First of all let me start by saying that am excited about this book!There is just something thats amazing when the word ” “super” is mentioned before words.
It actually makes them huge,enormous,amazing you name it! Okay away from that,
I know you have heard about the book super brain book and you want information on it.Right?
You want to find out what it is and what it can do for you. Well, you are at the right place because i am here for you.
I will take you through what it is, ,a brief summary of the book, cost and my thoughts about the book.
I will try all my best to give you every single detail about this book and if by any chance i do not tackle one of the things you really wanted,you can as well ask in the comments area and i will be happy to help you out .
Lets now get started on the brain book review:
Name : Super Brain
Author: Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi
Genre: Self-help book
Publisher : Harmony
Date : October 22, 2013
What It Is
This book shows you how to use your brain as a gateway for achieving health, happiness, and spiritual growth.
Super Brain explains how it can be a golden age for your brain , by combining cutting-edge research and spiritual insights, demolishing the five most widespread myths about the brain that limit your potential, and then showing you methods to:
-Use your brain instead of letting it use you
-Create the ideal lifestyle for a healthy brain
-Reduce the risks of aging
-Promote happiness and well-being through the mind-body connection
-Access the enlightened brain, the gateway to freedom and bliss
-Overcome the most common challenges, such as memory loss, depression, anxiety, and obesity
In Super Brain, Chopra and Tanzi guide you on a fascinating journey that envisions a leap in human evolution. The brain is not just the greatest gift that Nature has given us. It’s the gateway to an unlimited future that you can begin to live today.
Deepak Chopra (born October 22, 1946) is an American author, public speaker, alternative medicine advocate, and a
prominent figure in the New Age movement.
Through his books and videos, he has become one of the best-known and wealthiest figures in alternative medicine.
His paternal grandfather was a sergeant in the British Indian Army . His father was a prominent cardiologist , head of the department of medicine and cardiology at New Delhi’s Moolchand Khairati Ram Hospital for over 25 years; he was also a lieutenant in the British army, serving as an army doctor at the front at Burma and acting as a medical adviser to Lord Mountbatten, viceroy of India.
As of 2014 Chopra’s younger brother, Sanjiv Chopra , is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and on staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center .
Chopra completed his primary education at St. Columba’s School in New Delhi and graduated from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1969.
He spent his first months as a doctor working in rural India, including, he writes, six months in a village where the lights went out whenever it rained.
It was during his early career that he was drawn to study endocrinology , particularly neuroendocrinology , to find a biological basis for the influence of thoughts and emotions.
He married in India in 1970 before emigrating with his wife that year to the United States. The Indian government had banned its doctors from sitting the American Medical Association exam needed to practice in the USA, so Chopra had to travel to Sri Lanka to take it.
After passing he arrived in the United States to take up a clinical internship at Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield, New Jersey , where doctors from overseas were being recruited to replace those serving in Vietnam .
Between 1971 and 1977 he completed residencies in internal medicine at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts, the VA Medical Center , St Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
He earned his license to practice medicine in the state of Massachusetts in 1973, becoming board certified in internal medicine, specializing in endocrinology.
Rudolph Tanzi (also Rudy Tanzi) is the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University , and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital .
Tanzi has been investigating the genetics of neurological disease since a student in the 1980s when he participated in the first study that used genetic markers to find a disease gene ( Huntington’s disease ).
Tanzi co-discovered all three familial early-onset Alzheimer’s disease (FAD) genes and several other neurological disease genes including that responsible for Wilson’s disease .
As the leader of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Alzheimer’s Genome Project, Tanzi has carried out multiple genome wide association studies of thousands of Alzheimer’s families leading to the identification of novel AD candidate genes, including CD33 and the first two rare mutations causing late-onset AD in the ADAM10 gene.
His research on the role of zinc and copper in AD has led to clinical trials at Prana Biotechnology. He is also working on gamma secretase modulators (together with Steve Wagner, UCSD) for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer
What The Book Talks About
One of the unique things about the human brain is that it can do only what it thinks it can do. The minute you say, “My memory isn’t what it used to be …” you are actually training your brain to live up to your diminished expectations.
Low expectations mean low results.
The first rule of super brain is that your brain is always eavesdropping on your thoughts. As it listens, it leans. If you teach it about limitation, your brain will become limited. But what if you do the opposite? What if you teach your brain to be unlimited?
Nobody really enjoys having to pacify their feelings. It’s too much like failure; it reminds you of weakness. but feelings don’t want to be pacified, either.
They want to be fulfilled. You fulfill your positive feelings (love, hope, optimism, appreciation, approval) by connecting with other people, expressing your best self. You fulfill your negative feelings by releasing them.
Your whole system recognizes negative feelings as toxic. It’s futile to bottle them up, divert them, ignore them, or try to rise above them. Either negativity is leaving or it’s hanging on – it has no other alternative.
As you fulfill emotions, your brain will change and form new patterns, which is the whole goal.
Exercise has a direct brain connection, when you consider what it actually does. What we tend to overlook are the feedback loops that connect the brain to every cell in the body.
Therefore when you throw a ball, run on a treadmill, or jog along the shore, billions of cells are “seeing” the outside world. The chemicals transmitted form the brain are acting the way sense organs do, making contact with the outside world and offering stimulation from that world.
This is why the jump from being sedentary to doing a minimal amount of exercise – such as walking, light gardening, and climbing the stairs instead of taking the elevator – is so healthy. Your cells want to be part of the world.
Moving from Hope to Faith to Knowledge
Step 1: Realize that your life is meant to progress.
Step 2: Reflect on how good it is to truly know something rather than just hoping and believing. Don’t settle for less.
Step 3: write down your dilemma. Make three separate lists, for the things you hope are true, the things you believe are true, and the things you know are true.
Step 4: Ask yourself why you know the things you know.
Step 5: Apply what you know to those areas where you have doubts, where only hope and belief exist today.
The brain likes to work coherently and methodically, even when it comes to spirituality. The first two steps are psychological preparation; the last three ask you to clear your mind and open the way for knowledge to enter.
If you want to know what your thoughts were like in the past, look at your body today. If you want to know what your body will be like in the future, look at your thoughts today.
You won’t know what your brain can do until you test its limits and push beyond them. No matter how inefficiently you are using your brain, one thing is certain: it is the gateway to your future. Your success in life depends on your brain, for the simple reason that all experience comes to us through our brains.
In our everyday lives, if we intentionally set out to learn new things or do familiar things in new ways (such as commuting to work via a new route or taking the bus instead of a car), we effectively rewire our brains and improve them. A physical workout builds muscle; a mental workout creates new synapses to strengthen the neural network.
Einstein’s brain. Defying expectations that big thoughts required a big brain, Einstein’s brain actually weighed 10 percent less than the average brain.
Babies are born with 90 percent of their brains formed and millions of connections that are surplus.
Knowledge is not rooted in facts; it is rooted in curiosity. One inspired teacher can alter a student for life by instilling curiosity.
The injured brain cannot heal itself. Now we know that the brain has amazing powers of healing, unsuspected in the past. The brain’s hardwiring cannot be changed.
In fact, the line between hard and soft wiring is shifting all the time, and our ability to rewire our brains remains intact from birth to the end of life. Aging in the brain is inevitable and irreversible.
To counter this outmoded belief, new techniques for keeping the brain youthful and retaining mental acuity are arising every day.
The brain loses millions of cells a day, and lost brain cells cannot be replaced.
In fact, the brain contains stem cells that are capable of maturing into new brain cells throughout life. How we lose or gain brain cells is a complex issue. Most of the findings are good news for everyone who is afraid of losing mental capacity as they age.
All i can say to you upto this point is that this book has a lot for you,just get a copy and read more because i cannot possibly put everything in this book.
Best Place to Buy The Book
The best place I recommend you buy the book is on Amazon. The price there is fair and according to my research, it is the most trusted online store at the moment. It will also be very convenient for you to buy there if you were planning to do more online shopping today.
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This is generally a really good book to help you learn about your brain.
The only downside about this book is that it requires you to really concentrate on the book to really get the most out of it.
Also some people are really not all that keen with what is in the book hence might actually not end up following it.
Feel free to leave in your comments as well as your question.
I hope you found this review useful to you.