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The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius

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The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius by Nancy C. Andreasen
English | 2005-11-30 | ISBN: 1932594078 | PDF | 197 pages | 1,1 MB

The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius
Michelangelo was raised in a rustic village by a family of modest means. Shakespeare's father was a middle-class businessman. Abraham Lincoln came from a family of itinerant farmers. Yet all these men broke free from their limited circumstances and achieved brilliant careers as creative artists and leaders. How such extraordinary creativity develops in the human brain is the subject of renowned psychiatrist Nancy Andreasen's The Creating Brain.
Andreasen explains here how the brain produces creative breakthroughs in art, literature, and science, revealing that creativity is not the same thing as intelligence. She scrutinizes the complex factors involved in the development of creativity, including the role of patrons and mentors, "non-standard" educations, and the possession of an "omnivorous" vision. A fascinating interview with acclaimed playwright Neil Simon sheds further light on the creative process.The relationship between genius and insanity also plays an important role in Andreasen's examination. Drawing on her studies of writers in the Iowa Writers' Workshop and other scientific evidence, Andreasen asserts that while creativity may sometimes be linked to mental disorders and may be partially due to familial/genetic factors, neither is inevitable nor needed for creativity to flourish.
Scientist's increasing understanding of the brain's plasticity suggests even more possibilities for nurturing the creative drive, and Andreasen looks ahead to exciting implications for child-rearing and education. The Creating Brain presents an inspiring vision for a future where everyone-not just artists or writers-can fulfill their creative capacity.
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Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother

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Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother by Priscila Uppal
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1771022744 | 288 pages | EPUB | 2 MB

Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother
Short-listed for the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction, 2013 and for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust for Nonfiction, 2013

In 1977, Priscila Uppal's father drank contaminated water in Antigua and within 48 hours was a quadriplegic. Priscila was two years old. Five years later, her mother, Theresa, drained the family's bank accounts and disappeared to Brazil. After two attempts to abduct her children, Theresa had no further contact with the family.

In 2002, Priscila happened on her mother's website, which featured a childhood photograph of Priscila and her brother. A few weeks later, Priscila summoned the nerve to contact the woman who'd abandoned her.

The emotional reunion was alternately shocking, hopeful, humorous, and devastating, as Priscila came to realize that not only did she not love her mother, she didn't even like her.

Projection is a visceral, precisely written, brutally honest memoir that takes a probing look at a very unusual mother-daughter relationship, yet offers genuine comfort to all facing their own turbulent and unresolved familial relationships.
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Imaginings of Time in Lydgate and Hoccleve’s Verse

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Imaginings of Time in Lydgate and Hoccleve's Verse
Publisher: Ashgate | ISBN: 1409406318 | 2011 | PDF | 202 pages | 3.8 MB

Imaginings of Time in Lydgate and Hoccleve’s Verse
Using empirical research to explore medieval writers' imaginings of time, this study presents a new morphology by which to study narratives of time in fifteenth-century literary culture, focusing on poems of John Lydgate and Thomas Hoccleve. Karen Smyth begins with an overview of medieval time-keeping devices and considers collective and individual attitudes and perceptions of time.
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Hanging Hill (Audiobook)

Hanging Hill (Audiobook) By Mo Hayder, read by Rosalyn Landor
Unabridged edition 2012 | 14 hours and 18 mins | ISBN: 1611205468 | MP3 32 kbps | 210 MB
"[Hayder] has in no way lost her ability to shock, thrill, entertain and occasionally torture us with her use of words. . . . A chiller to the very end. Hayder deals with Britain at its grittiest." –Peter Millar, "The Times" (London) Mo Hayder is a world-class author of gritty, gripping page-turners, winner of the Dagger in the Library from the Crime Writers' Association for outstanding body of work. With her latest novel, she ratchets up the terror to fever pitch. Fast-paced and addictive, "Hanging Hill" centers around a pair of estranged sisters–one a cop, one a coddled wife fallen on hard times–and the gruesome homicide of a teenage beauty, which exposes the nightmares that lurk at the edges of our safe domestic lives. One morning in picture-perfect Bath, England, a teenage girl's body is found on the towpath of a canal.

Lorne Wood–beautiful, popular, and apparently the victim of a disturbingly brutal murder. Why was she on the towpath alone late at night? Zoe Benedict–Harley-riding police detective, independent to a fault–is convinced the department head needs to look beyond the usual domestic motives to solve the case, but no one wants to hear it, especially from the department's black sheep. Meanwhile, Zoe's sister, Sally–recently divorced and in dire financial straits, supporting a daughter who was friends with the dead girl–has begun working as a housekeeper for a rich entrepreneur who seems less eccentric and more repugnant, and possibly dangerous. And why are his sinister associates showing up at her daughter's school? When Zoe's investigation turns up evidence that Lorne's attempts to break into modeling had delivered her into the world of webcam girls and amateur porn, a crippling secret from Zoe's past seems determined to emerge. All roads seem to be leading to one conclusion: there's something very wrong at the house on Hanging Hill. But will Zoe and Sally put their differences aside and fit all the pieces together before it's too late? "Hanging Hill" is a masterful, terrifying book that will have readers sleeping with the lights on.

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