Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

By David M. Howard

The acoustics of an area could have a true effect at the sounds you create and seize. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics supplies an important grounding and knowing to how genuine track sounds behave in numerous areas no matter if in the course of a functionality or a recording and the way they're perceived via performers and listeners.

With their transparent and straightforward variety, Howard and Angus deal with either thought and perform by way of addressing the technology of sound engineering and song construction, the acoustics of musical tools, the ways that we pay attention musical sounds, and the appliance of those ideas to tune areas to create specialist sound. Real-world examples and audio clips are integrated, offering useful fabrics to paintings with.

The new version uncovers the acoustic software for trendy recording undefined. The accompanying CD presents audio examples to aid readers achieve a transparent knowing of the numerous strategies mentioned within the book
The site is jam-packed with audio clips, questions and solutions, a calculation facility in addition to hyperlinks and assets.

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By David M. Howard

The acoustics of an area could have a true effect at the sounds you create and seize. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics supplies an important grounding and knowing to how genuine track sounds behave in numerous areas no matter if in the course of a functionality or a recording and the way they're perceived via performers and listeners.

With their transparent and straightforward variety, Howard and Angus deal with either thought and perform by way of addressing the technology of sound engineering and song construction, the acoustics of musical tools, the ways that we pay attention musical sounds, and the appliance of those ideas to tune areas to create specialist sound. Real-world examples and audio clips are integrated, offering useful fabrics to paintings with.

The new version uncovers the acoustic software for trendy recording undefined. The accompanying CD presents audio examples to aid readers achieve a transparent knowing of the numerous strategies mentioned within the book
The site is jam-packed with audio clips, questions and solutions, a calculation facility in addition to hyperlinks and assets.

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Neuroscience For Dummies

By Frank Amthor

Get at the quick tune to knowing neuroscience
Research into the human mind has exploded lately, and neuroscience has develop into an incredible application at many universities and a required direction for a variety of reports. Neuroscience For Dummies tracks to an introductory neuroscience type, providing you with an realizing of the brain's constitution and serve as, in addition to a glance into the connection among reminiscence, studying, feelings, and the mind. delivering perception into the biology of psychological disease and a glimpse at destiny remedies and functions of neuroscience, Neuroscience For Dummies is an interesting learn for college students and basic curiosity readers alike.
The mind holds the secrets and techniques to our personalities, our use of language, our love of song, and our thoughts. Neuroscience For Dummies appears to be like at how this advanced constitution works, in response to the latest clinical discoveries, illustrated through necessary diagrams and fascinating anecdotes.
* beneficial diagrams and interesting anecdotes improve material
* the most recent clinical discoveries are sprinkled throughout
* Tracks to a regular introductory neuroscience class

From how the mind works to the way you suppose feelings, Neuroscience For Dummies deals a accomplished evaluate of the attention-grabbing research of the human mind.

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By Frank Amthor

Get at the quick tune to knowing neuroscience
Research into the human mind has exploded lately, and neuroscience has develop into an incredible application at many universities and a required direction for a variety of reports. Neuroscience For Dummies tracks to an introductory neuroscience type, providing you with an realizing of the brain's constitution and serve as, in addition to a glance into the connection among reminiscence, studying, feelings, and the mind. delivering perception into the biology of psychological disease and a glimpse at destiny remedies and functions of neuroscience, Neuroscience For Dummies is an interesting learn for college students and basic curiosity readers alike.
The mind holds the secrets and techniques to our personalities, our use of language, our love of song, and our thoughts. Neuroscience For Dummies appears to be like at how this advanced constitution works, in response to the latest clinical discoveries, illustrated through necessary diagrams and fascinating anecdotes.
* beneficial diagrams and interesting anecdotes improve material
* the most recent clinical discoveries are sprinkled throughout
* Tracks to a regular introductory neuroscience class

From how the mind works to the way you suppose feelings, Neuroscience For Dummies deals a accomplished evaluate of the attention-grabbing research of the human mind.

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Hormone/Behavior Relations of Clinical Importance: Endocrine Systems Interacting with Brain and Behavior

A unmarried quantity of forty-one articles, Hormone/Behavior kinfolk of scientific Importance is an authoritative number of appropriate chapters from the Hormones mind and behaviour 2e MRW, the main entire resource of neuroendocrinological details assembled thus far (AP July 2009).

The learn of hormones as they impression the mind and, in this case, habit is a crucial subject in neuroscience, endocrinology and psychiatry. This quantity bargains an summary of neuroendocrinological themes, impending the topic from the viewpoint of hormone-brain functionality, hormone-behavior kin, intercourse ameliorations, and the influence on a number of diseases/pathologies. Many simple human behavioral services are topic to the impact of hormones - sexual orientation, the event of discomfort, fertility, immunity - as are scientific stipulations comparable to diabetes, substance abuse sickness, consuming problems, PTSD, TBI, ache, Alzheimer's, stress/anxiety, affective issues, and extra. there's massive advertisement medical power within the learn of hormones - drug businesses are at the moment constructing a Cholecystokinin (hormonal peptide) booster to minimize urge for food in those that be afflicted by sever weight problems, and catamenial epilepsy (features seizure exacerbation relating to the menstrual cycle) is proof against therapy through typical antiepileptic medicinal drugs, yet could be hormonally managed. those concerns and extra are lined, and there's easily no different present single-volume reference with such entire insurance and depth.

Authors chosen are the the world over well known specialists for the actual themes on which they write, and the quantity is richly illustrated with over one hundred fifty figures (50 in color). a suite of articles reviewing our primary wisdom of neuroendocrinology, the publication presents a vital, reasonable reference for researchers, clinicians and graduate scholars within the region.

- providing striking scholarship, every one bankruptcy is written by way of a professional within the subject region and nearly 25% of chapters are written by means of foreign individuals (7 international locations represented)
- presents extra totally vetted professional wisdom than any latest paintings with extensive attraction for the USA, united kingdom and Europe, properly crediting the contributions to investigate in these regions
- seriously illustrated with one hundred fifty figures, nearly 50 in colour, offering the fabric within the such a lot visually valuable shape for the reader
- totally explores a number of scientific stipulations linked to the hormones and the mind (PTSD, TBI, tension & nervousness, consuming issues, diabetes, addictive problems, Alzheimer's, affective disorders)
- vast assurance of issues makes the quantity suitable to clinicians in addition to researchers and simple scientists

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A unmarried quantity of forty-one articles, Hormone/Behavior kinfolk of scientific Importance is an authoritative number of appropriate chapters from the Hormones mind and behaviour 2e MRW, the main entire resource of neuroendocrinological details assembled thus far (AP July 2009).

The learn of hormones as they impression the mind and, in this case, habit is a crucial subject in neuroscience, endocrinology and psychiatry. This quantity bargains an summary of neuroendocrinological themes, impending the topic from the viewpoint of hormone-brain functionality, hormone-behavior kin, intercourse ameliorations, and the influence on a number of diseases/pathologies. Many simple human behavioral services are topic to the impact of hormones - sexual orientation, the event of discomfort, fertility, immunity - as are scientific stipulations comparable to diabetes, substance abuse sickness, consuming problems, PTSD, TBI, ache, Alzheimer's, stress/anxiety, affective issues, and extra. there's massive advertisement medical power within the learn of hormones - drug businesses are at the moment constructing a Cholecystokinin (hormonal peptide) booster to minimize urge for food in those that be afflicted by sever weight problems, and catamenial epilepsy (features seizure exacerbation relating to the menstrual cycle) is proof against therapy through typical antiepileptic medicinal drugs, yet could be hormonally managed. those concerns and extra are lined, and there's easily no different present single-volume reference with such entire insurance and depth.

Authors chosen are the the world over well known specialists for the actual themes on which they write, and the quantity is richly illustrated with over one hundred fifty figures (50 in color). a suite of articles reviewing our primary wisdom of neuroendocrinology, the publication presents a vital, reasonable reference for researchers, clinicians and graduate scholars within the region.

- providing striking scholarship, every one bankruptcy is written by way of a professional within the subject region and nearly 25% of chapters are written by means of foreign individuals (7 international locations represented)
- presents extra totally vetted professional wisdom than any latest paintings with extensive attraction for the USA, united kingdom and Europe, properly crediting the contributions to investigate in these regions
- seriously illustrated with one hundred fifty figures, nearly 50 in colour, offering the fabric within the such a lot visually valuable shape for the reader
- totally explores a number of scientific stipulations linked to the hormones and the mind (PTSD, TBI, tension & nervousness, consuming issues, diabetes, addictive problems, Alzheimer's, affective disorders)
- vast assurance of issues makes the quantity suitable to clinicians in addition to researchers and simple scientists

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A Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives

By Cordelia Fine

"Provocative sufficient to make you begin wondering your each action."―Entertainment Weekly

The brain's energy is proven and touted on a daily basis in new reports and study. And but we have a tendency to take our brains without any consideration, with out suspecting that these plenty of hard-working neurons would possibly not continuously be operating for us. Cordelia wonderful introduces us to a mind we would no longer are looking to meet, a mind with a brain of its personal. She illustrates the brain's tendency towards self-delusion as she explores how the brain defends and glorifies the ego by way of twisting and warping our perceptions. Our brains hire a slew of inborn mind-bugs and prejudices, from hindsight bias to unrealistic optimism, from ethical excuse-making to wishful thinking―all designed to avoid us from seeing the reality concerning the global and the folks round us, and approximately ourselves.

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By Cordelia Fine

"Provocative sufficient to make you begin wondering your each action."―Entertainment Weekly

The brain's energy is proven and touted on a daily basis in new reports and study. And but we have a tendency to take our brains without any consideration, with out suspecting that these plenty of hard-working neurons would possibly not continuously be operating for us. Cordelia wonderful introduces us to a mind we would no longer are looking to meet, a mind with a brain of its personal. She illustrates the brain's tendency towards self-delusion as she explores how the brain defends and glorifies the ego by way of twisting and warping our perceptions. Our brains hire a slew of inborn mind-bugs and prejudices, from hindsight bias to unrealistic optimism, from ethical excuse-making to wishful thinking―all designed to avoid us from seeing the reality concerning the global and the folks round us, and approximately ourselves.

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Proust Was a Neuroscientist

By Jonah Lehrer

In this technology-driven age, it’s tempting to think that technology can clear up each secret. in any case, technology has cured numerous ailments or even despatched people into house. yet as Jonah Lehrer argues during this gleaming debut, technology isn't the in basic terms route to wisdom. in reality, by way of figuring out the mind, paintings received there first.
Taking a bunch of artists — a painter, a poet, a chef, a composer, and a handful of novelists — Lehrer exhibits how each came upon a necessary fact concerning the brain that technological know-how is just now rediscovering. We research, for instance, how Proust first published the fallibility of reminiscence; how George Eliot stumbled on the brain’s malleability; how the French chef Escoffier chanced on umami (the 5th taste); how Cézanne labored out the subtleties of imaginative and prescient; and the way Gertrude Stein uncovered the deep constitution of language — an entire half-century earlier than the paintings of Noam Chomsky and different linguists. It’s the final word story of paintings trumping science.
extra extensively, Lehrer indicates that there’s a price to decreasing every little thing to atoms and acronyms and genes. dimension isn't the related as realizing, and paintings understands this greater than technological know-how does. An creative combination of biography, feedback, and quality technological know-how writing, Proust used to be a Neuroscientist urges technological know-how and paintings to pay attention extra heavily to one another, for prepared minds can mix the easiest of either, to wonderful effect.

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By Jonah Lehrer

In this technology-driven age, it’s tempting to think that technology can clear up each secret. in any case, technology has cured numerous ailments or even despatched people into house. yet as Jonah Lehrer argues during this gleaming debut, technology isn't the in basic terms route to wisdom. in reality, by way of figuring out the mind, paintings received there first.
Taking a bunch of artists — a painter, a poet, a chef, a composer, and a handful of novelists — Lehrer exhibits how each came upon a necessary fact concerning the brain that technological know-how is just now rediscovering. We research, for instance, how Proust first published the fallibility of reminiscence; how George Eliot stumbled on the brain’s malleability; how the French chef Escoffier chanced on umami (the 5th taste); how Cézanne labored out the subtleties of imaginative and prescient; and the way Gertrude Stein uncovered the deep constitution of language — an entire half-century earlier than the paintings of Noam Chomsky and different linguists. It’s the final word story of paintings trumping science.
extra extensively, Lehrer indicates that there’s a price to decreasing every little thing to atoms and acronyms and genes. dimension isn't the related as realizing, and paintings understands this greater than technological know-how does. An creative combination of biography, feedback, and quality technological know-how writing, Proust used to be a Neuroscientist urges technological know-how and paintings to pay attention extra heavily to one another, for prepared minds can mix the easiest of either, to wonderful effect.

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Mind and the Frontal Lobes: Cognition, Behavior, and Brain Imaging

Some time past 25 years, the frontal lobes have ruled human neuroscience learn. useful neuroimaging experiences have printed their significance to mind networks keen on approximately each point of psychological and cognitive functioning. stories of sufferers with focal mind lesions have accelerated on early case learn proof of behavioral, emotional, and cognitive adjustments linked to frontal lobe mind harm. The function of frontal lobe functionality and disorder in human improvement (in either childrens and older adults), psychiatric problems, the dementias, and different mind ailments has additionally got speedily expanding realization. during this helpful textual content, 14 top frontal lobe researchers evaluate and synthesize the present nation of data on frontal lobe functionality, together with structural and practical mind imaging, mind community research, getting older and dementia, stressful mind harm, rehabilitation, awareness, reminiscence, and recognition. The e-book hence offers a cutting-edge account of study during this interesting zone, and in addition highlights a couple of new findings via the various world's most sensible researchers.

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Some time past 25 years, the frontal lobes have ruled human neuroscience learn. useful neuroimaging experiences have printed their significance to mind networks keen on approximately each point of psychological and cognitive functioning. stories of sufferers with focal mind lesions have accelerated on early case learn proof of behavioral, emotional, and cognitive adjustments linked to frontal lobe mind harm. The function of frontal lobe functionality and disorder in human improvement (in either childrens and older adults), psychiatric problems, the dementias, and different mind ailments has additionally got speedily expanding realization. during this helpful textual content, 14 top frontal lobe researchers evaluate and synthesize the present nation of data on frontal lobe functionality, together with structural and practical mind imaging, mind community research, getting older and dementia, stressful mind harm, rehabilitation, awareness, reminiscence, and recognition. The e-book hence offers a cutting-edge account of study during this interesting zone, and in addition highlights a couple of new findings via the various world's most sensible researchers.

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Rhythms of the Brain

By Gyorgy Buzsaki

Stories of mechanisms within the mind that let advanced issues to ensue in a coordinated type have produced essentially the most remarkable discoveries in neuroscience. This e-book presents eloquent help for the concept spontaneous neuron job, faraway from being mere noise, is absolutely the resource of our cognitive talents. It takes a clean examine the coevolution of constitution and serve as within the mammalian mind, illustrating how self-emerged oscillatory timing is the brain's primary organizer of neuronal details. The small-world-like connectivity of the cerebral cortex allows worldwide computation on a number of spatial and temporal scales. The perpetual interactions one of the a number of community oscillators continue cortical structures in a hugely delicate "metastable" country and supply energy-efficient synchronizing mechanisms through susceptible hyperlinks.

In a series of "cycles," György Buzsáki courses the reader from the physics of oscillations via neuronal meeting association to advanced cognitive processing and reminiscence garage. His transparent, fluid writing-accessible to any reader with a few medical knowledge-is supplemented by means of broad footnotes and references that make it simply as enjoyable and instructive a learn for the professional. The coherent view of a unmarried writer who has been on the leading edge of analysis during this intriguing box, this quantity is key examining for an individual attracted to our speedily evolving figuring out of the brain.

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By Gyorgy Buzsaki

Stories of mechanisms within the mind that let advanced issues to ensue in a coordinated type have produced essentially the most remarkable discoveries in neuroscience. This e-book presents eloquent help for the concept spontaneous neuron job, faraway from being mere noise, is absolutely the resource of our cognitive talents. It takes a clean examine the coevolution of constitution and serve as within the mammalian mind, illustrating how self-emerged oscillatory timing is the brain's primary organizer of neuronal details. The small-world-like connectivity of the cerebral cortex allows worldwide computation on a number of spatial and temporal scales. The perpetual interactions one of the a number of community oscillators continue cortical structures in a hugely delicate "metastable" country and supply energy-efficient synchronizing mechanisms through susceptible hyperlinks.

In a series of "cycles," György Buzsáki courses the reader from the physics of oscillations via neuronal meeting association to advanced cognitive processing and reminiscence garage. His transparent, fluid writing-accessible to any reader with a few medical knowledge-is supplemented by means of broad footnotes and references that make it simply as enjoyable and instructive a learn for the professional. The coherent view of a unmarried writer who has been on the leading edge of analysis during this intriguing box, this quantity is key examining for an individual attracted to our speedily evolving figuring out of the brain.

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The Soul of the World

In The Soul of the World, well known thinker Roger Scruton defends the adventure of the sacred opposed to modern trendy kinds of atheism. He argues that our own relationships, ethical intuitions, and aesthetic judgments trace at a transcendent size that can not be understood throughout the lens of technology on my own. To be absolutely alive--and to appreciate what we are--is to recognize the truth of sacred issues. instead of a controversy for the lifestyles of God, or a security of the reality of faith, the ebook is a longer mirrored image on why a feeling of the sacred is key to human life--and what the ultimate lack of the sacred could suggest. in brief, the ebook addresses an important query of modernity: what's left of our aspirations after technology has brought its verdict approximately what we are?

Drawing on paintings, structure, tune, and literature, Scruton means that the top sorts of human adventure and expression inform the tale of our non secular want, and of our quest for the being who may perhaps resolution it, and that this look for the sacred endows the realm with a soul. Evolution can't clarify our perception of the sacred; neuroscience is inappropriate to our interpersonal relationships, which supply a version for our posture towards God; and clinical knowing has not anything to claim concerning the event of attractiveness, which gives a God's-eye viewpoint on fact.

Ultimately, an international with no the sacred will be a very varied world--one during which we people are usually not really at domestic. but regardless of the shrinking position for the sacred in modern global, Scruton says, the trails to transcendence stay open.

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In The Soul of the World, well known thinker Roger Scruton defends the adventure of the sacred opposed to modern trendy kinds of atheism. He argues that our own relationships, ethical intuitions, and aesthetic judgments trace at a transcendent size that can not be understood throughout the lens of technology on my own. To be absolutely alive--and to appreciate what we are--is to recognize the truth of sacred issues. instead of a controversy for the lifestyles of God, or a security of the reality of faith, the ebook is a longer mirrored image on why a feeling of the sacred is key to human life--and what the ultimate lack of the sacred could suggest. in brief, the ebook addresses an important query of modernity: what's left of our aspirations after technology has brought its verdict approximately what we are?

Drawing on paintings, structure, tune, and literature, Scruton means that the top sorts of human adventure and expression inform the tale of our non secular want, and of our quest for the being who may perhaps resolution it, and that this look for the sacred endows the realm with a soul. Evolution can't clarify our perception of the sacred; neuroscience is inappropriate to our interpersonal relationships, which supply a version for our posture towards God; and clinical knowing has not anything to claim concerning the event of attractiveness, which gives a God's-eye viewpoint on fact.

Ultimately, an international with no the sacred will be a very varied world--one during which we people are usually not really at domestic. but regardless of the shrinking position for the sacred in modern global, Scruton says, the trails to transcendence stay open.

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Hormones and Social Behaviour

By Y. Christen, Donald W. Pfaff, Claude Kordon, Philippe Chanson

Author note: Donald W. Pfaff (Editor), Claude Kordon (Editor), Philippe Chanson (Editor), Y. Christen (Editor)
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The evolutionary process provided during this publication offers clues to the relevance of social interactions as a part of the common choice procedure, for the survival of species, together with ours.

Proceeding additional, as technology usually does, from the easy to the complicated, and making the most of the large pluridisciplinary diversity of the members coming from fields as assorted as molecular neuroscience, anthropology and psychology a last query was once raised as to if organic substrates of advanced social behaviors can also be proper to ethical concerns attribute of people beings (Hauser and younger 2008): for example, info aiming at choice making isn't really processed by way of the mind within the comparable means, even if a given state of affairs is perceived as concerning ethical dilemmas.

In truth, it may be argued that human social habit mechanisms don't represent an easy extension of different vital frightened process regulatory capabilities yet in its place signify and require a unique point of study.

Understanding how social styles are managed through the mind may perhaps yield new insights into the character of awareness: human unsleeping adventure is determined by someone being embedded in a fancy social surroundings. in response to this view, rational, ethical habit is a common made from the human brain working in social contexts and having been chosen for in the course of the technique of human evolution.

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By Y. Christen, Donald W. Pfaff, Claude Kordon, Philippe Chanson

Author note: Donald W. Pfaff (Editor), Claude Kordon (Editor), Philippe Chanson (Editor), Y. Christen (Editor)
------------------

The evolutionary process provided during this publication offers clues to the relevance of social interactions as a part of the common choice procedure, for the survival of species, together with ours.

Proceeding additional, as technology usually does, from the easy to the complicated, and making the most of the large pluridisciplinary diversity of the members coming from fields as assorted as molecular neuroscience, anthropology and psychology a last query was once raised as to if organic substrates of advanced social behaviors can also be proper to ethical concerns attribute of people beings (Hauser and younger 2008): for example, info aiming at choice making isn't really processed by way of the mind within the comparable means, even if a given state of affairs is perceived as concerning ethical dilemmas.

In truth, it may be argued that human social habit mechanisms don't represent an easy extension of different vital frightened process regulatory capabilities yet in its place signify and require a unique point of study.

Understanding how social styles are managed through the mind may perhaps yield new insights into the character of awareness: human unsleeping adventure is determined by someone being embedded in a fancy social surroundings. in response to this view, rational, ethical habit is a common made from the human brain working in social contexts and having been chosen for in the course of the technique of human evolution.

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Borges y la Memoria / Borges and Memory (Spanish Edition)

By Rodrigo Quian Quiroga

L. a. hiperconectividad del nuevo siglo determina un flujo informativo permanente, Funes el memorioso se ha hecho realidad: l. a. información abruma y no hay tiempo para detenerse a pensar. Desde esa perspectiva, el autor produce el extraordinario cruce entre las neurociencias y las obras de Jorge Luis Borges, y con esas herramientas, se lanza a explorar los mecanismos que rigen nuestra memoria, explica con deslumbrante claridad el comportamiento de ciertas neuronas y se pone un traje de narrador sobre el uniforme del científico para que el viaje por el cerebro humano que ensaya aquí sea tan divertido como revelador. Rodrigo Quian Quiroga estudió física en los angeles Universidad de Buenos Aires. Hizo un doctorado en matemática aplicada en Alemania. Sus trabajos sobre percepción y memoria en el cerebro humano han sido publicados en las más prestigiosas revistas científicas y han sido cubiertos en cientos de artículos periodísticos. Prólogo de María Kodama.

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By Rodrigo Quian Quiroga

L. a. hiperconectividad del nuevo siglo determina un flujo informativo permanente, Funes el memorioso se ha hecho realidad: l. a. información abruma y no hay tiempo para detenerse a pensar. Desde esa perspectiva, el autor produce el extraordinario cruce entre las neurociencias y las obras de Jorge Luis Borges, y con esas herramientas, se lanza a explorar los mecanismos que rigen nuestra memoria, explica con deslumbrante claridad el comportamiento de ciertas neuronas y se pone un traje de narrador sobre el uniforme del científico para que el viaje por el cerebro humano que ensaya aquí sea tan divertido como revelador. Rodrigo Quian Quiroga estudió física en los angeles Universidad de Buenos Aires. Hizo un doctorado en matemática aplicada en Alemania. Sus trabajos sobre percepción y memoria en el cerebro humano han sido publicados en las más prestigiosas revistas científicas y han sido cubiertos en cientos de artículos periodísticos. Prólogo de María Kodama.

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