Author : Iain McGilchrist
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2012-07-15
Pages : 40
ISBN : 9780300190021
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Psychology

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DESCRIPTION : In this 10,000-word essay, written to complement Iain McGilchrist's acclaimed The Master and His Emissary, the author asks why - despite the vast increase in material well-being - people are less happy today than they were half a century ago, and suggests that the division between the two hemispheres of the brain has a critical effect on how we see and understand the world around us. In particular, McGilchrist suggests, the left hemisphere's obsession with reducing everything it sees to the level of minute, mechanistic detail is robbing modern society of the ability to understand and appreciate deeper human values. Accessible to readers who haven't yet read The Master and His Emissary as well as those who have, this is a fascinating, immensely thought-provoking essay that delves to the very heart of what it means to be human.

Author : Iain McGilchrist
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-07-11
Pages : 32
ISBN : 9780429788697
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Psychology

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DESCRIPTION : Attention is not just receptive, but actively creative of the world we inhabit. How we attend makes all the difference to the world we experience. And nowadays in the West we generally attend in a rather unusual way: governed by the narrowly focussed, target-driven left hemisphere of the brain. Forget everything you thought you knew about the difference between the hemispheres, because it will be largely wrong. It is not what each hemisphere does – they are both involved in everything – but how it does it, that matters. And the prime difference between the brain hemispheres is the manner in which they attend. For reasons of survival we need one hemisphere (in humans and many animals, the left) to pay narrow attention to detail, to grab hold of things we need, while the other, the right, keeps an eye out for everything else. The result is that one hemisphere is good at utilising the world, the other better at understanding it. Absent, present, detached, engaged, alienated, empathic, broad or narrow, sustained or piecemeal, attention has the power to alter whatever it meets. The play of attention can both create and destroy, but it never leaves its object unchanged. How you attend to something – or don’t attend to it – matters a very great deal. This book helps you to see what it is you may have been trained by our very unusual culture not to see.

Author : Julian Jaynes
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2000-08-15
Pages : 512
ISBN : 9780547527543
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Science

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DESCRIPTION : At the heart of this classic, seminal book is Julian Jaynes's still-controversial thesis that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution but instead is a learned process that came about only three thousand years ago and is still developing. The implications of this revolutionary scientific paradigm extend into virtually every aspect of our psychology, our history and culture, our religion -- and indeed our future.

Author : Oliver Sacks
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1998
Pages : 243
ISBN : 9780684853949
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Biography & Autobiography

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DESCRIPTION : Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality

Author : Jonathan Haidt
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2013
Pages : 500
ISBN : 9780307455772
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Philosophy

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DESCRIPTION : Presents a groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality at the core of religion and politics, offering scholarly insight into the motivations behind cultural clashes that are polarizing America.

Author : Laurent Itti
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2005-03-31
Pages : 744
ISBN : 0080454313
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Science

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DESCRIPTION : A key property of neural processing in higher mammals is the ability to focus resources by selectively directing attention to relevant perceptions, thoughts or actions. Research into attention has grown rapidly over the past two decades, as new techniques have become available to study higher brain function in humans, non-human primates, and other mammals. Neurobiology of Attention is the first encyclopedic volume to summarize the latest developments in attention research. An authoritative collection of over 100 chapters organized into thematic sections provides both broad coverage and access to focused, up-to-date research findings. This book presents a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary perspective on psychological, physiological and computational approaches to understanding the neurobiology of attention. Ideal for students, as a reference handbook or for rapid browsing, the book has a wide appeal to anybody interested in attention research. * Contains numerous quick-reference articles covering the breadth of investigation into the subject of attention * Provides extensive introductory commentary to orient and guide the reader * Includes the most recent research results in this field of study

Author : Anthony Meindl
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2012-01
Pages : 256
ISBN : 0615534864
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Performing Arts

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DESCRIPTION : ."..shows you how to silence the noise of your left brain, ignite your creative side, and live the life you've always imagined"--P. [4] of cover.

Author : Margaret Honey
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-03-12
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9781136265686
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Education

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DESCRIPTION : Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators is a resource for practitioners, policymakers, researchers and program developers that illuminates creative, cutting edge ways to inspire and motivate young people about science and technology learning. The book is aligned with the National Research Council’s new Framework for Science Education, which includes an explicit focus on engineering and design content, as well as integration across disciplines. Extensive case studies explore real world examples of innovative programs that take place in a variety of settings, including schools, museums, community centers, and virtual spaces. Design, Make, and Play are presented as learning methodologies that have the power to rekindle children’s intrinsic motivation and innate curiosity about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. A digital companion app showcases rich multimedia that brings the stories and successes of each program—and the students who learn there—to life.

Author : Iain McGilchrist
Publisher :
Release : 1982-01-01
Pages : 271
ISBN : 0571119220
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Criticism

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Author : Shankar Vedantam
Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
Release : 2010-01-19
Pages : 288
ISBN : 1588369390
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Social Science

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DESCRIPTION : The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.