The Mind s Eye

In The Mind’s Eye, Oliver Sacks tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities: the power of speech, the capacity to ...

Author: Oliver Sacks

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307594556

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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In The Mind’s Eye, Oliver Sacks tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities: the power of speech, the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, the sense of sight. For all of these people, the challenge is to adapt to a radically new way of being in the world. There is Lilian, a concert pianist who becomes unable to read music and is eventually unable even to recognize everyday objects, and Sue, a neurobiologist who has never seen in three dimensions, until she suddenly acquires stereoscopic vision in her fifties. There is Pat, who reinvents herself as a loving grandmother and active member of her community, despite the fact that she has aphasia and cannot utter a sentence, and Howard, a prolific novelist who must find a way to continue his life as a writer even after a stroke destroys his ability to read. And there is Dr. Sacks himself, who tells the story of his own eye cancer and the bizarre and disconcerting effects of losing vision to one side. Sacks explores some very strange paradoxes—people who can see perfectly well but cannot recognize their own children, and blind people who become hyper-visual or who navigate by “tongue vision.” He also considers more fundamental questions: How do we see? How do we think? How important is internal imagery—or vision, for that matter? Why is it that, although writing is only five thousand years old, humans have a universal, seemingly innate, potential for reading? The Mind’s Eye is a testament to the complexity of vision and the brain and to the power of creativity and adaptation. And it provides a whole new perspective on the power of language and communication, as we try to imagine what it is to see with another person’s eyes, or another person’s mind.

Splinter of the Mind s Eye

Engaged in a troublesome diplomatic mission with Princess Leia to obtain the support of a planet's Rebel Underground in the fight against the empire, Luke Skywalker crash lands in the swamplands of Mimban. Reissue.

Author: Alan Dean Foster

Publisher: Lucasbooks

ISBN: 0345320239

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 268

Engaged in a troublesome diplomatic mission with Princess Leia to obtain the support of a planet's Rebel Underground in the fight against the empire, Luke Skywalker crash lands in the swamplands of Mimban. Reissue.

The Mind s Eye

The first compilation of writings by a master of photography. One of the leading lights in photography of the twentieth century, Henri Cartier-Bresson is also a shrewd observer and critic.

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Photography

Page: 109

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The first compilation of writings by a master of photography. One of the leading lights in photography of the twentieth century, Henri Cartier-Bresson is also a shrewd observer and critic. His writings on photography and photographers, which have appeared sporadically over the past forty-five years, are gathered here for the first time. Several have never before appeared in English. The Mind's Eye features Cartier-Bresson's famous text on "the decisive moment" as well as his observations on Moscow, Cuba, and China during turbulent times, which ring with the same immediacy and visual intensity that he brings to his photography. Cartier-Bresson remains as direct and insightful as ever in his writings. His commentary on photographer friends he has known-including Robert Capa, André Kertész, Ernst Haas, and Sarah Moon-reveal the impassioned and compassionate vision for which Cartier-Bresson is beloved.

In the Mind s Eye

This volume considers basic issues of performance, exploring how techniques for quick learning affect long-term retention, whether an expert's behavior can serve as a model for beginners, if team performance is the sum of individual members ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309047471

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 497

The archer stands and pulls back the bow, visualizing the path of the arrow to the target. Does this mental exercise enhance performance? Can we all use such techniques to improve performance in our daily lives? In the Mind's Eye addresses these and other intriguing questions. This volume considers basic issues of performance, exploring how techniques for quick learning affect long-term retention, whether an expert's behavior can serve as a model for beginners, if team performance is the sum of individual members' performances, and whether subliminal learning has a basis in science. The book also considers meditation and some other pain control techniques. Deceit and the ability to detect deception are explored in detail. In the area of self-assessment techniques for career development, the volume evaluates the widely used Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

Engineering and the Mind s Eye

In this insightful and incisive essay, Eugene Ferguson demonstrates that good engineering is as much a matter of intuition and nonverbal thinking as of equations and computation.

Author: Eugene S. Ferguson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262560788

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 258

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In this insightful and incisive essay, Eugene Ferguson demonstrates that good engineering is as much a matter of intuition and nonverbal thinking as of equations and computation. He argues that a system of engineering education that ignores nonverbal thinking will produce engineers who are dangerously ignorant of the many ways in which the real world differs from the mathematical models constructed in academic minds.

Mind s Eye

Because his actions can either catapult civilization to new heights-or bring about its total collapse. Extrapolated from actual research on thought-controlled web surfing, Mind's Eye is a smart, roller-coaster ride of a thriller.

Author: Douglas E. Richards

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780615953946

Category: Implants, Artificial

Page: 360

View: 525

Nick Hall awakens to find that he has brain implants that allow him to surf the web and read minds. As he tries to find out who did this to him and why, and stay alive, he learns that his actions could be catastrophic for civilization.

The Mind s Eye

Written entirely in dialogue, The Mind's Eye can be performed as reader's theater, but it is a fully satisfying novel.

Author: Paul Fleischman

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 146686026X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 112

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Eighty-eight-year old Elva and Courtney, an attractive sixteen-year-old with a severed spinal cord, lie in adjacent beds in a grim Bismarck, North Dakota convalescent home. Ignored by the world, the only resource they have left is their imagination. As Elva and Courtney go on a fantasy trip to Italy (accompanied by Elva's long dead husband and guided by a 1910 travel book), Elva shows Courtney a new way to envision love. But to accept it, and the gift of the imagination, Courtney must make the trip her own--even if she destroys the art Elva holds most dear. Written entirely in dialogue, The Mind's Eye can be performed as reader's theater, but it is a fully satisfying novel. In this extraordinarily innovative, profound, and yet readable book Paul Fleischman makes us all feel what a powerful--and dangerous--tool the imagination can be.

The Mind s Eye

The book provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview of current research on cognitive and applied aspects of eye movements.

Author: Ralph Radach

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080518923

Category: Science

Page: 762

View: 181

The book provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview of current research on cognitive and applied aspects of eye movements. The contents include peer-reviewed chapters based on a selection of papers presented at the 11th European Conference on Eye Movements (Turku, Finland 2001), supplemented by invited contributions. The ECEM conference series brings together researchers from various disciplines with an interest to use eye-tracking to study perceptual and higher order cognitive functions. The contents of the book faithfully reflect the scope and diversity of interest in eye-tracking as a fruitful tool both in basic and applied research. It consists of five sections: visual information processing and saccadic eye movements; empirical studies of reading and language production; computational models of eye movements in reading; eye-tracking as a tool to study human-computer interaction; and eye movement applications in media and communication research. Each section is concluded by a commentary chapter by one of the leading authorities in the field. These commentaries discuss and integrate the contributions in the section and provide an expert view on the most significant present and future developments in the respective areas. The book is a reference volume including a large body of new empirical work but also principal theoretical viewpoints of leading research groups in the field.

Journey Into the Mind s Eye

Russia seized Lesley Blanch when she was still a child.

Author: Lesley Blanch

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1681371944

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 555

A stunning tale set in England, Paris, and Moscow, chronicling Blanch's love for an older Russian man and the passionate obsession that takes her to Siberia and beyond. “My book is not altogether autobiography, nor altogether travel or history either. You will just have to invent a new category,” Lesley Blanch wrote about Journey into the Mind’s Eye, a book that remains as singularly adventurous and intoxicating now as when it first came out in 1968. Russia seized Lesley Blanch when she was still a child. A mysterious traveler—swathed in Siberian furs, bearing Fabergé eggs and icons as gifts along with Russian fairy tales and fairy tales of Russia—came to visit her parents and left her starry-eyed. Years later the same man returned to sweep her off her feet. Her love affair with the Traveller, as she calls him, transformed her life and fueled an abiding fascination with Russia and Russian culture, one that would lead her to dingy apartments reeking of cabbage soup and piroshki on the outskirts of Paris in the 1960s, and to Siberia and beyond.

The Mind s Eye

These are only some of the challenging questions posed by this unprecedented and interdisciplinary collection, which provides a historical framework within which to reconsider the relationship between seeing and thinking, perception and the ...

Author: Jeffrey F. Hamburger

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691124760

Category: Art

Page: 447

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The Mind's Eye focuses on the relationships among art, theology, exegesis, and literature--issues long central to the study of medieval art, yet ripe for reconsideration. Essays by leading scholars from many fields examine the illustration of theological commentaries, the use of images to expound or disseminate doctrine, the role of images within theological discourse, the development of doctrine in response to images, and the place of vision and the visual in theological thought. At issue are the ways in which theologians responded to the images that we call art and in which images entered into dialogue with theological discourse. In what ways could medieval art be construed as argumentative in structure as well as in function? Are any of the modes of representation in medieval art analogous to those found in texts? In what ways did images function as vehicles, not merely vessels, of meaning and signification? To what extent can exegesis and other genres of theological discourse shed light on the form, as well as the content and function, of medieval images? These are only some of the challenging questions posed by this unprecedented and interdisciplinary collection, which provides a historical framework within which to reconsider the relationship between seeing and thinking, perception and the imagination in the Middle Ages.

The Mind s Eye

The Mind's Eye, written by a published poet, focuses on imagery and sound and has the added benefit of being concise, inexpensive, and handy.

Author: Kevin Clark

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205498239

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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The Mind's Eye, written by a published poet, focuses on imagery and sound and has the added benefit of being concise, inexpensive, and handy. Contemporary poetry as well as traditional form is discussed, with an emphasis on contemporary poets -- more than ninety of them -- and three student poets. Chapters deal with difficult topics such as racism, war, mortality, gender, and more.

Seeing with the Mind s Eye

This book opens the mind's eye to the inner world - whether as memories, fantasies, dreams, or visions. Over 100 illustrations.

Author: Michael Samuels, M D

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 331

View: 527

This book opens the mind's eye to the inner world - whether as memories, fantasies, dreams, or visions. Over 100 illustrations.

Mind s Eye

International Bestseller Håkan Nesser is firmly established as one of the world's bestselling crime novelists. And now the novel that introduced Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is available for the first time in English.

Author: Hakan Nesser

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 030737758X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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International Bestseller Håkan Nesser is firmly established as one of the world's bestselling crime novelists. And now the novel that introduced Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is available for the first time in English. The swift conviction left Van Veeteren uneasy: Janek Mitter woke one morning with a brutal hangover and his wife dead in the bathtub. With only the flimsiest defense, he is found guilty and imprisoned in a mental institution. But when Mitter is murdered in his bed, Van Veeteren regrets not following his gut and launches an investigation into the two murders. As the chief inspector delves deeper, the twisted root of these violent murders will shock even him.

A Smile in the Mind s Eye

Beginning with their first meeting over lunch at Lawrence Durrell’s Provencal home, Durrell and Jolan Chang—renowned Taoist philosopher and expert on Eastern sexuality—developed an enduring relationship based on mutual spiritual ...

Author: Lawrence Durrell

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453261567

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

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The “virtuoso” author’s memoir of his spiritual journey with famed Taoist philosopher Jolan Chang (The New York Times). Beginning with their first meeting over lunch at Lawrence Durrell’s Provencal home, Durrell and Jolan Chang—renowned Taoist philosopher and expert on Eastern sexuality—developed an enduring relationship based on mutual spiritual exploration. Durrell’s autobiographical rumination on their friendship and on Taoism recounts the author’s existential ponderings, starting with his introduction to the mystical and enigmatic “smile in the mind’s eye.” From parsimony, cooking, and yoga to poetry, Petrarch, and Nietzche, A Smile in the Mind’s Eye is a charming tale of a writer’s spiritual and philosophical awakening.

Splinter of the Mind s Eye

The further adventures of Luke Skywalker as he fights for right and justice against the evil Imperial forces on the planet Mimbran.

Author: Alan Dean Foster

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 9780345260628

Category: Science fiction

Page: 199

View: 547

The further adventures of Luke Skywalker as he fights for right and justice against the evil Imperial forces on the planet Mimbran.

In the Mind s Eye

From internationally renowned psychologist Dr. Arnold Lazarus, this book presents simple yet powerful imagery techniques that can help you greatly enhance your quality of life--by harnessing the power of your own mind.

Author: Arnold A. Lazarus

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9780898626414

Category: Psychology

Page: 202

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From internationally renowned psychologist Dr. Arnold Lazarus, this book presents simple yet powerful imagery techniques that can help you greatly enhance your quality of life--by harnessing the power of your own mind. Dr. Lazarus draws on decades of research and clinical experience to provide new insights into common psychological problems and practical guidance for overcoming them. Whether used on their own or in conjunction with therapy, the easy-to-learn procedures described in this book have helped countless people: *Manage fear, anxiety, anger, and depression *Break free of bad habits, such as smoking and overeating *Build more pleasurable relationships *Improve work performance and creativity *Communicate better and feel more confident *Overcome tension headaches, insomnia, and more

The Mind s Eye

This work investigates the relationship between writing and trauma, examines how we process difficult experiences and how writing can help us to integrate them, and provides a pedagogy to deal with the difficult life stories.

Author: Marian M. MacCurdy

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781558495579

Category: Education

Page: 229

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In the post 9/11 world, therapeutic writing has become a topic of interest in academic circles and the press. This work investigates the relationship between writing and trauma, examines how we process difficult experiences and how writing can help us to integrate them, and provides a pedagogy to deal with the difficult life stories.

In the Mind s Eye Truth Versus Perception Common Core Ela Lessons for Gifted and Advanced Learners in Grades 6 8

In the Mind's Eye: Truth Versus Perceptioninvites students on a philosophical exploration of the relationship between truth and perception.

Author: Emily Mofield

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781618214829

Category: Education

Page: 150

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In the Mind's Eye: Truth Versus Perception invites students on a philosophical exploration of the relationship between truth and perception. Developed by Vanderbilt University's Programs for Talented Youth, this unit applies concepts from Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" to help students discover how reality is presented and interpreted in fiction, nonfiction, art, and media. Students engage in activities such as Socratic seminars, literary analyses, skits, art, and creative writing to understand differing perceptions of reality. The unit features art from MC Escher and Vincent Van Gogh, short stories from Guy de Maupassant and Shirley Jackson, longer texts by Daniel Keyes and Ray Bradbury, and informational texts related to sociology, Nazi propaganda, and Christopher Columbus. Aligned to Common Core standards for ELA, this unit encourages students to translate learning to real-life contexts and problems by exploring themes of disillusionment, social deception, and the power of perception.

The Mind s Eye

Kit Cavendish, confined to a wheelchair, has the psychic power to place herself into the minds of others, and one day psychically encounters Henri, a Norwegian boy witnessing the German occupation of Oslo.

Author: K. C. Finn

Publisher: Clean Teen Pub

ISBN: 9781940534381

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 462

Kit Cavendish, confined to a wheelchair, has the psychic power to place herself into the minds of others, and one day psychically encounters Henri, a Norwegian boy witnessing the German occupation of Oslo.

In the Mind s Eye

A recognized classic, this work stands alone as a uniquely compelling argument for the great importance of visual thinking and visual technologies as well as the high creative potential of many individuals with dyslexia or other learning ...

Author: Thomas G. West

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 516

View: 214

A recognized classic, this work stands alone as a uniquely compelling argument for the great importance of visual thinking and visual technologies as well as the high creative potential of many individuals with dyslexia or other learning difficulties.