The Limits of Dream Book

The Limits of Dream


  • Author : J. F. Pagel
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-07-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 0080559603

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The Limits of Dream Book Description :

The Limits of Dream focuses on what we currently know of the human central nervous system (CNS), examining the basic sciences of neurochemisty, neuroanatomy, and CNS electrophysiology as these sciences apply to dream, then reaching beyond basic science to examine the cognitive science of dreaming including the processes of memory, the perceptual interface, and visual imagery. Building on what is known of intrapersonal CNS processing, the book steps outside the physical body to explore artificially created dreams and their use in filmmaking, art and story, as well as the role of dreaming in creative process and creative “madness. The limits of our scientific knowledge of dream frame this window that can be used to explore the border between body and mind. What is known scientifically of the cognitive process of dreaming will lead the neuroscientist, the student of cognitive science, and the general reader down different paths than expected into an exploration of the fuzzy and complex horizon between mind and brain. * The clearest presentation of research and philosophy currently available relating to the mind/brain interface * Discusses the cognitive processes of dreaming utilized in film and artificial intelligence * Describes the functioning of dream in the creative process

Dream Science Book

Dream Science


  • Author : J. F. Pagel
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124047105

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Dream Science Book Description :

Dreaming is the cognitive state uniquely experienced by humans and integral to our creativity, the survival characteristic that allows for the rapid change and innovation that defines our species and provides the basis for our art, philosophy, science, and humanity. Yet there is little empiric or scientific evidence supporting the generally accepted dream-based theories of neuroconsciousness. Dream Science examines the cognitive science of dreaming and offers an evidence-based view of the phenomenon. Today, such evidence-based breakthroughs in the field of dream science are altering our understanding of consciousness. Different forms of dreaming consciousness occur throughout sleep, and dreamlike states extend into wake. Each dream state is developed on a framework of memories, emotions, representational images, and electrophysiology, amenable to studies utilizing emerging and evolving technology. Dream Science discusses basic insights into the scientific study of dreaming, including the limits to traditional Freudian-based dream theory and the more modern evidence-based science. It also includes coverage of the processes of memory and parasomnias, the sleep-disturbance diagnoses related to dreaming. This comprehensive book is a scientific exploration of the mind-brain interface and a look into the future of dream science. Provides a more evidence-based approach than any other work on the market Single source of integrated information on all aspects of dream science makes this a critical time-saving reference for researchers and clinicians Authored by one of the leaders in the field of dream research

Living Beyond What If  Book

Living Beyond What If


  • Author : Shirley Davis
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-06-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 1523093269

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Living Beyond What If Book Description :

Free yourself from self-limiting thoughts and fears. Dr. Shirley Davis lays out a blueprint for finding your life's purpose and living your dreams. We all dream. We all imagine. And we all have our vision of the good life. But why is it that 90 percent of people admit they are not living the life they've always dreamed of or imagined? What keeps us comfortable with the status quo and unable to get beyond "what if"? In this book Dr. Shirley Davis addresses these and other questions by taking the reader on a personal journey of self-discovery, a search for significance, and an examination of the self-imposed limitations and excuses that keep us from living our dreams and performing at our best. Dr. Davis guides you through the steps she took to attack and defeat procrastination and present-bias syndrome--the mindset that causes us to focus on the here and now and overvalue immediate rewards at the expense of long-term goals and benefits. She also helps you overcome paralyzing fears that keep your dreams on pause and inspires confidence in you to jump first and grow your wings on the way down.

Liberal Dreams and Nature s Limits Book

Liberal Dreams and Nature s Limits


  • Author : James T. Lemon
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2008-05-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781556356940

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Liberal Dreams and Nature s Limits Book Description :

On the agricultural frontier and through technological progress, Europeans and others and their descendants have sought to fulfill their dreams of improvement. Through businesses, governments, and other bodies, city dwellers expedited these desires by organizing settlements, communications, trade, finance, and manufacturing. In turn, cities grew mightily. To assess the present condition of cities, Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits focuses on five large North American cities at various times in the past --Philadelphia (about 1760), New York (1860), Chicago (1910), Los Angeles (1950), and Toronto (1975). Life inside these cities--specifically the economy, society and politics, public services, land development, and the geographies of circulation, workplaces, and residential districts--is the central concern of this book. Another concern is drawing contrasts and similarities between the American and Canadian urban experiences. North Americans, most now living in cities, face the challenge of a social frontier--how to maintain civility in a near-stagnant economy. Despite recent advances in cyberspace, nature has imposed limits on technical progress defined by speed, convenience, and comfort; Promethean gains through creative destruction are no longer possible. Increased preoccupation with money, status, and safety suggests that the striving inspired by liberalism is still appealing. Yet without growth, liberal dreams cannot be fulfilled. To ensure work, income equity, and a degree of freedom in thought and action, citizens and leaders in both countries will have to commit themselves as never before to managing fairness through social democracy. Sustainable cities are not possible otherwise.

Egypt and the Limits of Hellenism Book
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Egypt and the Limits of Hellenism


  • Author : Ian S. Moyer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139496551

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Egypt and the Limits of Hellenism Book Description :

In a series of studies, Ian Moyer explores the ancient history and modern historiography of relations between Egypt and Greece from the fifth century BCE to the early Roman empire. Beginning with Herodotus, he analyzes key encounters between Greeks and Egyptian priests, the bearers of Egypt's ancient traditions. Four moments unfold as rich micro-histories of cross-cultural interaction: Herodotus' interviews with priests at Thebes; Manetho's composition of an Egyptian history in Greek; the struggles of Egyptian priests on Delos; and a Greek physician's quest for magic in Egypt. In writing these histories, the author moves beyond Orientalizing representations of the Other and colonial metanarratives of the civilizing process to reveal interactions between Greeks and Egyptians as transactional processes in which the traditions, discourses and pragmatic interests of both sides shaped the outcome. The result is a dialogical history of cultural and intellectual exchanges between the great civilizations of Greece and Egypt.

At the Limits of Art Book

At the Limits of Art


  • Author : Janet Downie
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2013-07-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199924875

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At the Limits of Art Book Description :

At the Limits of Art investigates the literary aspirations of Aelius Aristides' puzzling dream-memoir of illness and divine healing, the Hieroi Logoi.

Cicero on Politics and the Limits of Reason Book

Cicero on Politics and the Limits of Reason


  • Author : Jed W. Atkins
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107043589

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Cicero on Politics and the Limits of Reason Book Description :

Rehabilitates Cicero's reputation as an important political thinker by providing a fresh interpretation of his central works of political philosophy.

Dream  Death  and the Self Book

Dream Death and the Self


  • Author : J. J. Valberg
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-04-23
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 499
  • ISBN 10 : 0691128596

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The Limits of Optimism Book

The Limits of Optimism


  • Author : Maurizio Valsania
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813931517

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The Limits of Optimism Book Description :

The Limits of Optimism works to dispel persistent notions about Jefferson’s allegedly paradoxical and sphinx-like quality. Maurizio Valsania shows that Jefferson’s multifaceted character and personality are to a large extent the logical outcome of an anti-metaphysical, enlightened, and humility-oriented approach to reality. That Jefferson’s mind and priorities changed over time and in response to changing circumstances indicates neither incoherence, hypocrisy, nor pathology. Valsania’s reading of Jefferson, the Enlightenment, and negativity helps to make sense of the many paradoxes typically associated with that eighteenth-century thinker. At the same time, it provides a corrective to the common though erroneous equation of Enlightenment thinking with rationalism and shallow optimism.

City Schools and the American Dream Book

City Schools and the American Dream


  • Author : Pedro Noguera
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-29
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807774007

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City Schools and the American Dream Book Description :

What will it take for urban schools to achieve the kind of academic performance required by new state and national educational standards? How can classroom teachers in city schools help to close the achievement gap? What can restore public confidence in public schools? Pedro Noguera argues that higher standards and more tests, by themselves, will not make low-income urban students any smarter and the schools they attend more successful without substantial investment in the communities in which they live. Drawing on extensive research performed in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond, Noguera demonstrates how school and student achievement is influenced by social forces such as demographic change, poverty, drug trafficking, violence, and social inequity. Readers get a detailed glimpse into the lives of teachers and students working "against the odds" to succeed. Noguera sends a strong message to those who would have urban schools “shape up or shut down”: invest in the future of these students and schools, and we can reach the kind of achievement and success that typify only more privileged communities. Public schools are the last best hope for many poor families living in cities across the nation. Noguera gives politicians, policymakers, and the public its own standard to achieve—provide the basic economic and social support so that teachers and students can get the job done! “In this engaging book, Pedro Noguera provides a compelling vision of the problems plaguing urban schools and how to address them. City Schools and the American Dream is replete with insights from a scholar and former activist who makes great use of both personal and professional experiences.” —William Julius Wilson, Harvard University

Teach Me Dreams Book

Teach Me Dreams


  • Author : Mechal Sobel
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-09-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0691113335

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Teach Me Dreams Book Description :

One day in 1698, Robert Pyle of Pennsylvania decided to buy a black slave. The next night he dreamed of a steep ladder to heaven that he felt he could not climb because he carried a black pot. In the dream, a man told him the ladder was the light of Jesus Christ and would bear any whose faith held strong; otherwise, the climber would fall. Pyle woke that morning positive that he should eschew slaves and slavery, having equated the pot with the slave he wished to buy. In fact, so acutely did this dream awaken him to his sins that he became a dynamic advocate of liberation. This dream literally changed his outlook and his life. Teach Me Dreams delves into the dream world of ordinary Americans and finds that as their self-perception increased, transforming them on a personal level, so did a revolutionary spirit that wrought momentous political changes. Mechal Sobel considers dreams recorded in the life narratives of 100 people, revealing the America of the Revolutionary Era to have been a truly dream-infused culture in which analysis of dreams was encouraged, and subsequent personal reevaluation was striking. Sobel uses a wealth of information--letters, diaries, and over 200 published autobiographies from a wide range of "ordinary" people; black, white, male, female. In these accounts, many previously neglected by historians, dreamers explain how their nighttime adventures opened their eyes to aspects of themselves, or unveiled new paths they should take both personally and politically. Such paths often led them to challenge those in power. Charting the widely dreamed of opposition between blacks and whites, men and women, Sobel offers astounding new insights into how early Americans understood their lives. Her analysis of the dreams and lives of ordinary Revolutionary-Era people demonstrates links between dreaming, self reevaluation, and participation in the radically changing politics of the time. This book will appeal to specialists in the fields of American and Afr

The M  nd  kyopanishad Book

The M nd kyopanishad


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  • Release Date : 1894
  • Genre: Upanishads
  • Pages : 137
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044013349378

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