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Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are

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Jennifer M. Groh, "Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are"
English | ISBN: 0674863216 | 2014 | 218 pages | PDF | 5 MB

Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are
Knowing where things are seems effortless. Yet our brains devote tremendous computational power to figuring out the simplest details about spatial relationships. Going to the grocery store or finding our cell phone requires sleuthing and coordination across different sensory and motor domains. Making Space" traces this mental detective work to explain how the brain creates our sense of location. But it goes further, to make the case that spatial processing permeates all our cognitive abilities, and that the brain s systems for thinking about space may be the systems of thought itself. Our senses measure energy in the form of light, sound, and pressure on the skin, and our brains evaluate these measurements to make inferences about objects and boundaries. Jennifer Groh describes how eyes detect electromagnetic radiation, how the brain can locate sounds by measuring differences of less than one one-thousandth of a second in how long they take to reach each ear, and how the ear s balance organs help us monitor body posture and movement. The brain synthesizes all this neural information so that we can navigate three-dimensional space. But the brain s work doesn t end there. Spatial representations do double duty in aiding memory and reasoning. This is why it is harder to remember how to get somewhere if someone else is driving, and why, if we set out to do something and forget what it was, returning to the place we started can jog our memory. In making space the brain uses powers we did not know we have."
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The Encyclopedia of Operations Management

The Encyclopedia of Operations Management: A Field Manual and Glossary of Operations Management Terms and Concepts
Publisher: F//T Press 2011 | 408 Pages | ISBN: 0132883708 | PDF | 12 MB
This is the perfect "field manual" for every supply chain or operations management practitioner and student. The field's only single-volume reference, it's uniquely convenient and uniquely affordable. With nearly 1,500 well-organized definitions, it can help students quickly create an integrated mental map of the entire field, and prepare for case discussions, exams, and job interviews. For instructors, it serves as an invaluable desk reference and teaching aid that goes far beyond typical dictionaries.

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Darkness Unleashed (Guardians of Eternity 5) (Audiobook)

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Darkness Unleashed (Guardians of Eternity 5) (Audiobook) By Alexandra Ivy, read by Arika Rapson
Unabridged edition 2013 | 10 hours and 32 mins | ISBN: 1452665079 | MP3 64 kbps | 299 MB
The Guardians of Eternity are vampire warriors without equal, bound by their loyalties and sworn to protect their charges from every danger…except those posed by their own hungry desires… A scarred recluse, Jagr makes no secret of his disdain for others company. But now, as a member of Chicago s powerful vampire clan, he has certain obligations to fulfill. The latest: track down a missing were pureblood and return her to her sister. The problem: Regan Garrett has no intention of complying. And though Jagr agreed not to harm an inch of this stubborn female s distractingly tempting body, he ll gladly kiss her into submission, awakening an urge he hasn t felt in years. Hell, in centuries… Regan vowed never to be at the mercy of another man. That goes double for arrogant, steel-muscled vampires with eyes of ice. All Regan wants is revenge against those who imprisoned her. She doesn t need an ally. She certainly doesn t need a mate. But soon Regan will have to choose between a lust for vengeance, and a passion as dark and dangerous as the night…

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