Uniquely Human

Author by : Barry M. Prizant
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Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : One of the world's leading authorities on autism suggests a major shift in understanding autism and offers inspiring stories and practical advice drawn from his more than four-decade career.


Uniquely Human

Author by : Philip Lieberman
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Publisher by : Harvard University Press
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Description : In a stimulating synthesis of cognitive science, anthropology, and linguistics, Philip Lieberman tackles the fundamental questions of human nature: How and why are human beings so different from other species? Can the Darwinian theory of evolution explain human linguistic and cognitive ability? How do our processes of language and thought differ from those of Homo erectus 500,000 years ago, or of the Neanderthals 35,000 years ago? What accounts for human moral sense? Lieberman believes that evolution for rapid, efficient vocal communication forged modern human beings by creating the modern human brain. Earlier hominids lacked fully human speech and syntax, which together allow us to convey complex thoughts rapidly. The author discusses how natural selection acted on older brain mechanisms to produce a structure that can regulate the motor activity necessary for speech and command the complex syntax that enhances the creativity of human language. The unique brain mechanisms underlying human language also enhance human cognitive ability, allowing us to derive abstract concepts and to plan complex activities. These factors are necessary for the development of true altruism and moral behavior. Lieberman supports his argument about the evolution of speech and the human brain by combining the comparative method of Charles Darwin, insights from archaeology and child development, and the results of high-tech research with computerized brain scanning and computer models that can recreate speech sounds made by our ancestors over 100,000 years ago. Uniquely Human will stimulate fresh thought and controversy on the basic question of how we came to be.


Uniquely Human

Author by : Barry M. Prizant
Languange : en
Publisher by : Souvenir Press
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Description : Winner of the Autism Society of America's Dr. Temple Grandin Award Autism is a different way of being human: it offers possibilities and opportunities, not disabilities. By understanding autistic behaviours as responses based on an individual's experiences and as strategies to cope with a chaotic world, Barry Prizant seeks to enhance a child's abilities, to teach new skills, help individuals build on their strengths and develop coping strategies that could aid the fulfilment of every child's promise. Uniquely Human debunks many of the false and outdated stereotypes that surround autism. It is a first step towards a greater understanding of people with autism and an essential part of their successful participation in and contribution to society. With a wealth of inspiring stories and practical advice from thousands of children and older people with autism and their families, Uniquely Human conveys a deep respect for the qualities in people on the autism spectrum that make them special. It offers a compassionate and insightful perspective that could be life-changing as well as uplifting.


Uniquely Human

Author by : George Hillier
Languange : en
Publisher by : FriesenPress
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Description : "Uniquely Human" helps to define those experiences which influenced my life through this collection of short stories, poetry, and characterizations. Do we ever really understand what it is that makes us who we are? This book is meant to entertain the reader through glimpses into the wide spectrum of human emotions that are shared by us all: some humorous, some poignant, some bittersweet, and most uplifting.


Uniquely Human The Basis Of Human Rights

Author by : Gabriel Moran
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : The basis of human rights remains in need of exploration. The effectiveness of the language of human rights is threatened by its widespread but uncritical use. This book is neither a sermon to believers nor an attack by a skeptic. It is a critical look at the basis of those few rights that are genuinely universal, for example, a right not to be tortured or a right to basic subsistence. A human right is a claim that every human being can make on the whole human race. The rights that are specifically human arise from a human respect for all living beings. There is still a widespread assumption that "human rights" is just another name for the confused idea of "natural rights" from the eighteenth century, rights that were promulgated by and for adult white males. The authors of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 assumed that they were reformulating an old idea. Instead, they were beginning a new idea. Human rights can be realized only through conversations across differences within gender, age, culture and religion. This book traces those continuing conversations that fill out the diversity within the unity of the human race. The convergence of many particular traditions creates a human tradition that can sustain human rights as a standard of moral conduct for all nations.


The Emergence Of Culture

Author by : Philip Chase
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : This book describes the emergent nature of human culture, based on the human ability to create and pass on social codes through instruction and example. It proposes hypotheses to explain how a phenomenon that is potentially maladaptive for individuals could have evolved, and to explain why culture plays such a pervasive role in human life. It then reviews the primatological, fossil, and archaeological data to test these hypotheses.


Uniquely Human Revised And Expanded

Author by : Barry M. Prizant
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon & Schuster
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Description : Winner of the Autism Society of America’s Dr. Temple Grandin Award for the Outstanding Literary Work in Autism A groundbreaking book on autism, by one of the world’s leading experts, who portrays autism as a unique way of being human—this is “required reading...Breathtakingly simple and profoundly positive” (Chicago Tribune). Autism therapy typically focuses on ridding individuals of “autistic” symptoms such as difficulties interacting socially, communication problems, sensory challenges, and repetitive behavior patterns. Now, this new and revised edition of Dr. Barry M. Prizant’s Uniquely Human tackles new language such as shifting from “person-first language” to “identity-first language,” diversity of identity in the autism sphere, and the future of autistic advocacy by amplifying the voices of autistic and neurodivergent individuals. “A must-read for anyone touched by autism…Dr. Prizant’s Uniquely Human is a crucial step in promoting better understanding and a more humane approach” (Associated Press). Instead of classifying “autistic” behaviors as signs of pathology, Dr. Prizant sees them as part of a range of strategies to cope with a world that feels chaotic and overwhelming. Rather than curb these behaviors, it’s better to enhance abilities, build on strengths, and offer supports that will lead to more desirable behavior and a better quality of life. Uniquely Human is a “brilliant” (Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes) approach to autism in the modern age that provides “common sense [and] practical advice” (Temple Grandin, author of The Autistic Brain) drawn from Dr. Prizant’s four-decade career. It conveys a deep respect for people with autism and their own unique qualities. Filled with humanity and wisdom, Uniquely Human “should reassure parents and caregivers of kids with autism and any other disability that their kids are not broken, but, indeed, special (Booklist, starred review).


The Robot Syndrome

Author by : John J. Miksa
Languange : en
Publisher by : AuthorHouse
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Description : The Great Global Recession has rumbled through the worlds economies like a freight train out of control and wreaked havoc with businesses both large and small in every industry. Fewer customers are spending less and demanding more satisfaction with every purchase. And as companies continue to reduce the size of their workforces, employees are challenged as never before to maintain and improve customer satisfaction. How can employees at every level in a company contribute to delivering uniquely human customer service? How can they learn to overcome using robot-like responses to address customer service issues? What mustevery employee learn to do tohelp transformtheir companys customer service into a competitive advantage? In his book, The Robot Syndrome, John presents a highly practical set of Adaptive Service Principles and companion Pointers to address what may be todays most pressing business issue. Using an entertaining combination of wit, common sense, and practical advice, he presents a new way to help companies achieve and sustain the highest possible level of customer satisfaction. By using the principles and pointers that he sets forth, individuals will become more adaptive and will learn to unleash the power of their minds and the uniquely human traits of their hearts, one customer interaction at a time.


Human Gene Therapy

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Language In Our Brain

Author by : Angela D. Friederici
Languange : en
Publisher by : MIT Press
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Description : A comprehensive account of the neurobiological basis of language, arguing that species-specific brain differences may be at the root of the human capacity for language. Language makes us human. It is an intrinsic part of us, although we seldom think about it. Language is also an extremely complex entity with subcomponents responsible for its phonological, syntactic, and semantic aspects. In this landmark work, Angela Friederici offers a comprehensive account of these subcomponents and how they are integrated. Tracing the neurobiological basis of language across brain regions in humans and other primate species, she argues that species-specific brain differences may be at the root of the human capacity for language. Friederici shows which brain regions support the different language processes and, more important, how these brain regions are connected structurally and functionally to make language processes that take place in milliseconds possible. She finds that one particular brain structure (a white matter dorsal tract), connecting syntax-relevant brain regions, is present only in the mature human brain and only weakly present in other primate brains. Is this the “missing link” that explains humans' capacity for language? Friederici describes the basic language functions and their brain basis; the language networks connecting different language-related brain regions; the brain basis of language acquisition during early childhood and when learning a second language, proposing a neurocognitive model of the ontogeny of language; and the evolution of language and underlying neural constraints. She finds that it is the information exchange between the relevant brain regions, supported by the white matter tract, that is the crucial factor in both language development and evolution.


Uniquely Human

Author by : George Hillier
Languange : en
Publisher by : FriesenPress
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Description : "Uniquely Human" helps to define those experiences which influenced my life through this collection of short stories, poetry, and characterizations. Do we ever really understand what it is that makes us who we are? This book is meant to entertain the reader through glimpses into the wide spectrum of human emotions that are shared by us all: some humorous, some poignant, some bittersweet, and most uplifting.


Uniquely Human

Author by : Gordon Hurlburt
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Description : Finding answers to the current confusion about who we really are. What is personhood really all about? That is a question about which there is perhaps an all-time level of confusion. Are we simply the product of long ages of evolution? Does life consist mostly of the pursuit of selfish pleasure, with an endless appetite for entertainment of many kinds? Are we to blindly accept the tenets of humanism, with man the center of everything in a system where our destiny is only in our own hands? Is the most important thing the getting rid of all inhibitions, seeking total "freedom" in every area of life, with no rules? Or are missing something very important, above and beyond all of these?


Uniquely Human

Author by : Jay Uhler
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Schizophrenia Bulletin

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Becoming Human

Author by : Michael Tomasello
Languange : en
Publisher by : Belknap Press
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Description : Virtually all theories of how humans have become a distinctive species focus on evolution. Here, Michael Tomasello proposes a complementary theory focused on ontogenetic processes. Built on the essential ideas of Vygotsky, his data-driven model explains how those things that make us most human are constructed during the first six years of life.


Uniquely Human

Author by : Frank Gethers
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Description : Autism brings behavioral and social challenges to the lives of the person affected by the disorder. After being diagnosed with autism, usually, at three to five years old, you will invest years of your life teaching your child about effective communication, social interaction, and dealing with problem behaviors. Unfortunately, you also need to teach your teenage son with ASD about coping with a wide range of emotions, especially intense ones such as depression, loneliness, anxiety, and anger. Parents Will Learn From This Book: - How to set boundaries and keep your child on a routine - How to help your son adapt to change - How to help your teen deal with loneliness, depression, anger and anxiety - How to encourage them to interact with their peers and make friends - How to help him with peer pressure and bullying - How to prepare your son for the physical changes during puberty - How to nurture his special gifts and talents


The Unique Animal

Author by : Don D. Davis
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Temporal Cognition Its Development Neurocognitive Basis Relationships To Other Cognitive Domains And Uniquely Human Aspects

Author by : Patricia J. Brooks
Languange : en
Publisher by : Frontiers Media SA
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Description : Humans manifest an acute awareness of the passage of time and capacity for mental time travel, i.e., the ability to mentally place oneself in the past or future, as well as in counterfactual or hypothetical situations. The ability to perceive, estimate, and keep track of time involves multiple forms of representation (temporal concepts and frames of reference) and sensory modalities. Temporal cognition plays a critical role in various forms of memory (e.g., autobiographical memory, episodic memory, prospective memory), future-oriented thinking (foresight, planning), self-concepts, and autonoetic consciousness. This Research Topic addresses the myriad ways that temporal cognition impacts human behavior, how it develops, its clinical relevance, and the extent to which aspects of temporal cognition are uniquely human. Papers in this Research Topic focus on the following: 1) Low-level perceptual mechanisms that track durations, intervals, and other temporal features of stimuli. 2) Inter-relatedness of temporal reasoning and language development. 3) Temporal cognition in children with autism. 4) Cross-domain mappings between space and time across visual and auditory modalities. 5) Assessing mental time travel as a uniquely human capacity. 6) Implications of individual differences in temporal processing for health and well-being.


Human Resource Executive

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The Architecture Of Thought

Author by : John A. Hewitt
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The Legacy Of Malthus

Author by : Allan Chase
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Description : A comprehensive account of the origins of scientific racism in the Industrial Revolution, its theorists and propagandists, its malign influence on public policy, and its destructive effects on past and present American life


Human Factors Engineering

Author by : University of Michigan. Engineering Summer Conferences
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Human Communication Theory

Author by : Sarah Trenholm
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pearson College Division
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Human Evolution

Author by : Bernard Grant Campbell
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The Human Context

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History Revolution And Human Nature

Author by : Joseph Bien
Languange : en
Publisher by : Br Gruner Publishing Company
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