Too personal though.

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