Blindsight

  • Filename: blindsight.
  • ISBN: 9789635273669
  • Release Date: 2015-06-29
  • Number of pages: 191
  • Author: Peter Watts
  • Publisher: Booklassic



Two months since sixty-five thousand alien objects clenched around the Earth like a luminous fist, screaming to the heavens as the atmosphere burned them to ash. Two months since that moment of brief, bright surveillance by agents unknown. Two months of silence, while a world holds its breath. Now some half-derelict space probe, sparking fitfully past Neptune's orbit, hears a whisper from the edge of the solar system: a faint signal sweeping the cosmos like a lighthouse beam. Whatever's out there isn't talking to us. It's talking to some distant star, perhaps. Or perhaps to something closer, something en route. So who do you send to force introductions on an intelligence with motives unknown, maybe unknowable? Who do you send to meet the alien when the alien doesn't want to meet? You send a linguist with multiple personalities, her brain surgically partitioned into separate, sentient processing cores. You send a biologist so radically interfaced with machinery that he sees x-rays and tastes ultrasound, so compromised by grafts and splices he no longer feels his own flesh. You send a pacifist warrior in the faint hope she won't be needed, and the fainter one she'll do any good if she is. You send a monster to command them all, an extinct hominid predator once called vampire, recalled from the grave with the voodoo of recombinant genetics and the blood of sociopaths. And you send a synthesist—an informational topologist with half his mind gone—as an interface between here and there, a conduit through which the Dead Center might hope to understand the Bleeding Edge. You send them all to the edge of interstellar space, praying you can trust such freaks and retrofits with the fate of a world. You fear they may be more alien than the thing they've been sent to find. But you'd give anything for that to be true, if you only knew what was waiting for them...

Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness

  • Filename: blindsight-and-the-nature-of-consciousness.
  • ISBN: 1551113511
  • Release Date: 2003-02-26
  • Number of pages: 153
  • Author: Jason Holt
  • Publisher: Broadview Press



Ever since its discovery nearly thirty years ago, the phenomenon of blindsight—vision without visual consciousness—has been the source of great controversy in the philosophy of mind, psychology, and the neurosciences. Despite the fact that blindsight is widely acknowledged to be a critical test-case for theories of mind, Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness is the first extended treatment of the phenomenon from a philosophical perspective. Holt argues, against much received wisdom, for a thorough-going materialism—the view not only that mental states are brain states, but (much more controversially) that mental properties are physical as well. Designed not only for philosophers and scientists, Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness has something to say to anyone interested in the mystery of the human mind and in how philosophers and scientists are working toward solving that mystery.

Blindsight

  • Filename: blindsight.
  • ISBN: 9781447246596
  • Release Date: 2014-09-11
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Robin Cook
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan



With a theme reminiscent of Coma, here is Robin Cook at his disturbing, electrifying best. Set in Manhattan, Blindsight tells of city forensic pathologist Dr. Laurie Montgomery's battle to foil a plot of unimaginable evil. When a series of unrelated yuppie deaths by cocaine overdose are reported to the medical examiner's office, Dr. Montgomery's curiosity is piqued. As the friends and families of the deceased uniformly swear that their loved ones weren't involved with drugs, that curiosity intensifies. But her feelings turn to anger and frustration when she attempts to autopsy the bodies and investigate the deaths, only to find herself at odds with her superiors, the police department, and the relatives themselves. The reason for the opposition range from political expediency to religious belief, but Laurie senses that something far more menacing links the so-called random deaths. Jeopardizing her professional future, Laurie Montgomery sets out to uncover the truth—which leads her to a distinguished New York hospital and, beyond that, to nightmare. Robin Cook's Blindsight creates a chilling, haunting aura of terror and suspense, where fact and fiction imperceptibly merge.

Blindsight

  • Filename: blindsight.
  • ISBN: 0198521928
  • Release Date: 1990
  • Number of pages: 187
  • Author: Lawrence Weiskrantz
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Damage to a particular area of the brain - the neocortex - is generally understood to result in blindness. Studies of some patients suffering from this form of blindness have nevertheless revealed that they can discriminate certain types of visual events within their 'blind' fields. They are not aware that they can do so, however and think that they are only guessing. This phenomenon has been termed 'blindsight'. The present book gives an account of research over a number of years intoa particular case of blindsight, together with a discussion of the historical and neurological background, a review of cases reported by other investigators, and a number of theoretical and practical issues and implications.

Blind Sight

  • Filename: blind-sight.
  • ISBN: 9780307739292
  • Release Date: 2012-09-04
  • Number of pages: 289
  • Author: Meg Howrey
  • Publisher: Vintage Books



Follows the experiences of a prospective college student who visits Los Angeles to meet the actor father he never knew, an encounter that introduces him to the gritty realities of show business and leads to a shattering revelation.

Blindsight

  • Filename: blindsight.
  • ISBN: UCSC:32106012774425
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 119
  • Author: Hervé Guibert
  • Publisher: George Braziller



The rat race inside an institute for the blind. The protagonists are three young inmates--two men and a woman--as perverted as they are intelligent. A literary novel, full of insights into a world no less violent than the seeing one. By a French writer, author of The Compassion Protocol.

Blindsight

  • Filename: blindsight.
  • ISBN: 0811215598
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 114
  • Author: Rosmarie Waldrop
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing



"The collection - is divided into four thematic sections. The first, "Holderlin Hybrids," resonates against the German poet's twisted syntax, while using rhythmic punctuation in counterpoint to sense. "As Were'" says Waldrop, began with looking at the secondary occupations of artists - for example, Mallarme teaching English, Montaigne serving as mayor of Bordeaux - but this soon gave way to playing more generally with particular aspects of historical figures." The title section, Blindsight," is most consistent in its use of collage, juxtaposing words and images to jolting, epiphanic effect. "Cornell Boxes," in contrast, has a formal unity, inspired by the constructions of Joseph Cornell, each prose poem "box" composed in a structure of fours: four paragraphs of four sentences each, with four footnotes."--BOOK JACKET.

Blind Sight

  • Filename: blind-sight.
  • ISBN: 9781472237873
  • Release Date: 2016-09-20
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Carol O'Connell
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Mallory Book 12: Blind Sight is the twelfth NYPD detective Kathy Mallory novel from New York Times bestseller Carol O'Connell, master of knife-edge suspense and intricate plotting. Fans of Karin Slaughter and Lisbeth Salander, heroine of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, will be thrilled by New York's darkest cop. 'Carol O'Connell is a consummate storyteller - a unique talent who deserves to be a household name' - Val McDermid A very egalitarian killer. The nun is dead, her body lies on the mayor's lawn. And it isn't alone. There are four of them altogether. They've been killed at different times, in different places, and dumped there. There should be five - but the boy is missing. One second he was there... Jonah Quill, blind since birth, sits in a car driven by a killer and wonders where they are going. Though he is blind, Jonah sees more than most people do. It is his secret, and he is counting on that to save his life. Then gone. Detective Kathy Mallory is counting on herself to save his life. It takes her a while to realise that the missing-person case she is pursuing is so intimately connected to the massacre on the mayor's lawn. But there's something about the boy she is searching for that reminds her of herself, all those years ago. She will find him - she just hopes it will be in time.

Blind Sight

  • Filename: blind-sight.
  • ISBN: 1601454384
  • Release Date: 2008-04-01
  • Number of pages: 364
  • Author: James H. Pence
  • Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated



Disillusioned by the tragic loss of his family, Thomas Kent just wants to die. But a mysterious message and a voice from the past stir him to fight for his life and the lives of a family he doesn't know.

Blindsight

  • Filename: blindsight.
  • ISBN: 9780992328597
  • Release Date: 2013-10-04
  • Number of pages: 604
  • Author: Marc Douglas
  • Publisher: ASJ Publishing



A young married couple takes a vacation in a remote area. They stop in an isolated pub and become the obsession of a wanna-be biker gang. A thrilling page turner with twists and turns. Inspired by Dean Koontz

20 20 Blindsight

  • Filename: 20-20-blindsight.
  • ISBN: 9780615709055
  • Release Date: 2013-02-04
  • Number of pages: 234
  • Author: Busser Howell
  • Publisher: Busser Howell



At the age of fifteen, Busser Howell lost 98 percent of his vision. At the age of forty he lost the remaining 2 percent. Were the story to end there you would likely not be entirely shocked as this type of circumstance is not that uncommon. But this is not the whole story-not by a long shot. You see, Howell is an artist-a painter, to be exact. And prior to being a professional, working artist in New York City he was a partner and worked twenty-four years in an interior design and restoration business. Possibly even more amazing than his breaking of our stereotypes of the blind is the fact that he is not alone. Interviewing other blind artists to discover each person's particular point of view and what kind of descriptions work for them, author and blind artist Busser Howell's debut is an extraordinary look into a world never before seen or understood from the point of view of the visually challenged. Beginning by examining the concepts of creativity, perception, touch, and accessibility, Howell engages the vibrant, boundless minds of fifteen visually impaired artists to mine their thoughts, feelings, and understanding to piece together a common thread of experience. It is the artists telling their story, their preferences and dislikes, and their ability, despite their blindness, to tap into sight's brain-based function to see and comprehend our world and its contents. An enlightening and fascinating journey into the artistic process as seen by those whose vision is either severely impaired or altogether absent, Howell's impressive collection of writings and interviews is a probing examination of the artistic process and the nature of art itself. Evocative and inspiring, Blindsight is a deeply moving passage that documents the journey of visual artists as they transition from the visual input of the outside world to the output of their inner vision transcending blindness into the light of creativity.

Blind Sight PSI Sentinels Book Two Guardians of the Psychic Realm

  • Filename: blind-sight-psi-sentinels-book-two-guardians-of-the-psychic-realm.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2014-05-19
  • Number of pages: 339
  • Author: Pamela Moran
  • Publisher: Pamela Moran LLC



Death plagues Gabe Nicholetti’s sleep with visions of dead people. People whose murders he can't prevent, the most he can do is bring their killers to justice. But this time, this victim makes it all personal. Rily Carrigan is a dead woman, or she will be in a matter of days as her past rushes forward to shatter her carefully constructed world. But Rily doesn’t believe fate is absolute. How is she going to convince the man who’s seen too many die that it’s possible to save her life? Just outside a small, Oregon town, something malevolent lurks, waiting to seize what was once promised then stolen. Together, Gabe and Rily need to find a way to deny fate and keep Rily alive.

Pediatric Neuro Ophthalmology

  • Filename: pediatric-neuro-ophthalmology.
  • ISBN: 0387690697
  • Release Date: 2010-03-23
  • Number of pages: 550
  • Author: Michael C. Brodsky
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



"Due to the generous representation of the afferent visual system within the brain, neurological disease may disrupt vision as a presenting symptom or as a secondary effect of the disease. Conversely, early developmental disturbances of vision often disrupt ocular motor control systems, giving rise to complex disorders such as nystagmus, strabismus, and torticollis. The signs and symptoms of neurological disease are elusive by their very nature, presenting a confounding diagnostic challenge. Neurological medications and neurosurgical treatments can produce neuro-ophthalmological dysfunction that can be difficult to distinguish from disease progression. Affected patients may experience substantial delays in diagnosis, and are often subjected to extensive (and expensive) diagnostic testing. Scientific articles pertaining to specific disorders are scattered throughout medical subspecialty journals. These children continue to "fall through the cracks" of our medical education system. The increasing recognition that pediatric neuro-ophthalmology comprises a distinct set of diseases from those seen in adults has led to its emergence as a dedicated field of study. "Since the original publication of Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology nearly fourteen years ago, interest in the field has burgeoned. Pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric neurology subspecialty conferences often include symposia dedicated to recent advances in pediatric neuro-ophthalmology. Technical advances in neuroimaging have given rise to a more integrated mechanistic classification of neuro-ophthalmological disease in children. Our understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders of the visual system has expanded, longstanding monoliths have been dissembled into component parts, basic molecular mechanisms have taken center stage, and genetic underpinnings have become definitional. Evolutionary alterations can now be observed at the level of the gene, adding a new dimension to our understanding of disease pathogenesis. New classifications now encompass clinically disparate conditions. Descriptive definitions have been supplanted by mechanistic ones, and clinical definitions superseded by genetic ones. Our concept of disease pathogenesis has been revised and in some cases overturned. Bearing witness to these remarkable advancements has compelled me to enhance and expand the first edition of Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology into this new and revised one. "In the first edition of this book, our goal was to present the clinical characteristics, diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic options for the common neuro-ophthalmologic disorders of childhood. In so doing, we designed the book to be provide a narrative journey through the thought processes involved in the clinical management of these disorders. In this edition, I have retained the basic narrative format of original book, while expanding the exploration of these complex visual disorders in the context of the many new scientific advancements and discoveries that have come to light. These conditions are fun to diagnose, fascinating to understand, and gratifying to manage." --from the Preface to the 2nd Edition.

Blind Sight

  • Filename: blind-sight.
  • ISBN: 9781101553916
  • Release Date: 2012-01-03
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Terri Persons
  • Publisher: Penguin



You shouldn't look for the truth if you're afraid to see it. A deer hunter tracking his wounded prey through Minnesota's Paul Bunyan State Forest makes the grisly discovery of a young girl's body. The condition of the corpse is shocking: She'd been pregnant, but the full-term fetus is missing. She's sixteen-year-old Lydia Dunton, daughter of a high-powered senator who has shut the door on Agent Saint Clare's investigation. Now she has little but dead ends, false leads, and lies to work with-until she discovers a similar crime that occurred in Wisconsin, plunging Bernadette and her boss, Tony, into a circuitous and deadly twist in the case that no one sees coming.

Blindsight

  • Filename: blindsight.
  • ISBN: 1447246586
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Robin Cook
  • Publisher:



With a theme reminiscent of Coma, here is Robin Cook at his disturbing, electrifying best. Set in Manhattan, Blindsight tells of city forensic pathologist Dr. Laurie Montgomery's battle to foil a plot of unimaginable evil. When a series of unrelated yuppie deaths by cocaine overdose are reported to the medical examiner's office, Dr. Montgomery's curiosity is piqued. As the friends and families of the deceased uniformly swear that their loved ones weren't involved with drugs, that curiosity intensifies. But her feelings turn to anger and frustration when she attempts to autopsy the bodies and investigate the deaths, only to find herself at odds with her superiors, the police department, and the relatives themselves. The reason for the opposition range from political expediency to religious belief, but Laurie senses that something far more menacing links the so-called random deaths. Jeopardizing her professional future, Laurie Montgomery sets out to uncover the truth--which leads her to a distinguished New York hospital and, beyond that, to nightmare. Robin Cook's Blindsight creates a chilling, haunting aura of terror and suspense, where fact and fiction imperceptibly merge.

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