This is the first book on the topic of spatial representation and crossmodal attention, providing a unique source of reference for this important topic in cognitive neuroscience The book is exceptionally broad in scope, offering perspectives from specialists in cognitive psychology, computational modelling, single cell neurophysiology, and neuroimaging, helping to bring together the scattered and diverse literature in this area.
Includes chapters from an international collection of authorities in this field, fully integrated and cross-referenced, to provide a coherent up-to-date overview of the field.
Many organisms possess multiple sensory systems, such as vision, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. The possession of such multiple ways of sensing the world offers many benefits. These benefits arise not only because each modality can sense different aspects of the environment, but also because different senses can respond jointly to the same external object or event, thus enriching the overall experience - for example, looking at an individual while listening to them speak. However, combining information from different senses also poses many challenges for the nervous system.
In recent years there has been dramatic progress in understanding how information from different sensory modalities gets integrated in order to construct useful representations of external space; and in how such multimodal representations constrain spatial attention. Such progress has involved numerous different disciplines, including neurophysiology, experimental psychology, neurological work with brain-damaged patients, neuroimaging studies, and computational modelling.
This volume brings together the leading researchers from all these approaches, to present the first integrative overview of this central topic in cognitive neuroscience.
Readership: Cognitive neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists; Neuroscientists; Philosophers of mind
Twenty quirky tales of mathematical exploration by one of the world's most popular writers on mathematics Fully illustrated with explanatory diagrams Each tale is told with engaging wit and will amuse everyone with an interest in puzzles and mathematics Will delight all who are familiar with Stewart's many other books, such as What Shape is a Snowflake? and Flatterland Stewart is a renowned expert who, as well as writing for a popular mathematics audience, has also published some 140 academic papers Welcome to Ian Stewart's strange and magical world of mathematics! In Math Hysteria, Professor Stewart presents us with a wealth of magical puzzles, each one spun around an amazing tale: Counting the Cattle of the Sun; The Great Drain Robbery; and Preposterous Piratical Predicaments; to name but a few. Along the way, we also meet many curious characters: in short, these stories are engaging, challenging, and lots of fun!
Readership: Anyone interested in mathematical problems: students, professionals, and the general reader.
Major addition to the world-famous 'Oxford Quotations' range Scholarly but accessible Charts the progress of the great ideas of science, from Archimedes to Einstein and beyond Full author descriptions and word-finding index for easy reference The original words announcing great scientific discoveries, from the first 'Eureka!' to the cloning of Dolly the sheep, can all be found in this fascinating addition to the world-famous 'Oxford Quotations' range. An essential reference tool, put together over 15 years with the assistance of a distinguished team of specialist advisers, it includes full author descriptions, exact sources, and a word-finding index for easy reference. Scholarly but accessible, it also presents the human face of science, as scientists reflect on achievements and failures in their own lives and those of others. Darwin not only describes natural selection, but carefully assesses the pros and cons of marriage, while James Clerk Maxwell constructs an electric but poetic Valentine as well as his 'demon'. From Archimedes to Einstein and beyond, the Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations charts the progress of the great ideas of science.
'Schrödinger's wave-mechanics is not a physical theory but a dodge - and a very good dodge too.' Arthur Eddington 'I have little patience with scientists who take a board of wood, look for its thinnest part and drill a great number of holes where drilling is easy.' Albert Einstein 'Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.' Rosalind Franklin 'I do not feel obliged to believe that that same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended to forgo their use and by some other means to give us knowledge which we can attain by them.' Galileo Galilei 'I try to identify myself with the atoms...I ask what I would do if I were a carbon atom or a sodium atom.' Linus Pauling Readership: Scientists plus anyone interested in history and philosophy of science or history of ideas.
Mathematics Standard Level for the IB Diploma is a single volume that matches the most recent Mathematics Standard Level course of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The book has been adapted in consultation with senior examiners to ensure complete and authoritative coverage of the syllabus.
Features Adapted by senior examiners to provide full coverage Regular revision exercises including past IB paper questions to provide essential practice at the required standard Practice exam papers written by a leading examiner so students can be prepared for the real thing Graphical calculator methods integrated throughout to fully address this important aspect of the course Glossary to ensure that students worldwide understand the key words and notation
A complete revision guide for the Higher tier of the new Edexcel GCSE Mathematics exam specification The Oxford GCSE Maths for Edexcel Higher Revision Guide offers all the information you will need to succeed on the Higher tier of the Edexcel GCSE exam. This Revision Guide organises information according to topic and so is easily accessible to students of both Linear and Modular Mathematics. Each topic contains clearly defined key points as well as worked examples and exercises to reinforce concepts and techniques.
Features Brand new revision material for the two-tier GCSE, not re-hashed Fully geared towards Edexcel, with examiner's tips, exam-style worked examples and past exam questions Cross-referenced with Oxford scheme, so you can use it with or without Practice paper to improve exam technique Keywords integrated in exam question contexts Free CD-ROM with pdfs of pages, and objective checklist
Concise and expertly written, this guide completely covers the IB Diploma Programme in Mathematical Studies SL and will help students revise for their examination and achieve the highest grade possible.
This study guide will help students further understand basic concepts and will reinforce concepts already learned through excellent examples. With a wealth of questions from past IB exam papers, three completely new IB-style exams, graphing calculator help and test-taking advice from teachers and students, this book will help students thoroughly prepare for the exam.
Features Covers each part of the Diploma Programme Mathematical Studies course Provides carefully stepped examples to help students progress in a student-friendly format Numerous exam questions from past IB papers and extra questions for reinforcement of concepts learned Help with use of TI graphing calculator Three complete IB-style exams with both Paper 1 and Paper 2 in each Answers and Further examination practice paper provided on our website: www.oxfordsecondary.co.uk/ibstudyguide
Provides the content needed for the Physics IB diploma at both Standard and Higher Level. This book follows the structure of the IB Programme exactly and includes all the options. Higher Level material is indicated. It contains practice questions, and is written with an awareness that English might not be the reader's first language.
Focuses on Geneva Conventions. This is a guide to the several Conventions, explaining when they apply, how they should be enforced, and who they protect, including special ops forces, private military contractors, nationals who have fallen into the hands of the enemy, unlawful combatants, such as the Guantanamo detainees, and even terrorists.
The Oxford Book of Food Plants is a beautifully illustrated compendium of the plants we grow in our gardens and use in our cooking. Combining gorgeous botanical illustrations, fascinating descriptions, and information about each plant's historical uses and nutritive values, this is a must-have for anyone who loves good food and gardening.
A sparkling, original tour through 2,500 years of Western thought, from Socrates to Derrida, from happiness and love in ancient Greece to truth and forgiveness in the twentieth century. Twenty-seven of today's leading philosophers each introduce and explore ideas from one of history's greatest minds.