Subliminal

Author: Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307472256
Format: PDF, ePub
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An examination of the ways in which the unconscious mind shapes everyday life traces recent scientific advances to reveal the pivotal role of the subliminal mind in influencing experiences and relationships. By the author of The Drunkard's Walk. 100,000 first printing.

Elastic

Author: Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 1101870931
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From the best-selling author of Subliminal and The Drunkard’s Walk comes a groundbreaking look at the psychology and neuroscience of change, and at how tapping into elastic thinking will help us thrive in the modern world. Drawing on cutting-edge research, Leonard Mlodinow takes us on an illuminating journey through the mechanics of our minds as we navigate the rapidly changing landscapes around us. Out of the exploratory instincts that allowed our ancestors to prosper hundreds of thousands of years ago, humans developed a cognitive style that Mlodinow terms elastic thinking, a unique set of talents that include neophilia (an affinity for novelty), schizotypy (a tendency toward unusual perception), imagination and idea generation, and divergent and integrative thinking. These are the qualities that enabled innovators from MaryShelley to Miles Davis, from the inventor of jumbo-sized popcorn to the creators of Pokémon Go, to effect paradigm shifts in our culture and society. In our age of unprecedented technological innovation and social change, it is more important than ever to encourage these abilities and traits. How can we train our brains to be more comfortable when confronting change and more adept at innovation? How do our brains generate new ideas, and how can we nurture that process? Why can diversity and even discord be beneficial to our thought process? With his keen acumen and quick wit, Leonard Mlodinow gives us the essential tools to harness the power of elastic thinking in an endlessly dynamic world.

The Upright Thinkers

Author: Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0345804430
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Presents a history of science, focusing on its influence in the transition from humanity's primitive beginnings up to the modern day, with profiles of famous scientists responsible for some of the world's greatest scientific discoveries. --Publisher's description.

The Drunkard s Walk

Author: Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307275175
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An irreverent look at how randomness influences our lives, and how our successes and failures are far more dependent on chance events than we recognize.

Euclid s Window

Author: Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439135372
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Through Euclid's Window Leonard Mlodinow brilliantly and delightfully leads us on a journey through five revolutions in geometry, from the Greek concept of parallel lines to the latest notions of hyperspace. Here is an altogether new, refreshing, alternative history of math revealing how simple questions anyone might ask about space -- in the living room or in some other galaxy -- have been the hidden engine of the highest achievements in science and technology. Based on Mlodinow's extensive historical research; his studies alongside colleagues such as Richard Feynman and Kip Thorne; and interviews with leading physicists and mathematicians such as Murray Gell-Mann, Edward Witten, and Brian Greene, Euclid's Window is an extraordinary blend of rigorous, authoritative investigation and accessible, good-humored storytelling that makes a stunningly original argument asserting the primacy of geometry. For those who have looked through Euclid's Window, no space, no thing, and no time will ever be quite the same.

The Grand Design

Author: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553907077
Format: PDF
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity. According to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history. The authors explain that we ourselves are the product of quantum fluctuations in the early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the “multiverse”—the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature. They conclude with a riveting assessment of M-theory, an explanation of the laws governing our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a “theory of everything”: the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, which, if confirmed, would represent the ultimate triumph of human reason.

Feynman s Rainbow

Author: Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0307946495
Format: PDF
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Originally published: New York: Warner Books, 2003.

Life Ahead

Author: J. Krishnamurti
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608683087
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In Life Ahead, one of the greatest teachers of our time presents a practical philosophy of learning and understanding that moves far beyond traditional ideas of education. Collected from talks Krishnamurti gave to his students in India, Life Ahead offers short chapters based around life’s fundamental questions. It includes an introduction written by Krishnamurti especially for the book.

The New Unconscious

Author: Ran R. Hassin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195149955
Format: PDF, ePub
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This collection of 20 original chapters by leading researchers examines the cognitive unconscious from social, cognitive, and neuroscientific viewpoints, presenting some of the most important developments at the heart of this new picture of the unconscious.