Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Mind Is A Wonderful Thing


'The Family That Couldn't Sleep' by D.T. Max. This eBook was so fascinating, I was compelled to email the author and congratulate him on his work. The Family That Couldn't Sleep tells the thought provoking story of an emerging medical mystery that is likely to affect all of us in our lifetime. Woven into the story are fascinating details regarding the history, politics and evolving research of a potential health related epidemic in our country. Max is able to communicate a complex disease phenomena in a gripping fashion that is also accessible to lay people such as myself...medical degree not required!
'The Emotion Machine:' by Marvin Minsky. Humans can of course think in multiple domains. Indeed, a good human chess player can also be a good mathematician or a good chef. The ability to think in multiple domains has been christened as "commonsense" by many psychologists and professional educators, and those skeptical of the possibility of machine intelligence. It is thought by many that in order for a machine to be considered as truly intelligent or even indeed to possess any intelligence at all, it must possess "commonsense", in spite of the vague manner in which this concept is frequently presented in both the popular and scientific literature. On a lighter note, below there is a Coupon Code so you can receive a Discount on these two eBook Titles.

FAMILY THAT COULDNT SLEEP eBook edition by Max, D.T.
D. T. Max was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Harvard in 1984. He has been an editor at Washington Square Press, Houghton Mifflin, and The New York Observer. For the past eight years, he has reported mostly for The New York Times Magazine. His work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, and Chicago Tribune. He lives outside Washington, D.C., with his wife, their two young children, and a rescued beagle named Max.
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The Emotion Machine: Commonsense Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of the Human Mind eBook edition by Minsky, Marvin
"In this mind-expanding book, scientific pioneer Marvin Minsky continues his groundbreaking research, offering a fascinating new model for how our minds work. He argues persuasively that emotions, intuitions, and feelings are not distinct things, but different ways of thinking. By examining these different forms of mind activity, Minsky says, we can explain why our thought sometimes takes the form of carefully reasoned analysis and at other times turns to emotion. He shows how our minds progress from simple, instinctive kinds of thought to more complex forms, such as consciousness or self-awareness.
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