Search Results: "Stephen M. Kosslyn"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1992

``Cognitive neuroscience'' is the name of the game, which Harvard psychologist Kosslyn and Univ. of Geneva colleague Koenig equate to ``wet mind.'' The ``wet'' alludes to understanding how the brain really works (equating brain function to mind), and not, as with ``dry mind,'' to designing computers or models of artificial intelligence to perform visual perception or reasoning tasks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Suggestive but not entirely convincing. A modest addition to the popular psychology/self-help shelf."
A debunking of the popular treatments of "the alleged great [vertical] divide between the 'analytical/logical' left and 'artistic/intuitive' right halves of the human brain." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Still, this is an extremely readable book about an important, underappreciated director; like all the best musicals, it is styled with an airy mix of gravity and joy. (39 b&w photos, not seen)"
Well-paced, deftly wrought show-biz biography of the director whom Jean-Luc Godard called ``the master of the musical.'' While Donen's name may not be a familiar one, he was responsible, either as director or codirector, for a substantial number of notable films, from Singin' in the Rain to Funny Face and Charade (the book's introduction is by Audrey Hepburn). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"Of some interest, but less so than Louise Richardson's recent What Terrorists Want (2006), which makes some of the same points."
Ah, for the good old days of the Cold War, when there were two superpowers and the state reserved the right to kill unto itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOMB by Stephen M. Younger
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A fast-moving, comprehensive overview of nuclear weaponry and how it has changed the world."
Short but impeccably detailed look at the history, science and politics of the atomic bomb. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INVISIBLE INK by Stephen M. Graham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2017

"A timely, often illuminating examination of systemic bigotry."
Graham, an attorney, details his confrontations with deep but subtle racism in his debut memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A detailed theoretical structure of employment systems that provides a context for understanding the functions of HR management."
An overview of the nine employment structures at the heart of all human resources systems and practices. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CATSKILLS by Stephen M. Silverman
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2015

"Those who've seen the Catskills will love how the authors capture its magic. Those who haven't will start planning a trip."
A history that demonstrates "the color, charm, and even lunacy that for the past four hundred years have characterized the Catskill Mountains and the people attracted to them." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 19, 2012

"A crime novel that's exciting despite its unhurried pace."
A lonely ex-Navy SEAL finds himself falling in love while battling terrorism in the Motor City. Read full book review >