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
View: 5725
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.

Геном. Автобиография вида в 23 главах

Author: Мэтт Ридли
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457878899
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 4508
Генетика развивается стремительно. Ее развитие часто сравнивают с революцией. Уследить за тем, как изменяются наши представления о жизни и наследственности, не успевает не только широкая публика, но и специалисты. Это порождает массу слухов и домыслов о страшных мутантах, которых коварные ученые штампуют в своих лабораториях, тогда как поразительные открытия новых методов диагностики и лечения генетических заболеваний, включая рак, остаются незамеченными или непонятыми. Книга Мэтта Ридли очень актуальна. Просто и доступно автор представил историю генетики от первых догадок до ошеломляющего прорыва, начавшегося с открытия структуры ДНК Уотсоном и Криком.

Secrets of the Hidden Realms

Mystical Keys to the Unseen Worlds
Author: Almine
Publisher: Almine
ISBN: 1934070270
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 412
View: 8558
Almine probes further into the nature and meaning of existence, introducing the Goddess mysteries as they apply not only to individual human lives, but to the cycles of the cosmos.

Journey to the Heart of God

Mystical Keys to Immortal Mastery
Author: Almine
Publisher: Almine
ISBN: 1934070262
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 300
View: 7961
The powerful relevations contained in this book emerged from a period during which the author experienced a transfiguration, entering the presence of the Infinite for the second time since moving into God-consciousness in 2000.

Concise Encyclopedia of Brain and Language

Author: Harry A. Whitaker
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080964997
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 632
View: 6937
This volume descibes, in up-to-date terminology and authoritative interpretation, the field of neurolinguistics, the science concerned with the neural mechanisms underlying the comprehension, production and abstract knowledge of spoken, signed or written language. An edited anthology of 165 articles from the award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd edition, Encyclopedia of Neuroscience 4th Edition and Encyclopedia of the Neorological Sciences and Neurological Disorders, it provides the most comprehensive one-volume reference solution for scientists working with language and the brain ever published. Authoritative review of this dynamic field placed in an interdisciplinary context Approximately 165 articles by leaders in the field Compact and affordable single-volume format

The Pentagon #1

Author: Lou Graziani
Publisher: Shroud Media
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: N.A
View: 1257
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"

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
View: 7460
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.


Author: William S. Burroughs
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: N.A
View: 6474

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
View: 6905
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

Огонь и ярость. В Белом доме Трампа

Author: Майкл Волф
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5041153531
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 2516
Книга Майкла Волфа “Огонь и ярость. В Белом доме Трампа” вышла в январе 2018 года и мгновенно стала бестселлером. В основе книги – более двухсот интервью, взятые у различных экспертов и сотрудников администрации президента, а также разговоры, свидетелем которых становился Волф, имевший свободный доступ в Белый дом. Журналист описывает различные интриги и закулисные игры в Белом доме, приводит самые нелицеприятные высказывания соратников президента друг о друге и о нем самом.

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
View: 1170
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.

National Journal

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Legislation
Page: N.A
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Tangerines for the Brain

Author: Lawrence Michael
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 146893144X
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
View: 4052
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!

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
View: 7015
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

The Theosophical Movement

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Theosophy
Page: N.A
View: 1957

Brain-Powered Lessons--Recognize and Draw Shapes

Author: LaVonna Roth
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1480788023
Page: 4
View: 8245
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.

Buy a Gail Keo Doll (Air Assault)

Author: Rain Chetdav
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595347746
Category: Fiction
Page: 500
View: 1236
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.

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
View: 8589
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.

Bloomberg Businessweek

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Business
Page: N.A
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The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013

Author: Mircea Pitici
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400847990
Category: Mathematics
Page: 272
View: 8414
This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of math, and take readers behind the scenes of today's hottest mathematical debates. Here Philip Davis offers a panoramic view of mathematics in contemporary society; Terence Tao discusses aspects of universal mathematical laws in complex systems; Ian Stewart explains how in mathematics everything arises out of nothing; Erin Maloney and Sian Beilock consider the mathematical anxiety experienced by many students and suggest effective remedies; Elie Ayache argues that exchange prices reached in open market transactions transcend the common notion of probability; and much, much more. In addition to presenting the year's most memorable writings on mathematics, this must-have anthology includes a foreword by esteemed mathematical physicist Roger Penrose and an introduction by the editor, Mircea Pitici. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in where math has taken us--and where it is headed.