The Mind Club

Author: Daniel M. Wegner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101606428
Format: PDF, Docs
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“Compelling, and so beautifully written…’The Mind Club’ deftly brings the most up-to-date research about other minds to readers of all backgrounds. It may cause you to think differently about crime and punishment, about business transactions and health care, and even about the upcoming elections. Things might just start looking up.”–The Wall Street Journal From dogs to gods, the science of understanding mysterious minds—including your own. Nothing seems more real than the minds of other people. When you consider what your boss is thinking or whether your spouse is happy, you are admitting them into the "mind club." It’s easy to assume other humans can think and feel, but what about a cow, a computer, a corporation? What kinds of mind do they have? Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray are award-winning psychologists who have discovered that minds—while incredibly important—are a matter of perception. Their research opens a trove of new findings, with insights into human behavior that are fascinating, frightening and funny. The Mind Club explains why we love some animals and eat others, why people debate the existence of God so intensely, how good people can be so cruel, and why robots make such poor lovers. By investigating the mind perception of extraordinary targets—animals, machines, comatose people, god—Wegner and Gray explain what it means to have a mind, and why it matters so much. Fusing cutting-edge research and personal anecdotes, The Mind Club explores the moral dimensions of mind perception with wit and compassion, revealing the surprisingly simple basis for what compels us to love and hate, to harm and to protect. From the Hardcover edition.

Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Εκδόσεις Καστανιώτη
ISBN: 9600359830
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Μια τετραμελής ομάδα –μια ψυχολόγος, μια βιολόγος, μια ανθρωπολόγος και μια χωρομέτρης– στέλνεται να εξερευνήσει την αποκλεισμένη, μυστηριώδη Περιοχή Χ (είναι η δωδέκατη αποστολή που αναλαμβάνει τούτη την εξερεύνηση). Εκεί, μες στην παρθένα ερημιά, όπου δεν απομένουν παρά μόνο τα χαλάσματα ενός εγκαταλειμμένου χωριού, τα τέσσερα μέλη βρίσκουν έναν μυστηριώδη πύργο βυθισμένο στη γη, που στους τοίχους του ξετυλίγεται μια παράξενη γραφή φτιαγμένη από μύκητες, και στην άλλη άκρη της Περιοχής Χ ένα φάρο με ίχνη, μέσα, ενός τρομερού μακελειού. Πατώντας στέρεα στη λογοτεχνία του Χ. Φ. Λάβκραφτ και του Τζ. Γκ. Μπάλαρντ, μα και στο Σολάρις, ίσως, του Στάνισλαβ Λεμ, και στην αίσθηση που δίνει μια ταινία όπως το Στάλκερ του Αντρέι Ταρκόφσκι, ο Τζεφ Βάντερμιερ στον Αφανισμό (βραβευμένο με το Βραβείο Nebula το 2014), το πρώτο μυθιστόρημα της Τριλογίας της Νότιας Ζώνης, πλάθει μια εφιαλτική και συνάμα μαγευτική μα εντελώς μοναδική ιστορία επιστημονικής φαντασίας, ένα από εκείνα τα σπάνια βιβλία που εντέλει, και παρά τις όποιες ομοιότητες και αναφορές, στέκουν μόνα τους, δίχως στην πραγματικότητα να έχουν όμοιό τους.

Travels of the Mind

Author: Ettore Grillo
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
ISBN: 1946540633
Format: PDF, ePub
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Travels of the Mind represents a spiritual inner journey that is also a self-help book. In the lounge of a noblemen’s club in one Sicilian town, a few members chat and tell their travel stories. The author records their talks. After a time, he decides to write a book with their stories and conversations, adding his own travel experiences. The men discuss trips to Tanzania, Medugorje, London, Paravati (Calabria), Rome, Paris, Tokyo, New York, and two small towns in Germany and Switzerland. Their conversations range over a variety of topics, including love, spirituality, mind, life, and death. The debating points include: What is love? Can we control our mind? Is there life after death? Besides offering travel tips on Tanzania and capturing the spirit of martial arts, the book is helpful for getting over anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. The author overcame his own anxiety and panic attacks by undertaking meditation and travel, as well as by opening his heart to God.

Into the Heart of the Mind

Author: Frank Rose
Publisher: Frank Rose
ISBN: 9780394741031
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A team of computer scientists, working at the engineering school of the University of California at Berkeley to create Artificial Intelligence, documents their struggle to reach an impossible goal and the controversies over their work

Inside the Mind of a Serial Multi Paraphilic Sex Offender

Author: Dr. R. Devin Beverly
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462837557
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“Inside the Mind of a Serial, Multi-paraphilic Sex Offender” provides a very graphic, perspicacious, clinical analysis of an offender’s life-long history of sexually deviant thoughts, fantasies, and conduct, and is a must for counselors, psychologists, social workers, therapists, prosecutors, investigators, judges, parents, and sex offender specialists alike. It provides an in-depth examination of a real offender’s life that spanned decades, beginning at the early age of five. Dr. Beverly takes the reader on a journey through the mental, emotional, and behavioral character of one offender whose criminal and bizarre conduct remained undetected for years. This book is not intended to foster hate toward sexual offenders; rather, each reader has an opportunity to gain new knowledge towards prevention, recognition, and intervention.

THE MIND CONTROL GAME COMPUTERS

Author: Anthony Griffin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450069622
Format: PDF, Mobi
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About this book: This book is about a man whose name is Kelly who have been have dreams or nightmares about something that may have happened in his life so he begins to try and find out if any portion of his dreams are true. He starts talking to some of his co-workers to see if they have been having any weird dreams of their own. Kelly find’s out that Sara, his friend has been having strange dreams also and they both start their investigation of who is responsible and how to stop them.