The Reader's Brain

How Neuroscience Can Make You a Better Writer

Author: Yellowlees Douglas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

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Drawing upon cutting-edge neuroscience research, this unique writing guide provides easy-to-follow principles for writing effectively and efficiently.

Language in the Brain

Critical Assessments

Author: Fred C.C. Peng

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Medical

Page: 322

View: 895

Assesses current assumptions about how language is acquired, remembered and retained as impulses in the brain, from the perspective of neurolinguistics.

Investigating the Role of Test Methods in Testing Reading Comprehension

A Process-Focused Perspective

Author: Jufang Kong

Publisher: Springer


Category: Education

Page: 212

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This book explores the construct of reading comprehension by means of two main test methods. Research methods like the think aloud protocol and eye tracking are employed to tap into test-takers’ cognitive processes while engaged in input text meaning building, and in test tasks. The book is the first systematic attempt to explore test-takers’ cognitive processes through the control of test methods, and presents findings in visualized form including processing route maps and eye fixation heat maps. It offers readers essential support with “digging into” and analyzing data that has to date remained difficult to access.

Another Day from the World of Ro and Mo

Author: Rohan and Mohan Perera

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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Hi, This book is about spiritual growth and not about spiritual enlightenment. One has to be spiritually enlightened before one can begin one's spiritual growth. Spiritual growth is eternal. Spiritual enlightenment suggests that spiritual growth is complete. On the contrary, spiritual enlightenment is the genesis of spiritual growth. Spiritual enlightenment is when one has travelled the spiritual path and returned to God. Spiritual enlightenment Buddha experienced is an awareness which frees a person from the cycle of rebirth. What this means is that; one becomes aware why one repeats one's mistakes in life, and remain in one spot until one's spirit rots with the body. With this awareness one can step out of the cycle and begin one's eternal growth. Rebirth is (born again) in Christian language. Spiritual growth is living life with an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of one's true self and destiny; to know and grow with God. Living conscientiously. Like in Three Days, in Another Day we give you more from our experiences, observations, conversations, and conclusions, regarding: Life, Love, God. May the Great Spirit be with you, Matter is that which exists in the universe in all forms, that is visible and invisible. Life is matter that which is conscious, and exists in the universe. Man is matter that which is conscious with a conscience, and exists in the universe. Immortality is not matter, but a conscience that which is conscientious, and exists in the universe and beyond.


A Solution to Albert Einstein's the Unified Field Theory

Author: Sujoy Deyasi

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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Defines the "fifth dimension" as mentioned in the book The Bible Code, by Michael Drosnin and presents a solution to Albert Einstein's "Unified Field Theory," as mentioned in the book, A Brief History of Time - from big bang to black holes by Stephen Hawking. This explanation or solution is presented without applying any mathematical equation, formula or diagram. Uniphase explains "spirituality" applying basic modern optical physics. This treatise is "The Answer" that John Lennon, the ex-Beatle, went to find India and it fulfills the wishes that were expressed by him in the song "Imagine."

Reading and the Reader

The Literary Agenda

Author: Philip Davis

Publisher: OUP Oxford


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. It is shaken from without by even greater pressures: by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiquated. For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. Reading and the Reader offers a defence of reading serious literature, where reading offers a place for inner contemplation, emotion, imagination, and thought-experiment through the energising booster-rocket of literature. It is argued that literature creates a holding-ground in which a dense sense of experience is registered. Such a place is vital to human well-being in the following respects: in sustaining the ability to use and not just suffer one's experience; to be able to think one's thoughts, even those that are customarily unadmitted or felt as anomalous or unworthy; to find room for a realm of speculation in between religions and secularization, in between literature and life. Reading and the Reader, one of the first volumes in the Literary Agenda series, exists to defend the value of reading, to narrow the gaps between the way writers and readers think, to bring literary thinking into the ordinary thinking of the world - especially at a time when the arts and humanities are under some threat. Literature is useful in terms of deep human needs. It offers a form of time-travel - across ages, countries, different minds - that provides alternatives to any conventional worldview.

Wired for Story

The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

Author: Lisa Cron

Publisher: Ten Speed Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This guide reveals how writers can utilize cognitive storytelling strategies to craft stories that ignite readers’ brains and captivate them through each plot element. Imagine knowing what the brain craves from every tale it encounters, what fuels the success of any great story, and what keeps readers transfixed. Wired for Story reveals these cognitive secrets—and it’s a game-changer for anyone who has ever set pen to paper. The vast majority of writing advice focuses on “writing well” as if it were the same as telling a great story. This is exactly where many aspiring writers fail—they strive for beautiful metaphors, authentic dialogue, and interesting characters, losing sight of the one thing that every engaging story must do: ignite the brain’s hardwired desire to learn what happens next. When writers tap into the evolutionary purpose of story and electrify our curiosity, it triggers a delicious dopamine rush that tells us to pay attention. Without it, even the most perfect prose won’t hold anyone’s interest. Backed by recent breakthroughs in neuroscience as well as examples from novels, screenplays, and short stories, Wired for Story offers a revolutionary look at story as the brain experiences it. Each chapter zeroes in on an aspect of the brain, its corresponding revelation about story, and the way to apply it to your storytelling right now.

Brain Teasers Mathematics: 100 Puzzles With Solutions

Author: Dharmaraj Joseph

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd



Page: 149

View: 348

The varied puzzles stimulate the readers brain and anyone with a slightly mathematical bent of mind will find the book fascinating. Even those who avoid mathematics may be attracted to the story format of these puzzles as they combine deductive ability with interest and enjoyment. The book is unique and will be of interest to candidates for competitive examinations. The puzzles are sure to appeal to readers of different levels of ability. This book is bound to find a wide readership amongst people of the English-speaking world.

Such Stuff as Dreams

The Psychology of Fiction

Author: Keith Oatley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Psychology

Page: 290

View: 277

Such Stuff as Dreams: The Psychology of Fiction explores how fiction works in the brains and imagination of both readers and writers. Demonstrates how reading fiction can contribute to a greater understanding of, and the ability to change, ourselves Informed by the latest psychological research which focuses on, for example, how identification with fictional characters occurs, and how literature can improve social abilities Explores traditional aspects of fiction, including character, plot, setting, and theme, as well as a number of classic techniques, such as metaphor, metonymy, defamiliarization, and cues Includes extensive end-notes, which ground the work in psychological studies Features excerpts from fiction which are discussed throughout the text, including works by William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Kate Chopin, Anton Chekhov, James Baldwin, and others

Science Readers: A Closer Look: The Human Body Kit


Publisher: Teacher Created Materials



Page: 0

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Elementary students will love learning about the science of the human body, from the muscles that help them play to the brain that lets them learn. This kit includes leveled books, allowing teachers to easily implement differentiation strategies that give all students access to this life and science theme. Science Readers: A Closer Look: The Human Body: Complete Kit includes: Books (6 titles, 6 copies each, 32 pages per book); data analysis activities; audio recordings; digital resources; and a Teacher's Guide.