The Pentagon's Brain

An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency
Author: Annie Jacobsen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316371653
Category: History
Page: 560
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER A Pulitzer Prize Finalist and the definitive history of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51 No one has ever written the history of the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R&D agency. In the first-ever history about the organization, New York Times bestselling author Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos to paint a picture of DARPA, or "the Pentagon's brain," from its Cold War inception in 1958 to the present. This is the book on DARPA--a compelling narrative about this clandestine intersection of science and the American military and the often frightening results.

The Pentagon #1


Author: Lou Graziani
Publisher: Shroud Media
ISBN: N.A
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: N.A
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Based in the Pentagon is nameless clandestine special ops squad composed of members with special abilities. This squad is tasked with dangerous internal investigations and off the records wet-work. THE PENTAGON #1 A special squad of military operatives is tasked with bringing in a rogue general and putting an end to his horrific animal experiments. This story follows the events of "Cy-Boar #3: The Enforcer"

Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology


Author: William E. Brant,Clyde A. Helms
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781761352
Category: Medical
Page: 1559
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This latest edition is a comprehensive review of radiology that can be used as a first reader by beginning residents, referred to during rotations, and used to study for the American Board of Radiology exams. It covers all ten subspecialties of radiology and includes more than 2,700 illustrations.

Brain Injury Medicine, 2nd Edition

Principles and Practice
Author: David B. Arciniegas, MD,M. Ross Bullock, MD, PHD,Douglas I. Katz, MD,Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, PHD, ABPP,Ross D. Zafonte, DO,Nathan D. Zasler, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1617050571
Category: Medical
Page: 280
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Brain Injury Medicine - which includes free ebook access with every print purchase - is a clear and comprehensive guide to all aspects of the management of traumatic brain injury-from early diagnosis and evaluation through the post-acute period and rehabilitation. An essential reference for physicians and other health care professionals who work with patients with brain injury, the book focuses on assessment and treatment of the wider variety of clinical problems these patients face and addresses many associated concerns such as epidemiology, ethical issues, legal issues, and life-care planning. Written by over 190 acknowledged leaders, the text covers the full spectrum of the practice of brain injury medicine including principles of neural recovery, neuroimaging and neurodiagnostic testing, prognosis and outcome, acute care, rehabilitation, treatment of specific populations, neurologic and other medical problems following injury, cognitive and behavioral problems, post-trauma pain disorders, pharmacologic and alternative treatments, and community reentry and productivity. Brain Injury Medicine, 2nd Edition Features: The acknowledged gold standard reference-brings together knowledge, experience, and evidence-based medicine Comprehensive and current-completely revised, updated, and expanded to include emerging topics and the latest clinical and research advances Multi-disciplinary focus-expert authorship from a wide range of specialties promotes a holistic team approach to a complex, many-faceted condition Covers the entire continuum of care from early diagnosis and assessment through acute management, rehabilitation, associated medical and quality of life issues, and functional outcomes New to the Second Edition: Three new Associate Editors from related disciplines provide added expertise Five new sections: acute rehabilitative care, pediatric TBI, special senses, autonomic and other organ system problems, post-trauma pain disorders 25 new chapters running the gamut from health policy to biomechanics, to military TBI to pediatric issues and more Print + Digital Access: Purchase price includes enhanced e-book containing the complete and fully searchable text plus additional digital-only content

National Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Legislation
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Brainwashing

The Science of Thought Control
Author: Kathleen Taylor
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198798334
Category: Brain
Page: 494
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Throughout history, humans have attempted to influence and control the thoughts of others. Since the word 'brainwashing' was coined in the aftermath of the Korean War, it has become part of the popular culture and been exploited to create sensational headlines. It has also been the subject of learned discussion from many disciplines: including history, sociology, psychology, and psychotherapy. But until now, a crucial part of the debate has been missing: that of any serious reference to the science of the human brain. Descriptions of how opinions can be changed, whether by persuasion, deceit, or force, have been almost entirely psychological. In Brainwashing, Kathleen Taylor brought the worlds of neuroscience and social psychology together for the first time. In elegant and accessible prose, and with abundant use of anecdotes and case-studies, she examines the ethical problems involved in carrying out the required experiments on humans, the limitations of animal models, and the frightening implications of such research. She also explores the history of thought-control and shows how it persists all around us, from marketing and television, to politics and education. This edition includes a new preface from the author reflecting on the uses of brainwashing today, including by the Islamic State. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Symptom Validity Assessment and Malingering
Author: Dominic A. Carone, Ph.D.
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826109160
Category: Psychology
Page: 448
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This authoritative volume is the first book specifically devoted to symptom validity assessment with individuals with a known or suspected history of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). It brings together leading experts in MTBI, symptom validity assessment, and malingering to provide a thorough and practical guide to the challenging task of assessing the validity of patient presentations after an MTBI. The book describes techniques that can drastically alter case conceptualization, treatment, and equitable allocation of resources. In addition to covering the most important symptom validity assessment methods, this timely volume provides guidance to clinicians on professional and research issues, and information on symptom validity testing in varied populations. The book covers MTBI assessment in such specific settings and populations as clinical, forensic, sports, children, gerontological, and military. It also addresses professional issues such as providing feedback to patients about symptom validity, ethical issues, and diagnostic schemas. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury will provide neuropsychologists, referring health care providers, courts, disability insurance companies, the military, and athletic teams/leagues with the in-depth, current information that is critical for the accurate and ethical evaluation of MTBI. Key Features: Provides in-depth, expert coverage of one of the most critical topics for clinical neuropsychologists Includes contributions from the leading authorities on both MTBI/post-concussive syndrome and malingering/symptom validity Covers assessment in such contexts as civil forensics, sports, military/veterans, and gerontological settings

Neuro-Fuzzy Associative Machinery for Comprehensive Brain and Cognition Modelling


Author: Vladimir G. Ivancevic,Tijana T. Ivancevic
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540474633
Category: Computers
Page: 730
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Neuro–Fuzzy Associative Machinery for Comprehensive Brain and Cognition Modelling" is a graduate–level monographic textbook. It represents a comprehensive introduction into both conceptual and rigorous brain and cognition modelling. It is devoted to understanding, prediction and control of the fundamental mechanisms of brain functioning. The reader will be provided with a scientific tool enabling him to perform a competitive research in brain and cognition modelling.

Buy a Gail Keo Doll (Air Assault)


Author: Rain Chetdav
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595347746
Category: Fiction
Page: 500
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The Japanese new-fangled regime publicized itself as a self-sufficient, self-sustaining entity, freed from big brother USA and the United Nations' sphere of influence, asserting itself as anti-big brother USA and realigning its sphere of influence with North Korea and China. A more severe and brutal blow to big brother USA and the Marshal Plan, Taiwan had effectively expelled the US-UN forces from its soil; Taipei, its military paralleled to that of the Japanese, declared itself free from big brother USA and UN's supremacy, authority and sphere of influence. The Chinese had productively formed the Communist Asian Pack with Japan and Taiwan; the three communist countries and communist North Korea, forming the CAP, were strongly behind Pyongyang and its passion of turning South Korea into a communist country and reuniting the North and South to outline Seoul and Pyongyang into one Korea--a Communist Korea; once Seoul fell to Pyongyang, China had guaranteed Taipei 150-years of independence--free from China's sphere of influence and authoritarianism. That was what the Taiwanese have wanted for years, independence from mainland China, a package that was too good to pass on, a promise that big brother USA-UN cannot proffer. The Korean War2's sonata, more rapidly than the speed of light, forced its resonance into us with the proverbial reverberations of fighter air assaults, howitzer artillery, helicopter gunships, rocket-propelled grenades, machineguns, small arm cannons, revolvers and rifles--"boom, thump-swish, ka-boom, bang-bang-bang-bang-bang, papa-papa-papa!."..and on and on and on.

The Custom-Made Brain

Cerebral Plasticity, Regeneration, and Enhancement
Author: Jean-Didier Vincent,Pierre-Marie Lledo
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231534213
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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Two leading neuroscientists introduce the concepts of "cerebral plasticity" and the "regenerating brain," describing what we know now about the processes through which the brain constantly reconstructs itself and the potential benefits this knowledge could have in addressing concerns for neurological, cognitive, and emotional health. The authors begin with a survey of the fundamental scientific developments that led to our current understanding of the regenerative mind, elucidating the breakthrough neurobiological studies that paved the way for our present understanding of the brain's plasticity and regenerative capabilities. They then discuss the application of these findings to such issues as depression, dyslexia, schizophrenia, and cognitive therapy, incorporating the latest technologies in neuroimaging, optogenetics, and nanotechnology. Their work shows the brain is anything but a static organ, ceasing to grow as human beings become adults. Rather, the brain is dynamic, evolving organically in relation to physical, cultural, historical, and affective stimuli, a plasticity that provides early hope to survivors of trauma and degenerative disorders.

Tangerines for the Brain


Author: Lawrence Michael
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 146893144X
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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Tangerines for the Brain form a summary of the author's venture into serious academia: over issues that immediately affect you & serious academic discussions. In his typical simplified & lucid style that makes you a Professor in your own home. Or have your grandparents play one if you do not wish to play the informed professor at home. A delectable selection of ideas for those discussion hours!

Esquire


Author: William S. Burroughs
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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Brain Injury Medicine

Principles and Practice
Author: Douglas I Katz, MD,Ross D Zafonte, DO,Nathan D Zasler, MD, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, DAAPM
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 9781934559505
Category: Medical
Page: 176
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A Doody's Core Title 2012 Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the management issues involved in caring for the person with brain injury - from early diagnosis and evaluation through the post-acute period and rehabilitation. It is the definitive core text needed by all practitioners in this area, including physiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, nurses, and other health care professionals. Written by over 100 acknowledged leaders in the field, and containing hundreds of tables, graphs, and photographic images, the text deals with issues of neuroimaging and neurodiagnostic testing, prognosis and outcome, acute care, rehabilitative care, treatment of specific populations, neurologic problems following injury, neuromusculoskeletal problems, and general management issues. Key features include: Emphasis on a disease state management approach to patient assessment and treatment Promotion of a holistic, biopsychosocial model of patient assessment and care Review of current expert consensus on practice guidelines Exploration of epidemiologic and basic pathophysiologic aspects of brain injury Examination of clinical issues throughout the continuum of rehabilitative care Cutting edge, practical information based on the authors' extensive clinical experience that will positively impact patients and families following brain injury

Working with Brain Injury

A primer for psychologists working in under-resourced settings
Author: Rudi Coetzer,Ross Balchin
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317810619
Category: Psychology
Page: 204
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This book provides a hands-on resource for the development of essential skills and competencies in clinical neuropsychology. On a very practical level it addresses a question frequently asked by students, trainees, interns, and newly qualified psychologists: what do I need to know in order to perform the everyday tasks involved in clinical neuropsychology? The authors distil, from a vast knowledge base, the practical skills and knowledge needed to lay the foundations for working with brain-injured patients, especially within the developed and developing world where time and resources are limited. The book is divided into three main sections: Basic Foundations, Clinical Practice, and Professional Issues. Together these sections cover 18 fundamental topics, each representing a key part of the life of a practitioner. Each chapter contains practical tips, points for reflective practice, and suggested further reading, with a particular emphasis on issues pertaining to working in under-resourced clinical environments. The book draws upon landmark academic papers and textbooks, and also the authors’ experiences of working in state hospitals in both South Africa and the National Health Service in the United Kingdom. Working with Brain Injury will be essential reading for clinical psychology trainees and their supervisors, for newly qualified psychologists in clinical settings, and for students and practitioners in other clinical professions seeking an introduction to clinical neuropsychology.

Area 51

An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
Author: Annie Jacobsen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 140914139X
Category: History
Page: 320
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The explosive, untold story of the Cold War's biggest secret. The REAL X-Files. It is the most famous military installation in the world. And no credible insider has ever divulged the truth about his time inside of it. Until now. This is the first book based on interviews with scientists, pilots, and engineers - 58 in total - who provide an unprecedented look into the mysterious activities of a top-secret base, from the Cold War to today. With a jaw-dropping ending, it proves that facts are often more fantastic than fiction, especially when the distinction is almost impossible to make.

Global Issues

Selections from The CQ Researcher
Author: N.A
Publisher: C Q Press College
ISBN: 9781933116082
Category: Political Science
Page: 373
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This reader provides in-depth coverage of today's most pressing global concerns. From international law to global poverty, these 16 reports investigate the complex and at times convoluted dynamics of international issues in order to facilitate sound analysis.

The Terror Conspiracy

Deception, 9;11 and the Loss of Liberty
Author: Jim Marrs
Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser
ISBN: 9781934708361
Category: Social Science
Page: 482
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Jim Marrs presents the official government pronouncement on 9/11 as an obvious conspiracy. The only question is whose conspiracy it was. According to the government, the conspiracy involved about nineteen suicidal Middle Eastern Muslim terrorists, their hearts full of hatred for American freedom and democracy, who hijacked four airliners, crashing two into the Twin Towers of New York City’s World Trade Center and a third into the Pentagon, near Washington, DC. The fourth airliner reportedly crashed in western Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to overcome the hijackers. To add insult to injury, this whole incredible Mission Impossible operation, which defeated a forty-billion-dollar defense system, was under the total control of a devout Muslim cleric using a computer while hiding in a cave in Afghanistan. Primarily using mainstream media and government reports, Marrs has crafted the definitive journalistic account exposing the likely complicity of the Bush administration in the 9/11 attacks, providing a history of the overt and covert causes of the events. However, his analysis goes far beyond 9/11, enabling us to understand the motivation behind American foreign policy, with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as primary examples of the US government’s secret agenda.

Bloomberg Businessweek


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Brain-Powered Lessons--Recognize and Draw Shapes


Author: LaVonna Roth
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1480788023
Category:
Page: 4
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Based on current brain research, this ready-to-use lesson engages second graders using the E-L-A-B-O-R-A-T-E strategy. Encourage students with strategies designed to foster student achievement related to recognizing and drawing shapes.

Business Week


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business
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