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    My Stroke Of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor

    On the morning of December 10, 1996 Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. A neuroanatomist by profession, she observed her own mind completely deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life, all within the space of four brief hours. As the damaged left side of her brain – the rational, grounded, detail and time-oriented side – swung in and out of function, Taylor alternated between two distinct and opposite realties: the euphoric nirvana of the intuitive and kinesthetic right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace; and the logical, sequential left brain, which recognized Jill was having a stroke, and enabled her to seek help before she was lost completely.In My Stroke of Insight, Taylor shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery, and the sense of omniscient understanding she gained from this unusual and inspiring voyage out of the abyss of a wounded brain. It would take eight years for Taylor to heal completely. Because of her knowledge of how the brain works, her respect for the cells composing her human form, and most of all an amazing mother, Taylor completely repaired her mind and recalibrated her understanding of the world according to the insights gained from her right brain that morning of December 10th.Today Taylor is convinced that the stroke was the best thing that could have happened to her. It has taught her that the feeling of nirvana is never more than a mere thought away. By stepping to the right of our left brains, we can all uncover the feelings of well-being and peace that are so often sidelined by our own brain chatter. A fascinating journey into the mechanics of the human mind, My Stroke of Insight is both a valuable recovery guide for anyone touched by a brain injury, and an emotionally stirring testimony that deep internal peace truly is accessible to anyone, at any time.


    Incognito by David Eagleman

    David Eagleman is a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action as well as the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. His scientific research has been published in journals from Science to Nature , and his neuroscience books include Wednesday Is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia (with Richard Cytowic) and the forthcoming Live-Wired. He is also the author of the internationally best-selling book of fiction Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives .


    The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales is a 1985 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks describing the case histories of some of his patients. The title of the book comes from the case study of a man with visual agnosia. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat became the basis of an opera of the same name by Michael Nyman, which premiered in 1986.


    Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies by Douglas Hofstadter



    The Society Of Mind by Marvin Minsky



    The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver W Sacks



    How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker



    The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks



    Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies by Douglas R Hofstadter



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    The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life by LeDoux, Joseph

    Touchstone, 1996. Paperback. Good. Unmarked. Soft corner crease on cover. The Emotional Brain investigates the origins of human emotions and explains that many exist as part of complex neural systems that evolved to enable us to survive.


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    Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain by Damasio, Antonio

    Mariner Books, 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked book. Unclipped dust jacket with a small tear on back flap fold. Damasio draws on his innovative research and on his experience with neurological patients to examine how feelings and the emotions that underlie them support human survival and enable the spirit's greatest creations. 356p. Index. Glossary. Notes. Appendices.


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    IEEE Transactions On Neural Networks (Nov 2002, Vol 13, No 6) by IEEE

    IEEE Neural Networks Society, 2002. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Papers on mathematical foundations and learning theory, Control and Estimation, Neurodynamics and Attractor Networks, Pattern Classification and Clustering, etc. Authors include E. Gelenbe and K.F. Hussain, S. J. Lee and C. L. Hour, P. J. Zufiria, Y. He, and others.


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    Image and Brain: The Resolution of the Imagery Debate by Kosslyn, Stephen M

    MIT Press, 1994. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked. Dust jacket. Illustrated. The author reviews evidence that perception and representation are inextricably linked, and goes on to show how "quasi-pictorial" events in the brain are generated, interpreted, and used in cognition. The theory is tested with brain-scanning techniques that provide stronger evidence than has been possible in the past. Known for his work in high-level vision, one of the most empirically successful areas of experimental psychology, the author uses a highly interdisciplinary approach. Topics include high-level vision, visual mental images in the brain, identifying contorted objects and more. Notes. References. Index. 516p.


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    Cerebrum: The Dana Forum on Brain Science (Volume 1, Number 2, Fall 1999) by Dana Forum

    The Dana Forum on Brain Science, 1999. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Includes "A debate on 'multiple intelligences'" by Howard Gardner and James Traub, "Marijuana: the myths are hazardous to your health" by Leslie Iversen, "Scientists in Bunkers: How appeasement of animal rights activism has failed" by Frederick K. Goodwin and Adrian R. Morrison, "From Angels to Neurons: Artists and Scientists envision dreaming" by J. Allan Hobson, "Teaching Albert honesty: help from brain research" by Kenneth R. Livingston and "Hardwired for Math" by Brian Butterwordh. Illustrated. Review. 142p.


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    The Society of Mind by Minsky, Marvin

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986. First Edition. Very Good +/Good+ DJ. 8vo = over 9". Beige hard covers with silver printing on red spine. Very clean with tight binding. First edition. Minor bumping on corners and spine with some wearig along edges. DJ has soiling along edges. "How does the mind work: Marvin Minsky - co-founder of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT and the best-known and more influential expert in his field - offers a revolutionary answer."


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    The Conscious Brain (Revised edition) by Rose, Steven

    Paragon House, 1989. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Previous owner's name inside cover. B/W illustrations. Glossary. References. Indices. Appendices. 463p. Using lay terms, Rose presents a new context for understanding and influencing human consciousness as the sum of all the activities of the brain.


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    Cognition and Brain Theory (Vol 4, No. 3, Summer 1981) by Baars, Bernard J.; Mattson, Mark E

    Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1981. Paperback. Very Good. A few marks in the book. Previous owner's name stamped on title page. A journal of philosophy, psychology, linguistics, artificial intelligence, and neuroscience published in 1982, on the cusp of the neuroimaging revolution. Articles include "Conversation as Accountability Practice: Ethnopragmatic Analyses of Language, Meaning, and Function" by John Dore, "An Adaptive Network that Constructs and Uses an Internal Model of the World" by Richard S. Sutton and Andrew G. Barto, "Consciousness and Intention: A Framework and Some Evidence" by J. A. Moyne and C. Kaniklidis. Book Reviews. List of new publications in language, Mind, and Brain. News and Notes. Illustrated. pp199-299. Measures 6x9 inches.


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    How the Mind Works (Penguin Press Science) by Pinker, Steven

    Gardners Books, 2004. Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.


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    How the Mind Works by Pinker, Steven

    W W Norton & Co Inc, 1997. Hardcover. Good. Hardcover. Sound & good copy, light to moderate edgewear. Jacket has light to moderate rubbing/edgewear. Not price clipped. May not be available for international shipment due to weight/size.


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    How the Mind Works. by PINKER, STEVEN

    Penguin Books,, 1997.. Softbound. Good to Very Good.


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    How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker

    Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W., 1999. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.


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    Minds behind the Brain: A History of the Pioneers and Their Discoveries by Finger, Stanley

    Oxford University Press, USA, 1999. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket has some edge wear and a scratch on the back. Illustrated with over a hundred halftones and drawings, this volume presents a series of vibrant profiles that trace the evolution of our knowledge about the brain. Covers thinkers from Hippocrates and Galen to Vesalius, Descartes, Willis and others. 364p. Index. Notes.


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    Imagery (Bradford Books) by Block, Ned (editor)

    The MIT Press, 1981. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Examines the cognitive science debate on the nature of mental images. Contributors include: Roger Brown and Richard Herrnstein (on the work of Roger N. Shepard), Daniel Dennett, Jerry Fodor, Robert Schwartz, Stephen Kosslyn, Steven Pinker, George Smith, Steven Schwartz, and Zenon Pylyshyn. 270p. References. Index.


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    Visual Perception: The Neurophysiological Foundations by Spillmann, Lothar; Werner, John S. (editors)

    Academic Press, 1989. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Illustrated. 531p. Measures 7.5x9.25 inches. This volume grew out of a conference in Badenweiler, Germany (June 29-July 3, 1987) to take stock of the field of Visual Science. Contributors include Gerald Westheimer, Davida Y. Teller, David Van Essen, Alan Cowey, Margaret Livingston, Stuart Anstis, Anne Treisman, Patrick Cavanagh, V. S. Ramachandran, David Regan, Christopher W. Tyler, Donald E. Mitchell, and others. Topics include contrast, motion, color perception, computational theories, and more


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    Journey to the Centers of the Mind: Toward a Science of Consciousness by Greenfield, Susan A

    Freeman, 1995. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked text. Illustrated. References. Index. 221p. Using information gathered from clues in animal behavior, human brain damage, computer science, neurobiology, and philosophy, Greenfield offers a "concentric theory" of consciousness.


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    The Society of Mind by Minsky, Marvin

    Simon & Schuster, 1988. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.


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    Journal of Consciousness Studies (Volume 5, No. 1, 1998) by Journal of Consciousness Studies

    Imprint Academic, 1998. Paperback. Good. Unmarked text. Issue theme is Unconscious Perception. Authors include Philip M. Merikle, Meredyth Daneman, William S. Haney, Gordon G. Globus, William M. Greenberg, Harry A. Lewis, Tom R. Burns, Erik Engdahl, R. Harry Bradshaw, Peter G. Petty, Allan L. Smtih and Charles T. Tart. Topics include consciousness in non-human animals, a neurosurgical perspective on consciousness, the question of unity, etc. Reviews. 128p.


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