Author: Tom Stafford, Matt Webb
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
The brain is a fearsomely complex information-processing environment--one that often eludes our ability to understand it. At any given time, the brain is collecting, filtering, and analyzing information and, in response, performing countless intricate processes, some of which are automatic, some voluntary, some conscious, and some unconscious.Cognitive neuroscience is one of the ways we have to understand the workings of our minds. It's the study of the brain biology behind our mental functions: a collection of methods--like brain scanning and computational modeling--combined with a way of looking at psychological phenomena and discovering where, why, and how the brain makes them happen.Want to know more? Mind Hacks is a collection of probes into the moment-by-moment works of the brain. Using cognitive neuroscience, these experiments, tricks, and tips related to vision, motor skills, attention, cognition, subliminal perception, and more throw light on how the human brain works. Each hack examines specific operations of the brain. By seeing how the brain responds, we pick up clues about the architecture and design of the brain, learning a little bit more about how the brain is put together.Mind Hacks begins your exploration of the mind with a look inside the brain itself, using hacks such as "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Turn On and Off Bits of the Brain" and "Tour the Cortex and the Four Lobes." Also among the 100 hacks in this book, you'll find: Release Eye Fixations for Faster Reactions See Movement When All is Still Feel the Presence and Loss of Attention Detect Sounds on the Margins of Certainty Mold Your Body Schema Test Your Handedness See a Person in Moving Lights Make Events Understandable as Cause-and-Effect Boost Memory by Using Context Understand Detail and the Limits of Attention Steven Johnson, author of "Mind Wide Open" writes in his foreword to the book, "These hacks amaze because they reveal the brain's hidden logic; they shed light on the cheats and shortcuts and latent assumptions our brains make about the world." If you want to know more about what's going on in your head, then Mind Hacks is the key--let yourself play with the interface between you and the world.
The Pen is Mightier
Author: J.A. Cipriano
Publisher: DDCO Publishing, LLC.
When an angry midget at a traveling carnival promises Roger something that could change his life, he never thought it would come in the form of a magic pen. Now, anything the introverted college student writes becomes true, and with its power, he’ll finally be able to take revenge on the bullies who have tormented him over the years. There’s just one problem. A group of assassins will do anything to get the pen, he accidentally made a entire squad of dancers into slaves, and his best friend somehow got an all-powerful mech. Maybe that’s three problems, but either way, Roger might just find out that the pen is mightier. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GRAPHIC STORY FEATURING HOT SEX, A DUDE WHO HAS A MAGIC PEN, AWESOME WEAPONS, VIOLENCE, NON-VIOLENCE, MORE SEX, A HAREM, CHEERLEADERS, STRIPPERS, NINJAS, ASSASSINS, MURDER, MORE SEX, GAMBLING, HELICOPTER EXPLOSIONS, A BITCHY BOSS, MECHS, A BULLY WHO GETS WHAT IS COMING TO HIM, AND AN MC WHO STRUGGLES WITH TRYING TO BE A GOOD PERSON WHILE HAVING ULTIMATE POWER. DO THE MATH, PLEASE.
The very idea that Buddhist teachings can be mastered will arouse controversy within Buddhist circles. Even so, Daniel Ingram insists that enlightenment is an attainable goal, once our fanciful notions of it are stripped away, and we have learned to use meditation as a method for examining reality rather than an opportunity to wallow in self-absorbed mind-noise. This book sets out concisely the difference between concentration-based and insight meditation. This is a revised and much expanded edition.
Owned by the Man of the House
Author: Kimmy Welsh, Sasha Shivers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The man of the house lays claim to everything in his house, and that includes these precious little brats who think that they can get away with flaunting their perfect fertile bodies in front of him. When he decides to take what is his, he's going to take his pleasure hard, unprotected and all night long. They'll find how difficult it is to maintain a princess-pout when they're screaming his name. Sick of boxed sets full of stories you've already read before? You'll love this. This bundle features ten EXCLUSIVE stories that you will not find anywhere else. The Authors: With multiple top 10 authors, this bundle features some of the hottest writers the genre has to offer. Once you have this set, you're going to want some time to yourself and a fire extinguisher, because the heat levels are off the charts on this one!
Author: Steve Unruh
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
John 3:16 A family man with an addiction relapse gets an intervention in his life, and also in a mass murderer's life, just hours after the man kills 12 people and injures 70. The killer wants to commit suicide, and the author is used as a vessel from a higher power to pray with the killer, convince him to repent, and talk him out of his suicidal thoughts. Then the killer opens up with gruesome details. Publisher's website: http: //sbprabooks.com/SteveUnruh
The Glorious Heresies
Author: Lisa McInerney
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
From Lisa McInerney, hailed by The Irish Times as “arguably the most talented writer at work in Ireland today,” comes The Glorious Heresies, a searing debut novel about life on the fringes of Ireland’s post-crash society. When grandmother Maureen Phelan is surprised in her home by a stranger, she clubs the intruder with a Holy Stone. The consequences of this unplanned murder connect four misfits struggling against their meager circumstances. Ryan is a fifteen-year-old drug dealer desperate not to turn out like his alcoholic father, Tony, whose feud with his next-door neighbor threatens to ruin his family. Georgie is a sex worker who half-heartedly joins a born-again movement to escape her profession and drug habit. And Jimmy Phelan, the most fearsome gangster in the city and Maureen’s estranged son, finds that his mother’s bizarre attempts at redemption threaten his entire organization. Biting and darkly funny, The Glorious Heresies presents an unforgettable vision of a city plagued by poverty and exploitation, where salvation still awaits in the most unexpected places. — New York Time's Book Review's "10 Best Crime Novels" of the year
Author: Swami Sivananda
Publisher: A Divine Life Society Publication
To everyone striving for success in life, the invariable stumbling block proves to be the turbulent vagaries of the mind. An undisciplined mind makes a man slave and wrecks his life. Controlling and subduing it is the most vexing of problems to the earnest seeker of happiness. The vital importance of the subject, therefore, prompted H.H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj to write this comprehensive work 'MIND: ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL'. It is meant to serve as a valuable guide to all aspirants and it is also of immense help to anyone in any walk of life. Being the outcome of personal experience of the revered author and written with a practical end in view, 'MIND: ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL' is a treasure worthy to be possessed and studied constantly.
Blowing America's Mind
Author: John Selby, Paul Davids
Two well-known Princeton alumni reveal the true story of how they got caught up in and nearly done in by the CIA's LSD-laced deep hypnosis research while they were Princeton students. The story is reminiscent in some respects of A Beautiful Mind in regard to the Princeton setting and the focus on psychological crises where reality intersects hallucination; however, in Blowing America's Mind, the CIA's MK-ULTRA mind-manipulation combines deep hypnosis and psychedelics to deliberately induce a range of mental states, from blissful nirvana to frightening psychosis. Princeton and the now-defunct New Jersey Neuro-Psychiatric Institute (NJNPI) were just two of 86 American institutions (including universities and hospitals) engaged in almost 150 top secret mind-control research projects funded by the CIA. The authors worked at NJNPI in deep hypnosis research while attending the waning days of Princeton as an all-male university before Princeton went coed. Blowing America's Mind is also an intense love story reawakening the rebellious wild spirit of those early days of the Psychedelic Revolution. Jonathan and Jeffrey (the authors) naively volunteer to be subjects in what on the surface seems to be a beneficial psychological study and soon discover the side effects. The accounts from these two very contrasting personalities (Selby is from a cattle ranch, Davids the son of a history professor) spin tightly around each other. Interspersed with news revelations about MK-ULTRA from the late 1970's and beyond, and photos of the Institute and of the authors at Princeton and later. As the epilogue reveals, both of the book's main characters survived the ordeal. John Selby became a noted author of psychology, self-help and philosophy books, and Paul Jeffrey Davids became an accomplished film director (among whose many films is "Timothy Leary's Dead", an authorized biography of the Harvard psychology professor and LSD 'guru' filmed the last year of Leary's life.) Those who have read and value books such as A Beautiful Mind, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Lisa and David, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Magus and I Never Promised You a Rose Garden will find these authors to be kindred spirit.
In a fascinating and comprehensive intellectual history of modern communication in America, Daniel Czitrom examines the continuing contradictions between the progressive possibilities that new communications technologies offer and their use as instruments
Mind-Sharpening Pixel Puzzles
Author: Conceptis, Ltd
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
All you need is a pencil (and an eraser) to enjoy the twists and tricks, the dead ends and sudden "aha!" experiences, that are yours when you try a pixel puzzle. Start with the puzzles that are merely hard to solve, like the baseball player, the ambulance, and the Liberty Bell. Then go on to the harder ones, like the wedding cake, the elephant, and the trumpeter. Soon you'll be ready to take on the hungry shark, the picture of James Dean, and the astronaut--104 collectible designs in all!
The Fear Cure
Author: Lissa Rankin, M.D.
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Not many people in the medical world are talking about how being afraid can make us sick—but the truth is that fear, left untreated, becomes a serious risk factor for conditions from heart disease to diabetes to cancer. Now Lissa Rankin, M.D., explains why we need to heal ourselves from the fear that puts our health at risk and robs our lives of joy—and shows us how fear can ultimately cure us by opening our eyes to all that needs healing in our lives. Drawing on peer-reviewed studies and powerful true stories, The Fear Cure presents a breakthrough understanding of fear’s effects and charts a path back to wellness and wholeness on every level. We learn: • How a fearful thought translates into physiological changes that predispose us to illness • How to tell true fear (the kind that arises from a genuine threat) from false fear (which triggers stress responses that undermine health) • How to tune in to the voice of courage inside—our "Inner Pilot Light" • How to reshape our relationship to uncertainty so that it’s no longer something to dread, but a doorway to new possibilities • What our fears can teach us about who we really are At the intersection of science and spirituality, The Fear Cure identifies the Four Fearful Assumptions that lie at the root of all fears—from the sense that we’re alone in the universe to the belief that we can’t handle losing what we love—and shifts them into Four Courage-Cultivating Truths that pave our way to not only physical well-being, but profound awakening. Using exercises from a wide range of mind-body practices and spiritual traditions, Dr. Rankin teaches us how to map our own courage-cultivating journey, write a personalized Prescription for Courage, and step into a more authentic life.
Between the World and Me
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer) #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward. Praise for Between the World and Me “Powerful . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Eloquent . . . in the tradition of James Baldwin with echoes of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man . . . an autobiography of the black body in America.”—The Boston Globe “Brilliant . . . [Coates] is firing on all cylinders.”—The Washington Post “Urgent, lyrical, and devastating . . . a new classic of our time.”—Vogue “A crucial book during this moment of generational awakening.”—The New Yorker “Titanic and timely . . . essential reading.”—Entertainment Weekly
Mind as Machine
Author: Margaret Ann Boden
Author: Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams
The acclaimed bestseller that's teaching the world about the power of mass collaboration. Translated into more than twenty languages and named one of the best business books of the year by reviewers around the world, Wikinomics has become essential reading for business people everywhere. It explains how mass collaboration is happening not just at Web sites like Wikipedia and YouTube, but at traditional companies that have embraced technology to breathe new life into their enterprises. This national bestseller reveals the nuances that drive wikinomics, and share fascinating stories of how masses of people (both paid and volunteer) are now creating TV news stories, sequencing the human gnome, remixing their favorite music, designing software, finding cures for diseases, editing school texts, inventing new cosmetics, and even building motorcycles.
Author: S.R. Hameroff
The possibility of direct interfacing between biological and technological information devices could result in a merger of mind and machine - Ultimate Computing. This book, a thorough consideration of this idea, involves a number of disciplines, including biochemistry, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, mathematics, microbiology, molecular biology, pharmacology, philosophy, physics, physiology, and psychology.