The Explainer

From Deja Vu to Why the Sky Is Blue, and Other Conundrums

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Author: CSIRO Publishing

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 1486300529

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Ever wondered how vaccines work, why whales strand themselves or if luck exists? The Explainer: From Déjà Vu to Why the Sky Is Blue, and Other Conundrums is a collection of around 100 of the best articles published in ‘The Explainer’ and ‘Monday’s Medical Myths’ sections of The Conversation. The book answers questions on everyone's mind about a diverse range of topics, abstract concepts, and popular and hard core science. Sections include: animals and agriculture, body, climate and energy, medical myths, mind and brain, research and technology, and more. Expert authors combine facts, analysis, new ideas and enthusiasm to make often challenging topics highly readable in just a few short pages. This book is for the curious, those with a thirst for answers, and those with a fascination of how phenomena, new technologies and current issues in our daily lives work.

Déjà Vu

Aberrations of Cultural Memory

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Author: Peter Krapp

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816643349

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 218

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Referring to a past that never was, déjà vu shares a structure not only with fiction, but also with the ever more sophisticated effects of media technology. Tracing the term from the end of the nineteenth century, when it was first popularized in the pages of the Revue philosophique, Peter Krapp examines the genealogy and history of the singular and unrepeatable experience of déjà vu. This provocative book offers a refreshing counterpoint to the clichéd celebrations of cultural memory and forces us do a double take on the sanctimonious warnings against forgetting so common in our time.Disturbances of cultural memory-screen memories, false recognitions, premonitions-disrupt the comfort zone of memorial culture: strictly speaking, déjà vu is neither a failure of memory nor a form of forgetting. Krapp's analysis of such disturbances in literature, art, and mass media introduces, historicizes, and theorizes what it means to speak of an economy of attention or distraction. Reaching from the early psychoanalytic texts of Sigmund Freud to the plays of Heiner Müller, this exploration of the effects of déjà vu pivots around the work of Walter Benjamin and includes readings of kitsch and aura in Andy Warhol's work, of cinematic violence and certain exaggerated claims about shooting and cutting, of the memorial character of architecture, and of the high expectations raised by the Internet.Peter Krapp, lecturer in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, coedited "Medium Cool," a special issue of the South Atlantic Quarterly on contemporary media theory. He has published in the fields of German studies, media studies, and literary theory and, since 1995, has acted as editor of the Hydra Web site for theories of literature and media.

The Deja Vu Experience

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Author: Alan S. Brown

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135432694

Category: Psychology

Page: 244

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Most of us have been perplexed by a strange sense of familiarity when doing something for the first time. We feel that we have been here before, or done this before, but know for sure that this is impossible. In fact, according to numerous surveys, about two-thirds of us have experienced déjà vu at least once, and most of us have had multiple experiences. There are a number of credible scientific interpretations of déjà vu, and this book summarizes the broad range of published work from philosophy, religion, neurology, sociology, memory, perception, psychopathology, and psychopharmacology. This book also includes discussion of cognitive functioning in retrieval and familiarity, neuronal transmission, and double perception during the déjà vu experience.

Déjà Vu

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Author: Susan Giles

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784627232

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Catherine is celebrating her thirtieth birthday when her life takes a turn for the worse; her rival Anna, a woman with loose morals, triggers a quarrel between Catherine and her partner Alexander. Following the party, Alexander sexually assaults Catherine, propelling her on a journey in search of a new beginning.

The Déjà vu Enigma

A Journey Through the Anomalies of Mind, Memory and Time

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Author: Marie D. Jones,Larry Flaxman

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601637306

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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You feel like you’ve done something before...even as you do it for the very first time. You engage in a conversation and suddenly realize you’ve spoken those same words before...to the very same person. Yet you’re positive it’s the first time you’ve ever met. Déjà vu is the eerie sensation of “remembering” an experience or situation that never occurred. Scientific research into déjà vu has revealed intriguing theories, ranging from short-term memory misfires to neurophysiological disorders. Yet other theories suggest more paranormal causes for déjà vu, such as glimpses into parallel realities. Perhaps the true explanation lies somewhere in between. But déjà vu is only one of the many mysteries of the mind. The Déjà vu Enigma also explores: Memory lapses, missing time, and fugue states. The brain as both receiver and transmitter of reality. Altered states of perception and consciousness, from hallucinations to religious visions. Contagious thought, curses, demonic possession, and mass hysteria. Dream states, lucid dreaming, and precognitive dreams. The Grid and parallel universes as travel routes for mind trips, brain flips, and time slips. Come journey through a world as vast and uncharted as the Cosmos. A journey through the Inner Universe—the human mind.

Déjà Vu

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Author: Lisa Childs

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1459205901

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2005

One night, she felt the gifted hands of a handsome lover ignite her body into the throes of ecstasy. Another night, she beheld a gleaming knife and heard screams for help. That was all Alaina Paulsen remembered from her past life and the reason she now investigated FBI serial murders…including her own. Reclusive writer Trent Baines was her prime suspect. An empath barricaded in a fortresslike home, Trent included details in his books that mirrored the murders…and that no one could possibly know. But one look at Trent, and Alaina recalled their passionate embraces. Then the murders began anew….

Déjà vu

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434946193

Category:

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Déjà Vu

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Author: Cass Andre

Publisher: Hard Shell Word Factory

ISBN: 0759936811

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1017

She lived and breathed history, but when Margaux finds herself a hundred years into the past, she knows it's more than an episode of Deja Vu. First it was days, then weeks, then decades. And it's getting worse the more she thinks about it. Somehow, Margaux Pennington is reliving pieces of time. When she lands in the Old West, 1881, befriended by four ex-prostitutes, she's determined to beat out Roman Shaw, owner of the opposing saloon. Roman, however, seems to have more than business on his mind. But he's not the worst of her problems. For some reason, Margaux can't get back to the future. Then again...she's not sure that she wants to."

Deja Vu

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Author: Richard Kendrick

Publisher: Vagabond Press

ISBN: 9780975571606

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Alden and Blake are traveling their own paths, which seem to cross more than usual for two dissimilar guys on the road in Asia. Their experiences are pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that the reader can assemble by participating in the construction of the narrative. Independently or together, these colorful characters encounter a nymphomaniac, a corpse, Hindu holy men, inmates at a mental institution, and a yeti--not to mention their own dreams. Original.

Deja Vu

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Author: Katie S. Watson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468552406

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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In déjà vu, Zach Montgomery and Ruth Harding take center stage as a romantic duo; replicating the former romantic interlude that existed between Zach?s dad, and Ruth?s mom over 25 years ago. Zach, son of billionaire, Dennis Montgomery, hides his identity; as a poor guy seeks to work as a volunteer at an archeological site in Israel, for room and board. He meets and does not succumb to the beauty of the 15 year old daughter of the head archeologist. After all?he?s 19. Zach rescues Ruth from a near rape by a student at Hebrew University. She is sent packing to U.S. grandparents. Three years later they meet. Bells, whistles and clanging cymbals swirl round Zach?s psyche. He is smitten; he is in love. He courts her via cell phone over the watery waves. She consents to marry him. A hitch occurs. He doesn?t want a church affair; admits to being an evolutionist. Ruth demurs, prays, and breaks engagement. No harmony where two are unequally yoked spiritually. Devastated; determined to win her back, Zach enrolls for grad work at Hebrew University. She will have nothing to do with him. Terrorists change the dynamics! Zach and his two Jewish dorm mates are kidnapped and held for ransom. Brutally beaten, Zach uses his cell phone he?d hidden in the earth, and calls Ruth, who hears and alerts IDF. Does Israel?s newest hero win his fair lady? Or is a replay of an old broken romance? A déjà vu..? Read the book and see!!