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Blindsight

Blindsight ebook ISBN: 1950665232
Publisher: BenBella Books
Author: Matt Johnson,Prince Ghuman
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Ever notice that all watch ads show 10:10 as the time? Or that all fast-food restaurants use red or yellow in their logos? Or that certain stores are always having a sale? You may not be aware of these details, yet they’ve been influencing you all along. Every time you purchase, swipe, or click, marketers are able to more accurately predict your behavior. These days, brands know more about you than you know about yourself. Blindsight is here to change that. With eye-opening science, engaging stories, and fascinating real-world examples, neuroscientist Matt Johnson and marketer Prince Ghuman dive deep into the surprising relationship between brains and brands. In Blindsight, they showcase how marketing taps every aspect of our mental lives, covering the neuroscience of pain and pleasure, emotion and logic, fear and safety, attention and addiction, and much more. We like to think of ourselves as independent actors in control of our decisions, but the truth is far more complicated. Blindsight will give you the ability to see the unseeable when it comes to marketing, so that you can consume on your own terms. On the surface, you will learn how the brain works and how brands design for it. But peel back a layer, and you’ll find a sharper image of your psychology, reflected in your consumer behavior. This book will change the way you view not just branding, but yourself, too.

Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness

Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness ebook ISBN: 9781551113517
Publisher: Broadview Press
Author: Jason Holt
Number of Pages: 160 
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Ever since its discovery nearly thirty years ago, the phenomenon of blindsight—vision without visual consciousness—has been the source of great controversy in the philosophy of mind, psychology, and the neurosciences. Despite the fact that blindsight is widely acknowledged to be a critical test-case for theories of mind, Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness is the first extended treatment of the phenomenon from a philosophical perspective. Holt argues, against much received wisdom, for a thorough-going materialism—the view not only that mental states are brain states, but (much more controversially) that mental properties are physical as well. Designed not only for philosophers and scientists, Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness has something to say to anyone interested in the mystery of the human mind and in how philosophers and scientists are working toward solving that mystery.

Blindsight

Blindsight ebook ISBN: 1447246594
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Author: Robin Cook
Number of Pages: 432 
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With a theme reminiscent of Coma, here is Robin Cook at his disturbing, electrifying best. Set in Manhattan, Blindsight tells of city forensic pathologist Dr. Laurie Montgomery's battle to foil a plot of unimaginable evil. When a series of unrelated yuppie deaths by cocaine overdose are reported to the medical examiner's office, Dr. Laurie Montgomery's curiosity is piqued. As the friends and families of the deceased uniformly swear that their loved ones weren't involved with drugs, that curiosity intensifies. But her feelings turn to anger and frustration when she attempts to autopsy the bodies and investigate the deaths, only to find herself at odds with her superiors, the police department, and the relatives themselves. The reason for the opposition range from political expediency to religious belief, but Laurie senses that something far more menacing links the so-called random deaths. Jeopardizing her professional future, Laurie Montgomery sets out to uncover the truth – which leads her to a distinguished New York hospital and, beyond that, to nightmare. Robin Cook's Blindsight creates a chilling, haunting aura of terror and suspense, where fact and fiction imperceptibly merge.

Blindsight

Blindsight ebook ISBN: 9781429955195
Publisher: Macmillan
Author: Peter Watts
Number of Pages: 384 
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Blindsight is the Hugo Award–nominated novel by Peter Watts, "a hard science fiction writer through and through and one of the very best alive" (The Globe and Mail). Two months have past since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens have been silent since—until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet. Something talks out there: but not to us. Who should we send to meet the alien, when the alien doesn't want to meet? Send a linguist with multiple-personality disorder and a biologist so spliced with machinery that he can't feel his own flesh. Send a pacifist warrior and a vampire recalled from the grave by the voodoo of paleogenetics. Send a man with half his mind gone since childhood. Send them to the edge of the solar system, praying you can trust such freaks and monsters with the fate of a world. You fear they may be more alien than the thing they've been sent to find—but you'd give anything for that to be true, if you knew what was waiting for them. . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Blindsight

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Publisher: George Braziller
Author: Hervé Guibert
Number of Pages: 119 
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The rat race inside an institute for the blind. The protagonists are three young inmates--two men and a woman--as perverted as they are intelligent. A literary novel, full of insights into a world no less violent than the seeing one. By a French writer, author of The Compassion Protocol.

Blindsight

Blindsight ebook ISBN: 9780811215596
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Author: Rosmarie Waldrop
Number of Pages: 114 
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The latest book of prose poems by one of America's premier philosophical poets. For the title of her newest collection of prose poems, Rosmarie Waldrop adopts a term"blindsight" used by the neuroscientist Antonio R. Damasio to describe a condition in which a person actually sees more than he or she is consciously aware. "This is one reason," explains Waldrop, "for using collage: joining my fragments to other people's fragments in a dialogue, a net relation that might catch a bit more of the 'world.'" The collectionthe author's fourth with New Directionsis divided into four thematic sections. The first, "HÜlderlin Hybrids," resonates against the German poet's twisted syntax, while using rhythmic punctuation in counterpoint to sense. "'As Were, '" says Waldrop, "began with looking at the secondary occupations of artistsfor example, Mallarme teaching English, Montaigne serving as mayor of Bordeauxbut this soon gave way to playing more generally with particular aspects of historical figures." The title section, "Blindsight," is most consistent in its use of collage, juxtaposing words and images to jolting, epiphanic effect. "Cornell Boxes," in contrast, has a formal unity, inspired by the constructions of Joseph Cornell, each prose poem "box" composed in a structure of fours: four paragraphs of four sentences each, with four footnotes.

Blindsight

Blindsight ebook ISBN: 1945143711
Publisher: Written Musings
Author: Tina Wainscott
Number of Pages: 435 
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A young girl is missing, and her only hope is a blind woman who can see through her eyes... Eight-year-old Phaedra Burns has been kidnapped by a madman who believes her sacrifice will assuage his rage. Olivia Howe knows that rage; sixteen years ago, she escaped his clutches. The psychological trauma stole her sight but gave her something in return: a psychic connection to abducted children. Now, that connection is Phaedra’s only hope, if Olivia can face the terrors of her past — and an inescapable new nightmare. Phaedra’s kidnapping is the case that could push Detective Max Callahan over the edge. Especially when his key witness — or suspect — is a beautiful blind woman with a crazy claim. But her fragile beauty isn’t the only thing that draws him to her. And as their lives and passion twist together, a killer stalks their every move. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The plotline of paranormal mystery, Now You See Me [Blindsight], is similar to many other thrillers of this ilk, but its sensitive characterizations and incisive descriptions separate it from the pack. ... Wainscott cleverly keeps the suspense rolling by introducing a handful of red herrings and penning a number of chilling close calls and near encounters. Though Wainscott hasn't yet reached the popularity of Kay Hooper or Lisa Jackson, this intoxicating thriller is on par with those authors' best works." – Publishers Weekly ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “TOP PICK! ... Wonderfully drawn suspense that is gritty, chilling and frighteningly eerie. Author Tina Wainscott has really found her niche!” - Romantic Times Bookclub Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Incredible! I could not put this book down. It caught me from page one and REFUSED to let me go until the very end. Author Tina Wainscott has the shining talent of being able to combine the genre of "thriller" with the genre of "romance" and somehow make it work! Once again, Tina Wainscott delivers a heart-stopping story that will make many readers stay awake reading long into the night! – Huntress Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The plot has more twists and turns than a labyrinth, and the suspense just keeps building. Readers will be on the edge of their seats for most of this white-knuckle thriller. With characters and a story you'll remember long after the last page is turned, NOW YOU SEE ME [Blindsight] is a strong contender for the best romantic suspense book of the year.” ~ Susan Lantz, newandusedbooks.com

Blindsight

Blindsight ebook ISBN: 156689462X
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Author: Greg Hewett
Number of Pages: 112 
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Praise for Greg Hewett: 2010 Lambda Literary Award Finalist in Poetry 2003 Publishing Triangle Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry Winner In poems that are full of wit, touching, and introspective, as well as formally inventive, we find the poet losing his sight, becoming a parent, and occupying middle age with a sense of calm and inevitability. From "Skyglow": we spin filaments of light into profiles, drawing each other through something resembling time and space and dark. Let's call this something something vague and mythic as the ether. Let's say we're ethereal.

20/20 Blindsight

20/20 Blindsight ebook ISBN: 0615709052
Publisher: Busser Howell
Author: Busser Howell
Number of Pages: 234 
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At the age of fifteen, Busser Howell lost 98 percent of his vision. At the age of forty he lost the remaining 2 percent. Were the story to end there you would likely not be entirely shocked as this type of circumstance is not that uncommon. But this is not the whole story-not by a long shot. You see, Howell is an artist-a painter, to be exact. And prior to being a professional, working artist in New York City he was a partner and worked twenty-four years in an interior design and restoration business. Possibly even more amazing than his breaking of our stereotypes of the blind is the fact that he is not alone. Interviewing other blind artists to discover each person's particular point of view and what kind of descriptions work for them, author and blind artist Busser Howell's debut is an extraordinary look into a world never before seen or understood from the point of view of the visually challenged. Beginning by examining the concepts of creativity, perception, touch, and accessibility, Howell engages the vibrant, boundless minds of fifteen visually impaired artists to mine their thoughts, feelings, and understanding to piece together a common thread of experience. It is the artists telling their story, their preferences and dislikes, and their ability, despite their blindness, to tap into sight's brain-based function to see and comprehend our world and its contents. An enlightening and fascinating journey into the artistic process as seen by those whose vision is either severely impaired or altogether absent, Howell's impressive collection of writings and interviews is a probing examination of the artistic process and the nature of art itself. Evocative and inspiring, Blindsight is a deeply moving passage that documents the journey of visual artists as they transition from the visual input of the outside world to the output of their inner vision transcending blindness into the light of creativity.

Blindsight

Blindsight ebook ISBN: 1742288006
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Author: Maurice Gee
Number of Pages: 192 
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Alice Ferry is a retired Wellington scientist, a mycologist (fungi is her thing). One day a young man knocks on her door. Adrian is a great-nephew she never knew she had, the grandson of her brother Gordon. As her story unfolds we learn of her childhood with Gordon in West Auckland and of the divergent paths their lives have taken. While Alice has gone on to have a successful career, Gordon has mentally deteriorated to the point where he is a silent derelict living on the streets of Wellington. Adrian wants to meet him. But Alice resists.As Adrian persists, Alice becomes more and more edgy. What is she hiding from her nephew? How has Gordon ended up in this state? And what does Alice have to do with it? Blindsight shows Gee the master playing with characters and complex story structures with immense skill.

Blindsight

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Author: Loraine Georgy
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"“Blindsight” is a phenomenon whereby cortically blind patients following primary visual cortex damage maintain visuo-motor processing in their blind visual field, contralateral to the injury, but remain unaware of such perception. Research has uncovered many of the plastic changes that occur in the brain to allow for such functions and with the advent of neuroimaging it became possible to investigate the neural substrates that underlie this paradoxical behavior. However, blindsight has received much criticism for the possibility that spared islands of visual cortex surrounding the lesion may have sustained some forms of degraded vision. In this body of work, hemispherectomy patients are used as a model for blindsight because their lack of cortical mantle in one hemisphere ensures that there are no surviving retino-recipient structures apart from the superior colliculus in that damaged hemisphere. These patients provide a unique opportunity for the study of plasticity within the visual system following damage to the primary visual cortex and for the investigation of the underlying neuronal mechanisms while excluding the possibility that the source of reorganization is due to residual inputs from spared islands near the margin of the lesion. Previous research into the neural substrates of blindsight implicated the superior colliculus as a key player in the blindsight pathway, responsible for relaying the information about the visual stimulus from the blind visual field to the extrastriate visual cortices in the intact hemisphere. In this thesis, I used a modified spatial summation paradigm to test the redundant target effect in two hemispherectomy patients which first served to validate the existence of blindsight in these subjects, but more importantly to demonstrate that the superior colliculus is in fact sensitive to higher-order perceptual organization, which it was previously thought incapable of encoding. The results showed that there was facilitation in the form of a faster reaction time to multiple dots presented simultaneously in the blind and seeing visual fields that were spatially organized in a coherent shape, and that this summation effect was more pronounced than for singular dots or multiple stimuli that were arranged randomly. I utilized a new retinotopic mapping technique, population receptive field mapping, in order to investigate the functional reorganization within the intact visual cortex of a hemispherectomy patient and found that while the retinotopic organization remained largely undisturbed, there were blurred boundaries in the dorsal compartments which upon further investigation showed a significant increase in the receptive field sizes. Finally, using cortical thickness analysis on two hemispherectomy patients and one localized V1 lesion patient I was able to demonstrate that there are morphological differences in the intact visual cortex which present as an increase in the grey matter thickness in these regions, a finding persistent across all subjects with documented blindsight despite their varying clinical history, but notably absent in healthy controls. Taken together, these results serve to further implicate the superior colliculus and the intact visual cortex in their role in the blindsight pathway and provide evidence for structural and functional plasticity that allows this persistent residual vision in the blind visual field following primary visual field damage"--

Consciousness

Consciousness ebook ISBN: 9780300104974
Publisher: Yale University Press
Author: Adam Zeman
Number of Pages: 416 
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In this thought-provoking book, neurologist Adam Zeman offers an enlightening view of consciousness seen through the lenses of science and philosophy, enhancing his discussion with case studies of neurological patients and observations of young children's expanding mental worlds. "An articulate . . . neurologist . . . covers many aspects of consciousness for general readers. His treatment of the disorders of knowledge is superb. If you were intrigued with The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, you'll appreciate [the book's] buildup to what Oliver Sacks described in that work. . . . Approachable and instructive."--William H. Calvin, New York Times Book Review "A grand tour of the terrain of consciousness, as viewed from neuroscientific and philosophical perspectives."--Colin Beer, Quarterly Review of Biology "[Zeman] is uniquely qualified to write this particular book, whose chief merit is that it provides a summary of the current state of play in neurobiology, psychology, and philosophy. . . . A very useful book."--John R. Searle, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Vision aveugle

Vision aveugle ebook ISBN: 9782265087446
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Author: Peter Watts
Number of Pages: 343 
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La Terre a été prise " en photo " depuis l'espace. Les mystérieux visiteurs sont-ils sur cet artefact découvert dans notre système solaire ? Le vaisseau Thésée part en mission. A son bord, cinq membres d'équipage recrutés avec soin : une linguiste aux personnalités multiples, un biologiste qui s'interface aux machines, une militaire pacifiste et un observateur, Siri Keeton, capable de déchiffrer à la perfection le langage corporel de ses interlocuteurs. Leur commandant est lui aussi bien étrange : c'est un homo vampiris, autrement dit, un vampire aux facultés intellectuelles remarquables. Pourtant, malgré leurs aptitudes exceptionnelles, rien ne peut les préparer à ce qu'ils vont découvrir lors de ce voyage terrifiant...

Blindsight

Blindsight ebook ISBN: 9780006175186
Publisher: Fontana Press
Author: Michael Stewart
Number of Pages: 314 
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Implementing Mobile TV

Implementing Mobile TV ebook ISBN: 0123738733
Publisher: Focal Press
Author: Amitabh Kumar
Number of Pages: 660 
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Encompasses a summary of major research and scientific thought regarding the nature of consciousness, the neural circuitry involved, how the brain, body, and world interact, and our understanding of subjective states.

Blindsight

Blindsight ebook ISBN: 9780199567218
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Author: Lawrence Weiskrantz
Number of Pages: 272 
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The first edition of Blindsight, written by Lawrence Weiskrantz was an important and highly cited account of studies of the phenomenon - Blindsight. The updated edition retains the original text of the first edition, but brings the book up to date with developments in this area in the past decade.

Beyond Dissociation

Beyond Dissociation ebook ISBN: 9789027251428
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Author: Yves Rossetti,Antti Revonsuo
Number of Pages: 372 
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Analysis and dissociation have proved to be useful tools to understand the basic functions of the brain and the mind, which therefore have been decomposed to a multitude of ever smaller subsystems and pieces by most scientific approaches. However, the understanding of complex functions such as consciousness will not succeed without a more global consideration of the ways the mind-brain works. This implies that synthesis rather than analysis should be applied to the brain. The present book offers a collection of contributions ranging from sensory and motor cognitive neuroscience to mood management and thought, which all focus on the dissociation between conscious (explicit) and nonconscious (implicit) processing in different cognitive situations. The contributions in this book clearly demonstrate that conscious and nonconscious processes typically interact in complex ways. The central message of this collection of papers is: In order to understand how the brain operates as one integrated whole that generates cognition and behaviour, we need to reassemble the brain and mind and put all the conscious and nonconscious pieces back together again. (Series B)

The Oxford Companion to Consciousness

The Oxford Companion to Consciousness ebook ISBN: 0191021032
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Author: Tim Bayne,Axel Cleeremans,Patrick Wilken
Number of Pages: 670 
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Consciousness is undoubtedly one of the last remaining scientific mysteries and hence one of the greatest contemporary scientific challenges. How does the brain's activity result in the rich phenomenology that characterizes our waking life? Are animals conscious? Why did consciousness evolve? How does science proceed to answer such questions? Can we define what consciousness is? Can we measure it? Can we use experimental results to further our understanding of disorders of consciousness, such as those seen in schizophrenia, delirium, or altered states of consciousness? These questions are at the heart of contemporary research in the domain. Answering them requires a fundamentally interdisciplinary approach that engages not only philosophers, but also neuroscientists and psychologists in a joint effort to develop novel approaches that reflect both the stunning recent advances in imaging methods as well as the continuing refinement of our concepts of consciousness. In this light, the Oxford Companion to Consciousness is the most complete authoritative survey of contemporary research on consciousness. Five years in the making and including over 250 concise entries written by leaders in the field, the volume covers both fundamental knowledge as well as more recent advances in this rapidly changing domain. Structured as an easy-to-use dictionary and extensively cross-referenced, the Companion offers contributions from philosophy of mind to neuroscience, from experimental psychology to clinical findings, so reflecting the profoundly interdisciplinary nature of the domain. Particular care has been taken to ensure that each of the entries is accessible to the general reader and that the overall volume represents a comprehensive snapshot of the contemporary study of consciousness. The result is a unique compendium that will prove indispensable to anyone interested in consciousness, from beginning students wishing to clarify a concept to professional consciousness researchers looking for the best characterization of a particular phenomenon.

Cognitive Neuroscience of Emotion

Cognitive Neuroscience of Emotion ebook ISBN: 9780195155921
Publisher: Series in Affective Science
Author: Richard D. Lane,Lynn Nadel
Number of Pages: 431 
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This book, a member of the Series in Affective Science, is a unique interdisciplinary sequence of articles on the cognitive neuroscience of emotion by some of the most well-known researchers in the area. It explores what is known about cognitive processes in emotion at the same time it reviews the processes and anatomical structures involved in emotion, determining whether there is something about emotion and its neural substrates that requires they be studied as a separate domain. Divided into four major focal points and presenting research that has been performed in the last decade, this book covers the process of emotion generation, the functions of amygdala, the conscious experience of emotion, and emotion regulation and dysregulation. Collectively, the chapters constitute a broad but selective survey of current knowledge about emotion and the brain, and they all address the close association between cognitive and emotional processes. By bringing together diverse strands of investigation with the aim of documenting current understanding of how emotion is instantiated in the brain, this book will be of use to scientists, researchers, and advanced students of psychology and neuroscience.

Vision: From Neurons to Cognition

Vision: From Neurons to Cognition ebook ISBN: 9780444505866
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Author: Université de Montréal. Centre de recherche en sciences neurologiques. International meeting
Number of Pages: 488 
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Internationally renowned researchers discuss how the various parts of the brain process and integrate visual signals, providing up to date original findings, reviews, and theoretical proposals on visual processing. This book addresses the basic mechanisms of visual perception as well as issues such as neuronal plasticity, functional reorganization and recovery, residual vision, and sensory substitution. Knowledge of the basic mechanisms by which our brain can analyze, reconstruct, and interpret images in the external world is of fundamental importance for our capacity to understand the nature and causes of visual deficits, such as those resulting from ischemia, abnormal development, neuro-degenerative disorders, and normal aging. It is also essential to our goal of developing better therapeutic strategies, such as early diagnosis, visual training, behavioral rehabilitation of visual functions, and visual implants.