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Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being (Paperback)
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A manual for relating to the brain in a revolutionary new way, Super Brain shows you how to use your brain as a gateway for achieving health, happiness, and spiritual growth.
Two pioneers, bestselling author and physician Deepak Chopra and Harvard Medical School professor Rudolph E. Tanzi, one of the world's foremost experts on the causes of Alzheimer’s, have merged their wisdom and expertise for a bold new understanding of the “three-pound universe” and its untapped potential.
In contrast to the “baseline brain” that fulfills the tasks of everyday life, Chopra and Tanzi propose that, through a person’s increased self-awareness and conscious intention, the brain can be taught to reach far beyond its present limitations. “We are living in a golden age for brain research, but is this a golden age for your brain?” they ask.
Super Brain explains how it can be, 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
Your brain is capable of incredible healing and constant reshaping. Through a new relationship with your brain you can transform your life. 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.
About the Author
Deepak Chopra, MD, a member of Oprah's SuperSoul 100, is the author of more than 65 books including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His medical training is in internal medicine and endocrinology and he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and a Senior Scientist at the Gallup organization.
Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD, 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 (MGH). Dr. Tanzi co-discovered the first Alzheimer's disease gene and several others, as head of the Alzheimer's Genome Project and is the co-author of the book Decoding Darkness: The Search for the Genetic Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease.
"The captivating story of our brain is brought alive by two world experts with different expertise in this elegant review that will keep your brain young." —Mehmet Oz, M.D., professor and vice chair of surgery, New York Presbyterian/Columbia
"Deepak Chopra hits a home run every time and now with Rudy Tanzi in Super Brain they have created an easy-to-read book that will help you maximize all that you have within you." —Larry King
"This compelling account explores cutting-edge and controversial issues to suggest how to effectively cultivate the mind to help guide our brain to function in more health-promoting ways. The stories and science of Super Brain illuminate how awareness of our own internal processes can free us from automatic pilot, opening the door to a new way of living with more connection to ourselves, and with the larger worlds in which we live. Why not start now to create more well-being and meaning in your own life?" —Daniel Siegel, M.D., executive director, Midnight Institute; clinical professor, UCLA School of Medicine; and author of Mindsight
"Thoughtful, engaging, accessible. . . a book that will improve the lives of many. Decoding the mysteries of the brain and debunking some of itsmost common myths while providing an empowering, practical plan to acheive your very own super brain, Super Brain is an essential read for making the most powerful tool for acheiving health, longevity, and our fullest potential." —Dean Ornish, M.D., founder and president, Preventative Medicine Research Institute; clinical professor of medicine, University of California, San Fransisco; and author of The Spectrum
"A mind-blowing book. . . read it carefully and process it all with your new super brain." —Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, author of Wishes Fulfilled
"With wisdom born of the integration of mind and brain science, Chopra and Tanzi give us important and quite practical suggestions for enhancing our well-being and for more meaningful lives." —William Mobley, M.D., Ph.D., chair and distinguished professor of Neurosciences, Florence Riford chair for Alzheimer's Disease Research, University of California, San Diego
"Super Brain is a user's manual for the brain, based not on long-outdated information but on the most up-to-date research available anywhere, providing you with entirely new and different--and finally, effective--self-treatments for everything from being overweight to depression and anxiety. Get this book--it will change your beliefs, your behaviors, and your life." —Ken Wilber, author of The Integral Vision
"In this brilliant book, Chopra and Tanzi lucidly show how the most cutting-edge breakthroughs of modern science can help you take full advantage of the amazing three-pound universe between your eyes." —T. Byram Karasu, M.D., Silverman Professor and the University chariman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Albert Einstein College of Medicine