How The Self Controls Its Brain

Author: John C. Eccles
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364249224X
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How The Self Controls Its Brain from the Author: John C. Eccles. In this book the author has collected a number of his important works and added an extensive commentary relating his ideas to those of other prominentnames in the consciousness debate. The view presented here is that of a convinced dualist who challenges in a lively and humorous way the prevailing materialist "doctrines" of many recent works. Also included is a new attempt to explain mind-brain interaction via a quantum process affecting the release of neurotransmitters. John Eccles received a knighthood in 1958 and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine/Physiology in 1963. He has numerous other awards honouring his major contributions to neurophysiology.

All Things Dickinson

Author: Wendy Martin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440803323
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All Things Dickinson from the Author: Wendy Martin. An exciting new reference work that illuminates the beliefs, customs, events, material culture, and institutions that made up Emily Dickinson's world, giving users a glance at both Dickinson's life and times and the social history of America in the 19th century.

Harmony A Psychoacoustical Approach

Author: Richard Parncutt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642748317
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Harmony A Psychoacoustical Approach from the Author: Richard Parncutt. My first encounter with the theory of harmony was during my last year at school (1975). This fascinating system of rules crystallized the intuitive knowledge of harmony I had acquired from years of piano playing, and facilitated memorization, transcription, arrangement and composition. For the next five years, I studied music (piano) and science (Physics) at the Univer sity of Melbourne. This "strange combination" started me wondering about the origins of those music theory "rules". To what extent were they determined or influenced by physics? mathematics? physiology? conditioning? In 1981, the supervisor of my honours project in musical acoustics, Neville Fletcher, showed me an article entitled "Pitch, consonance, and harmony", by a certain Ernst Terhardt of the Technical University of Munich. By that stage, I had devoured a considerable amount of (largely unsatisfactory) material on the nature and origins of harmony, which enabled me to recognize the significance of Terhardt's article. But it was not until I arrived in Munich the following year (on Terhardt's invitation) that I began to appreciate the conse quences of his "psychoacoustical" approach for the theory of harmony. That is what this book is about. The book presents Terhardt's work against the broad context of music perception research, past and present. Music perception is a multidisciplinary mixture of physics, psychology and music. Where different theoretical ap proaches appear contradictory, I try to show instead that they complement and enrich one another.

The Self And Its Brain

Author: Karl R. Popper
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364261891X
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The Self And Its Brain from the Author: Karl R. Popper. The problem of the relation between our bodies and our minds, and espe cially of the link between brain structures and processes on the one hand and mental dispositions and events on the other is an exceedingly difficult one. Without pretending to be able to foresee future developments, both authors of this book think it improbable that the problem will ever be solved, in the sense that we shall really understand this relation. We think that no more can be expected than to make a little progress here or there. We have written this book in the hope that we have been able to do so. We are conscious of the fact that what we have done is very conjectur al and very modest. We are aware of our fallibility; yet we believe in the intrinsic value of every human effort to deepen our understanding of our selves and of the world we live in. We believe in humanism: in human rationality, in human science, and in other human achievements, however fallible they are. We are unimpressed by the recurrent intellectual fashions that belittle science and the other great human achievements. An additional motive for writing this book is that we both feel that the debunking of man has gone far enough - even too far. It is said that we had to learn from Copernicus and Darwin that man's place in the universe is not so exalted or so exclusive as man once thought. That may well be.

The Construction Of Reality

Author: Michael A. Arbib
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521326896
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The Construction Of Reality from the Author: Michael A. Arbib. This book presents an integrated account of how humans 'construct' reality through interaction with the social and physical world around them.

Volume 2 How The Best Psychics Mediums And Lightworkers In The World Connect With God Angels And The Afterlife

Author: Maximillien De Lafayette
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1329481720
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Volume 2 How The Best Psychics Mediums And Lightworkers In The World Connect With God Angels And The Afterlife from the Author: Maximillien De Lafayette. Volume two from a set of 3 volumes. How The Best Psychics, Mediums And Lightworkers In The World Connect With God, Angels And The Afterlife. Angels And The Afterlife.Their Techniques Versus Mind, Logic And Cosmic. Published by Times Square Press and the American Federation of Certified Psychics and Mediums, New York. This book deals exclusively with lightworkers, psychics, mediums and healers' reasonable and outrageous claims, including their psychic readings style and methodology. For this book, we chose and interviewed the best of the best in the business.

The Wizard World 2

Author: Get Lost
Publisher: WWW.WEBNOVEL.COM (Cloudary Holdings Limited)
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The Wizard World 2 from the Author: Get Lost. Ye Song, who once lived in a technologically-advanced world, died and reincarnated into a noble teenager’s body in another world. A fantasy world filled with magic! A series of events filled with tragedy, action, etc. began to unfold one after the other when he fatefully encountered one of the most guarded secrets of this world, obtaining the legendary power of Wizards. Watch how he reached unreachable heights as a powerful Wizard in this new world.

Ion Selective Microelectrodes

Author: Daniel Ammann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642525075
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Ion Selective Microelectrodes from the Author: Daniel Ammann.

The Psychobiology Of Mind

Author: William R. Uttal
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317668987
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The Psychobiology Of Mind from the Author: William R. Uttal. Originally published in 1978, this book develops a conceptual synthesis of the field of physiological psychology, the science specifically concerned with the relationship between the brain and the mind. It was designed to elucidate the important questions under investigation, the basic intellectual and technical problems that were encountered, and the significance of the major empirical results of the time. Of equal or even greater importance is the author’s derivation of the general principles relating brain and mind that had emerged after decades of modern research into this important question. Included in the volume are historical and philosophical perspectives on the mind-brain problem as well as extensive discussions of instruments, methodology, empirical findings and theory. Here is a powerful heuristic tool that informs the reader about the concepts and ideas implicit in this science rather than simply exhaustively listing experimental results. The author does not ignore findings; he organizes them into three broad categories – localization; representation, and learning – then emphasizes the relationships among experiments. This is a book that synthesizes, integrates, and stresses concepts, principles and problems. The careful organization of the book makes it especially useful for students of brain and mind at all levels.

Brain Teasers From The World Almanac R For Kids

Author: Melissa Hart
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 074393783X
Size: 56.17 MB
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Brain Teasers From The World Almanac R For Kids from the Author: Melissa Hart. Chock-full of information from The World Almanac for Kids, the books in this series provide stimulating puzzles and games that can be used as quick stand-alone activities or to reinforce classroom lessons. Each subject-specific section includes valuable background information along with brain teasers that develop a variety of skills and appeal to all types of learners.