Amy Ellis Nutt

1 Becoming Nicole

Author : Amy Ellis Nutt
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science  Parenting 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-10-20
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning science reporter for&#xa0;<i>The Washington Post<br /></i></b><br /><b>Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by People </b>•<b>&#xa0;One of the Best Books of the Year by <i>The New York Times Book Review </i>and&#xa0;<b><i>Men’s Journal</i> • A Stonewall Honor Book in Nonfiction • Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction</b></b><br /><br /> When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But it wasn’t long before they noticed a marked difference between Jonas and his brother, Wyatt. Jonas preferred sports and trucks and many of the things little boys were “supposed” to like; but Wyatt liked princess dolls and dress-up and playing Little Mermaid. By the time the twins were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt’s insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. In the years that followed, the Maineses came to question their long-held views on gender and identity, to accept and embrace Wyatt’s transition to Nicole, and to undergo an emotionally wrenching transformation of their own that would change all their lives forever.<br /><br /> <i>Becoming Nicole</i> chronicles a journey that could have destroyed a family but instead brought it closer together. It’s the story of a mother whose instincts told her that her child needed love and acceptance, not ostracism and disapproval; of a Republican, Air Force veteran father who overcame his deepest fears to become a vocal advocate for trans rights; of a loving brother who bravely stuck up for his twin sister; and of a town forced to confront its prejudices, a school compelled to rewrite its rules, and a courageous community of transgender activists determined to make their voices heard. Ultimately, <i>Becoming Nicole</i> is the story of an extraordinary girl who fought for the right to be herself.<br /><br /> Granted wide-ranging access to personal diaries, home videos, clinical journals, legal documents, medical records, and the Maineses themselves, Amy Ellis Nutt spent almost four years reporting this immersive account of an American family confronting an issue that is at the center of today’s cultural debate. <i>Becoming Nicole</i> will resonate with anyone who’s ever raised a child, felt at odds with society’s conventions and norms, or had to embrace life when it plays out unexpectedly. It’s a story of standing up for your beliefs and yourself—and it will inspire all of us to do the same.

2 The Teenage Brain

Author : Frances E. Jensen & Amy Ellis Nutt
Genre :  Psychology  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Nonfiction  Family & Relationships 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2015-01-06
Description :  A New York Times Bestseller<br /><br />Renowned neurologist Dr. Frances E. Jensen offers a revolutionary look at the brains of teenagers, dispelling myths and offering practical advice for teens, parents and teachers.<br /><br />Dr. Frances E. Jensen is chair of the department of neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. As a mother, teacher, researcher, clinician, and frequent lecturer to parents and teens, she is in a unique position to explain to readers the workings of the teen brain. In The Teenage Brain, Dr. Jensen brings to readers the astonishing findings that previously remained buried in academic journals. <br /><br />The root myth scientists believed for years was that the adolescent brain was essentially an adult one, only with fewer miles on it. Over the last decade, however, the scientific community has learned that the teen years encompass vitally important stages of brain development.&#xa0; Samples of some of the most recent findings include:<br />Teens are better learners than adults because their brain cells more readily "build" memories. But this heightened adaptability can be hijacked by addiction, and the adolescent brain can become addicted more strongly and for a longer duration than the adult brain.Studies show that girls' brains are a full two years more mature than boys' brains in the mid-teens, possibly explaining differences seen in the classroom and in social behavior.Adolescents may not be as resilient to the effects of drugs as we thought. Recent experimental and human studies show that the occasional use of marijuana, for instance, can cause lingering memory problems even days after smoking, and that long-term use of pot impacts later adulthood IQ.Multi-tasking causes divided attention and has been shown to reduce learning ability in the teenage brain. Multi-tasking also has some addictive qualities, which may result in habitual short attention in teenagers.Emotionally stressful situations may impact the adolescent more than it would affect the adult: stress can have permanent effects on mental health and can to lead to higher risk of developing neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression.<br />Dr. Jensen gathers what we’ve discovered about adolescent brain function, wiring, and capacity and explains the science in the contexts of everyday learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction, and decision-making.&#xa0; In this groundbreaking yet accessible book, these findings also yield practical suggestions that will help adults and teenagers negotiate the mysterious world of adolescent development. <br />

3 Shadows Bright as Glass

Author : Amy Ellis Nutt
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Science & Nature  Professional & Technical  Medical 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2011-04-05
Description :  On a sunny fall afternoon in 1988, Jon Sarkin was playing golf when, without a whisper of warning, his life changed forever. As he bent down to pick up his golf ball, something strange and massive happened inside his head; part of his brain seemed to unhinge, to split apart and float away. For an utterly inexplicable reason, a tiny blood vessel, thin as a thread, deep inside the folds of his gray matter had suddenly shifted ever so slightly, rubbing up against his acoustic nerve. Any noise now caused him excruciating pain. <br /><br />After months of seeking treatment to no avail, in desperation Sarkin resorted to radical deep-brain surgery, which seemed to go well until during recovery his brain began to bleed and he suffered a major stroke. When he awoke, he was a different man. Before the stroke, he was a calm, disciplined chiropractor, a happily married husband and father of a newborn son. Now he was transformed into a volatile and wildly exuberant obsessive, seized by a manic desire to create art, devoting virtually all his waking hours to furiously drawing, painting, and writing poems and letters to himself, strangely detached from his wife and child, and unable to return to his normal working life. His sense of self had been shattered, his intellect intact but his way of being drastically altered. His art became a relentless quest for the right words and pictures to unlock the secrets of how to live this strange new life. And what was even stranger was that he remembered his former self. <br /><br />In a beautifully crafted narrative, award-winning journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Ellis Nutt interweaves Sarkin’s remarkable story with a fascinating tour of the history of and latest findings in neuroscience and evolution that illuminate how the brain produces, from its web of billions of neurons and chaos of liquid electrical pulses, the richness of human experience that makes us who we are. Nutt brings vividly to life pivotal moments of discovery in neuroscience, from the shocking “rebirth” of a young girl hanged in 1650 to the first autopsy of an autistic savant’s brain, and the extraordinary true stories of people whose personalities and cognitive abilities were dramatically altered by brain trauma, often in shocking ways. <br /><br />Probing recent revelations about the workings of creativity in the brain and the role of art in the evolution of human intelligence, she reveals how Jon Sarkin’s obsessive need to create mirrors the earliest function of art in the brain. Introducing major findings about how our sense of self transcends the bounds of our own bodies, she explores how it is that the brain generates an individual “self” and how, if damage to our brains can so alter who we are, we can nonetheless be said to have a soul. <br /><br />For Jon Sarkin, with his personality and sense of self permanently altered, making art became his bridge back to life, a means of reassembling from the shards of his former self a new man who could rejoin his family and fashion a viable life. He is now an acclaimed artist who exhibits at some of the country’s most prestigious venues, as well as a devoted husband to his wife, Kim, and father to their three children. At once wrenching and inspiring, this is a story of the remarkable human capacity to overcome the most daunting obstacles and of the extraordinary workings of the human mind.

4 El cerebro adolescente

Author : Amy Ellis Nutt
Genre :  Medical  Books  Professional & Technical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-06-11
Description :  Revolucionario acercamiento científico al funcionamiento del cerebro adolescente.• ¿El uso de los videojuegos es bueno o malo para el cerebro?• ¿Existe una relación entre la depresión, el bajo rendimiento académico y la incapacidad de limitar el tiempo que el adolescente pasa online?• ¿Sabía que el cannabis puede cambiar por entero la trayectoria del desarrollo de su cerebro, y generar unos déficits que no se revelarán hasta muchos años después?Estas y otras muchas cuestiones quedan analizadas y contestadas por la autora como científica. Como madre, aporta además consejos para la vida diaria.<b>Francesc E.Jensen</b> Es neuróloga e investigadora en la Universidad de Pennsylvania. Fue profesora en la reconocida Harvard medical School entre otros muchos cargos de prestigio que le han aportado la experiencia necesaria para afrontar un análisis exhaustivo y profundo del cerebro adolescente.<b>Amy Ellis Nutt</b>Escribe sobre ciencia y ha sido ganadora de un <b>Pulitzer</b>.

5 Le cerveau adolescent

Author : Frances E. Jensen & Amy Ellis Nutt
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-05-18
Description :  En se basant sur ses recherches, ses connaissances et son expérience clinique, la docteure Frances&#xa0;E.&#xa0;Jensen, neuroscientifique de réputation internationale et mère de deux garçons, ouvre une perspective révolutionnaire sur le cerveau adolescent. Sa remarquable acuité se traduit par de nombreux conseils pratiques pour les parents et les adolescents eux-mêmes.<br />Pendant de nombreuses années, les scientifiques ont considéré le cerveau adolescent comme un cerveau adulte miniature avec moins de kilomètres au compteur, parce qu’ils pensaient la croissance cérébrale presque terminée à la puberté. Depuis dix ans, la neurologie et les neurosciences prouvent que des étapes extrêmement importantes pour le développement du cerveau se déroulent pendant l’adolescence.<br />Le Cerveau adolescent explique pourquoi les adolescents sont fragilisés face aux drogues et il révèle l’impact du multitâche sur la concentration et les capacités d’apprentissage. Enfin,il examine les conséquences du stress sur la santé mentale pendant et après l’adolescence.<br /><br />Traduit de l’anglais par Isabelle Crouzet

6 O brilho das sombras

Author : Amy Ellis Nutt
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2014-08-26
Description :  Em uma tarde ensolarada de outono, ao se curvar para pegar uma bola de golfe, algo estranho aconteceu a Jon Sarkin. Por uma razão inexplicável, um pequeno vaso sanguíneo em seu cérebro, fino como um fio de cabelo, se moveu de repente. Um ruído excruciante passou a atormentá-lo, e a busca por paz o levou a uma agressiva cirurgia cerebral, cuja recuperação teve graves complicações.<br/> <br/> Dentre as muitas sequelas, Sarkin sofreu uma mudança radical na sua personalidade e na percepção de si mesmo. Fazer arte se tornou sua ponte de volta à vida, um meio de reunir os fragmentos de seu &#34;eu anterior&#34;, algo para trazer-lhe de volta uma existência possível.<br/> <br/> Ao mesmo tempo dolorosa e inspiradora, esta é uma história sobre a notável capacidade humana em superar os obstáculos mais difíceis e sobre o funcionamento extraordinário da mente humana.

7 Il cervello degli adolescenti

Author : Amy Ellis Nutt & Frances E. Jensen
Genre :  Family & Relationships  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-08-25
Description :  Perché tanti genitori di figli adolescenti hanno la sensazione di essere saliti su un ottovolante impazzito, spettatori impotenti di malumori e improvvisi scoppi di rabbia alternati a momenti di incontenibile espansività ed euforia? Perché, dopo averli cresciuti con amorevoli cure e in base a saldi principi educativi, si ritrovano in casa quindicenni dai capelli multicolori, che passerebbero tutta la notte davanti al computer e a scuola cominciano a dare più di un problema? Cosa accade nella testa dei nostri ragazzi?<br /><br />A tali domande, e a quesiti ancor più angosciosi sul rapporto dei giovani con l'alcol, la droga o addirittura il crimine, la neurologa Frances Jensen risponde proponendo una visione rivoluzionaria del cervello «adolescente». Per molto tempo, infatti, si è ritenuto che lo sviluppo del cervello umano fosse pressoché compiuto con il raggiungimento della pubertà e che, nell'adolescenza, fosse a tutti gli effetti un organo maturo, sia pur privo di esperienza di vita. Nell'ultimo decennio, invece, la neurofisiologia e le neuroscienze hanno scoperto che durante l'adolescenza il cervello attraversa alcuni stadi determinanti del suo processo evolutivo, che ne rendono le funzioni diverse da quelle del cervello adulto. Così, per esempio, se gli adolescenti sono avventati, distratti o irritabili, non è per spirito di opposizione all'autorità dei genitori – come sostiene uno dei luoghi comuni più diffusi –, ma perché i loro lobi frontali, ossia l'area in cui si valutano le situazioni e si prendono le decisioni, non sono ancora perfettamente efficienti, e quindi non consentono la piena consapevolezza delle conseguenze delle proprie azioni.<br /><br />Arricchendo l'esposizione della sua teoria scientifica con il racconto di aneddoti tratti dall'esperienza di madre, Jensen illustra in dettaglio le reazioni del cervello adolescente alle situazioni più disparate (dall'apprendimento allo stress, dal sonno alle dipendenze), fornendo al contempo preziosi suggerimenti pratici a coloro che, a vario titolo, sono alle prese con le «misteriose» trasformazioni neurobiologiche di questo decisivo passaggio dell'esistenza.<br /><br />Rigoroso eppure leggibilissimo, <i>Il cervello degli adolescenti</i> rinnova profondamente il nostro modo di leggere le dinamiche cerebrali e i comportamenti adolescenziali, e costituisce uno strumento indispensabile per quanti – genitori, educatori o insegnanti – vogliono assolvere al meglio il difficile compito di aiutarli a crescere in un mondo sempre più interconnesso e multitasking ma anche, proprio per questo, più caotico e insidioso.

8 Teenager-Hirn

Author : Dr. med. Frances E. Jensen
Genre :  Family & Relationships  Books  Nonfiction  Family & Childcare 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2016-05-16
Description :  Jugendliche in der Pubertät sind weder Monster noch Außerirdische, ihr Gehirn funktioniert einfach anders. Neueste Forschungsergebnisse zeigen, dass das Gehirn von Pubertierenden eine entscheidende Entwicklungsstufe durchläuft. Dr. Frances E. Jensen, Neurologin und Mutter, erklärt was im jugendlichen Gehirn vor sich geht und wie man damit umgeht. So gibt sie allen Eltern und Erziehern bahnbrechende Erkenntnisse an die Hand, die helfen die Pubertät zu überstehen.

9 A kamasz agy

Author : E. Frances Jensen & Amy Ellis Nutt
Genre :  Psychology  Books  Health, Mind & Body 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-03-25
Description :  Miért olyan idegesítőek a tizenévesek? Miért gyűrnek fontos iskolai üzeneteket a táskájuk aljába, miért képtelenek rendet tartani maguk körül, miért állítanak haza egyszer csak kékre festett hajjal? Frances E. Jensen, a nemzetközi hírű neurológus (nem mellesleg két fiú édesanyja) ilyen és hasonló kérdéseket tesz fel és válaszol meg, szülői tapasztalatai mellett a kamaszaggyal kapcsolatos legfrissebb tudományos eredményekre támaszkodva, olvasmányos, közérthető, nem egyszer humoros stílusban. <br /> A szerző saját kutatási eredményei és klinikai tapasztalatai alapján, forradalmian új szemszögből közelíti meg a témát, egyszersmind gyakorlati tanácsokkal is szolgál a tinédzsereknek és szüleiknek a viharos évek túléléséhez.

10 Zostać Nicole

Author : Amy Ellis Nutt
Genre :  Nonfiction  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-10-12
Description :  <b>Czy na pewno wiemy, gdzie przebiega granica między kobiecością a męskością? I dlaczego boimy się słowa „transpłciowość”?</b><br /><br /> <i>Zostać Nicole </i>to prawdziwa historia nastolatka, który czuł się dziewczyną.<br /><br /> Kelly i Wayne Mainesowie od dawna marzyli o dzieciach. Adoptowali braci bliźniaków. Jonas i Wyatt byli praktycznie nie do odróżnienia, z wyjątkiem faktu, że jeden z nich czuł się chłopcem, a drugi dziewczyną. Dla małżeństwa Mainesów mogło to oznaczać katastrofę. Zwłaszcza dla Wayne’a – konserwatywnego żołnierza.<br /><br /> Od pierwszych chwil Wyatt bardziej interesował się dziewczęcymi zabawkami i ubraniami. Kiedy chłopcy mieli 5 lat, wewnętrzny konflikt zaczął rozdzierać nie tylko Wyatta, ale i całą rodzinę.<br /><br /> Amy Ellis Nutt opisuje walkę dziecka o własną tożsamość – najpierw jego historię rodzinną, potem zmagania w sądzie.<br /><br /> Jonas i Nicole niedawno skończyli 18 lat, a ich życie uległo diametralnej zmianie. Nicole i jej rodzina znaleźli się w środku medialnej burzy, która rozpętała się w obliczu przełomowej sprawy sądowej w obronie praw dzieci transpłciowych.<br /><br /> <b>Prawdziwa historia, opisana przez nagrodzoną Pulitzerem Amy Ellis Nutt</b><br /><br /> <b>Bestseller „New York Timesa”</b>

11 Mózg nastolatka. Jak przetrwać dorastanie własnych dzieci

Author : Frances E. Jensen & Amy Ellis Nutt
Genre :  Law  Books  Professional & Technical 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-09-14
Description :  Krzepiąca lektura dla rodziców nieznośnych nastolatków.<br /><br />Jak wychować nastolatka i nie zwariować? Dlaczego nastolatki reagują impulsywnie i zachowują się nieprzewidywalnie? Okres dojrzewania nie jest łatwy ani dla rodziców, ani dla dzieci, ale autorkom udało się w niezwykle barwny sposób wyjaśnić tajemnice działania nastoletniego mózgu.

12 Tonårshjärnan

Author : Frances E. Jensen & Amy Ellis Nutt
Genre :  Psychology  Books  Health, Mind & Body 
Price :  $26.99
Release Date :  2016-12-30
Description :  Följ med på en både underhållande och lärorik upptäcktsfärd i tonårshjärnan! Här får du svar på alla de vanligaste frågorna om tonåringars humörsvängningar, sömn och riskbeteende. Du får också råd om hur du kan stötta på bästa sätt och hantera svåra dilemman kring gränssättning. Författaren är professor i neurologi och har forskat om hjärnans utveckling från den neonatala perioden fram till vuxenhet. När Frances E. Jensens söner gled in i tonåren blev hon, som många andra föräldrar, förundrad över den förvandling de tycktes genomgå: den paradoxala blandningen av skörhet och självsäkerhet, empati och egoism, klokhet och tanklöshet de gav uttryck för. Men i stället för att ge upp och bara konstatera att sönerna hade blivit "typiska tonåringar" använde Frances sin kunskap som neurolog och forskare för att ta sig in i deras universum - försöka förstå vad som hände i deras hjärnor och hur hon på bästa sättet kunde bemöta dem och stötta dem i deras utveckling. Frances E. Jensen är professor i neurologi vid Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

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