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Splendors and Miseries of the Brain

Splendors and Miseries of the Brain Author Semir Zeki
ISBN-10 9781444359473
Release 2011-09-23
Pages 256
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Splendors and Miseries of the Brain examines the elegant and efficient machinery of the brain, showing that by studying music, art, literature, and love, we can reach important conclusions about how the brain functions. discusses creativity and the search for perfection in the brain examines the power of the unfinished and why it has such a powerful hold on the imagination discusses Platonic concepts in light of the brain shows that aesthetic theories are best understood in terms of the brain discusses the inherited concept of unity-in-love using evidence derived from the world literature of love addresses the role of the synthetic concept in the brain (the synthesis of many experiences) in relation to art, using examples taken from the work of Michelangelo, Cézanne, Balzac, Dante, and others



Inner Vision

Inner Vision Author Semir Zeki
ISBN-10 0198505191
Release 1999
Pages 224
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Beautifully illustrated and vividly written, "Inner Vision" explores how different areas of the brain shape responses to visual arts. 84 color illustrations. 8 halftones. 30 line illustrations.



The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Author
ISBN-10 UCLA:L0090615725
Release 2009
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The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society book for free.



Feeling Beauty

Feeling Beauty Author G. Gabrielle Starr
ISBN-10 9780262019316
Release 2013-07-19
Pages 259
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A theory of the neural bases of aesthetic experience across the arts, which draws on the tools of both cognitive neuroscience and traditional humanist inquiry.



Law and the Brain

Law and the Brain Author Oliver R. Goodenough
ISBN-10 9780198570110
Release 2006
Pages 271
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The past 20 years have seen unparalleled advances in neurobiology, with findings from neuroscience being used to shed light on a range of human activities - many historically the province of those in the humanities and social sciences - aesthetics, emotion, consciousness, music. Applying this new knowledge to law seems a natural development - the making, considering, and enforcing of law of course rests on mental processes. However, where some of those activities can be studied with a certain amount of academic detachment, what we discover about the brain has considerable implications for how we consider and judge those who follow or indeed flout the law - with inevitable social and political consequences. There are real issues that the legal system will face as neurobiological studies continue to relentlessly probe the human mind - the motives for our actions, our decision making processes, and such issues as free will and responsibility. This volume represents a first serious attempt to address questions of law as reflecting brain activity, emphasizing that it is the organization and functioning of the brain that determines how we enact and obey laws. It applies the most recent developments in brain science to debates over criminal responsibility, cooperation and punishment, deception, moral and legal judgment, property, evolutionary psychology, law and economics, and decision-making by judges and juries. Written and edited by leading specialists from a rangeof disciplines, the book presents a groundbreaking and challenging new look at human behaviour.



Bad Guys Don t Have Birthdays

Bad Guys Don t Have Birthdays Author Vivian Gussin Paley
ISBN-10 0226644960
Release 1991-05-21
Pages 128
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Demonstrates how children use fantasy play to explore and come to terms with fear and jealousy, examining the case of Frederick, a young child dealing with the arrival of a baby brother and what the event means to him



The World Peace Diet

The World Peace Diet Author Will Tuttle
ISBN-10 1590560833
Release 2004-09-01
Pages 318
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Tuttle offers a set of universal principles for all people of conscience, from any religious tradition, to help them reconnect with what they are eating, what was required to get it on their plates--and what happens after it leaves their plates.



Echo Objects

Echo Objects Author Barbara Maria Stafford
ISBN-10 9780226770529
Release 2007
Pages 281
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Barbara Maria Stafford is at the forefront of a growing movement that calls for the humanities to confront the brain’s material realities. In Echo Objects, she argues that humanists should seize upon the exciting neuroscientific discoveries that are illuminating the underpinnings of cultural objects. In turn, she contends, brain scientists could enrich their investigations of mental activity by incorporating phenomenological considerations—particularly the intricate ways that images focus intentional behavior and allow us to feel thought. As a result, Echo Objects is a stunningly broad exploration of how complex images—or patterns that compress space and time—make visible the invisible ordering of human consciousness. Stafford demonstrates, for example, how the compound formats of emblems, symbols, collage, and electronic media reveal the brain’s grappling to construct mental objects that are redoubled by prior associations. In contrast, she shows that findings in evolutionary biology and the neurosciences are providing profound opportunities for understanding aesthetic conundrums such as the human urge to imitate and the role of narrative and nonnarrative representation. Ultimately, she makes an impassioned plea for a common purpose—for the acknowledgement that, at the most basic level, these separate projects belong to a single investigation. “Heroic. . . . The larger message of Stafford’s intense, propulsive prose is unassailable. If we are to get much further in the great puzzle of ‘binding’—how the perception of an image, the will to act on intention, or the forging of consciousness is assembled from the tens of thousands of neurons firing at any one moment in time—then there needs to be action on all fronts.”—Science



All that is Solid Melts Into Air

All that is Solid Melts Into Air Author Marshall Berman
ISBN-10 0860917851
Release 1983
Pages 383
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The experience of modernization -- the dizzying social changes that swept millions of people into the capitalist world -- and modernism in art, literature and architecture are brilliantly integrated in this account.



The Psychology of Visual Art

The Psychology of Visual Art Author George Mather
ISBN-10 9781107469853
Release 2013-10-24
Pages 250
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What can art tell us about how the brain works? And what can the brain tell us about how we perceive and create art? Humans have created visual art throughout history and its significance has been an endless source of fascination and debate. Visual art is a product of the human brain, but is art so complex and sophisticated that brain function and evolution are not relevant to our understanding? This book explores the links between visual art and the brain by examining a broad range of issues including: the impact of eye and brain disorders on artistic output; the relevance of Darwinian principles to aesthetics; and the constraints imposed by brain processes on the perception of space, motion and colour in art. Arguments and theories are presented in an accessible manner and general principles are illustrated with specific art examples, helping students to apply their knowledge to new artworks.



Three to Get Married

Three to Get Married Author Fulton J. Sheen
ISBN-10 9781594171208
Release 2017-03-31
Pages 216
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One of the greatest and best-loved spokesmen for the Faith here sets out the Church's beautiful understanding of marriage in his trademark clear and entertaining style. Frankly and charitably, Sheen presents the causes of and solutions to common marital crises, and tells touching real-life stories of people whose lives were transformed through marriage. He emphasizes that our Blessed Lord is at the center of every successful and loving marriage. This is a perfect gift for engaged couples, or for married people as a fruitful occasion for self-examination.



Humiliation Degradation Dehumanization

Humiliation  Degradation  Dehumanization Author Paulus Kaufmann
ISBN-10 9048196612
Release 2010-10-07
Pages 266
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Degradation, dehumanization, instrumentalization, humiliation, and nonrecognition – these concepts point to ways in which we understand human beings to be violated in their dignity. Violations of human dignity are brought about by concrete practices and conditions; some commonly acknowledged, such as torture and rape, and others more contested, such as poverty and exclusion. This volume collates reflections on such concepts and a range of practices, deepening our understanding of human dignity and its violation, bringing to the surface interrelationships and commonalities, and pointing to the values that are thereby shown to be in danger. In presenting a streamlined discussion from a negative perspective, complemented by conclusions for a positive account of human dignity, the book is at once a contribution to the body of literature on what dignity is and how it should be protected as well as constituting an alternative, fresh and focused perspective relevant to this significant recurring debate. As the concept of human dignity itself crosses disciplinary boundaries, this is mirrored in the unique range of perspectives brought by the book’s European and American contributors – in philosophy and ethics, law, human rights, literature, cultural studies and interdisciplinary research. This volume will be of interest to social and moral philosophers, legal and human rights theorists, practitioners and students.



Envy Theory

Envy Theory Author Frank John Ninivaggi, M.D.
ISBN-10 1442205768
Release 2010-09-16
Pages 398
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This book introduces envy theory, a conceptual exploration of hypotheses and conjectures about the mind's fundamental cognitive and emotional makeup. It addresses basic propositions about human psychology, consciousness, and the meaning of personhood. Envy theory draws from psychology, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, cognitive science, phenomenology, and aspects of the humanities in constructing models of envy in the human condition.



Illuminations from the Past

Illuminations from the Past Author Ban Wang
ISBN-10 0804750998
Release 2004
Pages 311
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This book offers a cultural history of modern China by looking at the tension between memory and history. Mainstream books on China tend to focus on the hard aspects of economics, government, politics, or international relations. This book takes a humanistic look at modern changes and examines how Chinese intellectuals and artists experienced trauma, social upheavals, and transformations. Drawing on a wide array of sources in political and aesthetic writings, literature, film, and public discourse, the author has portrayed the unique ways the Chinese imagine and portray their own historical destiny in the midst of trauma, catastrophe, and runaway globalization.



Zen and the Art of Making a Living

Zen and the Art of Making a Living Author Laurence G. Boldt
ISBN-10 014311459X
Release 2009
Pages 569
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With today's economic uncertainties, millions of people have realised that they must seize control of their own career paths. They want work that not only pays the bills but also allows them to pursue their real passions. In this revised edition, Laurence Boldt updates and revises his revolutionary guide to meeting the challenges of the 21st century workplace. Boldt goes beyond inspiration, providing a proven formula for bringing creativity, dignity and meaning to every aspect of the work experience.



The Forty Rules of Love

The Forty Rules of Love Author Elif Shafak
ISBN-10 9780241957103
Release 2011-06-02
Pages 368
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Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella's life an emptiness once filled by love. So when Ella reads a manuscript about the thirteenth-century Sufi poet Rumi and Shams of Tabriz, and his forty rules of life and love, she is shocked out of herself. Turning her back on her family she embarks on a journey to meet the mysterious author of this work. It is a quest infused with Sufi mysticism and verse, taking Ella and us into an exotic world where faith and love are heartbreakingly explored...



The First Immortal

The First Immortal Author James L. Halperin
ISBN-10 UVA:X004296026
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 342
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When physician Benjamin Smith wakes up eighty-three years in the future--in the year 2071--after a cryonic sleep, he finds that although humankind has mastered cloning and eternal youth, emotional and ethical predicaments are still prevalent