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Sleights Of Mind

Author : Sandra Blakeslee
ISBN : 9781847652959
Genre : Psychology
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What can magic tell us about ourselves and our daily lives? If you subtly change the subject during an uncomfortable conversation, did you know you're using attentional 'misdirection', a core technique of magic? And if you've ever bought an expensive item you'd sworn never to buy, you were probably unaware that the salesperson was, like an accomplished magician, a master at creating the 'illusion of choice'. Leading neuroscientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde meet with magicians from all over the world to explain how the magician's art sheds light on consciousness, memory, attention, and belief. As the founders of the new discipline of NeuroMagic, they combine cutting-edge scientific research with startling insights into the tricks of the magic trade. By understanding how magic manipulates the processes in our brains, we can better understand how we work - in fields from law and education to marketing, health and psychology - for good and for ill.
Category: Psychology

Sleights Of Mind

Author : Stephen Macknik
ISBN : 9781846683893
Genre : Deception
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A unique and fascinating look at the relationship between magic, the brain, and everyday life.
Category: Deception

Sleights Of Mind

Author : Harold N. Boris
ISBN : UOM:39015032907746
Genre : Psychology
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This work is the product of Harold Boris's continuing search for what therapy might be when stripped down to essentials. Writing of group and individual therapy, he covers techniques, confrontation, interpretation and the treatment of anorexia. There are also essays on conditions of the mind.
Category: Psychology

Passions Of The Mind

Author : Harold N. Boris
ISBN : 9780814786208
Genre : Psychology
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As social animals, each of us can only be partly understood through insights into our individual psychodynamics. There is, within us, another principle at work: to preserve the group, even at the expense of the individual. In this innovative synthesis of classical psychoanalysis and recent interpersonal and object relations psychology, Harold N. Boris constructs a necessary bridge between individual psychodynamics and group dynamics. This bridge rests upon two, complementary foundations: the egoistically- defined pleasure principle of The Couple and the socially defined selection principle of The Pair. Unheard Melodies shows how these two states of mind often compete, each being a distinct mental state seeking its own objectives. When analyzed, both mental states reveal their own characteristic themes and feelings, presences and absences, all of which are intertwined in the unique, patterned music of psychoanalysis. To demonstrate the patterning of these mental states, Boris presents the transcription of a composite analysis, an astonishing documentation of his own clinical experience, showing The Couple and The Pair playing together in the analytic setting. These clinical transcripts, complete with commentary, provide rare glimpses into the psychoanalytic process that will interest psychoanalysts, sociologists, and casual students of the mind and society.
Category: Psychology

Champions Of Illusion

Author : Susana Martinez-Conde
ISBN : 9780374718398
Genre : Medical
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A full-color celebration of stunning visual illusions and the science behind them In Champions of Illusion, Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik present a smorgasbord of mystifying images, many selected from their Best Illusion of the Year Contest. Whether it’s false motion, tricks of perspective, or shifting colors, Champions of Illusion is packed with adventures in visual perception. If you have ever found yourself face-to-face with an utterly bewildering illusion, you know the powerful effect such images have on the mind. The question we often ask ourselves is, How is that possible? Martinez-Conde and Macknik, who study the intersection of neuroscience, illusions, and stage magic, explain just why we think we see the things we see. The Best Illusion of the Year Contest draws entries from vision scientists, artists, magicians, and mathematicians bent on creating today’s most beguiling illusions. Featuring the contest’s most bizarre effects and unbelievable mind tricks, along with classic illusions and illuminating descriptions of what is actually going on in your brain when you are deceived by visuals on the page, Champions of Illusion is an electrifying mix of science and magic that you will not soon forget.
Category: Medical

More Brain Powered Science

Author : Thomas O'Brien
ISBN : 9781936137497
Genre : Education
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The inquiry-based lessons and related extension activities can serve as the framework for professional development collaborations or as a supplement to conventional preservice science teaching methods courses.
Category: Education

Hoax Springs Eternal

Author : Peter A. Hancock
ISBN : 9781107071681
Genre : Psychology
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This book examines and extrapolates from famous historical case studies to illustrate principles of cognitive deception and how to avoid being deceived.
Category: Psychology

Understanding And Treating Chronic Shame

Author : Patricia A. DeYoung
ISBN : 9781317560906
Genre : Psychology
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Chronic shame is painful, corrosive, and elusive. It resists self-help and undermines even intensive psychoanalysis. Patricia A. DeYoung’s cutting-edge book gives chronic shame the serious attention it deserves, integrating new brain science with an inclusive tradition of relational psychotherapy. She looks behind the myriad symptoms of shame to its relational essence. As DeYoung describes how chronic shame is wired into the brain and developed in personality, she clarifies complex concepts and makes them available for everyday therapy practice. Grounded in clinical experience and alive with case examples, Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame is highly readable and immediately helpful. Patricia A. DeYoung’s clear, engaging writing helps readers recognize the presence of shame in the therapy room, think through its origins and effects in their clients’ lives, and decide how best to work with those clients. Therapists will find that Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame enhances the scope of their practice and efficacy with this client group, which comprises a large part of most therapy practices. Challenging, enlightening, and nourishing, this book belongs in the library of every shame-aware therapist.
Category: Psychology

Remembering Diana

Author : V. Seidler
ISBN : 9780230371903
Genre : History
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Analysing the events surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997, Vic Seidler considers the public outpourings of grief and displays of emotion which prompted new kinds of identification and belonging in which communities came together regardless of race, class, gender and sexuality.
Category: History