Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies

Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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ISBN: 9780140258356
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Hosftadter and his colleagues at The Fluid Analogies Research Group have developed computer models that help describe and explain human discovery, creation and analogical thought. The key issue of perception is investigated through the exploration of playful anagrams, number puzzles, word play and fanciful alphabetical styles, and the result is a survey of cognitive processes. This text presents the results.

Fluid Concepts Creative Analogies

Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: 9780465024759
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Describes research projects in cognitive science over the past twenty years, and discusses arithmetical play, analogy, research evaluation, and creativity

Surfaces and Essences

Author: Douglas Hofstadter
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465018475
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Shows how analogy-making pervades human thought at all levels, influencing the choice of words and phrases in speech, providing guidance in unfamiliar situations, and giving rise to great acts of imagination.

I Am a Strange Loop

Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465030785
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An original, endlessly thought-provoking, and controversial look at the nature of consciousness and identity argues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is the "strange loop," a special kind of abstract feedback loop inhabiting our brains.

Metamagical Themas

Author: Douglas Hofstadter
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786723866
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Hofstadter’s collection of quirky essays is unified by its primary concern: to examine the way people perceive and think.

Le Ton Beau de Marot

Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: 9780465086450
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Analyzes the various translations of an obscure French poem to show the endless complexity of humans and their languages

Artificial Intelligence

Author: John Haugeland
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262580953
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Presented in non-technical terms, this book explores the relationship between human thinking and machine computing

Geometry Relativity and the Fourth Dimension

Author: Rudolf Rucker
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486140334
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Exposition of fourth dimension, concepts of relativity as Flatland characters continue adventures. Topics include curved space time as a higher dimension, special relativity, and shape of space-time. Includes 141 illustrations.

The Mind Illuminated

Author: CULADASA
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1781808791
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The Mind Illuminated is a comprehensive, accessible and - above all - effective book on meditation, providing a nuts-and-bolts stage-based system that helps all levels of meditators establish and deepen their practice. Providing step-by-step guidance for every stage of the meditation path, this uniquely comprehensive guide for a Western audience combines the wisdom from the teachings of the Buddha with the latest research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Clear and friendly, this in-depth practice manual builds on the nine-stage model of meditation originally articulated by the ancient Indian sage Asanga, crystallizing the entire meditative journey into 10 clearly-defined stages. The book also introduces a new and fascinating model of how the mind works, and uses illustrations and charts to help the reader work through each stage. This manual is an essential read for the beginner to the seasoned veteran of meditation.