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Our Brains Are Like Computers

Author : Joel Shaul
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This highly visual social skills book uses computer metaphors and visual diagrams to help children on the autism spectrum to understand how their words and actions can affect other people. Easily identifiable computing and social networking metaphors are used to explain how memories are saved in the brain, like files in computer folders, and how, just as files can be shared and downloaded on the internet, people learn about you by sharing their positive and negative impressions with each other. The author explains why certain actions may be 'liked' or 'disliked' by others, and offers guidance on appropriate and inappropriate social behavior. This book also features photocopiable worksheets to reinforce the guidance and lessons offered in the book.

Are we being fooled by our brains

Author : Shelton Ranasinghe
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I hypothesize that the brain has purposely given us reigns to make "us" aware only about the functionality of this "limited sector" of the thinking process. Because of this unreasonable victimization of "us", by our own brains, I believe we can't perceive what else is happening in the brain when a thinking process is happening.My take on this hypothesis expressed in another way is, that "you" are the ego process in the brain. But without your ego process's awareness, your main brain knows everything what you are thinking of. In computer terms you are just a sub-program (ego) of a big comprehensive master program (brain). You have been programmed to assume you are the master program (hidden system + ego program). But you are not the master program. You don't have any control over the master program or even have the slightest awareness of its existence. You are limited to the boundaries of the ego based sub program. You assume and feel that you run the master program. But you don't.

Autism Movement Therapy R Method

Author : Joanne Lara
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A practical guide to the innovative Autism Movement Therapy ® (AMT) approach - structured movement and music classes designed to stimulate the brain, aid sensory processing and decrease problem behaviours in children with autism spectrum disorders. Reflecting a growing interest in the body-brain connection, and incorporating the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, the AMT approach uses music and movement to develop audio, visual, gross motor and spatial awareness skills in children with autism. The book breaks down the components of the typical 45 minute session, from circle games to story dances, and explains how the reader can create their own AMT program. This exciting new approach will complement other therapeutic techniques for children on the autism spectrum and can be used by a wide range of professionals, such as teachers, arts therapists and dance instructors, as well as parents and carers.

The Biological Mind

Author : Alan Jasanoff
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A pioneering neuroscientist argues that we are more than our brains To many, the brain is the seat of personal identity and autonomy. But the way we talk about the brain is often rooted more in mystical conceptions of the soul than in scientific fact. This blinds us to the physical realities of mental function. We ignore bodily influences on our psychology, from chemicals in the blood to bacteria in the gut, and overlook the ways that the environment affects our behavior, via factors varying from subconscious sights and sounds to the weather. As a result, we alternately overestimate our capacity for free will or equate brains to inorganic machines like computers. But a brain is neither a soul nor an electrical network: it is a bodily organ, and it cannot be separated from its surroundings. Our selves aren't just inside our heads -- they're spread throughout our bodies and beyond. Only once we come to terms with this can we grasp the true nature of our humanity.

The Soul Doctor Spiritual Tune Up

Author : Ms. Shada Burks
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In the introduction to Ms. Shada Burks' The Soul Doctor Spiritual Tune Up, the author shares her mission and purpose with the reader. Her goal is to continue to grow in spiritual strength and to help others by providing a "spiritual tune-up" for Christians who might have grown weary in their faith when facing obstacles, struggles, and challenges of everyday life. Burks reminds the readers that the spiritual goal for every Christian is to grow in faith, and this handy book provides a fun and clever way to refocus those spiritual energies. Each chapter focuses on a different type of personality and gives guidance to those who have that disposition so that they can grow in their own faith. — Pacific Book Review

Children s Book of Philosophy

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Delve into the minds of the world's most famous philosophers and discover the answers to the world's big questions - the perfect introduction to philosophy for younger readers From Socrates and Aristotle to Kant and Confucius, meet the thinkers and theories which shaped our world. Find answers to life's big questions such as 'Who am I?' or 'Should I ever tell a lie?' and what philosophy is. How do you know whether you're awake or dreaming? Is the world real? Why do we need rules? Complex topics are explored in The Children's Book of Philosophy, inspiring you to think about the philosophical theories and concepts for yourself with both conflicting and complimentary viewpoints to encourage you to be part of the next generation of thinkers. Meet the key philosophers throughout history and across the world that changed the way we live today.

How History Gets Things Wrong

Author : Alex Rosenberg
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Why we learn the wrong things from narrative history, and how our love for stories is hard-wired. To understand something, you need to know its history. Right? Wrong, says Alex Rosenberg in How History Gets Things Wrong. Feeling especially well-informed after reading a book of popular history on the best-seller list? Don't. Narrative history is always, always wrong. It's not just incomplete or inaccurate but deeply wrong, as wrong as Ptolemaic astronomy. We no longer believe that the earth is the center of the universe. Why do we still believe in historical narrative? Our attachment to history as a vehicle for understanding has a long Darwinian pedigree and a genetic basis. Our love of stories is hard-wired. Neuroscience reveals that human evolution shaped a tool useful for survival into a defective theory of human nature. Stories historians tell, Rosenberg continues, are not only wrong but harmful. Israel and Palestine, for example, have dueling narratives of dispossession that prevent one side from compromising with the other. Henry Kissinger applied lessons drawn from the Congress of Vienna to American foreign policy with disastrous results. Human evolution improved primate mind reading—the ability to anticipate the behavior of others, whether predators, prey, or cooperators—to get us to the top of the African food chain. Now, however, this hard-wired capacity makes us think we can understand history—what the Kaiser was thinking in 1914, why Hitler declared war on the United States—by uncovering the narratives of what happened and why. In fact, Rosenberg argues, we will only understand history if we don't make it into a story.

A Philosophy of the Human Being

Author : Julian A. Davies
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This book is an accessible text that explores what it means to be human. It is designed for an introductory course in Philosophy of the Human Being and contains an abundance of current examples, with embedded quotations from philosophers and selections from contemporary writers following the chapters. The author provides an introduction to philosophy, then discusses the topics of human sociability, intelligence, freedom, duality, individuality, and immortality. He concludes by highlighting the contrast between realism and materialism. This systematic approach focuses on issues, with a minimum of metaphysical superstructure and jargon, and provides connections between the readings. Book jacket.

How Many People Are There In My Head And In Hers

Author : Jonathan C.W. Edwards
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Makes the proposal that the only possible solution to the 'mind-brain' problem is that each nerve cell is conscious separately and that we have no other 'global' consciousness. This book explores the idea in an accessible way, while attempting to address fundamental issues of cell membrane biology and the nature of the observer.

Oxford IB Diploma Programme Philosophy Being Human Course Companion

Author : Nancy Le Nezet
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The most comprehensive coverage of the core content Being Human, this course book will help learners grasp complex philosophical ideas and develop the crucial thinking skills. Developed directly with the IB, dedicated assessment support straight from the IB builds confidence, and student samples drive critical thought on constructing strong responses. ·The most comprehensive coverage of the core content Being Human, developed directly with the IB ·Engage learners in the course, with excerpts from a range of philosophers spurring critical discussion ·Help students understand exam achievement levels and progress attainment with clear student samples ·Assessment support straight from the IB cements assessment potential ·Support all learning styles and simplify complex philosophical ideas using clear visuals and illustrations ·Reinforce all the key ideas with integrated activities helping you extend and deepen understanding About the series: The only DP resources developed directly with the IB, the Oxf