Simon remembers every act of sin ever confessed to him. Pavel forgets what he has just played and rehearses the same melody over and over. Unable to recall faces, Veronika uses different perfumes to remember the ones she loves. The Book of Memory Gaps is a collection of darkly humorous mini-stories that examine our curious and capricious unconscious. With concise, lyrical prose and a discerning command of color, Cecilia Ruiz captures the delicate and fleeting nature of memory, as well as its immense power–after all, who would we be without it? From the Hardcover edition.
In this book, I will educate the reader regarding memory loss and its prevention. This book will be split into three easily read sections. The first section will talk about memory. The second section in the book will educate the reader about memory loss and how it can happen. Finally in the third and final section I will discuss some methods to improve memory. In this section I will also mention the nutritional aspect of memory.
Unsuccessfully trying to repress the memory of a horrible event in her past, Gale realizes that her current life has become unbearable and agrees to take a chance on an untested treatment that has just become available, even though there are profound and unknown risks. Treatment for Gale is directed at erasing her unwanted memory, but unforeseen complications occur, including confabulation, which leads to abrupt changes and new challenges. Fortunately for Gale, she has friends who are there to help her: Jeff, a fellow graduate student, who is in love with her and will do absolutely anything for her, Peters, a relentless and ruthless detective who refuses to abandon her case, and Sibyl, her funny and sarcastic roommate, who also loves Gale in her own way.
A welcome dose of dark humor for these dark times, from acclaimed illustrator Cecilia Ruiz The Book of Extraordinary Deaths introduces readers to the bizarre demises of thinkers, writers, monarchs, artists, and notable nobodies throughout history. Beginning in the seventh century BC with the unusual death of Draco and journeying chronologically to the present day, Ruiz’s playfully sinister giftbook illustrates and describes the infamous deaths of these unfortunate souls. From stories of the hot-air balloon duel that claimed a Frenchman’s life to the fatal wardrobe malfunction of famed dancer Isadora Duncan, The Book of Extraordinary Deaths is a uniquely clever and gorgeously rendered meditation on life’s ironies and mysteries. With Ruiz’s witty descriptions and rich, captivating illustrations, her characters come to life on the page even as they shuffle off this mortal coil.
Thinking About Human Memory provides a novel analytical approach to understanding memory that considers the goals of the memory task, the cues and information available, the opportunity to learn, and interference from irrelevant information (noise). Each of the five chapters describing this approach introduces historical ideas and demonstrates how current thinking both differs from and is derived from them. These chapters also contain analyses of current problems designed to demonstrate the power of the approach. In a subsequent chapter, the authors discuss how memory is controlled by the environment, by others, and by ourselves, and then apply their insights to the problem solving of children, our hominin ancestors, and scrub jays. Finally, the questions of how to define episodic memory and how to investigate phylogenetic and developmental changes in memory are addressed. This book will appeal to memory researchers, including applied researchers, and advanced students.
In her first book for children, Ruiz ("The Book of Memory Gaps") draws from her own history to share a deeply personal tale about remembering what's most important when life starts to get in the way. Full color.
This classic textbook sets out clearly and concisely how to evaluate symptoms and elicit relevant physical signs. It describes the practical skills which every clinician must acquire and develop in order to evolve diagnostic procedures and management strategies and plans. ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2006 and 2010 BMA Medical Book Competitions, this Thirteenth Edition contains over 500 clinical photographs and diagrams to illustrate the text, with new topics added to make the book even more comprehensive. This Thirteenth Edition has four sections: History taking and general examination. System examination covering symptoms and signs. Examination in special situations including babies & children and the critically ill. How to pass an OSCE. Included on the Student Consult site are the specially-recorded videos demonstrating many of the clinical examination routines described in the main text. The book starts with a general overview section on history taking and the general examination that provide the framework on which to hang the detail. The systematic examination section documents clearly the relevant history, examination and special investigations as well as giving advice on their significance. The third section covers examination in specific situations and emphasises an integrated and structured approach to these patients. A final section spells out how to demonstrate the techniques learned in the book in an OSCE. Macleod’s is closely linked to its sister publication, Davidson’s Principles & Practice of Medicine, which complements the information in this text. Available with full online access on Student Consult and ancillary videos demonstrating key clinical examination routines following the format laid out in the book. There are two new chapters on examination in specific situations: The frail elderly The adult with fever A new section explicitly spells out how to demonstrate the techniques learned in the book in an OSCE and other formative and summative examinations. Over 50 new text boxes highlight the evidence-base for the examination techniques discussed. An Advisory Board of students, junior doctors, and representatives from the nursing, ambulance, Primary Care and academic communities from six countries has made detailed comments and critically appraised the entire book. The text has been substantially rewritten with more on medically unexplained symptoms in the History Taking chapter and extended coverage of diabetes mellitus in the Endocrine System chapter. Integrated with the online text are clinical examination videos of trained professionals performing many of the examination routines described in the book with an accompanying commentary by the Editor, Professor Colin Robertson Two new videos show how the Glasgow Coma Scale should be performed in clinical situations, demonstrating the correct techniques and also common pitfalls in using the GCS.
The Step-By-Step Techniques Used By an Average Undergraduate Student to Ace Law School
Author: Brent McDonald
Publisher: Brent McDonald
Some books cover everything from getting into law school to going to your first interview, or even how to practice law. Others focus solely on taking your exams. This book is about one thing – getting A’s in law school. But it starts at the beginning of school and ends at your final exam. It is the complete package of what you need to get A’s without discussing off-topic items, such as interviewing skills. This isn't another “work harder” or “be more intelligent” type of book. Instead, it teaches anyone how to get A’s by playing the game correctly. The techniques in the book have been tested and proven by numerous law students, and will work for you too. Here is what you will find in this book: • What to expect in the classroom. Want to know what law school is really like? Ease your pre-law school nerves by understanding how each class will be conducted, and understanding the different types of professors you will encounter. You will also learn how the court systems are structured and understand why you will read and brief cases in law school. • The psychological game. Unfortunately, law school is a psychological game that you must be prepared to deal with. The book covers the games played by your professors and some of your fellow students so that you can take it in stride and focus on getting good grades instead. • Getting a jump start. There is a simple technique that you can follow to buy yourself an extra week of studying at exam time. This technique is covered in detail. • Getting the big picture. One of the most frustrating things about law school is that professors intentionally or unintentionally “hide the ball.” Luckily for you, there is a simple technique that won’t require digging through hundreds of pages of expensive supplements. This book shares that technique with you to get you ahead of the rest of your class in seeing the big picture. • I.R.A.C. This book covers how to use IRAC to brief cases, but also how to take it one step further to give you what you need to ace your exams. • Note Taking in Class. Note taking in law school is an art. Learn the specifics of what should and should not be included in your notes. By following this novel technique, you will save valuable hours come exam time. • Study Aids. Should you spend your money on study aids? Learn the pros and cons and the proper way to use study aids to maximize your study time and potential to get A’s. • Studying for the Exam. The last week or two before exams is the time that separates that A’s from everything else. This book walks you through how to use your time day-by-day. Also learn concrete methods to reduce your material to the essentials and what you should and should not memorize for your exams. Following these techniques will send you to your exams more prepared than nearly all of your fellow students without killing you in the process. • How to Ace the Exam. Learn everything you need to know about how to actually get A’s on your exams (both open and closed book exams). You will learn how exams are graded and why more than just issue spotting is required. Learn how to lay out your exam answer from start to finish in a format that will set you apart from the average student. Using this book’s techniques will alleviate significant stress as you will have a clear game plan and steps that you can follow to maximize your allotted exam time. The step-by-step techniques taught in this book were written by a practicing lawyer. The author was an average undergraduate student, but he graduated at the top of his class after figuring out how to play the game of law school.
Continuing advances in chip technology, such as the ability to place more transistors on the same die (together with increased operating speeds) have opened new opportunities in embedded applications, breaking new ground in the domains of communication, multimedia, networking and entertainment. New consumer products, together with increased time-to-market pressures have created the need for rapid exploration tools to evaluate candidate architectures for System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions. Such tools will facilitate the introduction of new products customized for the market and reduce the time-to-market for such products. While the cost of embedded systems was traditionally dominated by the circuit production costs, the burden has continuously shifted towards the design process, requiring a better design process, and faster turn-around time. In the context of programmable embedded systems, designers critically need the ability to explore rapidly the mapping of target applications to the complete system. Moreover, in today's embedded applications, memory represents a major bottleneck in terms of power, performance, and cost. In particular, Memory Architecture Exploration for Programmable Embedded Systems addresses efficient exploration of alternative memory architectures, assisted by a "compiler-in-the-loop" that allows effective matching of the target application to the processor-memory architecture. This new approach for memory architecture exploration replaces the traditional black-box view of the memory system and allows for aggressive co-optimization of the programmable processor together with a customized memory system. The book concludes with a set of experiments demonstrating the utility of this exploration approach. The authors perform architecture and compiler exploration for a set of large, real-life benchmarks, uncovering promising memory configurations from different perspectives, such as cost, performance and power. Moreover, the authors compare the Design Space Exploration heuristic with a brute force full simulation of the design space, to verify that the heuristic successfully follows a true pareto-like curve. Such an early exploration methodology can be used directly by design architects to quickly evaluate different design alternatives, and make confident design decisions based on quantitative figures. Memory Architecture Exploration for Programmable Embedded Systems is designed for different groups in the embedded systems-on-chip arena. First, the book is designed for researchers and graduate students interested in memory architecture exploration in the context of compiler-in-the-loop exploration for programmable embedded systems-on-chip. Second, the book is intended for embedded system designers who are interested in an early exploration methodology, where they can rapidly evaluate different design alternatives, and customize the architecture using system-level IP blocks, such as processor cores and memories. Third, the book can be used by CAD developers who wish to migrate from a hardware synthesis target to embedded systems containing processor cores and significant software components. CAD tool developers will be able to review basic concepts in memory architectures with relation to automatic compiler/simulator software toolkit retargeting. Finally, since the book presents a methodology for exploring and optimizing the memory configuration for embedded systems, it is intended for managers and system designers who may be interested in the emerging embedded system design methodologies for memory-intensive applications.