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A Change in Perception PDF Book By Sherryl Comeau

A Change in Perception

  • Author: Sherryl Comeau
  • ISBN Code: : 1982240369
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Page : 114 pages
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 684 Readers
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In this book; “A Change in Perception” Sherryl with her Spirit Team shares with you her personal experiences connecting with her Team of friends and relatives that have crossed over, Angels and Light Beings. Writing with warmth, clarity and a mix of humor, she brings understanding by helping to educate people through some of her own experiences. Her goal is to help as she shares her practical, but spiritual guidance. Sherryl believes Meditation exercises daily on this journey, can help anyone get in touch with their own Divine Spirit Team, Guides, Angels, Light Beings. She believes each of us, with the help of our Team and a healthy balance of Energy Work, can replace doubt with trust and understanding. This book is about opening the mind to possibilities beyond what’s directly in front of us. To find peace through change, to work “with” life, not fight against it, to awaken one’s belief. That it’s ok to think outside the box and believe we “can” accomplish our dream. The knowledge is already within... www.energyworkstudio.com

A Change in Perception PDF Book By Melanie Jayne

A Change in Perception

  • Author: Melanie Jayne
  • ISBN Code: : 0986418498
  • Publisher : Big Dog Publishing
  • Page : 280 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 536 Readers
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How could I be so wrong? I thought Cress had it all. She was smart and beautiful, with a loving family. She was destined for great things. So why is she working as a nanny and living in a dump? The truth is hard to comprehend, but I know one thing: I’m no knight in shining armor. But when she looks at me, I want to be. Brian is the brilliant lawyer. I’m a girl who couldn’t handle suffering. He deserves better than me. He just doesn't know it.

Disability and the welfare state in Britain PDF Book By Hampton, Jameel

Disability and the welfare state in Britain

  • Author: Hampton, Jameel
  • ISBN Code: : 1447335112
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 900 Readers
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Created during and after the Second World War, the British Welfare State seemed to promise welfare for all, but, in its original form, excluded millions of disabled people. This book examines attempts in the subsequent three decades to reverse this exclusion. It is the first to contextualise disability historically in the welfare state and under each government of the period. It looks at how disability policy and perceptions were slow to change as a welfare issue, which is very timely in today’s climate of austerity. It also provides the first major analysis of the Disablement Income Group, one of the most powerful pressure groups in the period and the 1972 Thalidomide campaign and its effect on the Heath government. Given the recent emergence of the history of disability in Britain as a major area of research, the book will be ideal for academics, students and activists seeking a better understanding of the topic.

Disability and the welfare state in Britain PDF Book By Hampton, Jameel

Disability and the welfare state in Britain

  • Author: Hampton, Jameel
  • ISBN Code: : 1447316436
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 194 Readers
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Created during and after the Second World War, the British Welfare State seemed to promise welfare for all, but, in its original form, excluded millions of disabled people. This book examines attempts in the subsequent three decades to reverse this exclusion. It is the first to contextualise disability historically in the welfare state and under each government of the period. It looks at how disability policy and perceptions were slow to change as a welfare issue, which is very timely in today’s climate of austerity. It also provides the first major analysis of the Disablement Income Group, one of the most powerful pressure groups in the period and the 1972 Thalidomide campaign and its effect on the Heath government. Given the recent emergence of the history of disability in Britain as a major area of research, the book will be ideal for academics, students and activists seeking a better understanding of the topic.

The Problems of Perception PDF Book By R. J. Hirst

The Problems of Perception

  • Author: R. J. Hirst
  • ISBN Code: : 1317851560
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 278 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 636 Readers
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First published in 2002. Written in 1959, this volume looks at the philosophical problems of perception, that arise mainly because our traditional common-sense notions clash with the factual evidence concerning not only the occurrence of illusions and hallucinations but also the essential role played by complex causal and psychological processes in perceiving.

The Enigma of Perception PDF Book By D.L.C. Maclachlan

The Enigma of Perception

  • Author: D.L.C. Maclachlan
  • ISBN Code: : 0773588426
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Page : 232 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 313 Readers
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How do we acquire knowledge through a sensory input from our environment? In The Enigma of Perception, D.L.C. Maclachlan revives the traditional causal representative theory of perception which dominated philosophical thinking for hundreds of years by revealing the important element of truth the theory contained. The traditional theory was not a complete explanation of perception, because it presupposed a causal system including both the physical objects and the subjective experiences. The pattern of inference from sensations to external objects, which lies at its heart, is nevertheless legitimate, because the assumptions on which it depends are generally recognized as true. The emerging enigma is how to explain this original knowledge of the world on which the traditional theory depends. The key idea is that sense experience is constructed as a response to sensory input - an act whose purpose is to represent a reality beyond the cognitive subject. The Enigma of Perception develops original ideas to explain this process in detail, with help from numerous philosophers from John Locke to David Chalmers.

Studies in Perception and Action II PDF Book By S. Stavros Valenti,John B. Pittenger,William M. Mace

Studies in Perception and Action II

  • Author: S. Stavros Valenti,John B. Pittenger,William M. Mace
  • ISBN Code: : 1317759745
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 241 Readers
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This volume offers a comprehensive view of posters presented at the VIIth International Conference on Event Perception and Action. Arranged in order of appearance of their corresponding symposia on the conference program, this collection of 80 miniature articles on event perception and action represents the work of 136 researchers from 13 countries.

Normativity in Perception PDF Book By Maxime Doyon,Thiemo Breyer

Normativity in Perception

  • Author: Maxime Doyon,Thiemo Breyer
  • ISBN Code: : 1137377925
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 231 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 129 Readers
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The ways in which human action and rationality are guided by norms are well documented in philosophy and neighboring disciplines. But how do norms shape the way we experience the world perceptually? The present volume explores this question and investigates the specific normativity inherent to perception.

The Other in Perception PDF Book By Susan Bredlau

The Other in Perception

  • Author: Susan Bredlau
  • ISBN Code: : 1438471734
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Page : 140 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 523 Readers
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Demonstrates the unique, pervasive, and overwhelmingly important role of other people within our lived experience. Drawing on the original phenomenological work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Edmund Husserl, Simone de Beauvoir, and John Russon, as well as recent research in child psychology, The Other in Perception argues for perception’s inherently existential significance: we always perceive a world and not just objective facts. The world is the rich domain of our personal and interpersonal lives, and central to this world is the role of other people. We are “paired” with others such that our perception is really the enactment of a coinhabiting of a shared world. These relations with others shape the very way in which we perceive our world. Susan Bredlau explores two uniquely formative domains in which our pairing relations with others are particularly critical: childhood development and sexuality. It is through formative childhood experience that the essential, background structures of our world are instituted, which has important consequences for our developed perceptual life. Sexuality is an analogous domain of formative intersubjective experience. Taken as a whole, Bredlau demonstrates the unique, pervasive, and overwhelmingly important role of other people within our lived experience. Susan Bredlau is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Emory University.

Phonology in Perception PDF Book By Paul Boersma,Silke Hamann

Phonology in Perception

  • Author: Paul Boersma,Silke Hamann
  • ISBN Code: : 3110219239
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Page : 318 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 831 Readers
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The book consists of nine chapters dealing with the interaction of speech perception and phonology. Rather than accepting the common assumption that perceptual considerations influence phonological behaviour, the book aims to investigate the reverse direction of causation, namely the extent to which phonological knowledge guides the speech perception process. Most of the chapters discuss formalizations of the speech perception process that involve ranked phonological constraints. Theoretical frameworks argued for are Natural Phonology, Optimality Theory, and the Neigbourhood Activation Model. The book discusses the perception of segments, stress, and intonation in the fields of loanword adaptation, second language acquisition, and sound change. The book is of interest to phonologists, phoneticians and psycholinguists working on the phonetics-phonology interface, and to everybody who is interested in the idea that phonology is not production alone.

A Change of Season PDF Book By Melanie Jayne

A Change of Season

  • Author: Melanie Jayne
  • ISBN Code: : 1735081825
  • Publisher : Big Dog Publishing
  • Page : 150 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 265 Readers
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I promised to give her everything… Billie wears my wedding band and owns my heart. Now, after years of battling the demons from her past, she’s finally claimed a sense of peace and security. That has allowed us to settle into a great life filled with fun, friends, and an abundance of love. As we move into our dream house and prep for the holiday season, our hearts ache to hear the pitter patter of little feet. Unfortunately, building a family turns into a struggle neither of us were prepared for. Surrounded by our strong circle of friends, we will make it through whatever life brings. One truth is clear above all else: the bond of family is born in the heart. Things may not work out as we planned, but—one way or another—the children we long for will find their way into our waiting arms.

Studies in Perception and Action V PDF Book By Madeleine A. Grealy,James A. Thomson

Studies in Perception and Action V

  • Author: Madeleine A. Grealy,James A. Thomson
  • ISBN Code: : 1135668655
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Page : 376 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 519 Readers
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This is the fifth volume in an evolving series known collectively as "Studies in Perception and Action." It features papers presented at the Tenth International Conference on Perception and Action held in Edinburgh, Scotland in August of 1999. This series provides a unique insight into the evolution of research on the ecological approach to perception and action. Each volume presents new research, almost always at the cutting edge of the discipline, and gives a special place to younger scientists whose work contains the seeds which will determine the future growth and direction of the discipline. Studies in Perception and Action V thus offers the reader not just a cross-section of leading research at a given point in time, but a mini-history of ecological psychology and its development. In this regard it is already notable how many of the 'younger scientists' in the 1991 volume have become leading figures of the field today.

The Philosophy of Perception PDF Book By Lambert Wiesing

The Philosophy of Perception

  • Author: Lambert Wiesing
  • ISBN Code: : 1780937083
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 956 Readers
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Lambert Wiesing's The Philosophy of Perception challenges current theories of perception. Instead of attempting to understand how a subject perceives the world, Wiesing starts by taking perception to be real. He then asks what this reality means for a subject. In his original approach, the question of how human perception is possible is displaced by questions about what perception obliges us to be and do. He argues that perception requires us to be embodied, to be visible, and to continually participate in the public and physical world we perceive. Only in looking at images, he proposes, can we achieve something like a break in participation, a temporary respite from this, one of perception's relentless demands. Wiesing's methods chart a markedly new path in contemporary perception theory. In addition to identifying common ground among diverse philosophical positions, he identifies how his own, phenomenological approach differs from those of many other philosophers, past and present. As part of the argument, he provides a succinct but comprehensive survey of the philosophy of images His original critical exposition presents scholars of phenomenology, perception and aesthetics with a new, important understanding of the old phenomenon, the human being in the world.

Aristotle on Perception PDF Book By Stephen Everson

Aristotle on Perception

  • Author: Stephen Everson
  • ISBN Code: : 0191519057
  • Publisher : Clarendon Press
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 632 Readers
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Stephen Everson presents a comprehensive new study of Aristotle's account of perception and related mental capacities. Recent debate about Aristotle's theory of mind has focused on this account, which is Aristotle's most sustained and detailed attempt to describe and explain the behaviour of living things. Everson places it in the context of Aristotle's natural science as a whole, showing how he applies the explanatory tools developed in other works to the study of perceptual cognition. Everson demonstrates that, contrary to the claims of many recent scholars, Aristotle is indeed concerned to explain perceptual activity as the activity of a living body, in terms of material changes in the organs which possess the various perceptual capacities. By emphasizing the unified nature of the perceptual system, Everson is able to explain how Aristotle accounts for our ability to perceive not only such things as colours and sounds but material objects in our environment. This rich and broad-ranging book will be essential reading not only for students of Aristotle's theory of mind but for all those concerned to understand the explanatory principles of his natural science. 'No part of Aristotle's psychological theory has been of greater interest to scholars over the past few years than his account of perception. . . . this excellent book . . . will appeal to Aristotelian scholars and philosophers of mind alike . . . Everson manifests a thorough understanding of much of the literature on Aristotle's psychological theory and displays a talent for offering sophisticated arguments that are informed by the conceptual possibilities demarcated in both ancient and modern philosophy . . . Everson has presented a rich and insightful critique of a thesis which has had significant impact upon contemporary discussions of Aristotle's psychological theory. Further, in offering ths critique, he has avoided many of the snares and entanglements to which others have fallen prey.' John E. Sisko, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy

Limits in Perception PDF Book By A.J. van Doorn,W.A. van de Grind,J.J Koenderink

Limits in Perception

  • Author: A.J. van Doorn,W.A. van de Grind,J.J Koenderink
  • ISBN Code: : 1000715140
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Page : 568 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 404 Readers
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This book presents an analysis of limits in perception from the vantage point of the physicist, the engineer, the psychophysicist, the psychologist and the theorist. Limits in perception find their causal explanation at many logically and/or physically different levels. Some of the most fundamental bottlenecks are due to the quantum mechanical and atomistic structure of the microworld. Other simple constraints are due to the material constitution of sensory organs. For instance, the fact that the eye is predominantly composed of water limits both the optical quality and the available spectral window. The engineer uses knowledge on such limits to design equipment that optimizes human performance in daily life. Examples include room acoustics and visual displays. Psychophysicists and psychologists deal with limits on a quite different logical level. These limits constrain much of our perceptually guided behaviour. The book includes chapters on such topics as movement perception, binocular vision, illusory phenomena, language and perception, the perception of time. A few concluding chapters on fundamental limits imposed by information theoretical constraints on the coding and representation of sensed structure are included. Limits in Perception will be important reading material for scientists and/or engineers in the following fields: perception, experimental psychology, sensory biology, physics, neuroscience, human engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics, ophthalmology, audiology, psychonomics and ergonomics, remote sensing.

Habermas and Religion PDF Book By Craig Calhoun,Eduardo Mendieta,Jonathan VanAntwerpen

Habermas and Religion

  • Author: Craig Calhoun,Eduardo Mendieta,Jonathan VanAntwerpen
  • ISBN Code: : 0745674267
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 340 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 315 Readers
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To the surprise of many readers, Jürgen Habermas has recentlymade religion a major theme of his work. Emphasizing bothreligion's prominence in the contemporary public sphere and itspotential contributions to critical thought, Habermas's engagementwith religion has been controversial and exciting, putting much ofhis own work in fresh perspective and engaging key themes inphilosophy, politics and social theory. Habermas argues that the once widely accepted hypothesis ofprogressive secularization fails to account for the multipletrajectories of modernization in the contemporary world. He callsattention to the contemporary significance of "postmetaphysical"thought and "postsecular" consciousness - even in Western societiesthat have embraced a rationalistic understanding of publicreason. Habermas and Religion presents a series of original andsustained engagements with Habermas's writing on religion in thepublic sphere, featuring new work and critical reflections fromleading philosophers, social and political theorists, andanthropologists. Contributors to the volume respond both toHabermas's ambitious and well-developed philosophical project andto his most recent work on religion. The book closes with anextended response from Habermas - itself a major statement from oneof today's most important thinkers.

Perception of Form and Forms of Perception PDF Book By R. M. Granovskaya,I. J. Bereznaya,Alla N. Grigorieva

Perception of Form and Forms of Perception

  • Author: R. M. Granovskaya,I. J. Bereznaya,Alla N. Grigorieva
  • ISBN Code: : 1134928068
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 494 Readers
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First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Philosophy of Perception PDF Book By Christoph Limbeck-Lilienau,Friedrich Stadler

The Philosophy of Perception

  • Author: Christoph Limbeck-Lilienau,Friedrich Stadler
  • ISBN Code: : 3110654466
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Page : 431 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 991 Readers
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In this volume the philosophy of perception and observation is discussed by leading philosophers with implications in the philosophy of mind, in epistemology, and in philosophy of science. In the last years the philosophy of perception underwent substantial changes and new views appeared: the intentionality of perception has been contested by relational theories of perception (direct realism), a richer view of perceptual content has emerged, new theories of intentionality have been defended against naturalistic theories of representation (e. g. phenomenal intentionality). These theoretical changes reflect also new insights coming from psychological theories of perception. These changes have substantial consequences for the epistemic role of perception and for its role in scientific observation. In the present volume, leading philosophers of perception discuss these new views and show their implications in the philosophy of mind, in epistemology and in philosophy of science. A special focus is laid on Franz Brentano and Ludwig Wittgenstein. A reference volume for all scholars and students of the history, psychology and philosophy of perception, and cognitive science.

Perceptual Learning PDF Book By Kevin Connolly

Perceptual Learning

  • Author: Kevin Connolly
  • ISBN Code: : 0190662905
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 202 Readers
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Experts from wine tasters to radiologists to bird watchers have all undergone perceptual learning-long-term changes in perception that result from practice or experience. Philosophers have been discussing such cases for centuries, from the 14th-century Indian philosopher Vedanta Desika to the 18th-century Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid, and into contemporary times. This book uses recent evidence from psychology and neuroscience to show that perceptual learning is genuinely perceptual, rather than post-perceptual. It also offers a taxonomy for classifying cases in the philosophical literature. In some cases, perceptual learning involves changes in how one attends; in other cases, it involves a learned ability to differentiate two properties, or to perceive two properties as unified. Connolly uses this taxonomy to rethink several domains of perception in terms of perceptual learning, including multisensory perception, color perception, and speech perception. As a whole, the book offers a theory of the function of perceptual learning. Perceptual learning embeds into our quick perceptual systems what would be a slower task were it to be done in a controlled, cognitive manner. A novice wine taster drinking a Cabernet Sauvignon might have to think about its features first and then infer the type of wine, while an expert can identify it immediately. This learned ability to immediately identify the wine enables the expert to think about other things like the vineyard or the vintage of the wine. More generally, perceptual learning serves to free up cognitive resources for other tasks. This book offers a comprehensive empirically-informed account, and explores the nature, scope, and theoretical implications of perceptual learning.

Picture Processing and Psychopictorics PDF Book By B.S. Lipkin

Picture Processing and Psychopictorics

  • Author: B.S. Lipkin
  • ISBN Code: : 0323146856
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Page : 534 pages
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 177 Readers
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Picture Processing and Psychopictorics explores the selected aspects of perception and picture processing involving variables that are relevant to psychopictoric research. This book is organized into four parts encompassing 18 chapters. The first three parts cover the three classes of psychophysical variables, namely, contrast and border, shape and geometry, and texture. These parts also deal with the factors that influence the detection of objects in complex images. The discussion then shifts to the role of these factors in perception, as well as the computer analysis and manipulation of images with respect to these factors. The fourth part describes the programming systems for online experimental design and image manipulation. This work will be of great value to psychologists concerned with determining how the human extracts information from visual stimuli and to computer scientist concerned with developing programs and equipment to extract similar information from images.

The 5 Skinny Habits PDF Book By David Zulberg

The 5 Skinny Habits

  • Author: David Zulberg
  • ISBN Code: : 162336373X
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • Reviews : 550 Readers
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In his own personal weight-loss struggle, David Zulberg turned to the forgotten wisdom of the ancients—Maimonides, Aristotle, Hippocrates, Galen, and even Benjamin Franklin—to find consensus on ideal nutrition for optimum physical and emotional health. After 10 years of studying volume upon volume, Zulberg distilled the teachings of humanity's greatest doctors and philosophers—what he calls the Master Physicians—and discovered something amazing: Ancient doctors already knew what today's medical findings are rediscovering about what's best for human health, weight loss, disease prevention, and psychological well-being. On The 5 Skinny Habits diet plan, you'll harness the best of both worlds—the ancient and the modern—for long-term success. The 5 Skinny Habits explains the ancient understanding of health and its application to our lives in the 21st century with its supersize proportions. There are no forbidden foods or food groups, and you can even enjoy a glass of wine with dinner. Through a close study of ancient sources written by the Master Physicians, Zulberg integrates the spiritual, emotional, and physical components of health and weight loss. Habit changes are at the core of the program. With an easy five-step plan, Zulberg tells readers how to incorporate one habit each week for 5 weeks to achieve a healthier life. His five steps streamline and simplify the process of becoming fit, ensuring that change is made for good. A simple diet diary with positive affirmations and mindfulness makes self-monitoring an effective and enjoyable part of the discovery. By the end of the journey, readers have incorporated the habits into their routines so completely that they are no longer "dieting" but simply living a healthier life.

Being Somewhere PDF Book By Ferdinand Pöhlmann

Being Somewhere

  • Author: Ferdinand Pöhlmann
  • ISBN Code: : 3658180196
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 269 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 532 Readers
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Ferdinand Pöhlmann argues that a sense of one’s own basic abilities to move is a constitutive condition on the ability to perceive the world spatially. This constitutive relation explains why egocentric spatial representation is to be regarded as a kind of self-representation. In arguing for these claims, conceptual as well as empirical questions are discussed and an overview of accounts that take action as a constitutive condition on spatial representation is given. The picture that emerges is linked to the phenomenological (Scheler) as well as to the analytic (Evans) tradition in the Philosophy of Mind.​

Psychology of Learning and Motivation PDF Book By

Psychology of Learning and Motivation

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  • ISBN Code: : 9780080863818
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Page : 328 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 201 Readers
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With a long-standing tradition for excellence, this series is a collection of quality papers that are widely read by researchers in cognitive and experimental psychology. Each chapter thoughtfully integrates the writings of leading contributors, who present and discuss significant bodies of research relevant to their discipline.

Encyclopedia of Perception PDF Book By E. Bruce Goldstein

Encyclopedia of Perception

  • Author: E. Bruce Goldstein
  • ISBN Code: : 1506332730
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Page : 1280 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 658 Readers
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The field of perception is devoted to explaining the operation of the senses and the experiences and behaviors resulting from stimulation of the senses. Perceptual processes such as recognizing faces, seeing color, hearing music, and feeling pain represent the actions of complex mechanisms, yet we usually do them easily. The Encyclopedia of Perception presents a comprehensive overview of the field of perception through authoritative essays written by leading researchers and theoreticians in psychology, the cognitive sciences, neuroscience, and medical disciplines. It presents two parallel and interacting approaches: the psychophysical, or determining the relationship between stimuli in the environment and perception, and the physiological, or locating the biological systems responsible for perception. Are there any processes not associated with perception? Surely there are, but the pervasiveness of perception is truly impressive, and the phenomena of perception and its mechanisms are what this encyclopedia is about. Key Features Contains 16 pages of color illustration and photography to accompany the entries Offers a varied and broad list of topics, including basic research as well as methodologies, theoretical approaches, and real-world applications of perceptual research Emphasizes human perception but includes ample research because of its importance in its own right and because of what this research tells us about human perception Written by recognized experts from many disciplines but for an audience with no previous background in perception—students and members of the general public alike Key Themes Action Attention Audition Chemical Senses Cognition and Perception Computers and Perception Consciousness Disorders of Perception Illusory Perceptions Individual Differences (Human) and Comparative (Across Species; Not Including Ageing, Disorders, and Perceptual Development) Methods Perceptual Development/Experience Philosophical Approaches Physiological Processes Sense Interaction Skin and Body Senses Theoretical Approaches Visual Perception

Physics of Biological Action and Perception PDF Book By Mark L. Latash

Physics of Biological Action and Perception

  • Author: Mark L. Latash
  • ISBN Code: : 0128192852
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Page : 242 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 863 Readers
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Physics of Biological Action and Perception helps researchers interested in exploring biological motor control from a physics or alternative viewpoint perspective. The book introduces the idea of parametric control as a distinguishing feature of living systems. Sections cover how the CNS creates stable percepts based on fuzzy and continuously changing signals from numerous receptors and the variable processes related to ongoing actions. The author also develops the idea of control with referent coordinates to stability of salient variables in fields typically united under the label of "cognition." Examples of this include communication (how the gist of a message is preserved despite variability of phrases), thought processes (how one can solve a mental problem via different logical routes), and playing chess (how one selects an optimal move given a position on the board). The book is written for researchers, instructors, clinicians and other professionals in all the fields related to biological movement and perception. Presents a unifying theory of motor control based on physics Encompasses action, perception and cognition Discusses referent coordinates, kinesthetic perception and stability of actions Identifies the importance of the CNS over computational brain function

Innovation and Entrepreneurship PDF Book By Peter Drucker

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Author: Peter Drucker
  • ISBN Code: : 131760136X
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 346 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 880 Readers
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How can management be developed to create the greatest wealth for society as a whole? This is the question Peter Drucker sets out to answer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A brilliant, mould-breaking attack on management orthodoxy it is one of Drucker’s most important books, offering an excellent overview of some of his main ideas. He argues that what defines an entrepreneur is their attitude to change: ‘the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it and exploits it as an opportunity’. To exploit change, according to Drucker, is to innovate. Stressing the importance of low-tech entrepreneurship, the challenge of balancing technological possibilities with limited resources, and the organisation as a learning organism, he concludes with a vision of an entrepreneurial society where individuals increasingly take responsibility for their own learning and careers. With a new foreword by Joseph Maciariello

Knowledge and Vision PDF Book By

Knowledge and Vision

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  • ISBN Code: : 0128168692
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Page : 266 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 786 Readers
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Knowledge and Vision, Volume 70, the latest release in the Psychology of Learning and Motivation, features empirical and theoretical contributions in cognitive and experimental psychology, ranging from classical and instrumental conditioning, to complex learning and problem-solving. Topics in this new release include Memorability: How what we see influences what we remember, The impact of prior knowledge on visual memory, Neural dynamics of visual and semantic object processing, Comprehending and developing the meaning of visual narratives, Attention and vision, The role of learning and memory in early visual development, The Information Content of Visual Categories, What do neurons really want?, and more. Contains coverage of an unusually broad set of emerging topics in language, spanning comprehension and production and both speech and reading

Family Planning in Taiwan PDF Book By Ralph Freedman,John Y. Takeshita

Family Planning in Taiwan

  • Author: Ralph Freedman,John Y. Takeshita
  • ISBN Code: : 1400877415
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Page : 530 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 540 Readers
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The experimental family planning program begun in 1963 in Taichung, the provincial capital of Taiwan, was the largest intensive program of its kind ever to be carried out for a sizable concentrated population. Its use of systematic observation and measurements was also unique. In evaluating the program and the data gathered, the authors seek to establish the extent to which the decline in Taiwan's fertility level resulted from the program rather than from the changes already underway in the society at that time. Finally, two vital questions occupy them: What has been learned in Taiwan, and how much of this can be applied to other developing countries with rapid population growth? Originally published in 1969. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Minerva's Night Out PDF Book By

Minerva's Night Out

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  • ISBN Code: : 1118322983
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 310 Readers
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Minerva’s Night Out presents series of essays bynoted philosopher and motion picture and media theorist NoëlCarroll that explore issues at the intersection of philosophy,motion pictures, and popular culture. Presents a wide-ranging series of essays that reflect onphilosophical issues relating to modern film and popularculture Authored by one of the best known philosophers dealing withfilm and popular culture Written in an accessible manner to appeal to students andscholars Coverage ranges from the philosophy of Halloween toVertigo and the pathologies of romantic love

The Beginning of Heaven and Earth Has No Name PDF Book By Heinz von Foerster

The Beginning of Heaven and Earth Has No Name

  • Author: Heinz von Foerster
  • ISBN Code: : 082325562X
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Page : 236 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 965 Readers
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Heinz von Foerster was the inventor of second-order cybernetics, which recognizes the investigator as part of the system he is investigating. The Beginning of Heaven and Earth Has No Name provides an accessible, nonmathematical, and comprehensive overview of von Foerster’s cybernetic ideas and of the philosophy latent within them. It distills concepts scattered across the lifework of this scientific polymath and influential interdisciplinarian. At the same time, as a book-length interview, it does justice to von Foerster’s élan as a speaker and improviser, his skill as a raconteur. Developed from a week-long conversation between the editors and von Foerster near the end of his life, this work playfully engages von Foerster in developing the difference his notion of second-order cybernetics makes for topics ranging from emergence, life, order, and thermodynamics to observation, recursion, cognition, perception, memory, and communication. The book gives an English-speaking audience a new ease of access to the rich thought and generous spirit of this remarkable and protean thinker.

A Change of Ways PDF Book By Melanie Jayne

A Change of Ways

  • Author: Melanie Jayne
  • ISBN Code: : 1735081817
  • Publisher : Big Dog Publishing
  • Page : 218 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 713 Readers
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Micah’s been shot. Those three little words sent my world spiraling. Without hesitation, I packed a bag and rushed to his side four states away. He couldn’t die. There were too many wrongs they needed to be made to right. I thought time apart would offer clarity to my complex feelings for him, or the mountain of obstacles between us. Now, I fear the last harsh words spoken between us will act as our eternal goodbye... When the gun fired, my lone thought was of Tess. I took this job to straighten my situation out... for her. So that when I marched back into her life, I would be the man she deserved. I wasn’t going to be selfish. Not this time. I would put her first. Our love came with professional and personal risks, but with her by my side they were worth taking. I’m not done fighting. I’ll battle death itself to make it back to her. And when I do, compromises will be made. Truths will be told. Our forever will begin with A Change of Ways.

A Change of Direction PDF Book By Melanie Jayne

A Change of Direction

  • Author: Melanie Jayne
  • ISBN Code: : 0999642197
  • Publisher : Big Dog Publishing
  • Page : 204 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 823 Readers
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Can two people, who thrive off control, throw themselves into love’s chaotic freefall ? In the last three years, Beau “Sly” Slidell has cheated death, and landed a kickass job in a new city. While some areas of his life are better than ever, others will never be the same. His body isn’t recovering from his accident liked he hoped it would. But, if he finally takes a chance on love, his heart just might. After surviving a rough marriage and a bitter divorce, Campbell Talbot is more than happy to embrace her single life. She has a tight circle of friends, a good job, and a list of men to call for fun when the mood strikes her. She wasn’t looking to get in too deep with any one man, but couldn’t resist the draw of Sly’s charming swagger. Despite their sizzling attraction, his stubbornness combined with her fierce independence drove the two apart. Now, Sly realizes his life is better with her in it and is determined to win Campbell back. Can the lifelong bachelor learn how to be committed to a woman who cringes at the word?

A Change of Plan PDF Book By Melanie Jayne

A Change of Plan

  • Author: Melanie Jayne
  • ISBN Code: : 0999642103
  • Publisher : Big Dog Publishing
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 749 Readers
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It was supposed to be casual. I never wanted a relationship but I keep coming back for more. When Osi Browne looks at me, I know that he is waiting for the right moment to demand my surrender so I take off when things get too real. Ramsay Kent is elusive and I enjoy the chase, but I’m tired of waiting. The woman has a life plan but mine is better for her, me and for us. The lovers are resourceful, successful, and very stubborn. Who will give in first?

Aristotle and Plotinus on Memory PDF Book By Richard A.H. King

Aristotle and Plotinus on Memory

  • Author: Richard A.H. King
  • ISBN Code: : 3110214636
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Page : 280 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 291 Readers
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Two treatises on memory which have come down to us from antiquity are Aristotle’s On memory and recollection and Plotinus’ On perception and memory (IV 6); the latter also wrote at length about memory in his Problems connected with the soul (IV 3-4, esp. 3.25-4.6). Both authors treat memory as a “modest” faculty: they assume the existence of a persistent subject to whom memory belongs; and basic cognitive capacities are assumed on which memory depends. In particular, both theories use “phantasia” (representation) to explain memory.

Clinical Phenomenology and Cognitive Psychology PDF Book By David Fewtrell,Kieron O'Connor

Clinical Phenomenology and Cognitive Psychology

  • Author: David Fewtrell,Kieron O'Connor
  • ISBN Code: : 1134477007
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 232 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 929 Readers
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Cognitive therapies are often biased in their assessment of clinical problems by their emphasis on the role of verbally-mediated thought in shaping our emotions, and in stressing the influence of thought upon feeling. Alternatively, a more phenomenological appraisal of psychological dysfunction suggests that emotion and thinking are complementary processes which influence each other. Cognitive psychology developed out of information-processing models, whereas phenomenological psychology is rooted in a philosophical perspective which avoids the assumptions of positivist methodology. But, despite their different origins, the two disciplines overlap and complement each other. This book, originally published in 1995, illustrates how feeling states are a crucial component of mental health problems and, if adequately differentiated, can result in a greater understanding of mental health.

Russell's Theory of Perception PDF Book By Sajahan Miah

Russell's Theory of Perception

  • Author: Sajahan Miah
  • ISBN Code: : 1847142842
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Page : 258 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 246 Readers
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In Russell's Theory of Perception, Sajahan Miah re-examines and evaluates the development of Russell's concept of perception and the relation of perception to our knowledge of the external world. With the introduction of logical construction (in which physical objects are constructed from actual and possible sense-data) Russell's theory of perception seems to become a causal theory with phenomenalist overtones. The book argues that there is a consistency of purpose and direction which motivated Russell to introduce logical construction. The purpose was to strike a compromise between his empiricism and his realism and to establish a bridge between the objects of perception and the objects of physics and common sense.

Understanding Events PDF Book By Thomas F. Shipley,Jeffrey M. Zacks

Understanding Events

  • Author: Thomas F. Shipley,Jeffrey M. Zacks
  • ISBN Code: : 9780198040705
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 736 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 535 Readers
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We effortlessly recognize all sorts of events--from simple events like people walking to complex events like leaves blowing in the wind. We can also remember and describe these events, and in general, react appropriately to them, for example, in avoiding an approaching object. Our phenomenal ease interacting with events belies the complexity of the underlying processes we use to deal with them. Driven by an interest in these complex processes, research on event perception has been growing rapidly. Events are the basis of all experience, so understanding how humans perceive, represent, and act on them will have a significant impact on many areas of psychology. Unfortunately, much of the research on event perception--in visual perception, motor control, linguistics, and computer science--has progressed without much interaction. This volume is the first to bring together computational, neurological, and psychological research on how humans detect, classify, remember, and act on events. The book will provide professional and student researchers with a comprehensive collection of the latest research in these diverse fields.

Earth Summit Ethics PDF Book By J. Baird Callicott,Fernando J. R. da Rocha

Earth Summit Ethics

  • Author: J. Baird Callicott,Fernando J. R. da Rocha
  • ISBN Code: : 0791498409
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Page : 266 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 878 Readers
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An international group of environmental philosophers and educators propose ways universities can produce and promote ecological literacy and environmental ethics.

Microdosing with Amanita Muscaria PDF Book By Baba Masha

Microdosing with Amanita Muscaria

  • Author: Baba Masha
  • ISBN Code: : 1644115069
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reviews : 719 Readers
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• Shows how Amanita microdoses offered help and healing for a broad range of conditions, including hormonal dysfunction, allergies, gingivitis, heartburn, eczema, psoriasis, depression, epilepsy, hypertension, insomnia, and migraine • Reveals how Amanita microdoses are effective for pain relief and for interrupting addictions to alcohol, opiates, nicotine, caffeine, and other narcotics • Details how to safely identify, prepare, and preserve Amanita muscaria, including recipes for tincture, tea, oil, and ointment as well as proper microdose amounts Exploring the results of the first international study on the medicinal effects of microdosing with Amanita muscaria, the psychoactive fly agaric mushroom, Baba Masha, M.D., documents how more than 3,000 volunteers experienced positive outcomes for a broad range of health conditions as well as enhanced creativity and sports performance. Masha discovered that Amanita microdoses offered help and healing for hormonal dysfunction, low libido, allergies, asthma, swelling, gingivitis, nail fungus, digestive issues, recovery from stroke and cardiac arrest, and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. She found beneficial effects on depression, epilepsy, hypertension, insomnia, and low appetite and shows how Amanita microdoses are quite effective for pain relief, including in cases of rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual pain, and migraine. The author also reveals how Amanita microdoses can interrupt addictions to alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, opiates, and other narcotics. The author details how to safely identify, harvest, prepare, and preserve Amanita muscaria, including recipes for tincture, tea, oil, and ointment as well as proper microdose amounts. She shares dozens of detailed personal Amanita microdose reports from study participants, highlighting the positive, negative, and neutral effects they experienced, and she also shares some Amanita large-dose trip reports, cautioning against this practice because of the mushroom’s strong dissociative properties, including amnesia. Revealing the vast healing potential of this ancient mushroom ally, Masha’s study shows not only how Amanita can help with many health conditions but also how it activates the ability to feel the value and the significance of your own life experience.

The Map and the Territory PDF Book By Shyam Wuppuluri,Francisco Antonio Doria

The Map and the Territory

  • Author: Shyam Wuppuluri,Francisco Antonio Doria
  • ISBN Code: : 3319724789
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 641 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 695 Readers
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This volume presents essays by pioneering thinkers including Tyler Burge, Gregory Chaitin, Daniel Dennett, Barry Mazur, Nicholas Humphrey, John Searle and Ian Stewart. Together they illuminate the Map/Territory Distinction that underlies at the foundation of the scientific method, thought and the very reality itself. It is imperative to distinguish Map from the Territory while analyzing any subject but we often mistake map for the territory. Meaning for the Reference. Computational tool for what it computes. Representations are handy and tempting that we often end up committing the category error of over-marrying the representation with what is represented, so much so that the distinction between the former and the latter is lost. This error that has its roots in the pedagogy often generates a plethora of paradoxes/confusions which hinder the proper understanding of the subject. What are wave functions? Fields? Forces? Numbers? Sets? Classes? Operators? Functions? Alphabets and Sentences? Are they a part of our map (theory/representation)? Or do they actually belong to the territory (Reality)? Researcher, like a cartographer, clothes (or creates?) the reality by stitching multitudes of maps that simultaneously co-exist. A simple apple, for example, can be analyzed from several viewpoints beginning with evolution and biology, all the way down its microscopic quantum mechanical components. Is there a reality (or a real apple) out there apart from these maps? How do these various maps interact/intermingle with each other to produce a coherent reality that we interact with? Or do they not? Does our brain uses its own internal maps to facilitate “physicist/mathematician” in us to construct the maps about the external territories in turn? If so, what is the nature of these internal maps? Are there meta-maps? Evolution definitely fences our perception and thereby our ability to construct maps, revealing to us only those aspects beneficial for our survival. But the question is, to what extent? Is there a way out of the metaphorical Platonic cave erected around us by the nature? While “Map is not the territory” as Alfred Korzybski remarked, join us in this journey to know more, while we inquire on the nature and the reality of the maps which try to map the reality out there. The book also includes a foreword by Sir Roger Penrose and an afterword by Dagfinn Follesdal.