Blindsight

Author: Peter Watts

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429955195

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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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

A Case Study and Implications

Author: Lawrence Weiskrantz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198521921

Category: Psychology

Page: 187

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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.

Blind Sight

Author: Meg Howrey

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307739295

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

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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.

Blind Sight

Author: Carol O'Connell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399184244

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A blind child and a Catholic nun disappear from a city sidewalk in plain sight of onlookers. When the nun's body and three other corpses are found on the lawn of New York City's mayor, it will take all of Detective Mallory's skills to stop a stone killer. Tall Premium Edition.P. Putnam's Sons.

Blindsight

Author: Rosmarie Waldrop

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811215596

Category: Poetry

Page: 114

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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

A Novel

Author: Hervé Guibert

Publisher: George Braziller

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 119

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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

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1742288006

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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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: Robin Cook

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110120351X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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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.

Blind Sight

Author: Terri Persons

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110155391X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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You shouldn't look for the truth if you're afraid to see it. A deer hunter tracking his wounded prey through Minnesota's Paul Bunyan State Forest makes the grisly discovery of a young girl's body. The condition of the corpse is shocking: She'd been pregnant, but the full-term fetus is missing. She's sixteen-year-old Lydia Dunton, daughter of a high-powered senator who has shut the door on Agent Saint Clare's investigation. Now she has little but dead ends, false leads, and lies to work with-until she discovers a similar crime that occurred in Wisconsin, plunging Bernadette and her boss, Tony, into a circuitous and deadly twist in the case that no one sees coming.

Blindsight

The Series (#1-3)

Author: Adriane Leigh

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523287062

Category:

Page: 320

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All three books from USA Today bestseller Adriane Leigh are included in this collection. BLINDSIGHT (Part One) I want her. She thinks I need her. What she doesn't know is she needs me more. I'm hiring her to protect her. To save her life. To make her beg. Because her big brown eyes make my d-ck pound and the thought of leaving her to the wolves makes my heart bleed. But the past is colliding with an out of focus present that's on course to a fatal future. Unless I can beat fate at its own game. BLINDSIGHT (Part Two) She and I were far from chance. Our first meeting orchestrated. Our forever ill-fated. Because I'm her enemy. I'm her savior. I'm her nightmare Romeo. She'll thank me at the end of this, and if she doesn't, I'll force her to beg. BLINDSIGHT (Part Three) The web of secrets surrounding Hunter and Erin begins to unravel in the gripping final installment of the Blindsight series. *Blindsight is intended for a mature audience only due to graphic sex, violence, and language.

Blindsight: A Stapleton and Montgomery Novel 1

Author: Robin Cook

Publisher: Boxtree

ISBN: 1743541147

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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With a theme reminiscent of Coma, here is Robin Cook at his disturbing, electrifying best. Set in Manhattan, Blindsight tells of city forensic pathologist Dr. Laurie Montgomery's battle to foil a plot of unimaginable evil. When a series of unrelated yuppie deaths by cocaine overdose are reported to the medical examiner's office, Dr. Montgomery's curiosity is piqued. As the friends and families of the deceased uniformly swear that their loved ones weren't involved with drugs, that curiosity intensifies. But her feelings turn to anger and frustration when she attempts to autopsy the bodies and investigate the deaths, only to find herself at odds with her superiors, the police department, and the relatives themselves. The reason for the opposition range from political expediency to religious belief, but Laurie senses that something far more menacing links the so-called random deaths. Jeopardizing her professional future, Laurie Montgomery sets out to uncover the truth—which leads her to a distinguished New York hospital and, beyond that, to nightmare. Robin Cook's Blindsight creates a chilling, haunting aura of terror and suspense, where fact and fiction imperceptibly merge.

Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness

Author: Jason Holt

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551113517

Category: Philosophy

Page: 153

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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: James H. Pence

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780842365758

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

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Losing his will to live after the tragic deaths of his family members, Thomas Kent receives a mysterious message from the past that rallies him to expose a dangerous cult that intends to compromise America's future. Original.

Blindsight

Author: Greg Hewett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781566894487

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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Witty, touching, introspective"Blindsight" finds Hewett becoming a parent and easing toward middle age with a sense of calm and inevitability."

Firefall

Author: PETER. WATTS

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786696106

Category:

Page: 768

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February 13, 2082, First Contact. Sixty-two thousand objects of unknown origin plunge into Earth's atmosphere - a perfect grid of falling stars screaming across the radio spectrum as they burn. Not even ashes reach the ground. Three hundred and sixty degrees of global surveillance: something just took a snapshot. And then... nothing. But from deep space, whispers. Something out there talks - but not to us. Two ships, Theseus and the Crown of Thorns, are launched to discover the origin of Earth's visitation, one bound for the outer dark of the Kuiper Belt, the other for the heart of the Solar System. Their crews can barely be called human, what they will face certainly can't. 'A tour de force, redefining the First Contact story for good' Charles Stross. 'If you only read one science fiction novel this year, make it this one! ... it puts the whole of the rest of the genre in the shade ... It deserves to walk away with the Clarke, the Hugo, the Nebula, the BSFA, and pretty much any other genre award for which it's eligible. It's off the scale ... F**king awesome!' Richard Morgan. 'State-of-the-art science fiction: smart, dark and it grabs you by the throat from page one' Neal Ascher.

Echopraxia

Author: Peter Watts

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 142994806X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Prepare for a different kind of singularity in Peter Watts' Echopraxia, the follow-up to the Hugo-nominated novel Blindsight It's the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back from Heaven and evangelicals make scientific breakthroughs by speaking in tongues; where genetically engineered vampires solve problems intractable to baseline humans and soldiers come with zombie switches that shut off self-awareness during combat. And it's all under surveillance by an alien presence that refuses to show itself. Daniel Bruks is a living fossil: a field biologist in a world where biology has turned computational, a cat's-paw used by terrorists to kill thousands. Taking refuge in the Oregon desert, he's turned his back on a humanity that shatters into strange new subspecies with every heartbeat. But he awakens one night to find himself at the center of a storm that will turn all of history inside-out. Now he's trapped on a ship bound for the center of the solar system. To his left is a grief-stricken soldier, obsessed by whispered messages from a dead son. To his right is a pilot who hasn't yet found the man she's sworn to kill on sight. A vampire and its entourage of zombie bodyguards lurk in the shadows behind. And dead ahead, a handful of rapture-stricken monks takes them all to a meeting with something they will only call "The Angels of the Asteroids." Their pilgrimage brings Dan Bruks, the fossil man, face-to-face with the biggest evolutionary breakpoint since the origin of thought itself. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Chromosome 6

Author: Robin Cook

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110119054X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Behind the headlines on cloning--Dr. Robin Cook blends fact with fiction in one of his most terrifying bestsellers... Chromosome 6 is a prophetic thriller that challenges the medical ethics of genetic manipulation and cloning in the jungles of equatorial Africa, where one mistake could bridge the gap between man and ape--and forever change the genetic map of our existence...

Blind-sight

Author: Roy Tabor

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 132634515X

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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A selection of poems on the theme of love and other life thoughts. They span the years of courtship, marriage and bereavement – young love, companionship and love enduring after death. Poetry should be spoken aloud and is best shared with others. These poems have been written with this intention in mind. The “Symphonic Voices” poems are arranged for presentation by two voices. This selection includes “The Blue Spot”, an imaginative approach to the journey of the space-craft Voyager, launched by NASA in 1977, and following its epic passage through the solar system and on to outer space. “Our solitary life sends human love Out into the cosmic night”.

20/20 Blindsight

Author: Busser Howell

Publisher: Busser Howell

ISBN: 0615709052

Category:

Page: 234

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At the age of fifteen, Busser Howell lost 98 percent of his vision. At the age of forty he lost the remaining 2 percent. Were the story to end there you would likely not be entirely shocked as this type of circumstance is not that uncommon. But this is not the whole story-not by a long shot. You see, Howell is an artist-a painter, to be exact. And prior to being a professional, working artist in New York City he was a partner and worked twenty-four years in an interior design and restoration business. Possibly even more amazing than his breaking of our stereotypes of the blind is the fact that he is not alone. Interviewing other blind artists to discover each person's particular point of view and what kind of descriptions work for them, author and blind artist Busser Howell's debut is an extraordinary look into a world never before seen or understood from the point of view of the visually challenged. Beginning by examining the concepts of creativity, perception, touch, and accessibility, Howell engages the vibrant, boundless minds of fifteen visually impaired artists to mine their thoughts, feelings, and understanding to piece together a common thread of experience. It is the artists telling their story, their preferences and dislikes, and their ability, despite their blindness, to tap into sight's brain-based function to see and comprehend our world and its contents. An enlightening and fascinating journey into the artistic process as seen by those whose vision is either severely impaired or altogether absent, Howell's impressive collection of writings and interviews is a probing examination of the artistic process and the nature of art itself. Evocative and inspiring, Blindsight is a deeply moving passage that documents the journey of visual artists as they transition from the visual input of the outside world to the output of their inner vision transcending blindness into the light of creativity.