Fixing My Gaze

A Scientist's Journey Into Seeing in Three Dimensions

Author: Susan R. Barry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 272

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When neuroscientist Susan Barry was fifty years old, she took an unforgettable trip to Manhattan. As she emerged from the dim light of the subway into the sunshine, she saw a view of the city that she had witnessed many times in the past but now saw in an astonishingly new way. Skyscrapers on street corners appeared to loom out toward her like the bows of giant ships. Tree branches projected upward and outward, enclosing and commanding palpable volumes of space. Leaves created intricate mosaics in 3D. With each glance, she experienced the deliriously novel sense of immersion in a three dimensional world. Barry had been cross-eyed and stereoblind since early infancy. After half a century of perceiving her surroundings as flat and compressed, on that day she was seeing Manhattan in stereo depth for first time in her life. As a neuroscientist, she understood just how extraordinary this transformation was, not only for herself but for the scientific understanding of the human brain. Scientists have long believed that the brain is malleable only during a “critical period” in early childhood. According to this theory, Barry’s brain had organized itself when she was a baby to avoid double vision – and there was no way to rewire it as an adult. But Barry found an optometrist who prescribed a little-known program of vision therapy; after intensive training, Barry was ultimately able to accomplish what other scientists and even she herself had once considered impossible. A revelatory account of the brain’s capacity for change, Fixing My Gaze describes Barry’s remarkable journey and celebrates the joyous pleasure of our senses.

Plasticity in Sensory Systems

Author: Jennifer K. E. Steeves

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 277

View: 245

This broad exploration of research in plasticity in sensory systems focuses on visual and auditory systems. Topics include visual and visuomotor learning, sensory adaptations as a result of visual loss in childhood, plasticity in the adult visual system, plasticity across the senses, and new techniques in vision recovery, rehabilitation, and sensory substitution.

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Mastery

Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: العبيكان للنشر

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 724

لم يتم توفير أي شيءأتقن ملايين القرّاء ما جاء في كتابي كيف تمسك بزمام القوة، لكن الصورة النهائية للسلطة هي الإتقان ذاته. في هذا الكتاب قضى روبرت غرين عمره في دراسة قوانين السلطة والتأثير، وفيه يأخذنا عبر الممر السري للعظمة الذي سار فيه أقوى الرجال في التاريخ؛ فهذا الكتاب يستخلص حكمة العصور ليضيء لنا لأول مرة طريقًا واضحًا وإن كان صعبًا. في داخل كل واحد منا قدرة ليكون أستاذًا. تعلَّم أسرار المجال الذي اخترته. اشترك في تدريب دقيق. امتصَّ المعرفة الخفية التي يمتلكها من لديهم خبرات لعشرات السنين. انطلق بجانب المتنافسين وتفوَّق عليهم بالتألق، وفجِّر الأنماط الجامدة من داخلها. ادرس سلوكات آينشتاين والعمالقة التسعة المعاصرين الذين أجرينا معهم مقابلات لغايات هذا الكتــاب، ثم أطلـــق العنان للشــــغف الكـــــامـــن في داخلك، وكن أستاذًا. العبيكان 2017

Rethinking Thought

Inside the Minds of Creative Scientists and Artists

Author: Laura Otis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 769

Rethinking Thought takes readers into the minds of 30 creative thinkers to show how greatly the experience of thought can vary. It is dedicated to anyone who has ever been told, "You're not thinking!", because his or her way of thinking differs so much from a spouse's, employer's, or teacher's. The book focuses on individual experiences with visual mental images and verbal language that are used in planning, problem-solving, reflecting, remembering, and forging new ideas. It approaches the question of what thinking is by analyzing variations in the way thinking feels. Written by neuroscientist-turned-literary scholar Laura Otis, Rethinking Thought juxtaposes creative thinkers' insights with recent neuroscientific discoveries about visual mental imagery, verbal language, and thought. Presenting the results of new, interview-based research, it offers verbal portraits of novelist Salman Rushdie, engineer Temple Grandin, American Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, and Nobel prize-winning biologist Elizabeth Blackburn. It also depicts the unique mental worlds of two award-winning painters, a flamenco dancer, a game designer, a cartoonist, a lawyer-novelist, a theoretical physicist, and a creator of multi-agent software. Treating scientists and artists with equal respect, it creates a dialogue in which neuroscientific findings and the introspections of creative thinkers engage each other as equal partners. The interviews presented in this book indicate that many creative people enter fields requiring skills that don't come naturally. Instead, they choose professions that demand the hardest work and the greatest mental growth. Instead of classifying people as "visual" or "verbal," educators and managers need to consider how thinkers combine visual and verbal skills and how those abilities can be further developed. By showing how greatly individual experiences of thought can vary, this book aims to help readers in all professions better understand and respect the diverse people with whom they work.

فرانكنشتاين

Author: ماري شيلي

Publisher: Al Manhal

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 112

View: 105

يعد مسار هذه الرواية بالتحديد أكثر تعقيدًا من غيرها، فقد طرحت شِلي فيها أفكارًا جريئة جديدة بالنسبة لعصرها عن الإبداع عندما يتخطى حدود الطبيعة، وقد تعاظَم هذا المسار واستقلَّ بشكلٍ ما عن الرواية نفسها، وصار في حَدّ ذاته نوعًا من المجاز والأسطورة شَقّ لنفسه طريقًا في الفنون الأخرى مثل السينما والمسرح والكاريكاتور والكومِكس، وصار اسم فرانكنشتاين مُرادِفًا لكل إبداع عندما يصير هوسًا يَجلِب عواقب وخيمة على المُبدِع والعالم، ومرادفًا للوحشيَّة وقد تحرَّرَت من عِقالها.