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  • The Distracted Mind
    The Distracted Mind (English, Hardback) Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Larry D. Rosen

    "Brilliant and practical, just what we need in these techno-human times." -- Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise Heart...

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  • Machine Learning
    Machine Learning (English, Hardback) Kevin P. Murphy

    Today's Web-enabled deluge of electronic data calls for automated methods of data analysis. Machine learning provides these, developing methods that can automatically detect patterns in data and then use the uncovered patterns to predict future data. This textbook offers a comprehensive and self-contained introduction to the field of machine learning, based on a unified, probabilistic approach....

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  • The Design of Everyday Things
    The Design of Everyday Things (English, Paperback) Donald A. Norman

    A fully updated and expanded edition of Don Norman's classic and influential work, which pioneered the application of cognitive science to design.Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we try to figure out the shower control in a hotel or attempt to navigate an unfamiliar television set or stove. When The Design of Everyday Things was published in 1988, cognitive scientist Don Norman...

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  • How Things Shape the Mind
    How Things Shape the Mind (English, Paperback) Lambros Malafouris

    An increasingly influential school of thought in cognitive science views the mind as embodied, extended, and distributed rather than brain-bound or "all in the head." This shift in perspective raises important questions about the relationship between cognition and material culture, posing major challenges for philosophy, cognitive science, archaeology, and anthropology. InHow Things Shape the...

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  • How to Write a Thesis
    How to Write a Thesis (English, Paperback) Umberto Eco

    By the time Umberto Eco published his best-selling novel The Name of the Rose, he was one of Italy's most celebrated intellectuals, a distinguished academic and the author of influential works on semiotics. Some years before that, in 1977, Eco published a little book for his students, How to Write a Thesis, in which he offered useful advice on all the steps involved in researching and writing a...

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  • This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
    This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things (English, Paperback) Whitney Phillips

    Internet trolls live to upset as many people as possible, using all the technical and psychological tools at their disposal. They gleefully whip the media into a frenzy over a fake teen drug crisis; they post offensive messages on Facebook memorial pages, traumatizing grief-stricken friends and family; they use unabashedly racist language...

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  • Obfuscation
    Obfuscation (English, Paperback) Finn Brunton, Helen Nissenbaum

    Originally published in hardcover in 2015 by The MIT Press.

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  • Neuroplasticity
    Neuroplasticity (English, Paperback) Moheb Costandi

    Fifty years ago, neuroscientists thought that a mature brain was fixed like a fly in amber, unable to change. Today, we know that our brains and nervous systems change throughout our lifetimes. This concept of neuroplasticity has captured the imagination of a public eager for self-improvement -- and has inspired countless Internet entrepreneurs who peddle dubious "brain training" games and apps....

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  • The Sharing Economy
    The Sharing Economy (English, Paperback) Arun Sundararajan

    Sharing isn't new. Giving someone a ride, having a guest in your spare room, running errands for someone, participating in a supper club -- these are not revolutionary concepts. What is new, in the "sharing economy," is that you are not helping a friend for free; you are providing these services to a stranger for money. In this book, Arun Sundararajan, an expert on the sharing economy, explains...

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  • Why Only Us
    Why Only Us (English, Hardback) Robert C. Berwick, Noam Chomsky

    We are born crying, but those cries signal the first stirring of language. Within a year or so, infants master the sound system of their language; a few years after that, they are engaging in conversations. This remarkable, species-specific ability to acquire any human language -- "the language faculty" -- raises important biological questions about language, including how it has evolved. This...

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  • Overcrowded
    Overcrowded (English, Hardback) Roberto Verganti

    The standard text on innovation advises would-be innovators to conduct creative brainstorming sessions and seek input from outsiders -- users or communities. This kind of innovating can be effective at improving products but not at capturing bigger opportunities in the marketplace. In this book Roberto Verganti offers a new approach -- one that does not set out to solve existing problems but to...

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  • Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data
    Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data (English, Hardback) Jeffrey M. Wooldridge

    The second edition of a comprehensive state-of-the-art graduate level text on microeconometric methods, substantially revised and updated.

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  • How Games Move Us
    How Games Move Us (English, Hardback) Katherine Isbister

    This is a renaissance moment for video games -- in the variety of genres they represent, and the range of emotional territory they cover. But how do games create emotion? In How Games Move Us, Katherine Isbister takes the reader on a timely and novel exploration of the design techniques that evoke strong emotions for players. She counters arguments that games are creating a generation of...

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  • Speculative Everything
    Speculative Everything (English, Hardback) Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby

    Today designers often focus on making technology easy to use, sexy, and consumable. InSpeculative Everything, Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby propose a kind of design that is used as a tool to create not only things but ideas. For them, design is a means of speculating about how things could be -- to imagine possible futures. This is not the usual sort of predicting or forecasting, spotting trends...

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  • 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
    101 Things I Learned in Architecture School (English, Hardback) Matthew Frederick

    Concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation, from the basics of "How to Draw a Line" to the complexities of color theory.

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  • Deep Learning
    Deep Learning (English, Hardback) Yoshua Bengio

    "Written by three experts in the field, Deep Learning is the only comprehensive book on the subject." -- Elon Musk, cochair of OpenAI; cofounder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX...

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  • Algorithms Unlocked
    Algorithms Unlocked (English, Paperback) Thomas H. Cormen

    Have you ever wondered how your GPS can find the fastest way to your destination, selecting one route from seemingly countless possibilities in mere seconds? How your credit card account number is protected when you make a purchase over the Internet? The answer is algorithms. And how do these mathematical formulations translate themselves into your GPS, your laptop, or your smart phone? This book...

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  • An Introduction to the Event-Related Potential Technique
    An Introduction to the Event-Related Potential Technique (English, Paperback) Steven J. Luck

    The event-related potential (ERP) technique, in which neural responses to specific events are extracted from the EEG, provides a powerful noninvasive tool for exploring the human brain. This volume describes practical methods for ERP research along with the underlying theoretical rationale. It offers researchers and students an essential guide to designing, conducting, and analyzing ERP...

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  • The Technological Singularity
    The Technological Singularity (English, Paperback) Murray Shanahan

    The idea of technological singularity, and what it would mean if ordinary human intelligence were enhanced or overtaken by artificial intelligence....

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  • The Human Advantage
    The Human Advantage (English, Hardback) Suzana Herculano-Houzel

    Argues that the human brain is not an evolutionary outlier but caused by the revelation of cooking, a process that allows humans to consume more calories in order to create more neurons and power the brain.

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