A satirical and at times shocking story of the fear and anxiety surrounding one man's lack of control over his own destiny in a world where women belong to a secret cult intent on the elimination of the male.
"A fantastic and monumental contribution to our field." √ Ralph M. Reitan, PhD The field of neuropsychology has many specialized books on particular diseases, but there is always a need for a general text to cover the major aspects of neuropsychology from neuroanatomy to assessment to practice issues. This is one such book that attempts to provide comprehensive coverage of the field." --Doody's In the last decade, the number of books, courses, training opportunities, and journals dealing with clinical neuropsychology has greatly increased. Demand for a complete reference in the field is growing as practitioners in private practice, the court system, and the medical field continue to make discoveries and advance our knowledge of the brain system and how it affects our everyday lives. In order to address this urgent need, Drs. Horton and Wedding have edited this Third Edition of the classic Neuropsychology Handbook. In its pages are reviews of all the major areas in which clinical neuropsychologists work: the foundations of clinical neuropsychology brain structure and function neurological disorders psychiatric disorders diagnostic decision-making symptom validity testing neuroimaging behavioral change following traumatic brain injury disability determination rehabilitation planning, and more Very specialized areas of practice such as clinical neuropsychology with children, clinical neurotoxicology, and neuropsychological assessment in criminal law cases also receive chapters.
Short Story (4880 words) Genre(s): Erotic Fantasy, Gay, Romance Dan is trying to live an ordinary life, well as ordinary as you can in the Kingdom. He has a good job working in the Library of Stories, even if his boss is a little flat—he is a magic mirror, after all. Then one day, Dan slips up and utters two little words—five tiny little letters—that are about to spin his story around and fill it with colour and laughter—and a Fairy Godmother. Who is a man. A man who sparkles. (M/M - For content labels and excerpt, see details on publisher's site.)
Since Temple Grandin's life story was told in the 15 x Emmy-nominated film Temple Grandin, and since her heartwarming speech at the award ceremony, she has become one of the world's most well-known members of its community. In this fascinating biography, Annette Wood delves deep into Grandin's life from childhood to adulthood. Wood tells of the trials and tribulations of the icon: What difficulties Grandin struggled with and how she's become a hero for the autistic community. She also tells what Temple has done since the movie came out, where she is today, what kind of difference she's made, and what her future holds. For the 22 million people worldwide afflicted by autism and the count friends and family members who support them, this brilliant portrait presents an up-close look at the disorder and renewed hope for what the future could bring for those on all levels of the spectrum.
ফ্ল্যাপে লিখা কথাঃ আমার নতুন অবস্থান বর্ণনা করি। আমি হাতলবিহীন কাঠের চেয়ারে বসে আছি। নড়াচড়া করতে পারছি না। আমার হাত পেছনের দিকে বাঁধা।বজ্র আঁটুনি। ফস্কা গিরোর কোনো কারবারই নেই। টনটন ব্যাথা শুরু হয়েছে। আমর সামনে ব সেক্রেটারিয়েট টেবিলের মতো টেবিল। টেবিলের ওপাশে তিন জন বসে আছেন। মাঝখানে যিানি আছেন তাঁর হাতে চেঙ্গিস খানের বই।তিনি অতি মনোযোগে বইটি দেখছেন। বইটার বেতর সাংকেতিক কিছু আছে কিনা ধরার চেষ্টা করছেন বলে মনে হচ্ছে। এক দুই লাইন করে মাঝে মধ্যে পড়েন এবং ভুরু কুঁচকে ফেলেন। ভূমিকাঃ হিমুর যেন ভূমিকা নেই, হিমুকে নিয়ে লেখা উপন্যাসেরও ভূমিকা থাকার কোনো কারণ নেই। তারপরেও লিখিতভাবে বলছি, এই বইয়ের প্রতিটি চরিত্র কাল্পনিক। এদের কারো সঙ্গেই আমার কোনোদিন দেখা হয় নি। হুমায়ূন আহমেদ নুহাশ পল্লী, গাজীপুর
"Beyont the Banjaxed" is a collection of original Irish folktales designed to keep the reader laughing and wondering what happens next. Carrig, King of the Liopracháns, Cormac Ulfada, the richest (and meanest) man in the parish, Fearghal Deaglan--who catches one of the little people--and many others populate the stories in this collection. "Beyont the Banjaxed" is appropriate for adults and children, and the cast of magical, strange characters are waiting to meet you.
The definitive presentation of Soar, one AI's most enduring architectures, offering comprehensive descriptions of fundamental aspects and new components. In development for thirty years, Soar is a general cognitive architecture that integrates knowledge-intensive reasoning, reactive execution, hierarchical reasoning, planning, and learning from experience, with the goal of creating a general computational system that has the same cognitive abilities as humans. In contrast, most AI systems are designed to solve only one type of problem, such as playing chess, searching the Internet, or scheduling aircraft departures. Soar is both a software system for agent development and a theory of what computational structures are necessary to support human-level agents. Over the years, both software system and theory have evolved.
This book offers the definitive presentation of Soar from theoretical and practical perspectives, providing comprehensive descriptions of fundamental aspects and new components. The current version of Soar features major extensions, adding reinforcement learning, semantic memory, episodic memory, mental imagery, and an appraisal-based model of emotion. This book describes details of Soar's component memories and processes and offers demonstrations of individual components, components working in combination, and real-world applications. Beyond these functional considerations, the book also proposes requirements for general cognitive architectures and explicitly evaluates how well Soar meets those requirements.