The Mind and the Brain


Author: Jeffrey M. Schwartz,Sharon Begley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780061961984
Category: Philosophy
Page: 432
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A groundbreaking work of science that confirms, for the first time, the independent existence of the mind–and demonstrates the possibilities for human control over the workings of the brain. Conventional science has long held the position that 'the mind' is merely an illusion, a side effect of electrochemical activity in the physical brain. Now in paperback, Dr Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley's groundbreaking work, The Mind and the Brain, argues exactly the opposite: that the mind has a life of its own.Dr Schwartz, a leading researcher in brain dysfunctions, and Wall Street Journal science columnist Sharon Begley demonstrate that the human mind is an independent entity that can shape and control the functioning of the physical brain. Their work has its basis in our emerging understanding of adult neuroplasticity–the brain's ability to be rewired not just in childhood, but throughout life, a trait only recently established by neuroscientists. Through decades of work treating patients with obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), Schwartz made an extraordinary finding: while following the therapy he developed, his patients were effecting significant and lasting changes in their own neural pathways. It was a scientific first: by actively focusing their attention away from negative behaviors and toward more positive ones, Schwartz's patients were using their minds to reshape their brains–and discovering a thrilling new dimension to the concept of neuroplasticity. The Mind and the Brain follows Schwartz as he investigates this newly discovered power, which he calls self–directed neuroplasticity or, more simply, mental force. It describes his work with noted physicist Henry Stapp and connects the concept of 'mental force' with the ancient practice of mindfulness in Buddhist tradition. And it points to potential new applications that could transform the treatment of almost every variety of neurological dysfunction, from dyslexia to stroke–and could lead to new strategies to help us harness our mental powers. Yet as wondrous as these implications are, perhaps even more important is the philosophical dimension of Schwartz's work. For the existence of mental force offers convincing scientific evidence of human free will, and thus of man's inherent capacity for moral choice.

Neustart im Kopf

Wie sich unser Gehirn selbst repariert
Author: Norman Doidge
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593508397
Category: Science
Page: 382
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Die erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten unseres Gehirns Unser Gehirn ist nicht - wie lange angenommen - eine unveränderliche Hardware. Es kann sich vielmehr auf verblüffende Weise umgestalten und sogar selbst reparieren - und das bis ins hohe Alter. Diese Erkenntnis ist die wohl sensationellste Entdeckung der Neurowissenschaften. "Dr. Doidge, ein hervorragender Psychiater und Forscher, erkundet die Neuroplastizität in Begegnungen mit Pionieren der Forschung und mit Patienten, die von den neuen Möglichkeiten der Rehabilitation profitiert haben. ... Das Buch ist ein absolut außergewöhnliches und hoffnungsvolles Zeugnis der Möglichkeiten des menschlichen Gehirns." Oliver Sacks "...ein faszinierender Abriss der jüngsten Revolution in den Neurowissenschaften!" The New York Times "Das Gehirn ist kein fertig verdrahteter Denkapparat, der im Laufe des Lebens immer weiter verschleißt. Es kann sich umorganisieren, umformen und manchmal kann es sogar wachsen. Der Psychologe Norman Doidge erklärt neueste Ergebnisse der Hirnforschung: Durch einfühlsam geschilderte Beispiele macht er sie für jedermann verständlich und nachvollziehbar." Deutschlandfunk

Neue Gedanken - neues Gehirn

Die Wissenschaft der Neuroplastizität beweist, wie unser Bewusstsein das Gehirn verändert - Vorwort von Daniel Goleman
Author: Sharon Begley
Publisher: Arkana
ISBN: 3641012678
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 512
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Naturwissenschaft am Wendepunkt: Die Grundlagen der Gehirnphysiologie müssen neu definiert werden. Lange Zeit hielt man das Gehirn des Menschen für unveränderlich – vergleichbar der Hardware eines Computers. Inzwischen sprechen viele wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse dagegen. Damit nähert sich die Wissenschaft des Nervensystems dem spirituellen Weltbild des Ostens, das davon ausgeht, dass der Geist die Materie beherrscht. Die Implikationen dessen, was Wissenschaftler heute als „Neuroplastizität“ bezeichnen, sind revolutionär. Die renommierte Wissenschaftsjournalistin Sharon Begley beschreibt hier die spannende Entwicklung der Neurowissenschaften, die durch Zusammenarbeit mit Meditationsmeistern herauszufinden versuchen, wie und in welchem Maße Gedanken und Emotionen unser Gehirn beeinflussen. Buddhistische Erfahrungen belegen: Wir können Depression in Freude verwandeln und Aggression in Mitgefühl. Das heißt: Wir sind nicht Opfer unserer Gene, sondern selbst verantwortlich für unser Denken und Fühlen. • Eindrucksvolle Bestätigung buddhistischer Bewusstseins- und Meditationserfahrungen. • Hervorragender Wissenschaftsjournalismus: Die atemberaubenden Konsequenzen der „Neuroplastizität“.

Leben nach dem Tod

Warum es nicht irrational, sondern logisch ist, an das Jenseits zu glauben
Author: Dinesh D'Souza
Publisher: Arkana
ISBN: 3641054621
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: N.A
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Gute Gründe für den Glauben an Gott und das Jenseits Ist der Tod das Ende? Ist es vernünftig, an ein Jenseits zu glauben? Und wenn ja, welche Konsequenzen hat dieser Glaube für uns? Diesen Fragen, die die Menschen seit Jahrhunderten beschäftigen, geht Dinesh D’Souza in bisher nie dagewesener Weise nach. Er verlässt sich weder auf göttliche Offenbarung noch auf religiöse Glaubenserlebnisse oder heilige Texte, sondern nähert sich dem Thema mit Logik, Wissenschaft und außerordentlicher Gelehrsamkeit. Auf der Basis neuester Erkenntnis der Wissenschaft, Philosophie und Psychologie zeigt D’Souza, warum die atheistische Kritik an Gottes- und Jenseitsvorstellungen irrational ist – und warum es als Konsequenz daraus rational ist, an das Leben nach dem Tod zu glauben. Denn nicht zuletzt verleiht der Glaube an das Jenseits dem Leben Sinn und Tiefe, und ist zugleich ein Weg zum Glück und ein Grund zur Hoffnung.

The Shallows

How the internet is changing the way we think, read and remember
Author: Nicholas Carr
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848878834
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 300
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In this ground-breaking and compelling book, Nicholas Carr argues that not since Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology. The Shallows draws on the latest research to show that the Net is literally re-wiring our brains inducing only superficial understanding. As a consequence there are profound changes in the way we live and communicate, remember and socialise - even in our very conception of ourselves. By moving from the depths of thought to the shallows of distraction, the web, it seems, is actually fostering ignorance. The Shallows is not a manifesto for luddites, nor does it seek to turn back the clock. Rather it is a revelatory reminder of how far the Internet has become enmeshed in our daily existence and is affecting the way we think. This landmark book compels us all to look anew at our dependence on this all-pervasive technology.

Der Körper vergißt nicht

Gehirn, Geist & Körper bei der Heilung von Traumata
Author: Bessel van der Kolk
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783944476131
Category:
Page: 480
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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness


Author: Amanda Ie,Christelle T. Ngnoumen,Ellen J. Langer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118294912
Category: Psychology
Page: 1248
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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness brings together the latest multi-disciplinary research on mindfulness from a group of international scholars: Examines the origins and key theories of the two dominant Western approaches to mindfulness Compares, contrasts, and integrates insights from the social psychological and Eastern-derived perspectives Discusses the implications for mindfulness across a range of fields, including consciousness and cognition, education, creativity, leadership and organizational behavior, law, medical practice and therapy, well-being, and sports 2 Volumes

Leading Teams with Integrity

Advice from Leadership Experts (Collection)
Author: Stedman Graham,Ken Blanchard,Jon Huntsman,Doug Lennick,Fred Kiel Ph.D.
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133087182
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1200
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Know who you are and what you stand for—and use that knowledge to become a truly great leader! Four great books help you become a more focused, honorable, successful leader! In Identity: Your Passport to Success, Stedman Graham reveals why success in life flows from establishing your authentic identity: first, within yourself, and then outside, in the world. Graham provides a working definition of identity, shares powerful insights about why it’s so important, offers a process and structure for your own journey, and introduces his patented 9 Step Plan for SuccessTM. In Leading at a Higher Level, Revised and Expanded Edition, the legendary Ken Blanchard and his colleagues bring together everything they’ve learned about world-class leadership. Discover how to create targets and visions based on the “triple bottom line,” and make sure people know who you are, where you’re going, and the values that will guide your journey. In Winners Never Cheat, Jon M. Huntsman shows how to succeed at the top, without sacrificing principles that make life worth living. Huntsman personally built a $12 billion company from scratch, the old-fashioned way: with integrity. Now, he tells you how he did it, and how you can, too. Finally, in Moral Intelligence 2.0, Doug Lennick and Fred Kiel demonstrate why sustainable optimal business performance requires superior moral and emotional competencies. Using new case studies, they identify connections between moral intelligence and higher levels of trust, engagement, retention, and innovation. Readers will find specific guidance on moral leadership in both large organizations and entrepreneurial ventures, plus a new step-by-step plan for measuring and strengthening organizational integrity, responsibility, compassion, forgiveness, and more. From world-renowned experts in team building and team leadership, including Stedman Graham, Ken Blanchard, Jon M. Huntsman, Doug Lennick, and Fred Kiel

The Mindful Coach

Seven Roles for Facilitating Leader Development
Author: Doug Silsbee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470579617
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Praise for The Mindful Coach "Success in business is predicated on eliciting the best from people. The Mindful Coach clearly articulates the essentials of how to do this. As someone who believes deeply in the potential of all people, I found Silsbee's approach both practical and profound. This is a must-read for everyone concerned with people and learning."—Arthur M. Blank, philanthropist; cofounder, The Home Depot; and owner and CEO, Atlanta Falcons "The Mindful Coach is not just another coaching model. It is a frame of reference for anyone involved in developing people. This highly readable book should serve as a reference for anyone genuinely concerned about helping others. It has had a significant impact on the way I approach coaching and developing others."—James N. Bassett, M.E?d., employee development, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations "The Mindful Coach digs deeply, offering a lens and structure for understanding the intimate and necessary connection between relationships and human development. No other skill set, knowledge, or awareness is more important to educators, leaders, and managers than what is presented in this precious volume."—Robert C. Pianta, Ph.D., dean, Curry School of Education, University of ?Virginia "This revised edition provides the structure for presence, through which new solutions become available. This book itself is a practice in the art of 'becoming,' while providing a clear action framework for powerfully engaging others with their own development. Silsbee has provided a gift to leaders, teachers, and coaches!"—Connie Maltbie-Shulas, manager, V-22 Training Systems, Boeing "This book has broad appeal not only for coaches, but also for managers, executives, and consultants. Leaders of all kinds can benefit from Silsbee's clear and caring process for bringing out the best in people. This is a must-read book for anyone who wants to jump-start themselves and others on their journey to their potential."—Diana Whitney, Ph.D., author, The Power of Appreciative Inquiry "This is the guide for leaders committed to helping others learn. The seven roles will help any leader facilitate more meaningful development conversations. This new edition engaged me instantly, with immediate applications in key relationships."—Darelyn "DJ" Mitsch, MCC, president, The Pyramid Resource Group; former president, The International Coach Federation

Neurotherapy and Neurofeedback

Brain-Based Treatment for Psychological and Behavioral Problems
Author: Theodore J. Chapin,Lori A. Russell-Chapin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135099901
Category: Psychology
Page: 222
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The fields of neurobiology and neuropsychology are growing rapidly, and neuroscientists now understand that the human brain has the capability to adapt and develop new living neurons by engaging new tasks and challenges throughout our lives, essentially allowing the brain to rewire itself. In Neurotherapy and Neurofeedback, accomplished clinicians and scholars Lori Russell-Chapin and Ted Chapin illustrate the importance of these advances and introduce counselors to the growing body of research demonstrating that the brain can be taught to self-regulate and become more efficient through neurofeedback (NF), a type of biofeedback for the brain. Students and clinicians will come away from this book with a strong sense of how brain dysregulation occurs and what kinds of interventions clinicians can use when counseling and medication prove insufficient for treating behavioral and psychological symptoms.

Wie das Gehirn heilt

Neueste Erkenntnisse aus der Neurowissenschaft
Author: Norman Doidge
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593432153
Category: Science
Page: 477
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Selbstheilung ist keine Zauberei "Unheilbare" Krankheiten vollständig heilen? Das ist möglich. Lange stellten Mediziner bei chronischen Schmerzen, Parkinson oder Demenz die Diagnose "lebenslang". Norman Doidge durchbricht mit seinem Buch "Wie das Gehirn heilt" diese massive Wand aus Leid und Schmerz. Die revolutionäre Erkenntnis von Norman Doidge: Unser Gehirn heilt! Wie das funktioniert und welche Rolle bei der Neuroplastizität etwa traditionelle chinesische Medizin oder buddhistische Meditation spielt, zeigt er an erstaunlichen Beispielen. Ein Mann besiegt Parkinson durch Laufen, ein Blinder kann dank Meditation wieder sehen. Was nach Wunderheilung klingt, belegt Doidge mit wissenschaftlichen Studien. Und es verändert Leben. - Dieses Buch weist Millionen Patienten einen Weg aus dem Leid - ohne Operation, ohne Hokuspokus. - Es ist eine große Hoffnung für chronisch Kranke und deren Angehörige. - Neueste wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse, populär und authentisch geschrieben. - Doidges bahnbrechende Erkenntnis über Neuroplastizität ist: Durch äußere Impulse wie Licht, Wärme und Elektrizität aber eben auch simple Bewegungen, können wir unser Gehirn dazu bringen, sich selbst zu heilen. - Mit seinem Buch "Neustart im Kopf" hat Doidge bereits einen spannenden Bestseller zum Thema Neuroplastizität vorgelegt. - "Wie das Gehirn heilt" hat es bereits auf die New York Times Bestsellerliste geschafft. - "Faszinierend ... erinnert an Oliver Sacks." The Guardian

Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety

A Guide to Successful Stress Management
Author: Nick Dubin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846429224
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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Many people suffer from feelings of stress and anxiety in their everyday lives. For people with Asperger Syndrome (AS), this stress can be particularly difficult to manage. On a daily basis people with AS must fit into a world that seems totally foreign to them and this can increase feelings of alienation and anxiety, making life's challenges especially hard to cope with. The first book on anxiety written specifically for adults with Asperger Syndrome, this book offers practical advice on how individuals with AS can manage their anxiety more effectively. As a person with AS who has struggled with feelings of anxiety and learnt how to overcome them, Nick Dubin shares his own tried and tested solutions along with up-to-date research on stress management for individuals with AS, including a chapter on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Dubin explores the key problem areas that can lead to anxiety for people with AS such as lack of social skills, difficulties establishing romantic relationships and uncertainty about employment. Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety provides real solutions to a common problem and is essential reading for anyone with AS who has trouble managing stress. The book will also be of interest to family members, teachers and other professionals working with individuals with AS.

Truth Therapy

Renewing Your Mind with the Word of God
Author: Peter J. Bellini
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877433
Category: Religion
Page: 318
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Our world is inundated with war, poverty, disease, economic crises, terrorism, unemployment, fatherlessness, addictions, divorce, abortion, sex trafficking, racism, depression and anxiety, information and stimulation overload, and the list goes on and on. Where do people find relief? How do people find true peace and hope? Do they find it? Do they even find it in church, or do they endlessly and hopelessly search? Truth Therapy is a devotional strategy for spiritual formation and discipleship that employs scripture, basic Christian truths, the names of God, and faith affirmations blended with cognitive-behavioral theory. It is an intentional approach that tackles many of the maladies of our day that impede believers from growing and overcoming in Christ, such as stress, worry, fear, depression, and anxiety. The fundamental premises of Truth Therapy are that lies bind us, but the truth sets us free. The lies we believe are the primary weapons used to defeat us, while the truth we believe can be the key to setting us free. Truth Therapy provides a framework for identifying and evaluating the lies we believe and replacing those lies with the truth found in the word of God for every area of our life. Truth Therapy can be used in multiple settings, such as personal devotions, group devotions, small group study, discipleship, counseling, and in intercession.

Psychology of Science

Implicit and Explicit Processes
Author: Robert W. Proctor,E.J. Capaldi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199753628
Category: Medical
Page: 523
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Symposium held at Purdue Univ. in June 4-5, 2010.

The Owner's Manual for the Brain (4th Edition)

The Ultimate Guide to Peak Mental Performance at All Ages
Author: Pierce Howard
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006222736X
Category: Psychology
Page: 1056
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Cutting-edge, user-friendly, and comprehensive: the revolutionary guide to the brain, now fully revised and updated At birth each of us is given the most powerful and complex tool of all time: the human brain. And yet, as we well know, it doesn't come with an owner's manual—until now. In this unsurpassed resource, Dr. Pierce J. Howard and his team distill the very latest research and clearly explain the practical, real-world applications to our daily lives. Drawing from the frontiers of psychology, neurobiology, and cognitive science, yet organized and written for maximum usability, The Owner's Manual for the Brain, Fourth Edition, is your comprehensive guide to optimum mental performance and well-being. It should be on every thinking person's bookshelf. What are the ingredients of happiness? Which are the best remedies for headaches and migraines? How can we master creativity, focus, decision making, and willpower? What are the best brain foods? How is it possible to boost memory and intelligence? What is the secret to getting a good night's sleep? How can you positively manage depression, anxiety, addiction, and other disorders? What is the impact of nutrition, stress, and exercise on the brain? Is personality hard-wired or fluid? What are the best strategies when recovering from trauma and loss? How do moods and emotions interact? What is the ideal learning environment for children? How do love, humor, music, friendship, and nature contribute to well-being? Are there ways of reducing negative traits such as aggression, short-temperedness, or irritability? What is the recommended treatment for concussions? Can you delay or prevent Alzheimer's and dementia? What are the most important ingredients to a successful marriage and family? What do the world's most effective managers know about leadership, motivation, and persuasion? Plus 1,000s more topics!

Physical Management for Neurological Conditions E-Book

[Formerly Physical Management in Neurological Rehabilitation E-Book]
Author: Maria Stokes,Emma Stack
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702047120
Category: Medical
Page: 448
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The third edition of this popular textbook - formerly Physical Management in Neurological Rehabilitation and now renamed Physical Management for Neurological Conditions - maintains its scientific and research base with extensive use of references and case studies. It is the only book for physiotherapists that offers a comprehensive overview of the basic principles of neurological rehabilitation, specific neurological / neuromuscular conditions and the related physiotherapy treatment approaches used. Important areas which feature throughout are discussed in relation to the different neurological conditions and include: a non-prescriptive, multidisciplinary, problem-solving approach to patient management involvement of the patient and carer in goal-setting and decision-making (client-centred practice) use of outcome measures to evaluate the effects of treatment in everyday practice use of case studies to illustrate clinical practice scientific evidence of treatment effectiveness Additional specialist editor – Dr Emma Stack Refined content but with the inclusion of 4 brand new chapters: an introductory chapter on rehabilitation in practice one on respiratory management and two covering self management and falls under the section entitled Skill Acquisition and Learning 11 new expert contributors join the reduced contributor team of 31

Full Potential GMAT Sentence Correction Intensive


Author: Bara Sapir, MA,Karen van Hoek, PhD
Publisher: Nova Press
ISBN: 1889057231
Category: Study Aids
Page: 372
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Master Content. Upgrade your Mind. Elevate your Score! * Includes Bonus TPNY Full Potential Handbook for test-day success. * 200+ detailed examples and valuable tips based on real GMAT questions. * Effective approaches for non-native speakers and different learning styles. * Fool-proof techniques for mastering each type of Sentence Correction question. * 30+ exercises for peak performance, drawn from sports psychology, mindfulness, and holistic health With this book, you'll learn the Sentence Correction concepts and the critical thinking skills required to succeed on the verbal portion of the GMAT. While other books help you only with the GMAT content, TPNY's Full Potential Handbook (included free) gives you the competitive edge: effective methods to access your optimum emotional and psychological state while you study and when you take the GMAT. This is the only book that creates the best-case scenario on test day: SC content mastery combined with the best mindset to answer test questions efficiently and correctly. Test Prep New York is the only test preparation company to fuse content and strategy-based learning with holistic stress reduction, memory improvement, and confidence building techniques. "The Full Potential section in this book is a welcome guide for those who want to go beyond just studying hard: it addresses all the psychological and emotional processes involved in test-taking. Students of Sapir's holistic approach have enjoyed success in New York City for years. Now others can learn about and incorporate the valuable techniques described in this clear and easy-to-read guide. The techniques are effective and time-tested. Sapir and van Hoek have produced a winning book for those whose scores are compromised by test anxiety, as well as those striving for peak performance." -- Tom Akiva, PhD. Assistant Professor University of Pittsburgh School of Education "Bara Sapir's/TPNY's progressive test preparation technique is good for test-takers who want an edge when taking the test, as well as test-takers who require extra assistance. The model is effective because it teaches mediation of cognitive, academic, attentional, and emotional control. This book contains the necessary ingredients to succeed on the GMAT--it skillfully teaches the essential components of test taking through a clever blend of aggressiveness, logic, and relaxation. After practicing the techniques herein, the trepidatious test taker can expect to enter testing arenas with a greater confidence to achieve that may have alluded them in the past." -- Dr. Jason Smith, School and Clinical Psychologist "Full Potential GMAT Sentence Correction Intensive is by far and away the most advanced study aid available for the sentence correction section of the GMAT. We highly recommend this guide to all test takers seeking the 700+ scores the top business schools like to see." -- David Petersam, President, AdmissionsConsultants

The Light Barrier

A Color Solution to Your Child's Light-based Reading Difficulties
Author: Rhonda Stone
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466871105
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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The Light Barrier: One family's journey to understand a barrier to reading that may affect millions of children and adults worldwide. Countless children with Irlen syndrome, involving sensitivity to aspects of light, have been misunderstood as lazy, slow, inattentive, dyslexic, ADHD, or just plain "troubled," when, in fact, what they suffer from is a correctable problem. Rhonda Stone's daughter Katie was struggling at school, despite hours of help each night with homework. She also complained of physical discomfort and constant difficulties with seeing and reading, even though she passed repeated vision exams. By chance, while looking for a solution to help her child, this mother encountered a controversial but scientifically proven solution that has already helped thousands. Her personal story shares with readers the latest information gathered from three continents and shows what can be done about this highly prevalent, commonly overlooked, but readily addressed problem.