The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions Book

The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions


  • Author : Arthur G. Shapiro
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-24
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199794607

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The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions Excerpt :

Visual illusions are compelling phenomena that draw attention to the brain's capacity to construct our perceptual world. The Compendium is a collection of over 100 chapters on visual illusions, written by the illusion creators or by vision scientists who have investigated mechanisms underlying the phenomena. --

Programming Visual Illusions for Everyone Book

Programming Visual Illusions for Everyone


  • Author : Marco Bertamini
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-08-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319640662

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Programming Visual Illusions for Everyone Excerpt :

If you find visual illusions fascinating Programming Visual Illusions for Everyone is a book for you. It has some background, some history and some theories about visual illusions, and it describes in some detail twelve illusions. Some are about surfaces, some are about apparent size of objects, some are about colour and some involve movement. This is only one aspect of the book. The other is to show you how you can create these effects on any computer. The book includes a brief introduction to a powerful programming language called Python. No previous experience with programming is necessary. There is also an introduction to a package called PsychoPy that makes it easy to draw on a computer screen. It is perfectly ok if you have never heard the names Python or PsychoPy before. Python is a modern and easy-to-read language, and PsychoPy takes care of all the graphical aspects of drawing on a screen and also interacting with a computer. By the way, both Python and PsychoPy are absolutely free. Is this a book about illusions or about programming? It is both!

Champions of Illusion Book
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Champions of Illusion


  • Author : Susana Martinez-Conde
  • Publisher : Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374718398

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Champions of Illusion Excerpt :

A full-color celebration of stunning visual illusions and the science behind them In Champions of Illusion, Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik present a smorgasbord of mystifying images, many selected from their Best Illusion of the Year Contest. Whether it’s false motion, tricks of perspective, or shifting colors, Champions of Illusion is packed with adventures in visual perception. If you have ever found yourself face-to-face with an utterly bewildering illusion, you know the powerful effect such images have on the mind. The question we often ask ourselves is, How is that possible? Martinez-Conde and Macknik, who study the intersection of neuroscience, illusions, and stage magic, explain just why we think we see the things we see. The Best Illusion of the Year Contest draws entries from vision scientists, artists, magicians, and mathematicians bent on creating today’s most beguiling illusions. Featuring the contest’s most bizarre effects and unbelievable mind tricks, along with classic illusions and illuminating descriptions of what is actually going on in your brain when you are deceived by visuals on the page, Champions of Illusion is an electrifying mix of science and magic that you will not soon forget.

Beyond Pleasure and Pain Book

Beyond Pleasure and Pain


  • Author : E. Tory Higgins
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 554
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199765829

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Beyond Pleasure and Pain Excerpt :

Rather, they work together.

Education and Immigration Book

Education and Immigration


  • Author : Grace Kao
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-04-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745664569

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Education and Immigration Excerpt :

Education is a crucially important social institution, closely correlated with wealth, occupational prestige, psychological well-being, and health outcomes. Moreover, for children of immigrants – who account for almost one in four school-aged children in the U.S. – it is the primary means through which they become incorporated into American society. This insightful new book explores the educational outcomes of post-1965 immigrants and their children. Tracing the historical context and key contemporary scholarship on immigration, the authors examine issues such as structural versus cultural theories of education stratification, the overlap of immigrant status with race and ethnicity, and the role of language in educational outcomes. Throughout, the authors pay attention to the great diversity among immigrants: some arrive with PhDs to work as research professors, while others arrive with a primary school education and no English skills to work as migrant laborers. As immigrants come from an ever-increasing array of races, ethnicities, and national origins, immigrant assimilation is more complex than ever before, and education is central to their adaptation to American society. Shedding light on often misunderstood topics, this book will be invaluable for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate-level courses in sociology of education, immigration, and race and ethnicity.

The Daily Show  The Book  Book
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The Daily Show The Book


  • Author : Chris Smith
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-11-22
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455565351

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The Daily Show The Book Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Steve Carell - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics-a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.

Sensory Transduction Book

Sensory Transduction


  • Author : Gordon L. Fain
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198835028

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Sensory Transduction Excerpt :

Provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of transduction in various sensory modalities.

Evolution of the Cerebellar Sense of Self Book

Evolution of the Cerebellar Sense of Self


  • Author : Professor at the University of Auckland Former Director of Marine Science and James Cook Fellow John Montgomery
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-24
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198758860

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Evolution of the Cerebellar Sense of Self Excerpt :

The cerebellum is an intriguing component of the brain. In humans it occupies only 10% of the brain volume, yet has approximately 69 billion neurons; that is 80% of the nerve cells in the brain. The cerebellum first arose in jawed vertebrates such as sharks, and sharks in fact have an additional cerebellum-like structure that works as an adaptive filter. The function of shark cerebellum-like structures is to discriminate 'self' from 'other' in sensory inputs. With the evolution of the true cerebellum the adaptive filter functionality was adopted for motor control and paved the way for athleticism and movement finesse that we see in swimming, running, climbing and flying vertebrates. This book uses an evolutionary perspective to open up the exciting body of work that is cerebellar research to a wide audience. Understanding the brain is of interest to many people, from many different backgrounds, and for many different reasons. Therefore, understanding cerebellum is a significant step towards the wider challenge of understanding the brain. This book wil be of interest to neuroscientists, neurologists and psychologists, in addition to computer scientists, and engineers concerned with machine/human interactions and robotics.

Behavioral Finance  The Second Generation Book

Behavioral Finance The Second Generation


  • Author : Meir Statman
  • Publisher : CFA Institute Research Foundation
  • Release Date : 2019-12-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781944960865

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Behavioral Finance The Second Generation Excerpt :

Behavioral finance presented in this book is the second-generation of behavioral finance. The first generation, starting in the early 1980s, largely accepted standard finance’s notion of people’s wants as “rational” wants—restricted to the utilitarian benefits of high returns and low risk. That first generation commonly described people as “irrational”—succumbing to cognitive and emotional errors and misled on their way to their rational wants. The second generation describes people as normal. It begins by acknowledging the full range of people’s normal wants and their benefits—utilitarian, expressive, and emotional—distinguishes normal wants from errors, and offers guidance on using shortcuts and avoiding errors on the way to satisfying normal wants. People’s normal wants include financial security, nurturing children and families, gaining high social status, and staying true to values. People’s normal wants, even more than their cognitive and emotional shortcuts and errors, underlie answers to important questions of finance, including saving and spending, portfolio construction, asset pricing, and market efficiency.

Using Documents in Social Research Book

Using Documents in Social Research


  • Author : Lindsay Prior
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2003-06-16
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 0761957472

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Using Documents in Social Research Excerpt :

A comprehensive, yet concise, introduction to the use of documents as tools within social science research.

Man and His Symbols Book
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Man and His Symbols


  • Author : Carl Gustav Jung
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 1964
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780440351832

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Man and His Symbols Excerpt :

Explores Jung's psychological concepts regarding the nature, function and importance of man's symbols as they appear on both the conscious and subconscious level

The Death of Expertise Book
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The Death of Expertise


  • Author : Tom Nichols
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190469436

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The Death of Expertise Excerpt :

Technology and increasing levels of education have exposed people to more information than ever before. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues. Today, everyone knows everything: with only a quick trip through WebMD or Wikipedia, average citizens believe themselves to be on an equal intellectual footing with doctors and diplomats. All voices, even the most ridiculous, demand to be taken with equal seriousness, and any claim to the contrary is dismissed as undemocratic elitism. Tom Nichols' The Death of Expertise shows how this rejection of experts has occurred: the openness of the internet, the emergence of a customer satisfaction model in higher education, and the transformation of the news industry into a 24-hour entertainment machine, among other reasons. Paradoxically, the increasingly democratic dissemination of information, rather than producing an educated public, has instead created an army of ill-informed and angry citizens who denounce intellectual achievement. When ordinary citizens believe that no one knows more than anyone else, democratic institutions themselves are in danger of falling either to populism or to technocracy or, in the worst case, a combination of both. An update to the 2017breakout hit, the paperback edition of The Death of Expertise provides a new foreword to cover the alarming exacerbation of these trends in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election. Judging from events on the ground since it first published, The Death of Expertise issues a warning about the stability and survival of modern democracy in the Information Age that is even more important today.

Witnesses to History Book

Witnesses to History


  • Author : Lyndel V. Prott
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 439
  • ISBN 10 : 9789231041280

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Witnesses to History Excerpt :

This Compendium gives an outline of the historical, philosophical and ethical aspects of the return of cultural objects (e.g. cultural objects displaced during war or in colonial contexts), cites past and present cases (Maya Temple Facade, Nigerian Bronzes, United States of America v. Schultz, Parthenon Marbles and many more) and analyses legal issues (bona fide, relevant UNESCO and UNIDROIT Conventions, Supreme Court Decisions, procedure for requests etc.). It is a landmark publication that bears testament to the ways in which peoples have lost their entire cultural heritage and analyses the issue of its return and restitution by providing a wide range of perspectives on this subject. Essential reading for students, specialists, scholars and decision-makers as well as those interested in these topics.

The Science of Illusions Book

The Science of Illusions


  • Author : Jacques Ninio
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN 10 : 0801437709

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The Science of Illusions Excerpt :

A specialist in visual perception, Ninio (Centre National des Recherches Scientifiques, Paris) presents many classic and new illusions, explains the underlying logic of the various types, and suggests their value for neurological and physiological research. He does not provide an index. La Science des Illusions was published in 1998 by Editions Odile Jacob. Philip has translated widely from the French, including an autobiography of Francois Jacob. c. Book News Inc.