Time Warped

Time Warped
Author: Claudia Hammond
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-05-03
ISBN: 0857863452
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Warped Book Excerpt:

Time rules our lives, but how much do we really understand it? In Time Warped, we meet the people willing to go to extreme lengths to find out. They travel to Costa Rica to find out if hummingbirds can sense the passage of time, they walk towards the edge of a stairwell blindfolded and one man spends two months in an ice cave in total darkness - all in an attempt to fathom the tricks time can play on our minds. Drawing on the latest research from psychology, neuroscience and biology, award-winning BBC Radio4 presenter Claudia Hammond delves into the mysteries of time perception. She shows us how to manage time more efficiently, why speeds up as you get older and, ultimately, how to use the warping of time to our own advantage.

Trees on Mars

Trees on Mars
Author: Hal Niedzviecki
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-10-20
ISBN: 1609806387
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trees on Mars Book Excerpt:

The future is big right now—for perhaps the first time, our society is more focused on what is going to happen in the future than what is happening right now. In Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future, cultural critic and indie entrepreneur Hal Niedzviecki asks how and when we started believing we could and should “create the future.” What is it like to live in a society utterly focused on what is going to happen next? Through visits to colleges, corporations, tech conferences, factories and more, Niedzviecki traces the story of how owning the future has become irresistible to us. In deep conversation with both the beneficiaries and victims of our relentless obsession with the future, Niedzviecki asks crucial questions: Where are we actually heading? How will we get there? And whom may we be leaving behind?

The Psychology of Time Perception

The Psychology of Time Perception
Author: John Wearden
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2016-06-09
ISBN: 1137408839
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Time Perception Book Excerpt:

How do people perceive time? This book presents a wealth of contemporary and classical research, including some of the history and philosophy of time perception. Influential internal clock-based models of time perception receive an in-depth but non-technical introduction and discussion. The role of cognition and emotion in perceiving time is also explored, as well as questions derived from time experience in daily life, such as why time seems to pass more quickly in one situation rather than another. Classical and modern research on timing in children is reviewed, as well as work on time perception and time experience in older people. Leading recent models of animal timing are also discussed in a non-mathematical way.

Time and Environmental Law

Time and Environmental Law
Author: Benjamin Richardson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2017-07-31
ISBN: 1107191246
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time and Environmental Law Book Excerpt:

Through the lens of time, the book critiques environmental law and recommends ways to enable it to respond to nature's time scales.

Understanding the Role of Time Dimension in the Brain Information Processing

Understanding the Role of Time Dimension in the Brain Information Processing
Author: Daya Shankar Gupta,Hugo Merchant
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-04-13
ISBN: 2889451496
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Role of Time Dimension in the Brain Information Processing Book Excerpt:

Optimized interaction of the brain with environment requires the four-dimensional representation of space-time in the neuronal circuits. Information processing is an important part of this interaction, which is critically dependent on time-dimension. Information processing has played an important role in the evolution of mammals, and has reached a level of critical importance in the lives of primates, particularly the humans. The entanglement of time-dimension with information processing in the brain is not clearly understood at present. Time-dimension in physical world – the environment of an organism – can be represented by the interval of a pendulum swing (the cover page depicts temporal unit with the help of a swinging pendulum). Temporal units in neural processes are represented by regular activities of pacemaker neurons, tonic regular activities of proprioceptors and periodic fluctuations in the excitability of neurons underlying brain oscillations. Moreover, temporal units may be representationally associated with time-bins containing bits of information (see the Editorial), which may be studied to understand the entanglement of time-dimension with neural information processing. The optimized interaction of the brain with environment requires the calibration of neural temporal units. Neural temporal units are calibrated as a result of feedback processes occurring during the interaction of an organism with environment. Understanding the role of time-dimension in the brain information processing requires a multidisciplinary approach, which would include psychophysics, single cell studies and brain recordings. Although this Special Issue has helped us move forward on some fronts, including theoretical understanding of calibration of time-information in neural circuits, and the role of brain oscillations in timing functions and integration of asynchronous sensory information, further advancements are needed by developing correct computational tools to resolve the relationship between dynamic, hierarchical neural oscillatory structures that form during the brain’s interaction with environment.

Transcendence

Transcendence
Author: Gaia Vince
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-11-07
ISBN: 024128113X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transcendence Book Excerpt:

* A TIMES BEST SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR * From the prize-winning author of Adventures in the Anthropocene, the astonishing story of how culture enabled us to become the most successful species on Earth 'A wondrous, visionary work' Tim Flannery, author of The Weather Makers Humans are a planet-altering force. Gaia Vince argues that our unique ability - compared with other species - to determine the course of our own destiny rests on a special relationship between our genes, environment and culture going back into deep time. It is our collective culture, rather than our individual intelligence, that makes humans unique. Vince shows how four evolutionary drivers - Fire, Language, Beauty and Time - are further transforming our species into a transcendent superorganism: a hyper-cooperative mass of humanity that she calls Homo omnis. Drawing on leading-edge advances in population genetics, archaeology, palaeontology and neuroscience, Transcendence compels us to reimagine ourselves, showing us to be on the brink of something grander - and potentially more destructive. 'Richly informed by the latest research, Gaia Vince's colourful survey fizzes like a zip-wire as it tours our species' story from the Big Bang to the coming age of hypercooperation' Richard Wrangham, author of The Goodness Paradox 'Wonderful ... enlightening' Robin Ince, The Infinite Monkey Cage

The Extended Theory of Cognitive Creativity

The Extended Theory of Cognitive Creativity
Author: Antonino Pennisi,Alessandra Falzone
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN: 3030220907
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Extended Theory of Cognitive Creativity Book Excerpt:

This edited volume focuses on the hypothesis that performativity is not a property confined to certain specific human skills, or to certain specific acts of language, nor an accidental enrichment due to creative intelligence. Instead, the executive and motor component of cognitive behavior should be considered an intrinsic part of the physiological functioning of the mind, and as endowed with self-generative power. Performativity, in this theoretical context, can be defined as a constituent component of cognitive processes. The material action allowing us to interact with reality is both the means by which the subject knows the surrounding world and one through which he experiments with the possibilities of his body. This proposal is rooted in models now widely accepted in the philosophy of mind and language; in fact, it focuses on a space of awareness that is not in the individual, or outside it, but is determined by the species-specific ways in which the body acts on the world. This theoretical hypothesis will be pursued through the latest interdisciplinary methodology typical of cognitive science, that coincide with the five sections in which the book is organized: Embodied, enactivist, philosophical approaches; Aesthetics approaches; Naturalistic and evolutionary approaches; Neuroscientific approaches; Linguistics approaches. This book is intended for: linguists, philosophers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, scholars of art and aesthetics, performing artists, researchers in embodied cognition, especially enactivists and students of the extended mind.

Your Brain Is a Time Machine The Neuroscience and Physics of Time

Your Brain Is a Time Machine  The Neuroscience and Physics of Time
Author: Dean Buonomano
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN: 0393247953
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Brain Is a Time Machine The Neuroscience and Physics of Time Book Excerpt:

"Beautifully written, eloquently reasoned…Mr. Buonomano takes us off and running on an edifying scientific journey." —Carol Tavris, Wall Street Journal In Your Brain Is a Time Machine, leading neuroscientist Dean Buonomano embarks on an "immensely engaging" exploration of how time works inside the brain (Barbara Kiser, Nature). The human brain, he argues, is a complex system that not only tells time, but creates it; it constructs our sense of chronological movement and enables "mental time travel"—simulations of future and past events. These functions are essential not only to our daily lives but to the evolution of the human race: without the ability to anticipate the future, mankind would never have crafted tools or invented agriculture. This virtuosic work of popular science will lead you to a revelation as strange as it is true: your brain is, at its core, a time machine.

Space and Time in African Cinema and Cine scapes

Space and Time in African Cinema and Cine scapes
Author: Kenneth W. Harrow
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-06-28
ISBN: 1000598551
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space and Time in African Cinema and Cine scapes Book Excerpt:

This book is the first of its kind to bring basic notions of contemporary physics to bear on African cine-scapes. In this book, renowned African cinema scholar Kenneth W. Harrow presents unique new ways to think about space and time in film, with a specific focus on African and African diasporic cinema. Through a series of case studies, he explores how cinema creates and represents time and space and, more specifically, how a cinema centered in African landscapes and figures accomplishes this. He reflects on the issues and problems posed by scientists when faced with the basic questions of what space and time are and their solutions or conclusions, giving both film studies and African studies scholars access to new ways to formulate their thinking about African cine-scapes. Working beyond the limits of a framework based in a postcolonial and cultural understanding of time and space, Harrow demonstrates how a scientific understanding of time and space can open up new approaches to African cinema and cinema in general. A unique, interdisciplinary book that encourages brand new ways to approach cinematic texts and, specifically, African cine-scapes.

Time and Space in Video Games

Time and Space in Video Games
Author: Federico Alvarez Igarzábal
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-09-30
ISBN: 3839447135
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time and Space in Video Games Book Excerpt:

Video games are temporal artifacts: They change with time as players interact with them in accordance with rules. In this study, Federico Alvarez Igarzábal investigates the formal aspects of video games that determine how these changes are produced and sequenced. Theories of time perception drawn from the cognitive sciences lay the groundwork for an in-depth analysis of these features, making for a comprehensive account of time in this novel medium. This book-length study dedicated to time perception and video games is an indispensable resource for game scholars and game developers alike. Its reader-friendly style makes it readily accessible to the interested layperson.

Aging with Wisdom

Aging with Wisdom
Author: Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle
Publsiher: Monkfish Book Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN: 1939681723
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging with Wisdom Book Excerpt:

How do we find beauty and meaning in old age? How do we overturn the paradigm of ageism? How do we age consciously and cultivate an inner life resilient enough to withstand the vicissitudes of old age? An extended meditation on how to age consciously and embrace life in all its fullness and wonder, Aging with Wisdom answers these questions.

Time A Philosophical Introduction

Time  A Philosophical Introduction
Author: James Harrington
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-09-24
ISBN: 1472508645
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time A Philosophical Introduction Book Excerpt:

Time: A Philosophical Introduction presents the philosophy of time as the central debate between being and the becoming.This core theme brings together the key topics, debates and thinkers, making ideas such as Zeno's paradoxes, the experience of change and temporal flow and the direction and shape of time and time travel, clear and understandable. Alongside a glossary and detailed timeline to further enhance study and understanding, each chapter features: • Extensive lists of further reading in both primary and secondary sources • A chronological listing of key figures, brief biographical data and references • True/false questions, matching, multiple choice, and short answer questions Time is a central philosophical subject, impacting on all many different aspects of philosophy. More technical discussions of issues from mathematics, logic and physics are separated into Technical Interludes,allowing readers to choose their level of difficultly. As a result this comprehensive introduction is essential reading for upper-level undergraduates studying the philosophy of time,metaphysics or the philosophy of science.

I Didn t Do the Thing Today

I Didn t Do the Thing Today
Author: Madeleine Dore
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2022-01-11
ISBN: 0593419146
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Didn t Do the Thing Today Book Excerpt:

How to release productivity guilt and embrace the hidden values in our daily lives. Any given day brings a never-ending list of things to do. There’s the work thing, the catch-up thing, the laundry thing, the creative thing, the exercise thing, the family thing, the thing we don’t want to do, and the thing we’ve been putting off, despite it being the most important thing. Even on days when we get a lot done, the thing left undone can leave us feeling guilty, anxious, or disappointed. After five years of searching for the secret to productivity, Madeleine Dore discovered there isn’t one. Instead, we’re being set up to fail. I Didn’t Do the Thing Today is the inspiring call to take productivity off its pedestal—by dismantling our comparison to others, aspirational routines, and the unrealistic notions of what can be done in a day, we can finally embrace the joyful messiness and unpredictability of life. For anyone who has ever felt the pressure to do more, be more, achieve more, this antidote to our doing-obsession is the permission slip we all need to find our own way.

What the hell happened to my brain

What the hell happened to my brain
Author: Kate Swaffer
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN: 1784500739
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What the hell happened to my brain Book Excerpt:

Kate Swaffer was just 49 years old when she was diagnosed with a form of younger onset dementia. In this book, she offers an all-too-rare first-hand insight into that experience, sounding a clarion call for change in how we ensure a better quality of life for people with dementia. Kate describes vividly her experiences of living with dementia, exploring the effects of memory difficulties, loss of independence, leaving long-term employment, the impact on her teenage sons, and the enormous impact of the dementia diagnosis on her sense of self. Never shying away from difficult issues, she tackles head-on stigma, inadequacies in care and support, and the media's role in perpetuating myths about dementia, suggesting ways in which we can include and empower people with the diagnosis. She also reflects on the ways in which her writing and dementia advocacy work have taken her on a process of self-discovery and enabled her to develop a new and meaningful personal identity. Kate's powerful words will challenge misconceptions about dementia, and open our eyes to new ways of supporting people with the diagnosis. A must read for people with dementia and their families as well as for professionals and carers.

NOW

 NOW
Author: Max McKeown
Publsiher: Aurum
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-07-07
ISBN: 1781316341
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NOW Book Excerpt:

Do you ever feel stressed? Of course you do. One way we cope is to lower expectations, but we miss what may make us stronger. This book offers valuable insights into an alternative. You can choose to nurture a Nowist mindset and by seeking joy in the flow of life, you will discover your natural power to take action and keep moving forward. We live in the present but carry the anxieties of the past and concerns of the future with us at all times. Yet, you can only directly think, do, or change anything at the point of now. Realising this, you can learn to transform your life with every moment. #NOW helps you to embrace the fullness of everyday life. It encourages you to move beyond surviving, or coping, to joyfully and effortlessly live in harmony with the demands of your work–life balance. Instead of passively hiding or becoming overwhelmed, you can actively leap into the best that life has to offer. Discover the power of your #NOW that enables you to take action, make decisions fast and effectively, and enjoy the moment while creating a successful and happy future.

New Research on the Philosophy of Nicolai Hartmann

New Research on the Philosophy of Nicolai Hartmann
Author: Keith Peterson,Roberto Poli
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2016-01-29
ISBN: 3110434377
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Research on the Philosophy of Nicolai Hartmann Book Excerpt:

The imposing scope and penetrating insights of German philosopher Nicolai Hartmann’s work have received renewed interest in recent years. The Neo-Kantian turned ontological realist established a philosophical approach unique among his peers, and it provides a wealth of resources for considering contemporary philosophical problems. The chapters included in this volume examine his ethics, ontology, aesthetics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of nature. They explore his ontology of values, autonomy and human enhancement, and law; his theory of levels of reality, space-time and geometry, the categories of temporality, causality, and “life,” the question of realism, and social ontology. Others take inspiration from his aesthetic theory, ideas about education,and his embrace of the Socratic pathos of wonder. They bring his philosophy into conversation with that of his contemporaries, including Roman Ingarden and Konrad Lorenz’s appropriation of Hartmann, as well as with the history of philosophy, including Plato’s theory of recollection, pre-Socratic philosophy, and that of his Russian teacher Nikolai Lossky. Those familiar with Hartmann’s wide-ranging systematic philosophy will benefit from these new engagements with his work, and those new to it will find them relevant to a number of current philosophical debates.

Literature and Human Rights

Literature and Human Rights
Author: Ian Ward
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN: 3110368552
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature and Human Rights Book Excerpt:

The idea of human rights is not new. But the importance of taking rights seriously has never been more urgent. The eighteen essays which comprise Literature and Human Rights are written as a contribution to this vital debate. Each moreover is written in the spirit of interdisciplinarity, reaching across the myriad constitutive disciplines of law, literature and the humanities in order to present an array of alternative perspectives on the nature and meaning of human rights in the modern world. The taking of human rights seriously, it will be suggested, depends just as much on taking seriously the idea of the human as it does the idea of rights.

Reading the Times

Reading the Times
Author: Randall Stevenson
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-02-01
ISBN: 1474432344
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Times Book Excerpt:

Wartime British writers took to the airwaves to reshape the nation and the Empire

Life Lessons from Bergson

Life Lessons from Bergson
Author: Michael Foley,The School of Life
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-09-12
ISBN: 1447246985
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Lessons from Bergson Book Excerpt:

The School of Life offers radical ways to help us raid the treasure trove of human knowledge' Independent on Sunday Henri Bergson was a French professor and philosopher. Born in Paris in 1859 to a Polish composer and Yorkshire woman of Irish descent, his revelatory ideas of life as ceaseless becoming and the importance of attention, learning, humour and joy brought him incredible fame and media celebrity. Here you will find insights from his greatest works. The Life Lessons series from The School of Life takes a great thinker and highlights those ideas most relevant to ordinary everyday dilemmas. These books emphasize ways in which wise voices from the past have urgently important and inspiring things to tell us. 'thoroughly welcoming and approachable ... Perhaps the finest, certainly the most exuberant, of the volumes is Michael Foley's Life Lessons from Bergson ... If the six books in the Life Lessons series can teach even a few readers to pay passionate heed to the world - to notice things - they will have been an unquestionable success' John Banville, Prospect 'there is a good deal to be learned from these little primers' Observer

Remembering the Future

Remembering the Future
Author: Emma O'Donnell
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-12-07
ISBN: 0814663427
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remembering the Future Book Excerpt:

Common to both Judaism and Christianity is a heightened engagement with time within liturgical practice, in which collective religious memory and anticipation come together to create a unique sense of time. Exploring the nebulous realms of religious experience and the sense of time, Remembering the Future charts the ways that the experience of time is shaped by the traditions of Judaism and Christianity and experienced within their ritual practices. Through comparative explorations of traditional Jewish and Christian understandings of time, contemporary oral testimonies, and discussions of the work of select twentieth-century Jewish and Christian thinkers, this book maps the temporal landscapes of the religious imagination. Maintaining that the sense of time is integral to Jewish and Christian religious experience, Remembering the Future makes a notable contribution to interreligious studies and liturgical studies. It sheds light on essential aspects of religious experience and finds that the intimacy of the experience of time grants it the capacity to communicate across religious boundaries, subtly transgressing obstacles to interreligious understanding.