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10 Best Self-Improvement Books on Brain Training to Activate Your Mind!

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Hey, Brainiacs! Ever feel like your noggin could use a little gym time? Well, strap on your mental sneakers because we've got a rundown of the top 10 self-improvement books to get your synapses firing on all cylinders.

These brilliant works aren't about being smarter, but becoming a more efficient thinker. They're like personal trainers, specifically for your brain muscles, teaching you how to juggle tasks, remember more, focus better and even break the chains of procrastination. We've picked these books for their practical advice, backed by intensive research and a deep understanding of the human brain and its incredible capacity for growth and change.

Each of these ten books offers unique strategies to challenge your brain and indulge in some cerebral fitness. Covering a wide range of techniques from memory enhancement and cognitive development, to neuroplasticity and mindfulness-based practices, these books are set to increase your mental agility and performance.

So whether you're looking to become the best version of yourself, or just want to give your brain a good, healthy stretch, this list is for you. Gear up! It's time to hit the brain gym! Let’s dive into the world of mental fitness and growth.

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『Train Your Brain』

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Train your brain to be quicker, fitter and brighter than it's ever been! This book gives you everything you need to get a mental edge, featuring hundreds of puzzles, quizzes and problem-solving games. It also gives you some great advice on how to maximise your mental agility through diet, exercise and the right lifestyle choices, as well as showing you how to put your new, more powerful brain to the test at work, home and play. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to train your brain. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Author Simon Wootton/Terry Horne
Price unknown
Publisher Teach Yourself
Release Date Jan 29, 2010
Source Google Books
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『Master Your Brain』

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How to achieve the mindset and habits that help you reach your goals—in your work, relationships, health, and more. What do you aspire to that always seems out of reach—a choice promotion? A happy and enduring romance? That perfect home somewhere in paradise? Highlighting the latest discoveries in neuropsychology, Master Your Brain: Training Your Mind for Success in Life offers science-based solutions for overcoming your greatest obstacles. By demystifying how (and why) our brains function as they do and—crucially—how we can apply these insights to everyday situations, commercial psychologist Phillip Adcock provides us with the tools to dramatically improve our lives in every area, from work and relationships to health and athletics.

Author Phillip Adcock
Price $17.99
Publisher Union Square + ORM
Release Date Apr 21, 2015
Source Google Books
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『Think Like a Freak』

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From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions; and learning to unravel the world's secret codes. Now Levitt and Dubner have gathered up what they have learned and turned it into a readable and practical toolkit for thinking differently - thinking, that is, like a Freak. Whether you are interested in the best way to improve your odds in penalty kicks, or in major global reforms, here is a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems. Along the way, you'll learn how the techniques of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion can help you, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they're from Nigeria, and why Van Halen's demanding tour contract banning brown M&Ms was really a safety measure. You'll learn why sometimes it's best to put away your moral compass, and smarter to think like a child. You will be given a master class in incentives-because for better or worse, incentives rule our world. And you will learn to quit before you fail, because you can't solve tomorrow's problem if you aren't willing to abandon today's dud. Levitt and Dubner see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing - and so much fun to read.

Author Steven D. Levitt/Stephen J. Dubner
Price unknown
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date May 13, 2014
Source Google Books
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『Awaken The Giant Within』

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‘Tony’s incredible understanding of the world, people and human nature make him the ultimate like coach. He knows what it takes to make people excel… and win!’ – Andre Agassi ‘Robbins is a mass of walking energy and passion.’ – Time Out Are you in charge of your life? Or are you being swept away by things that are seemingly out of your control? In AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN, Anthony Robbins, the bestselling author of UNLIMITED POWER, shows the reader how to take immediate control of their mental, emotional, physical and financial destiny. Further praise for Tony Robbins:- ‘A fascinating, intriguing presentation of cutting-edge findings and insights… including the growing consciousness that true success is anchored in enduring values and service to other.’ – Stephen R. Covey, Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Author Tony Robbins
Price unknown
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date Dec 11, 2012
Source Google Books
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『Livewired』

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"Eagleman renders the secrets of the brain’s adaptability into a truly compelling page-turner.” —Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner “Livewired reads wonderfully like what a book would be if it were written by Oliver Sacks and William Gibson, sitting on Carl Sagan’s front lawn.” —The Wall Street Journal What does drug withdrawal have in common with a broken heart? Why is the enemy of memory not time but other memories? How can a blind person learn to see with her tongue, or a deaf person learn to hear with his skin? Why did many people in the 1980s mistakenly perceive book pages to be slightly red in color? Why is the world’s best archer armless? Might we someday control a robot with our thoughts, just as we do our fingers and toes? Why do we dream at night, and what does that have to do with the rotation of the Earth? The answers to these questions are right behind our eyes. The greatest technology we have ever discovered on our planet is the three-pound organ carried in the vault of the skull. This book is not simply about what the brain is; it is about what it does. The magic of the brain is not found in the parts it’s made of but in the way those parts unceasingly reweave themselves in an electric, living fabric. In Livewired, you will surf the leading edge of neuroscience atop the anecdotes and metaphors that have made David Eagleman one of the best scientific translators of our generation. Covering decades of research to the present day, Livewired also presents new discoveries from Eagleman’s own laboratory, from synesthesia to dreaming to wearable neurotech devices that revolutionize how we think about the senses.

Author David Eagleman
Price $8.99
Publisher Vintage
Release Date Aug 25, 2020
Source Google Books
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『Lateral Thinking』

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THE classic work about improving creativity from world-renowned writer and philosopher Edward de Bono. In schools we are taught to meet problems head-on: what Edward de Bono calls 'vertical thinking'. This works well in simple situations - but we are at a loss when this approach fails. What then? Lateral thinking is all about freeing up your imagination. Through a series of special techniques, in groups or working alone, Edward de Bono shows how to stimulate the mind in new and exciting ways. Soon you will be looking at problems from a variety of angles and offering up solutions that are as ingenious as they are effective. You will become much more productive and a formidable thinker in your own right. 'If more bankers and traders had read Lateral Thinking and applied the ideas of Edward de Bono to their own narrow definitions of risk, reward and human expectations, I suspect we would be in much better shape than we are'Sir Richard Branson Edward de Bono invented the concept of lateral thinking. A world-renowned writer and philosopher, he is the leading authority in the field of creative thinking and the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. Dr de Bono has written more than 60 books, in 40 languages, with people now teaching his methods worldwide. He has chaired a special summit of Nobel Prize laureates, and been hailed as one of the 250 people who have contributed most to mankind. Dr de Bono's titles include classic bestsellers such as Six Thinking Hats, Lateral Thinking, I Am Right You Are Wrong, Teach Yourself How To Think, Teach Your Child How To Think, and Simplicity - all now re-issued by Penguin. www.edwdebono.com

Author Edward De Bono
Price unknown
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date Jan 01, 1977
Source Google Books
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『Flow』

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“Csikszentmihalyi arrives at an insight that many of us can intuitively grasp, despite our insistent (and culturally supported) denial of this truth. That is, it is not what happens to us that determines our happiness, but the manner in which we make sense of that reality. . . . The manner in which Csikszentmihalyi integrates research on consciousness, personal psychology and spirituality is illuminating.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review The bestselling classic that holds the key to unlocking meaning, creativity, peak performance, and true happiness. Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi ("the leading researcher into ‘flow states’" —Newsweek) demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness, unlock our potential, and greatly improve the quality of our lives.

Author Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Price $10.99
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date Oct 13, 2009
Source Google Books
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『Moonwalking with Einstein』

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“Highly entertaining.” —Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker “Funny, curious, erudite, and full of useful details about ancient techniques of training memory.” —The Boston Globe The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.

Author Joshua Foer
Price $4.99
Publisher Penguin
Release Date Mar 03, 2011
Source Google Books
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『The Happiness Advantage』

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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • An engaging, deeply researched guide to flourishing in a world of increasing stress and negativity—the inspiration for one of the most popular TED Talks of all time “Powerful [and] charming . . . A book for just about anyone . . . The philosophies in this book are easily the best wire frames to build a happy and successful life.”—Medium Happiness is not the belief that we don’t need to change; it is the realization that we can. Our most commonly held formula for success is broken. Conventional wisdom holds that once we succeed, we’ll be happy; that once we get that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But the science reveals this formula to be backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. Research shows that happy employees are more productive, more creative, and better problem solvers than their unhappy peers. And positive people are significantly healthier and less stressed and enjoy deeper social interaction than the less positive people around them. Drawing on original research—including one of the largest studies of happiness ever conducted—and work in boardrooms and classrooms across forty-two countries, Shawn Achor shows us how to rewire our brains for positivity and optimism to reap the happiness advantage in our lives, our careers, and even our health. His strategies include: • The Tetris Effect: how to retrain our brains to spot patterns of possibility so we can see and seize opportunities all around us • Social Investment: how to earn the dividends of a strong social support network • The Ripple Effect: how to spread positive change within our teams, companies, and families By turns fascinating, hopeful, and timely, The Happiness Advantage reveals how small shifts in our mind-set and habits can produce big gains at work, at home, and elsewhere.

Author Shawn Achor
Price $13.99
Publisher Crown Currency
Release Date Sep 14, 2010
Source Google Books
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『The Mind and the Brain』

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A leading researcher in brain dysfunction and a "Wall Street Journal" science writer demonstrate that the human mind is an independent entity that can shape and control the physical brain.

Author Jeffrey M. Schwartz/Sharon Begley
Price unknown
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date Aug 04, 2009
Source Google Books
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Aaaand, that’s a wrap folks! This list of top-notch brain-training books will forever banish the phrase “mind numbing boredom” from your vocabulary. Each of these gems promises to engage your brain, get those neurons firing, and quite honestly, make you the brightest bulb in the room. No matter where you are in your self-improvement journey - an absolute beginner, a passionate learner or a seasoned pro - there’s something in here for you. So, what are you waiting for? Dust off that library card, charge up your Kindle, or hop on to your preferred online marketplace, and get ready to dive into a world that will change the way you think, learn, remember and live. Your brain is your most powerful tool and it’s high time you fine-tuned it. Remember, every grand journey starts with a first step, so make this your step one towards a sharper, more activated mind. Happy Reading!

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