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Release: 1979
Genre: American literature
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Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
Total Pages: 1756
Release: 2002
Genre: American literature
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The Evolving Brain

Author: R. Grant Steen
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2007
Genre: Psychology
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The Human World in the Physical Universe

Author: Nicholas Maxwell
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2001
Genre: Life
ISBN: 9780742512269
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This book tackles the problem of how we can understand our human world embedded in the physical universe in such a way that justice is done both to the richness, meaning and value of human life on the one hand, and what modern science tells us about the physical universe on the other hand. It includes discussion of consciousness, free will and evolution.

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The Open World MANIFESTO

Author: V. Alexander STEFAN
Publsiher: Stefan University Press
Total Pages: 1065
Release: 2009-12-21
Genre: Education
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V. Alexander STEFAN The Open World MANIFESTO Novus Ordo Scientifico-Technologicus. QUALB Coeptis New Order Scientific-Technological. QUALB Cooperates CONTENTS BOOK 1 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: A New Earth and a New Atlantis Universe: Our Very Own 393 BOOK 2 HUMAN BEINGS; OUR ID-NUMBERS; OUR CONSCIOUSNESS of TIME 558 BOOK 3 FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY, and PLURALISM: The Dawning of the Terrestrial Civilization 618 BOOK 4 THE AGE OF EDUCATION: CREATIVE EDUCATION versus DRILL EDUCATION 699 BOOK 5 HUMAN BEING and QUALB the GIVER, the SUPREME BEING: Science/Technology and Religion 754

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Author: Lindsay Aitkin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 140
Release: 1998
Genre: Auditory pathways
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1 Introduction.- 1.1 Why Study Marsupials?.- 1.2 Evolutionary Considerations.- 1.3 Taxonomic Considerations.- 1.4 Ecological Considerations.- 1.5 The Approach of this Volume.- 2 The Design of the Mammalian Auditory System: A Brief Overview.- 2.1 Structure and Function of the Organ of Corti.- 2.2 Cochlear Potentials.- 2.3 Anatomy of Auditory Nerve and Brainstem.- 2.4 Anatomy of Thalamocortical Auditory System.- 2.4.1 Auditory Cortical Fields.- 2.4.2 Connections of Cortical Fields.- 3 Hearing of Marsupials.- 3.1 Behavioral Measurements.- 3.2 Electrophysiological Measures.- 3.2.1 Cochlear Potential Thresholds.- 3.2.2 Single-Unit Thresholds.- 3.2.3 Auditory Brain Stem Response (ABR).- 3.3 Future Research Directions.- 4 What Do Marsupials Listen To?.- 4.1 Vocalizations and Speech.- 4.2 Vocal Behavior of Adult Marsupials.- 4.3 Hearing Sensitivity and Vocal Spectra of Adults.- 4.4 Adult and Neonatal Hearing and Vocal Relationships.- 4.5 Hearing Sensitivity and the Sounds of Prey and Predators.- 4.6 Future Research Directions.- 5 Auditory Periphery of Marsupials.- 5.1 The Outer Ear.- 5.2 Middle Ear Structures.- 5.2.1 Evolution of Middle Ear Bones.- 5.2.2 Middle Ear of Marsupials.- 5.3 Cochlea.- 5.3.1 Evolution of Sound Reception.- 5.3.2 The Cochlea of Marsupials.- 5.3.3 Cochlear Potentials in Marsupials.- 5.4 Future Research Directions.- 6 Auditory Structures of the Brainstem.- 6.1The Marsupial Brain.- 6.2 Auditory Nuclei of the Medulla.- 6.2.1 Cochlear Nuclear Complex.- 6.2.2 Superior Olivary Complex.- 6.3 The Auditory Midbrain.- 6.3.1 Cytoarchitecture of the Inferior Colliculus.- 6.3.2 Afferent Connections of the Inferior Colliculus.- 6.3.3 Efferents from the Inferior Colliculus.- 6.4 Physiological Studies of the Auditory Midbrain.- 6.4.1 Tonotopic Organization of the Central Nucleus of the Inferior Colliculus and Frequency Selectivity of Single Units.- 6.4.2 Auditory Midbrain and Sound Localization.- 6.4.3 Auditory Midbrain and Acoustic Reflexes.- 6.5 Future Research Directions.- 7 Thalamocortical Auditory System.- 7.1 Medial Geniculate Body.- 7.1.1 Structure.- 7.1.2 Afferent Co0nnections.- 7.1.3 Comparisons with Lateral Geniculate Nucleus (LG) of Marsupials.- 7.2 Evolution of the Neocortex.- 7.3 Auditory Cortical Fields in Marsupials.- 7.4 Auditory 0Cortical Connections of Marsupials.- 7.5 Effects of Lesions of Cortical Areas on Behavior.- 7.6 Future Research Directions.- 8 Development of the Auditory System.- 8.1 Why Marsupials Are Important to the Developmental Biologist.- 8.2 Embryogenesis of the Auditory System and Growth of Young Marsupials.- 8.3 Physiological Measures of the Onset of Hearing in Marsupials.- 8.4 Development of the Auditory Periphery.- 8.4.1 Mechanical Structures.- 8.4.2 Ultrastructural Development of the Cochlea in Eutherians.- 8.4.3 Ultrastructural Development of the Cochlea in Monodelphis.- 8.5 Anatomical Changes in the Brain.- 8.5.1 Cytogenesis, Migration and Formation of Nuclei.- 8.5.2 Development of Dendrites in the Inferior Colliculus.- 8.5.3 Development of Connections and Synapses in the Inferior Colliculus.- 8.5.4 Concerning the Determinants of Synaptogenesis.- 8.6 Future Research Directions.- 9 Conclusions.- 9.1 Hearing Sensitivity.- 9.2 Relationship Between Hearing Range and Vocal Behavior.- 9.3 The Marsupial Auditory Pathway.- References.

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Author: Tsutomu Miki
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2001
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9810245475
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The human brain, the ultimate intelligent processor, can handle ambiguous and uncertain information adequately. The implementation of such a human-brain architecture and function is called ?brainware?. Brainware is a candidate for the new tool that will realize a human-friendly computer society. As one of the LSI implementations of brainware, a ?bio-inspired? hardware system is discussed in this book.Consisting of eight enriched versions of papers selected from IIZUKA '98, this volume provides wide coverage, from neuronal function devices to vision systems, chaotic systems, and also an effective design methodology of hierarchical large-scale neural systems inspired by neuroscience. It can serve as a reference for graduate students and researchers working in the field of brainware. It is also a source of inspiration for research towards the realization of a silicon brain.

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The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Blue Bear

Author: Walter Moers
Publsiher: Overlook Press
Total Pages: 750
Release: 2005-10-20
Genre: Fiction
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A German cult classic follows the epic adventures of a bear with twenty-seven lives - only half of which are disclosed by the fantastical blue bruin - in a volume that relates his experiences with such figures as the Spiderwitch, the Troglotroll, and the Gelantine Prince from the 2364th Dimension.

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Brain Matters

Author: Pat Wolfe
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2001
Genre: Education
ISBN: 0871205173
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Offers classroom-proven examples of simulations, projects, and problems that use the visual and auditory senses to enhance learning in all grades and subjects.

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The Soul in the Brain

Author: Michael R. Trimble
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2007-04-17
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 0801884810
Rating: 4.8/5 (848 downloads)

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By examining the breakdown of language in several neuropsychiatric disorders, neuroscientists have identified brain circuits that are involved with metaphor, poetry, music, and religious experiences.

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Imagination and the Meaningful Brain

Author: Arnold H. Modell
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2003
Genre: Emotions and cognition
ISBN: 9780262134255
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An exploration of the biology of meaning that integrates the role of subjective processes with current knowledge of brain/mind function.

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Learning and Memory

Author: Marilee Sprenger
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 132
Release: 1999
Genre: Brain
ISBN: 0871203502
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Brain research is much in the news, but what is its relevance in the classroom? Are there ways to take what brain researchers are discovering about learning and memory and apply it to the situations that educators face every day? Practicing teacher and author Marilee Sprenger tells how to do just that in this book. Sprenger has spent years studying neurological research and training other educators in brain compatible teaching methods. This background, combined with her long career as a classroom teacher, has given her priceless knowledge of what works in a multitude of classroom situations. Current brain research is as amazing as it can be confusing. This book discusses in plain terms the structure, function, and development of the human brain. The author describes the five "memory lanes"--semantic, episodic, procedural, automatic, and emotional--and tells how they function in learning and memory. She offers dozens of practical suggestions for teaching and assessing in brain-compatible ways. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, the book offers valid, usable, "What you can do on Monday" ideas to incorporate into the classroom. This is an approach to brain research that educators at all levels can apply in their daily work.

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Beyond the Zonules of Zinn

Author: David Bainbridge
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2008
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780674026100
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Describes the structure, function, and evolution of the brain.

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The Book of GENESIS

Author: James Bower
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2012-08-14
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9781468401899
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This book, and the tutorial simulations on which it is based, grew out of a simula tion laboratory accompanying the annual Methods in Computational Neuroscience course taught at the Marine Biology Laboratory, in Woods Hole, MA. These tutori als and early drafts of the book were further developed and refined while being used in courses taught at Caltech and several other institutions. We have designed the book to be a step-by-step tutorial for professionals, re searchers and students working in the area of neuroscience in general, and com putational neuroscience in particular. It can also be used as an interactive guide to understanding biological neuronal and network structure for those working in the area of artificial neural networks and the cognitive sciences. The tutorials are based upon the GENESIS neural simulation system, which is available at no cost from Caltech (see Appendix A). The following chapters consist of a combination of edited contributions from researchers in computational neuroscience and current users of the system, as well as several chapters which we have written ourselves.

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Brave New Brain

Author: Nancy C. Andreasen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2001
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 0195145097
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'...a lay reader, a medical student, or a generalist who wishes to update on current psychiatry will find much that is useful and inspiring in Brave New Brain' -BMJ'Andreasen has written a truly outstanding book. Brave New Brain informs, provokes thought, conveys the excitement of science, indicates why science matters, and considers both the achievements with respect to clinical application and the difficulties involved. Quite an achievement!' -Science'A very interesting, if not a little worrying, book... Andreasen and the topic manage to hold the reader's attention throughout.' -The Internet

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Atlas of the Human Brain

Author: Jurgen K. Mai
Total Pages: 344
Release: 1997
Genre: Science
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This unique atlas of the human brain correlates studies of post mortem tissue with the in situ, cross-sectional brain and MRIs of the same brain in situ with in vivo images from normal volunteers. This atlas contains a series of maps, each featuring different aspects of brain morphology and topography. The atlas is divided into two sections: the Topographic and Topometric Atlas and the Myeloarchitectonic Atlas. The Topographic and Topometric atlas presents the surface anatomy of the brain over a topometric grid, together with corresponding in situ sections of the entire head, placed on stereotaxic grids in order to emphasize the brain. The part of the atlas is further divided into three sections: the Horizontal, the Coronal, and the Sagittal. The Myeloarchitectonic atlas presents 69 myelin-stained sections cut perpendicular to the intercommissural line depicting mainly subcortical structures. Each plate has corresponding schematic diagrams defining position, extent, and relationship of nuclei and pathways of the forebrain and mesencephalon. Topographic and Topometric Atlas Benefits: * Sections are cut at regular, 1-cm thick intervals in all planes of section * Both sides of section are shown, due to unprecedented thickness of the sections, providing additional information * Includes corresponding x-rays and MRIs of the same head and an in vivo MRI from a healthy volunteer Myeloarchitectonic Atlas Benefits: * Presents the most comprehensive delineations available; suitable for mapping of neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, and receptors * Tissue sections are from a reference brain used by preeminent neuroanatomists: Vogts, Brockhaus, Hassler, Wahren, Hopf, and Sanides * Includes four pages of 36 reduced figures showing gyrification and subcortical detail

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Mind Wide Open

Author: Steven Johnson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2004-01-27
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 0743241657
Rating: 4.2/5 (416 downloads)

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BRILLIANTLY EXPLORING TODAY'S CUTTING-EDGE BRAIN RESEARCH,MIND WIDE OPENIS AN UNPRECEDENTED JOURNEY INTO THE ESSENCE OF HUMAN PERSONALITY, ALLOWING READERS TO UNDERSTAND THEMSELVES AND THE PEOPLE IN THEIR LIVES AS NEVER BEFORE.Using a mix of experiential reportage, personal storytelling, and fresh scientific discovery, Steven Johnson describes how the brain works -- its chemicals, structures, and subroutines -- and how these systems connect to the day-to-day realities of individual lives. For a hundred years, he says, many of us have assumed that the most powerful route to self-knowledge took the form of lying on a couch, talking about our childhoods. The possibility entertained in this book is that you can follow another path, in which learning about the brain's mechanics can widen one's self-awareness as powerfully as any therapy or meditation or drug.InMind Wide Open,Johnson embarks on this path as his own test subject, participating in a battery of attention tests, learning to control video games by altering his brain waves, scanning his own brain with a $2 million fMRI machine, all in search of a modern answer to the oldest of questions: who am I?Along the way, Johnson explores how we "read" other people, how the brain processes frightening events (and how we might rid ourselves of the scars those memories leave), what the neurochemistry is behind love and sex, what it means that our brains are teeming with powerful chemicals closely related to recreational drugs, why music moves us to tears, and where our breakthrough ideas come from.Johnson's clear, engaging explanation of the physical functions of the brain reveals not only the broad strokes of our aptitudes and fears, our skills and weaknesses and desires, but also the momentary brain phenomena that a whole human life comprises. Why, when hearing a tale of woe, do we sometimes smile inappropriately, even if we don't want to? Why are some of us so bad at remembering phone numbers but brilliant at recognizing faces? Why does depression make us feel stupid?To readMind Wide Openis to rethink family histories, individual fates, and the very nature of the self, and to see that brain science is now personally transformative -- a valuable tool for better relationships and better living.