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The brain is a fearsomely complex information-processing environment--one that often eludes our ability to understand it. At any given time, the brain is collecting, filtering, and analyzing information and, in response, performing countless intricate processes, some of which are automatic, some voluntary, some conscious, and some unconscious. And, it's squishy. Mind Hacks is a collection of probes into the moment-by-moment works of the brain. Using cognitive neuroscience, these experiments, tricks, and tips related to vision, motor skills, attention (we at ThinkGeek have very good attention spa…ooh, a butterfly), cognition, subliminal perception, and more throw light on how the human brain works. Each hack examines specific operations of the brain. By seeing how the brain responds, we pick up clues about the architecture and design of the brain, learning a little bit more about how the brain is put together. Among the 100 hacks in this book, you'll find: Release Eye Fixations for Faster Reactions See Movement When All is Still Feel the Presence and Loss of Attention Detect Sounds on the Margins of Certainty Mold Your Body Schema Test Your Handedness See a Person in Moving Lights Make Events Understandable as Cause-and-Effect Boost Memory by Using Context Understand Detail and the Limits of Attention
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Darth Vader and Son
What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if "I am your father, " was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining of Star Wars, Darth Vader is a dad like any other - except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Darth Vader and Son presents the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Each lovingly-drawn comic is chock full of enduring life lessons including lightsaber practice, using the Force to raid the cookie jar, Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star ("Er, he looks just like you, Lord Vader!"), and the special bond shared between any father and son. And did we mention force tickling? Darth Vader and Son is full of force tickling. It's the perfect book for any Jedi/Padawan, Sith Master/Apprentice, and Father/Son team out there. Darth Vader and Son - grow closer to your spawn . . . with the power of the Force.