The Limits of Dream

The Limits of Dream
Author: J. F. Pagel
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2010-07-28
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 0080559603

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The Limits of Dream focuses on what we currently know of the human central nervous system (CNS), examining the basic sciences of neurochemisty, neuroanatomy, and CNS electrophysiology as these sciences apply to dream, then reaching beyond basic science to examine the cognitive science of dreaming including the processes of memory, the perceptual interface, and visual imagery. Building on what is known of intrapersonal CNS processing, the book steps outside the physical body to explore artificially created dreams and their use in filmmaking, art and story, as well as the role of dreaming in creative process and creative “madness. The limits of our scientific knowledge of dream frame this window that can be used to explore the border between body and mind. What is known scientifically of the cognitive process of dreaming will lead the neuroscientist, the student of cognitive science, and the general reader down different paths than expected into an exploration of the fuzzy and complex horizon between mind and brain. * The clearest presentation of research and philosophy currently available relating to the mind/brain interface * Discusses the cognitive processes of dreaming utilized in film and artificial intelligence * Describes the functioning of dream in the creative process

The AL EX Project ALternative EXistence Testing the limits of dream control

The AL EX Project  ALternative EXistence  Testing the limits of dream control
Author: C.M. Donaldson
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2016-05-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781291346824

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Alex searches for a way to fully understand his dreams & to re-enter them at will. His Project tests the limits of dream control in experiments that become an obsession and where answers can be found in an alternative existence. Dangerous & risky, the results have him searching ever deeper. And who is stalking him in his nightmares? REVIEWS: ""..Has been well researched & entwined with a vivid imagination. In the alternative world of dreams & nightmares the descriptions in the novel took me right into the laboratory. Donaldson creates a scientific sense of time and place."" ""...CM Donaldson is the author of a new way of seeing the existence of an alternate world in this story of a man who made his life's work an investigation of the meanings of dreams"". ""...Alex is a brilliant scientist's assistant with a mind full of curiosity. Are the results from experiments ground-breaking or detrimental to the test subject's life? CM Donaldson writes a captivating story that doesn't even feel like sci-fi.""

Dream Science

Dream Science
Author: J. F. Pagel
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-02-05
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780124047105

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Dreaming is the cognitive state uniquely experienced by humans and integral to our creativity, the survival characteristic that allows for the rapid change and innovation that defines our species and provides the basis for our art, philosophy, science, and humanity. Yet there is little empiric or scientific evidence supporting the generally accepted dream-based theories of neuroconsciousness. Dream Science examines the cognitive science of dreaming and offers an evidence-based view of the phenomenon. Today, such evidence-based breakthroughs in the field of dream science are altering our understanding of consciousness. Different forms of dreaming consciousness occur throughout sleep, and dreamlike states extend into wake. Each dream state is developed on a framework of memories, emotions, representational images, and electrophysiology, amenable to studies utilizing emerging and evolving technology. Dream Science discusses basic insights into the scientific study of dreaming, including the limits to traditional Freudian-based dream theory and the more modern evidence-based science. It also includes coverage of the processes of memory and parasomnias, the sleep-disturbance diagnoses related to dreaming. This comprehensive book is a scientific exploration of the mind-brain interface and a look into the future of dream science. Provides a more evidence-based approach than any other work on the market Single source of integrated information on all aspects of dream science makes this a critical time-saving reference for researchers and clinicians Authored by one of the leaders in the field of dream research

At the Limits of Art

At the Limits of Art
Author: Janet Downie
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2013-07-18
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780199924875

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At the Limits of Art investigates the literary aspirations of Aelius Aristides' puzzling dream-memoir of illness and divine healing, the Hieroi Logoi.

Live in Freedom

Live in Freedom
Author: Miriam Subirana
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2009
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781846941962

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This book offers different ideas, questions and reflections so that you might embrace life, change and uncertainty. For you to live in enjoyment, laugh, accept, confront, love and share. For you to let go of the baggage that you do not need.

Living Beyond What If

Living Beyond    What If
Author: Shirley Davis
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2021-08-10
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781523093281

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Free yourself from self-limiting beliefs and fears that keep you stuck. This book lays out a blueprint for how to take control of your life and begin living your dreams. We all dream. We all imagine. And we all want to live our best life. But why is it that 90 percent of people admit that if they got to live their life over, they would live it differently? What keeps us comfortable with the status quo and unable to get beyond “What if”? In part 1 of this book, Dr. Shirley Davis addresses these and other questions by guiding the reader through a personal journey of self-discovery, a search for significance, and an examination of the self-imposed limitations that can hijack our purpose, power, and possibilities. In part 2, she details the readers' journies toward realizing their dreams by reimagining their lives, identifying their “why,” and developing a life plan to stay focused and accountable. She describes the right questions to ask, the right mindset to adopt, and the right relationships to build that will enable everyone to live the life he or she has always imagined. Dr. Davis reveals the necessary steps for releasing the limits we place on ourselves as a result of life's tests, wrong thinking, and bad decisions. She helps readers overcome paralyzing fears that keep dreams on pause and inspires the confidence to jump first and grow wings on the way down.

The Limits

The Limits
Author: Dan M. Mrejeru
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2006-02-20
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781467803724

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The Limits is my first work in English, with English as my second language. It dates back to1994. It has been my first intellectual attempt since I came to the U.S. in 1985. My first try in 1994 was a very hard work which, at that time, went nowhere, because of my language limitations, and because my general knowledge was not to the level of this task. However, at the beginning of 1995, I abandoned this writing as a literary work and turned toward upgrading my scientific knowledge through personal study. In 2000, I made a new attempt, and the result was the original draft of the Seven Essays on Creation, which is my second book with AuthorHouse. In 2001, I abandoned this new work and continued with my science study. A special conjecture in 2003 made me publish the first book with AuthorHouse, which was Multiple Harmonics Create the Patterns of Real World from Chaos. After publishing this at the beginning of 2004, when I threw away mountains of old papers, I discovered the Seven Essays, and I decided to give to it another chance. In three months, it became another book, which was the Seven Essays on Creation, which was also published in 2004. In September 2005, while searching among some old papers, I discovered the original draft of The Limits, and I decided to do something about it. I have to say that The Limits has been on my mind for more than ten years, and I adored this old work. However, I was afraid that I would never be again be capable of writing the way I did in 1994. In the meantime, I was happy that, at the present, I had the answer to the philosophy that I wondered about eleven years ago. It was the nonlinear thinking that changed me a lot over the years. It was real, and I decided to rewrite The Limits. I tried to preserve as much as possible from the old draft, and I inserted in each chapter some nonlinear wisdom.

Liberal Dreams and Nature s Limits

Liberal Dreams and Nature s Limits
Author: James T. Lemon
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-05-14
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781556356940

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On the agricultural frontier and through technological progress, Europeans and others and their descendants have sought to fulfill their dreams of improvement. Through businesses, governments, and other bodies, city dwellers expedited these desires by organizing settlements, communications, trade, finance, and manufacturing. In turn, cities grew mightily. To assess the present condition of cities, Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits focuses on five large North American cities at various times in the past --Philadelphia (about 1760), New York (1860), Chicago (1910), Los Angeles (1950), and Toronto (1975). Life inside these cities--specifically the economy, society and politics, public services, land development, and the geographies of circulation, workplaces, and residential districts--is the central concern of this book. Another concern is drawing contrasts and similarities between the American and Canadian urban experiences. North Americans, most now living in cities, face the challenge of a social frontier--how to maintain civility in a near-stagnant economy. Despite recent advances in cyberspace, nature has imposed limits on technical progress defined by speed, convenience, and comfort; Promethean gains through creative destruction are no longer possible. Increased preoccupation with money, status, and safety suggests that the striving inspired by liberalism is still appealing. Yet without growth, liberal dreams cannot be fulfilled. To ensure work, income equity, and a degree of freedom in thought and action, citizens and leaders in both countries will have to commit themselves as never before to managing fairness through social democracy. Sustainable cities are not possible otherwise.