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5ivedom
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Re: propellerhead alert

Yes, on my app. For the users of the app to download.

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roustabout
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Re: propellerhead alert

It may not work for inclusion in an app, but a bit back I wondered who this "spec" person was who had some enormous number of laurels - surely a fabulously entertaining poster?

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/258924

 

I'm not 100% on how it works, but if you look at spec's profile you'll find a rolling list of free titles in many genres. 

 

I often find them more interesting than the Free Friday offerings, but rarely so interesting that I'll refer folks off to them. 

 

Between Purves' book and his lab page, though, I thought folks would be interested and I'm glad they were. 

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5ivedom
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Re: propellerhead alert

He does very useful lists of 'What's free at any given time' and is also publisher published. It's good to get a snapshot of 'Free Today and Perhaps Worth Reading'.

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deesy58
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Re: propellerhead alert - "Brains"

I just finished reading this free e-book, and I share the following thoughts:

 

This book describes the history of research into the processing of vision in the human brain.  The author makes a very good case for the evolutionary development of visual perceptions as they relate to survivability.  The reasoning is compelling.  Diagrams are included.  The research is far from finished, but the progress as of 2010 is explained very clearly.  The associated Web site has graphics with animations that are very helpful to understanding the concepts being presented.  I enjoyed this scientific work.

 

Thanks to roustabout for the following link:


http://www.purveslab.net/seeforyourself/

 

Checking out the Web site before, and while, reading the book would probably be helpful in understanding the concepts being conveyed. 

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deesy58
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Re: propellerhead alert - "Brains"

BTW, whether or not you might choose to read the book, the Web site contains some fascinating animations and graphics.  It is worth a visit.