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Blindsight

Author : Peter Watts
ISBN : 1429955198
Genre : Fiction
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Blindsight is the Hugo Award–nominated novel by Peter Watts, "a hard science fiction writer through and through and one of the very best alive" (The Globe and Mail). Two months have past since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens have been silent since—until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet. Something talks out there: but not to us. Who should we send to meet the alien, when the alien doesn't want to meet? Send a linguist with multiple-personality disorder and a biologist so spliced with machinery that he can't feel his own flesh. Send a pacifist warrior and a vampire recalled from the grave by the voodoo of paleogenetics. Send a man with half his mind gone since childhood. Send them to the edge of the solar system, praying you can trust such freaks and monsters with the fate of a world. You fear they may be more alien than the thing they've been sent to find—but you'd give anything for that to be true, if you knew what was waiting for them. . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Blindsight

Author : Peter Watts
ISBN : 9780765312181
Genre : Fiction
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An odd assortment of diplomats--including a linguist with a multiple personality disorder, a biologist spliced to machinery, a pacifist warrior, and a vampire--journey to the far edges of the solar system to seek out a mysterious alien presence that may or may not want to meet with them and that may or may not be friendly toward Earth.

Blindsight

Author : Lawrence Weiskrantz
ISBN : 0198521928
Genre : Psychology
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Damage to a particular area of the brain - the neocortex - is generally understood to result in blindness. Studies of some patients suffering from this form of blindness have nevertheless revealed that they can discriminate certain types of visual events within their 'blind' fields. They are not aware that they can do so, however and think that they are only guessing. This phenomenon has been termed 'blindsight'. The present book gives an account of research over a number of years intoa particular case of blindsight, together with a discussion of the historical and neurological background, a review of cases reported by other investigators, and a number of theoretical and practical issues and implications.

Blindsight

Author : Rosmarie Waldrop
ISBN : 0811215598
Genre : Poetry
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"The collection - is divided into four thematic sections. The first, "Holderlin Hybrids," resonates against the German poet's twisted syntax, while using rhythmic punctuation in counterpoint to sense. "As Were'" says Waldrop, began with looking at the secondary occupations of artists - for example, Mallarme teaching English, Montaigne serving as mayor of Bordeaux - but this soon gave way to playing more generally with particular aspects of historical figures." The title section, Blindsight," is most consistent in its use of collage, juxtaposing words and images to jolting, epiphanic effect. "Cornell Boxes," in contrast, has a formal unity, inspired by the constructions of Joseph Cornell, each prose poem "box" composed in a structure of fours: four paragraphs of four sentences each, with four footnotes."--BOOK JACKET.

Blindsight And The Nature Of Consciousness

Author : Jason Holt
ISBN : 1551113511
Genre : Philosophy
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Ever since its discovery nearly thirty years ago, the phenomenon of blindsight—vision without visual consciousness—has been the source of great controversy in the philosophy of mind, psychology, and the neurosciences. Despite the fact that blindsight is widely acknowledged to be a critical test-case for theories of mind, Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness is the first extended treatment of the phenomenon from a philosophical perspective. Holt argues, against much received wisdom, for a thorough-going materialism—the view not only that mental states are brain states, but (much more controversially) that mental properties are physical as well. Designed not only for philosophers and scientists, Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness has something to say to anyone interested in the mystery of the human mind and in how philosophers and scientists are working toward solving that mystery.

Blind Sight

Author : Meg Howrey
ISBN : 9780307739292
Genre : Fiction
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Follows the experiences of a prospective college student who visits Los Angeles to meet the actor father he never knew, an encounter that introduces him to the gritty realities of show business and leads to a shattering revelation.

Blindsight

Author : Robin Cook
ISBN : 9781101203514
Genre : Fiction
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Robin Cook is back—with a shocking story of medical conspiracy. Today, organ transplants are common miracles of science. But if the supply cannot meet the demand, how far will people go to find donors? Dr. Laurie Montgomery, a forensic pathologist, learns the terrifying answer when she investigates a series of fatal "overdose" of young professionals. Some crimes are beyond comprehension. But seeing is believing... * A Literary Guild? Dual Selection From the Paperback edition.

Blindsight

Author : Hervé Guibert
ISBN : UCSC:32106012774425
Genre : Fiction
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The rat race inside an institute for the blind. The protagonists are three young inmates--two men and a woman--as perverted as they are intelligent. A literary novel, full of insights into a world no less violent than the seeing one. By a French writer, author of The Compassion Protocol.

Blindsight

Author : Maurice Gee
ISBN : 9781742288000
Genre : Fiction
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Alice Ferry is a retired Wellington scientist, a mycologist (fungi is her thing). One day a young man knocks on her door. Adrian is a great-nephew she never knew she had, the grandson of her brother Gordon. As her story unfolds we learn of her childhood with Gordon in West Auckland and of the divergent paths their lives have taken. While Alice has gone on to have a successful career, Gordon has mentally deteriorated to the point where he is a silent derelict living on the streets of Wellington. Adrian wants to meet him. But Alice resists.As Adrian persists, Alice becomes more and more edgy. What is she hiding from her nephew? How has Gordon ended up in this state? And what does Alice have to do with it? Blindsight shows Gee the master playing with characters and complex story structures with immense skill.

Blindsight

Author : Greg Hewett
ISBN : 9781566894623
Genre : Poetry
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Praise for Greg Hewett: 2010 Lambda Literary Award Finalist in Poetry 2003 Publishing Triangle Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry Winner In poems that are full of wit, touching, and introspective, as well as formally inventive, we find the poet losing his sight, becoming a parent, and occupying middle age with a sense of calm and inevitability. From "Skyglow": we spin filaments of light into profiles, drawing each other through something resembling time and space and dark. Let's call this something something vague and mythic as the ether. Let's say we're ethereal.

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