Description : An eminent psychologist offers a major new theory of human cognition: movement, not language, is the foundation of thought When we try to think about how we think, we can't help but think of words. Indeed, some have called language the stuff of thought. But pictures are remembered far better than words, and describing faces, scenes, and events defies words. Anytime you take a shortcut or play chess or basketball or rearrange your furniture in your mind, you've done something remarkable: abstract thinking without words. In Mind in Motion, psychologist Barbara Tversky shows that spatial cognition isn't just a peripheral aspect of thought, but its very foundation, enabling us to draw meaning from our bodies and their actions in the world. Our actions in real space get turned into mental actions on thought, often spouting spontaneously from our bodies as gestures. Spatial thinking underlies creating and using maps, assembling furniture, devising football strategies, designing airports, understanding the flow of people, traffic, water, and ideas. Spatial thinking even underlies the structure and meaning of language: why we say we push ideas forward or tear them apart, why we're feeling up or have grown far apart. Like Thinking, Fast and Slow before it, Mind in Motion gives us a new way to think about how--and where--thinking takes place.
Description : The purpose of this book is to bring your conscious mind a Revelation. The Truth is that you are the Spirit that inhabits your form. My story will acquaint you with Agape love exploits in a life of young and intelligent people. They each have a mission and an agenda to live their lifestyle. To make it explicitly different the woman subject is a witch and the male is by the Holy Spirit protected. A county is in need to expending their infrastructure. A large acquisition of Office space and facilities is contracted out to provide municipal buildings and entrance roads. An embezzlement episode is part of the contractual agenda. This will make the county more suitable to provide services to the people
Description : Western contemporary dance and body-mind education have engaged in a pas de deux for more than four decades. The rich interchange of Somatics and dance has altered both fields, but scholarship that substantiates these ideas through the findings of twentieth-century scientific advances has been missing. This book fills that gap and brings to light contemporary discoveries of neuroscience and somatic education as they relate to dance. Drawing from the burgeoning field of “embodiment”—itself an idea at the intersection of the sciences, humanities, arts, and technologies—Body and Mind in Motion highlights the relevance of somatic education within dance education, dance science, and body-mind studies.
Description : This volume investigates the implications of how our brain directs our movements on decision making. An extensive body of knowledge in chapters from international experts is presented as well as integrative group reports discussing new directions for future research. The understanding of how people make decisions is of central interest to experts working in fields such as psychology, economics, movement science, cognitive neuroscience, neuroinformatics, robotics, and sport science. For the first time the current volume provides a multidisciplinary overview of how action and cognition are integrated in the planning of and decisions about action. * Offers intense, focused, and genuine interdisciplinary perspective * Conveys state-of-the-art and outlines future research directions on the hot topic of mind and motion (or embodied cognition) * Includes contributions from psychologists, neuroscientists, movement scientists, economists, and others
Description : A retrospective on the life and work of artist Charles H. Forrester, whose six-decades worth of art seeks to reveal a man and a mind in constant motion. Each page will give new insight to thought and creativity from the hands of a prolific sculptor. A Mind in Motion: The Art of Charles H. Forrester offers an in-depth guide into the mind and artistic legacy of the artist. Curated by Forrester’s daughter, Winifred, the book tastefully exhibits his collection of sculptures, now on display across the world. The book takes readers through his journals, drawings, and sculptures to reveal his steady pursuits in linking desires, memories, experiences, and knowledge. Readers will see in more than eighty photographs covering ten distinct groups of his work, how Forrester consistently pushed himself in the exploration of various mediums. His mastery of each medium displayed an uncanny ability to create remarkably realistic details that were at once exceptionally stylized and abstracted. The late artist’s sculptures have been shown in many regional and national exhibits, receiving numerous awards. Forrester’s more notable commissions included: The Springfield and Medford, Oregon public parks Broughton School in England Gray Construction Lilly Corporation The Shakespeare Memorial Theater in Oregon Bowling Green-Warren County, Kentucky Hospital J.P. Matthews & Co. The Bundy Art Museum in Vermont A Mind in Motion offers a unique perspective by showcasing Forrester’s process from idea to creation. Forrester and his work impacted generations of sculptors and artists. Through this book, artists around the world are able to connect to Charles through “an unbroken line”.
Description : Discussed here are the eight novels that Patricia Warrick considers representative of Dick’s finest writing—the works that will become classics, including The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Warrick shows that Dick had a remarkable sense of the cultural transformation taking place in the last half of the 20th century. Dick points out the cracks in our institutions, our ideologies, and our value systems that will inevitably lead to their collapse. His moral vision perceived a universe of infinite possibility, with shapes that constantly transformed themselves—a universe in process. And his mind was a mind in motion, constantly questioning, finding answers, rejecting them in order to seek other possibilities. For Dick, having fixed, unchangeable answers was tantamount to entropy and death.