Category Archives: 2018

2018, 06/07 – Luminous Life with Dr. Jacob Liberman

Your eyes are the windows to your soul — the key to “seeing the light” that expands your consciousness, allowing you to experience greater presence and aliveness than ever before. That’s the premise in Dr. Jacob Israel Liberman’s new book, Luminous Life: How the Science of Light Unlocks the Art of Living. Integrating 40 years of research, practice and direct experience, this groundbreaking book presents a new science of life.   To learn more about Dr. Jacob Israel Liberman and ...

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2018, 05/31 – The Myth of Mirror Neurons with Greg Hickok

In The Myth of Mirror Neurons, neuroscientist Gregory Hickok re-examines the mirror neuron story and finds that it is built on a tenuous foundation-a pair of co-dependent assumptions about mirror neuron activity and human understanding. Drawing on a broad range of observations from work on animal behaviour, modern neuroimaging, neurological disorders and more, Hickok argues that the foundational assumptions fall flat in light of the facts. He then explores alternative explanations of mirror neuron function while illuminating crucial questions about ...

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2018, 05/24 – SHOTS FIRED: The Misunderstandings, Misconceptions, and Myths about Police Shootings

Joseph K. Loughlin is a former Assistant Chief of Police for the city of Portland, Maine. He served as the interim Chief and retired from service in Jan. 2010 after 30 years of police work. He has the historic distinction of achieving and serving in every single sworn rank within the Portland Police Department. He is one of the original founders of the peer support team and EAP network he helped create for assisting officers during periods of stress as ...

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2018, 05/17 – Billions Lost: The American Tech Crisis and The Road Map to Change

Industry insider, veteran executive, and working mom Hilarie Gamm pulls the curtain back on the destruction of the American technology industry in her groundbreaking work, Billions Lost: The American Tech Crisis and the Road Map to Change. Gamm connects the dots between seemingly disparate events and facts, and outlines with stunning clarity the perfect storm that created a massive exodus of tech industry jobs from the U.S. Extensively researched and firmly apolitical, Billions Lost explains how the offshoring of millions ...

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2018, 05/03 – Heavens on Earth with Michael Shermer

Dr. Michael Shermer is the Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University, and the author of a number of New York Times bestselling books including Why People Believe Weird Things, Why Darwin Matters, The Believing Brain, The Moral Arc, and Heavens on Earth. Dr. Shermer received his B.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University, M.A. in experimental psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and his Ph.D. in the history of science from ...

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2018, 04/26 – Synesthesia (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) with Richard Cytowic

One in twenty-three people carry the genes for the synesthesia. Not a disorder but a neurological trait — like perfect pitch — synesthesia creates vividly felt cross-sensory couplings. A synesthete might hear a voice and at the same time see it as a color or shape, taste its distinctive flavor, or feel it as a physical touch. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Richard Cytowic, the expert who returned synesthesia to mainstream science after decades of ...

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2018, 04/19 – Pragmatic forms of Stoicism with Professor William Ferriolo (part two)

Meditations on Self-Discipline and Failure provides access to the ruminations, practices, and applications of ancient Stoic philosophy as deployed by a contemporary professional philosopher with twenty five years of experience teaching, researching, and publishing articles in academic journals. Each meditation is presented in the second person, encouraging the reader to examine their struggles and failures in the pursuit of self-improvement and enlightenment. William Ferraiolo received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma in 1997. Since that time, he ...

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2018, 04/12 – The Ghosts of Gombe: A True Story of Love and Death in an African Wilderness

With careful detail, The Ghosts of Gombe reveals for the first time the full story of day-to-day life in Goodall’s wilderness camp—the people and the animals, the stresses and excitements, the social conflicts and cultural alignments, and the astonishing friendships that developed between three of the researchers and some of the chimpanzees. In an extended act of literary forensics, Jane Goodall biographer Dale Peterson explores some of the painful sequelae that haunted the lives of animals and researchers.   To ...

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