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- Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 17.99
A pioneering neuroscientist shows how the long-sought merger of brains with machines is about to become a paradigm-shifting reality Imagine living in a world where people use their computers, drive their cars, and communicate with one another simply by thinking. In this stunning and inspiring work, Duke University neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic event, you know the devastating impact it can have on your life and your spirit. Life-threatening accidents, illnesses, assaults, abusive relationships?or a tragedy like 9/11?all can leave deep emotional wounds that persist long after physical scars have healed. Survivors become ?invisible heroes,?... more...
- Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 21.00
Awakenings ? which inspired the major motion picture ? is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which... more...
- Editorial Kairos 2007; US$ 10.99
Using clinical studies, this exploration of the human brain proposes that its development is a continuous process. From the point of view of genetics to a more practical approach, such as understanding child development or the process of aging, the book illustrates the importance of gaining a deeper understanding of this "great unknown" in the medical... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 102.00
This interdisciplinary work discloses an unexpected coherence between recent concepts in brain science and postmodern thought. A nonlinear dynamical model of brain states is viewed as an autopoietic, autorhoetic, self-organizing, self-tuning eruption under multiple constraints and guided by an overarching optimization principle which insures conservation... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 165.00
The book presents a new science of semiotic linguistics. The goal of semiotic linguistics is to discover what characterizes language as an intermediary between the mind and reality so that language creates the picture of reality we perceive. The cornerstone of semiotic linguistics is the discovery and resolution of language antinomies -contradictions... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available
This volume brings together Freud's main contributions to the psychology of love. His illuminating discussions of the ways in which sexuality is always psychosexuality - that there is no sexuality without fantasy, conscious or unconscious - have changed the ways we think about erotic life. In these papers Freud develops his now famous theories about... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 159.99
The human face is unique among social stimuli in conveying such a variety of different characteristics. A person's identity, sex, race, age, emotional state, focus of attention, facial speech patterns, and attractiveness are all detected and interpreted with relative ease from the face. Humans also display a surprising degree of consistency in... more...