Switched On

Switched On

Switched On

An extraordinary memoir about the cutting-edge brain therapy that dramatically changed the life and mind of John Elder Robison, the New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST Imagine spending the first forty years of your life in darkness, blind to the emotions and social signals of other people. Then imagine that someone suddenly switches the lights on. It has long been assumed that people living with autism are born with the diminished ability to read the emotions of others, even as they feel emotion deeply. But what if we’ve been wrong all this time? What if that “missing” emotional insight was there all along, locked away and inaccessible in the mind? In 2007 John Elder Robison wrote the international bestseller Look Me in the Eye, a memoir about growing up with Asperger’s syndrome. Amid the blaze of publicity that followed, he received a unique invitation: Would John like to take part in a study led by one of the world’s foremost neuroscientists, who would use an experimental new brain therapy known as TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, in an effort to understand and then address the issues at the heart of autism? Switched On is the extraordinary story of what happened next. Having spent forty years as a social outcast, misreading others’ emotions or missing them completely, John is suddenly able to sense a powerful range of feelings in other people. However, this newfound insight brings unforeseen problems and serious questions. As the emotional ground shifts beneath his feet, John struggles with the very real possibility that choosing to diminish his disability might also mean sacrificing his unique gifts and even some of his closest relationships. Switched On is a real-life Flowers for Algernon, a fascinating and intimate window into what it means to be neurologically different, and what happens when the world as you know it is upended overnight. Praise for Switched On “An eye-opening book with a radical message . . . The transformations [Robison] undergoes throughout the book are astonishing—as foreign and overwhelming as if he woke up one morning with the visual range of a bee or the auditory prowess of a bat.”—The New York Times “Astonishing, brave . . . reads like a medical thriller and keeps you wondering what will happen next . . . [Robison] takes readers for a ride through the thorny thickets of neuroscience and leaves us wanting more.”—The Washington Post “Fascinating for its insights into Asperger’s and research, this engrossing record will make readers reexamine their preconceptions about this syndrome and the future of brain manipulation.”—Booklist “Like books by Andrew Solomon and Oliver Sacks, Switched On offers an opportunity to consider mental processes through a combination of powerful narrative and informative medical context.”—BookPage “A mind-blowing book that will force you to ask deep questions about what is important in life. Would normalizing the brains of those who think differently reduce their motivation for great achievement?”—Temple Grandin, author of The Autistic Brain “At the heart of Switched On are fundamental questions of who we are, of where our identity resides, of difference and disability and free will, which are brought into sharp focus by Robison’s lived experience.”—Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Effect

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : John Elder Robison
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2016-03-22
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780812996906


Switched On

Switched On

Life is too short to just come in for the paycheque Let's face it, you work for the best years of your life and spend most of your waking hours on the job, so make sure you are energized, fulfilled and buzzing. Switched On will help you leap outside your comfort zone and awaken your creativity. Blast through the old thinking Switched On shows you how to think like an entrepreneur - have ideas, spot the opportunities, see the future and make things happen. The future belongs to fresh thinkers, so turn your receptors on and get ready to bring the real you to work. They'll love you for it Go on, unleash yourself - you'll be surprised at how indispensable you become. You have it in you - you just need to switch it on 'Not all of us can be great entrepreneurs but all of us can be innovative and enterprising in whatever role we perform. This book is a great guide and an inspiration on how to achieve this' Miles Templeman, Director General, Institute of Directors.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Sahar Hashemi
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 214 Pages
ISBN : 9781906465834


Switched On

Switched On

EVIDENCE … that there is a Deep State of America that needs to be dismantled. As and when this is understood and taken care of, the good times for America and for the world get “SWITCHED ON” “This is the book we have been waiting for … It is a significant attempt towards developing a better understanding of the Deep State of America, and that of many other countries. These Deep States are able to stage-manage nearly every war on the planet Earth in a way that ensures business as usual for their vast military industrial complexes. Together, these Deep States are all set to create war fronts at several locations on the planet, never mind if the common people of these warring countries do not want war. The author makes a valiant attempt to awaken the conscience and common sense of the human beings so that we can ‘dismantle’ these Deep States of the World and reach a new stage in our lives where we can look back on war as an incomprehensible aberration of our past”

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Genre : History
Author : Surendra Kumar Sagar
Publisher : Prowess Publishing
Release : 2020-02-18
Total Pages : 206 Pages
ISBN : 9788194527817


Switched On

Switched On

This handbook contains information on a wide range of renewable energy technologies that can be used by tourism businesses as they attempt to integrate energy efficiency into tourism related policies. It serves as a guide for tourism businesses to learn about the opportunities and benefits of renewable energy, what questions to ask suppliers on system configuration and design, and how to select reliable suppliers.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author :
Publisher : UNEP/Earthprint
Release : 2003
Total Pages : 60 Pages
ISBN : 9789280723304


Switched On

Switched On

Part of a 24-book series that covers the four main branches of sciencephysical science, life science, earth and space science, and science and technology, and covers essential content standards. Students will build their scientific knowledge, increase their content vocabulary, and sharpen critical nonfiction comprehension skills. Books are 6 5/8" x 9 1/8"

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Ali Everts
Publisher : Creative Teaching Press
Release : 2003-10
Total Pages : 28 Pages
ISBN : 1591986982


Switched On Pop

Switched On Pop

Pop music surrounds us - in our cars, over supermarket speakers, even when we are laid out at the dentist - but how often do we really hear what's playing? Switched on Pop is the book based on the eponymous podcast that has been hailed by NPR, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and Entertainment Weekly for its witty and accessible analysis of Top 40 hits. Through close studies of sixteen modern classics, musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding shift pop from the background to the foreground, illuminating the essential musical concepts behind two decades of chart-topping songs. In 1939, Aaron Copland published What to Listen for in Music, the bestseller that made classical music approachable for generations of listeners. Eighty years later, Nate and Charlie update Copland's idea for a new audience and repertoire: 21st century pop, from Britney to Beyoncé, Outkast to Kendrick Lamar. Despite the importance of pop music in contemporary culture, most discourse only revolves around lyrics and celebrity. Switched on Pop gives readers the tools they need to interpret our modern soundtrack. Each chapter investigates a different song and artist, revealing musical insights such as how a single melodic motif follows Taylor Swift through every genre that she samples, André 3000 uses metric manipulation to get listeners to "shake it like a Polaroid picture," or Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee create harmonic ambiguity in "Despacito" that mirrors the patterns of global migration. Replete with engaging discussions and eye-catching illustrations, Switched on Pop brings to life the musical qualities that catapult songs into the pop pantheon. Readers will find themselves listening to familiar tracks in new waysand not just those from the Top 40. The timeless concepts that Nate and Charlie define can be applied to any musical style. From fanatics to skeptics, teenagers to octogenarians, non-musicians to professional composers, every music lover will discover something ear-opening in Switched on Pop.

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Genre : Music
Author : Nate Sloan
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2019-11-15
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9780190056674


Wendy Carlos S Switched On Bach

Wendy Carlos S Switched On Bach

So much, popular and scholarly, has been written about the synthesizer, Bob Moog and his brand-name instrument, and even Wendy Carlos, the musician who made this instrument famous. No one, however, has examined the importance of spy technology, the Cold War and Carlos's gender to this critically important innovation. Through a postcolonial lens of feminist science and technology studies, Roshanak Kheshti engages in a reading of Carlos's music within this gendered context. By focusing on Switched-On Bach (the highest selling classical music recording of all time), this book explores the significance of gender to the album's--and, as a result, the Moog synthesizer's--phenomenal success.

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Genre : Music
Author : Roshanak Kheshti
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2019-10-31
Total Pages : 119 Pages
ISBN : 9781501320293


Switched On The Story Of Electricity

Switched On The Story Of Electricity

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Genre : Electricity
Author : John Bonallack
Publisher : Learning Media Ltd
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 36 Pages
ISBN : 0790319128


Switched On Flushed Down Tossed Out

Switched On Flushed Down Tossed Out

With a friendly narrator named Casey, the unseen technology in everyday homes, such as the sewage system, heating unit, and telephone, is presented through informative diagrams, easy-to-read text, helpful sidebars, and bright illustrations. Simultaneous.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Trudee Romanek
Publisher :
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 48 Pages
ISBN : 155037902X


Switched On Pop

Switched On Pop

Pop music surrounds us - in our cars, over supermarket speakers, even when we are laid out at the dentist - but how often do we really hear what's playing? Switched on Pop is the book based on the eponymous podcast that has been hailed by NPR, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and Entertainment Weekly for its witty and accessible analysis of Top 40 hits. Through close studies of sixteen modern classics, musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding shift pop from the background to the foreground, illuminating the essential musical concepts behind two decades of chart-topping songs. In 1939, Aaron Copland published What to Listen for in Music, the bestseller that made classical music approachable for generations of listeners. Eighty years later, Nate and Charlie update Copland's idea for a new audience and repertoire: 21st century pop, from Britney to Beyoncé, Outkast to Kendrick Lamar. Despite the importance of pop music in contemporary culture, most discourse only revolves around lyrics and celebrity. Switched on Pop gives readers the tools they need to interpret our modern soundtrack. Each chapter investigates a different song and artist, revealing musical insights such as how a single melodic motif follows Taylor Swift through every genre that she samples, André 3000 uses metric manipulation to get listeners to "shake it like a Polaroid picture," or Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee create harmonic ambiguity in "Despacito" that mirrors the patterns of global migration. Replete with engaging discussions and eye-catching illustrations, Switched on Pop brings to life the musical qualities that catapult songs into the pop pantheon. Readers will find themselves listening to familiar tracks in new waysand not just those from the Top 40. The timeless concepts that Nate and Charlie define can be applied to any musical style. From fanatics to skeptics, teenagers to octogenarians, non-musicians to professional composers, every music lover will discover something ear-opening in Switched on Pop.

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Genre : Music
Author : Nate Sloan
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2019-12-13
Total Pages : 225 Pages
ISBN : 9780190056650