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The mainstays of brain imaging techniques have been positron emission tomography (PET), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and event-related potentials (ERPs). These methods all record direct or indirect measures of brain activity and correlate the activity patterns with behavior. But to go beyond the correlations established by these techniques and prove the necessity of an area for a given function, cognitive neuroscientists need to be able to reverse engineer the brain--i.e., to selectively remove components from information processing and assess their impact on the output. This book is about transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a technique that emerged during the same period as neuroimaging and has made it possible to reverse engineer the human brain's role in behavioral and cognitive functions. The subject areas that can be studied using TMS run the gamut of cognitive psychology--attention, perception, awareness, eye movements, action selection, memory, plasticity, language, numeracy, and priming. The book presents an overview of historical attempts at magnetic brain stimulation, ethical considerations of the technique's use, basic technical and practical information, the results of numerous TMS studies, and a discussion of the future of TMS in the armamentarium of cognitive neuropsychology.
Do you have a fear of transcription? Are you daunted by the prospect of learning and handling unfamiliar symbols? This workbook is for students who are new to linguistics and phonetics, and offers a didactic approach to the study and transcription of the words, rhythm and intonation of English. It can be used independently or in class and covers all the pronunciation details of words, phrases, rhythm and intonation. Progress is deliberately gentle with plenty of explanations, examples and 'can't go wrong' exercises. In addition, there is an associated website with audio recordings of authentic speech, which provide back-up throughout. The audio clips also introduce students to variations in accents, with eleven different speakers. Going beyond the transcription of words, the book also ventures into real discourse with the simplification systems of colloquial English speech, rhythm and intonation.
A group of terrorists invades the White House -- driving the president to an underground bunker where he can't communicate with his government. Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counter terrorist operative, sneaks into the executive mansion to take control and finds that the terrorists are the least of the president's -- and the nation's -- problems.
Mr. Danto argues that recent developments in the artworld, in particular the production of works of art that cannot be told from ordinary things, make urgent the need for a new theory of art and make plain the factors such a theory can and cannot involve. In the course of constructing such a theory, he seeks to demonstrate the relationship between philosophy and art, as well as the connections that hold between art and social institutions and art history.
Can a good, hard-working Christian man disregard his cultural and religious admonitions--as well as his mother's plans for his life--for the love of a woman and an historic church building?Oliver Barnett is a good contractor, a good Christian, and an obedient son, never in trouble, never one to rock the boat ... until real estate developer Samantha Cohen enters his life. Samantha, full of life, vitality, and wit, is unlike any woman he has ever known--in more ways than one. Not only is she planning to transform an historic church near downtown Pittsburgh into a restaurant/nightclub, but she is Jewish and has a less-than-innocent past. Oliver finds himself in a most unsettling dilemma. Does he do what's right by the nice girl his mother has chosen for him, or does he do what his heart is telling him to do?
Anthropology and an environmental perspective are inseparable. Human life, indeed our very appearance, was transformed by the specific environments in which we evolved; today our biological needs and cultural habits are transforming all our global environments.
Marianne de Pierres' epic series, THE SENTIENTS OF ORION, has been called "a grand space opera" (Times Literary Supplement) and "brilliant in all senses of the word" (Sean Williams). All four books were shortlisted for the prestigious Aurealis Award, with the final book winning for Best Novel. Now, E-Reads is proud to release the entire series in eBook format, for the first time.TRANSFORMATION SPACEBook Four of The Sentients of OrionMira Fedor and her friends stand in the eye of the hurricane, and everything in the Orion League remains in flux. She is pregnant, and its gestation is proceeding at an inhuman pace. As she hides out on her bioship, Insignia, it seems clear that the extropist's procedures have had an unforeseen effects--but will her child be more than human? As secrets are revealed and conspiracies exposed about the attack on Araldis, Mira wonders if there is still time to thwart one last master plan? The pieces are all in plan, all that remains is for each side to commit to its endgame. But there's one question nobody has thought to ask: will the Sole Entity...God...play by the rules? It's the epic conclusion to what the Sydney Morning Herald called "Space opera supreme."Don't miss the entire Sentients of Orion series: DARK SPACE, CHAOS SPACE, MIRROR SPACE, TRANSFORMATION SPACE.
Engage, challenge, and inspire students with work that matters Transformational Literacy, written by a team from Expeditionary Learning, helps teachers leverage the Common Core instructional shifts--building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction, reading for and writing with evidence, and regular practice with complex text--to engage students in work that matters. Worthy texts and worthy tasks help students see the connection between their hard work as readers and writers and their capacity to contribute to stronger communities and a better world. The stories, examples, and resources that permeate Transformational Literacy come primarily from the more than 150 Expeditionary Learning schools around the country that support teachers to select, supplement, customize, and create curriculum, and improve instruction. The book also draws on Expeditionary Learning's open source Common Core English Language Arts curriculum--often cited as one of the finest in the country--and professional development offered to thousands of teachers to implement that curriculum effectively. Transformational Literacy combines the best of what Expeditionary Learning knows works for kids--purposeful, inquiry-based learning--and the new imperative of the Common Core--higher and deeper expectations for all students. Teach standards through a compelling and purposeful curriculum that prioritizes worthy texts and worthy task Improve students' evidence-based reading, thinking, talking, and writing Support students to develop a new mindset toward the challenge of reading complex texts Transformational Literacy introduces an approach to literacy instruction that will engage, challenge, and inspire student with work that matters.
You can change the world--one audience at a time! Today's challenging times call for passionate visionaries who are authentic and articulate communicators. Speaking coach and consultant Gail Larsen presents a proven program that liberates the "speaker within" and transforms even the reluctant orator into an agent of change. While most books on public speaking focus on polishing your presentation and overcoming fear, Larsen's holistic blend of spirit and logic goes far beyond the standard format, making TRANSFORMATIONAL SPEAKING a must-read for even the most seasoned speechmakers. With her uniquely inspirational approach, Larsen reaches out to those who want to make a genuine difference in our world by changing minds through touching hearts. TRANSFORMATIONAL SPEAKING offers insightful advice on everything from defining your message and refining your delivery, to managing the dynamics of a room, handling logistics like a pro, and building a connection with an audience of any size. Larsen has helped business executives and entrepreneurs, community and social change leaders, and healers and life coaches become active movers and shakers through the power of effective communication.
The natural condition of any classroom is harmonious, satisfying, and productive, so why do so many teachers struggle with problems of apathy, hostility, anxiety, inefficiency, and resistance?In this groundbreaking book, education expert John Shindler presents a powerful model, Transformative Classroom Management (TCM), that can be implemented by any teacher to restore the natural positive feelings in his or her classroom-the love of learning, collaboration, inspiration, and giving-and create a productive learning environment in which all students can achieve.Unlike other classroom management systems that view problems as something to be "handled," TCM offers suggestions for creating optimal conditions for learning, performance, motivation, and growth. This practical book shows teachers how to abandon ineffective short-term gimmicks, bribes, and punishments and adopt the proven management practices and new habits of mind that will transform their classrooms.Praise for Transformative Classroom Management"Transformative Classroom Management is a practical resource that explains the how and why of classroom management for novice and veteran teachers. Dr. Shindler recognizes the importance of preserving the teacher's sanity while ensuring the student's development of a personal sense of responsibility and a positive self-esteem."-Eileen Matus, principal, South Toms River Elementary School, New Jersey"I have read many other management books by other authors, but Transformative Classroom Management has been the best so far at demystifying the invisible forces in the classroom."-Will McElroy, 4th grade teacher, Los Angeles United School District "This book was an invaluable tool for me during my student teaching. It served as a reference book that I found myself continually drawn to while struggling to find ways to effectively manage 29 first graders. The ideas, concepts and suggestions in the book were so innovative and helpful that even my Master Teacher found herself implementing some of the ideas! A must have for all student teachers!"-Carol Gillon, student teacher, Seattle University"Insightful and thoroughly researched, Transformative Classroom Management is an invaluable tool to help teachers, newbies and veterans alike, develop fully functional and engaged learning communities."-Lisa Gamache Rodriguez, teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District
The world is at war -- and the "Transformers" are at the forefront of the battle! And yet, even though the nations of Earth face their greatest threat, the issues that have divided mankind for centuries destroy any true hope of global unity against the invaders. Cities and governments fall, and the giant titans of Cybertron fight one another as often as they clash with the attacking aliens -- a race of techno-organic giants that not even the heroic Optimus Prime or the villainous Megatron can hope to defeat!
An original Transformers novel series! When he stumbles upon two giant robots battling in the dust of the Nevada desert, Kevin Bowman gets swept up into the adventure of a lifetime. Along with his new friends, the Autobots, the twelve year-old looks for answers regarding his older brother's disappearance and uncovers a secret program that sends satellites to track incoming Transformers. Can Kevin save his family and the planet?
An original Transformers novel series! Secrets are uncovered in the Nevada desert when a boy witnesses two Transformers arrive on Earth.
War between the Autobots and Decepticons is halted when an alien invasion fleet arrives on Earth. Forced to create a temporary truce, the two robot races must put aside their differences and protect the very planet their war might end up destroying.
Roll out to rescue with this leveled reader based on the the hit TV show!Includes Read-Aloud/Read-to-Me functionality where available. Also includes a Dolch Sight Words list.Book Description:When the Rescue Bots find a stray dog without a collar, they take him home and make him part of the family. Join in on the fun as Noble and the Bots protect the good people of Griffin Rock. This Level 1 Passport to Reading title is illustrated from stills from the show! © 2015 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.
Roll out to a spooky mystery!Features Read-Aloud/Read to Me functionality where available.Ghosts are appearing all over Griffin Rock! When concerned citizens notify Chief Burns, it's up to the Rescue Bots to investigate the hauntings. Are the spirits of the pioneers restless? Or is there a more scientific explanation? Find out in this exciting 8x8 Transformers storybook illustrated with stills from the hit TV show! © Hasbro
Meet BOULDER! He turns into a bulldozer and works with his team, the RESCUE BOTS. After rescuing a pet cat from a tree, BOULDER wants a pet of his own-so he decides to adopt the lion from the zoo! But "Whiskers" is hard to keep track of! BOULDER's human friend Cody offers him a potted plant as a more suitable pet. Laugh out loud with this fun and simple story based on the show! Passport to Reading Level 1
Optimus Prime has selected a special team of Transformers to work side-by-side with the people of Earth--they are called the Rescue Bots! Chase the Police-Bot changes into a police car and is partnered with Chief Charlie Burns. Together they're unstoppable!A Passport to Reading Level 1 book.
Optimus Prime has selected a special team of Transformers to work side-by-side with the people of Earth--they are called the Rescue Bots! Heatwave the Fire-Bot changes into a fire engine and is partnered with Kade Burns. In this story, the Rescue Bots have to stop some runaway floating lobsters from ruining the town parade!A Passport to Reading Level 1 book.
The Rescue Bots have proven themselves heroes time and time again. But even the greatest heroes can learn and improve, so Optimus calls in a favor from an old friend. But when High Tide arrives to help train the Bots in ocean rescues, Heatwave doesn't want to go with the flow. © 2015 Hasbro. All Rights ReservedPassport to Reading Level 1.
The RESCUE BOTS are a new team, working with humans to roll to the rescue! The latest mission is to help an island community weather a severe storm. After the storm passes, the local residents ask the BOTS for help finding the Settlers' Bell that was stolen two hundred years ago by pirates! Can the RESCUE BOTS find the bell in time for Pioneer Day? Read this fun storybook based on the show to find out!
An intruder hacks into Griffin Rock's central computer by using Doc Green's pet Dinobot Trex and wreaks havoc. How will the Rescue Bots roll to the rescue now?! Dinosaurs meet robots in this fun story!
The third chapter book in an exciting original series!Bumblebee's back on Earth with a new team of Autobots--Sideswipe, Strongarm, Grimlock, and Fixit. Together, they must battle some of Cybertron's most dangerous Decepticons and return them to lockup. But when the mysterious bounty hunter Drift shows up, Bumblebee can't figure out if he's a friend or a foe. Will the sword-wielding Ronin help the heroes, or will he bury them? Each book is an original story based on the hit series. Also, includes 2 amazing trading cards!© 2015 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.
The second in an exciting, original chapter book series based on the new Cartoon Network show, Transformers: Robots in Disguise! Copyright © 2015 Hasbro.