domingo, 30 de janeiro de 2011

Algumas Músicas - Other Lives

Other Lives - For 12



http://laisthenewny.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Other-Lives-For-12.mp3

Other Lives - Dont Let Them



http://luxurywafers.com/mp3s/OtherLives_DontLetThem.mp3

Other Lives - Black Tables



http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/03-black-tables.mp3

Other Lives - Paper Cities



http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/06-paper-cities.mp3

Other Lives - It Was The Night



http://www.oklahomarock.com/mp3/Other Lives - It Was The Night (daytrotter).mp3

Other Lives - Ann Theme



http://luxurywafers.com/mp3s/OtherLives_AnnTheme.mp3

Redes Cerebrais


Olaf Sporns é praticamente o criador do interesse no conectoma, perseguido de perto por muita gente (como Seung). Veja as postagens Sebastian Seung é O cara.... e Redes cerebrais cognitivas de grande escala. Também Chips, lesmas e matéria cinzenta e Análise de Redes Complexas. O artigo inicial de Sporns (que introduz o termo 'conectoma') é o seguinte:

The Human Connectome: A Structural Description of the Human Brain
Olaf Sporns, Giulio Tononi & Rolf Kötter 2005
PLoS Comput Biol 1(4): e42. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.0010042
******************************************

Abobrinhas da editoria sobre o livro Networks of the Brain:

The connection matrix of the human brain (the human “connectome”) represents an indispensable foundation for basic and applied neurobiological research. However, the network of anatomical connections linking the neuronal elements of the human brain is still largely unknown. While some databases or collations of large-scale anatomical connection patterns exist for other mammalian species, there is currently no connection matrix of the human brain, nor is there a coordinated research effort to collect, archive, and disseminate this important information. We propose a research strategy to achieve this goal, and discuss its potential impact.

Over the last decade, the study of complex networks has expanded across diverse scientific fields. Increasingly, science is concerned with the structure, behavior, and evolution of complex systems ranging from cells to ecosystems. Modern network approaches are beginning to reveal fundamental principles of brain architecture and function, and in Networks of the Brain, Olaf Sporns describes how the integrative nature of brain function can be illuminated from a complex network perspective. Highlighting the many emerging points of contact between neuroscience and network science, the book serves to introduce network theory to neuroscientists and neuroscience to those working on theoretical network models.Brain networks span the microscale of individual cells and synapses and the macroscale of cognitive systems and embodied cognition. Sporns emphasizes how networks connect levels of organization in the brain and how they link structure to function. In order to keep the book accessible and focused on the relevance to neuroscience of network approaches, he offers an informal and nonmathematical treatment of the subject. After describing the basic concepts of network theory and the fundamentals of brain connectivity, Sporns discusses how network approaches can reveal principles of brain architecture. He describes new links between network anatomy and function and investigates how networks shape complex brain dynamics and enable adaptive neural computation. The book documents the rapid pace of discovery and innovation while tracing the historical roots of the field.The study of brain connectivity has already opened new avenues of study in neuroscience. Networks of the Brain offers a synthesis of the sciences of complex networks and the brain that will be an essential foundation for future research.

Networks of the Brain
Olaf Sporns
The MIT Press 2010 PDF 375 pages 19.7 MB http://www.filesonic.com/file/65503499/0262014696.rar

Mais um CD de Asaf Avidan (veja 28.02.2010)


Asaf Avidan & The Mojos - Through The Gale (2010)
Label: High Fidelity, Telmavar Records
MP3 320Kbps 28:55min 66.00 MbGenre: Folk Rock, Acoustic, Alternative

The story of a captain leading his crew over troubled water is told here by Asaf Avidan and The Mojos in their new 2010 concept album. The songs, accordingly are dealing with the difficulties and full of images taked from the sea world. This is kind of a come back to the 60's and 70's concept albums, what is called Progressive Rock, which is tightly kept all along the album 8 tracks. This is definitely a diging [rocess into styles like Progressive, Psychedelia and Avantgarde, much more complexed than the Rythem & Blues of the Mojo's early works. Surely, this is an honest, true trial to create a superb musical story, which will appeal to the more complexed music fans.

Tracks:
1. Hoist Up The Colors (3:02)
2. Through The Gale (3:07)
3. The Sirens & The Sea (3:13)
4. At The Edge Of The Map (1:28)
5. Sailors Are We (4:21)
6. Poseidon's Fury Unleashed (5:20)
7. Oh Western Wind (3:00)
8. Turn Of The Tides Under The Northen Lights (5:24)

http://hotfile.com/dl/100178562/9d1a6bf/Asaf_Avidan__The_Mojos.rar.html

Blues no Saxofone


This book/CD pack is solely devoted to providing you with a complete overview of the techniques and styles popularized by the greatest blues saxophonists of all time. All the best are here: from the rough-hewn Chicago Blues of Eddie Shaw and A.C. Reed, to the organ combo soul/jazz of Stanley Turrentine and Willis "Gator" Jackson. Includes lessons, music, historical analysis, rare photos and more - everything you need to master the blues saxophone! The accompanying CD - in Bb (tenor) pitch - includes 18 full-band tracks.

Blues Saxophone: An In-Depth Look at the Styles of the Masters (with CD)
Dennis Taylor

sábado, 29 de janeiro de 2011

Algumas Músicas

David Åhlén – Spirit Fall



http://miikasaksi.com/mp3/spiritfall.mp3

Bobby Long - Left to Lie



http://themusicninja.net/mp3s/Bobby Long - Left to Lie.mp3

Bobby Long - Being A Mockingbird



http://themusicninja.net/mp3s/08 Being A Mockingbird.mp3

Como nosso cérebro processa o que vemos

New mathematical model of brain information processing predicts some of vision peculiarities
January 28, 2011 by Larry Hardesty

PhysOrg - A retina humana - a parte do olho que converte a luz que entra nele em sinais eletroquímicos - tem em torno de 100 milhões de células sensíveis à luz. Assim, as imagens da retina contêm vastas quantidades de dados. Tarefas de processamento visual de nível superior - como reconhecimento de objetos, avaliação de tamanho e distância ou o cálculo da trajetória de um objeto em movimento - nunca poderiam preservar toos esses dados: o cérebro simplesmente não tem neurônios suficientes para isso. Desse modo, os cientistas que estudam a visão há muito tempo supõem que o cérebro de algum modo deve resumir o conteúdo das imagens da retina, reduzindo sua carga informacional antes de passá-la para processos de ordem superior.

Na conferência de 27 de janeiro da Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers' Human Vision and Electronic Imaging, Ruth Rosenholtz, uma das principais pesquisadoras do Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, apresentou um novo modelo matemático de como o cérebro faz esse resumo. O modelo prevê com precisão a falha do sistema visual em certos tipos de tarefas de processamento de imagens, uma boa indicação de que ele apreende alguns aspectos da cognição humana.


Leia o restante no link acima.

Outro disco de Shirley Collins aos 23 anos


Shirley Collins - False True Lovers (1959)
MP3 CBR 320Kbps / 116 Mb 19 tracks Covers (600 dpi)
British Folk Fledg'ling Records FLED 3029 RAR 3% Rec. Time: 45:26

As a key figure in the British folk revival, this recording originally produced for Folkways in 1959 presents Shirley Collins at a tender age of 23 recording under the eye of legendary Folkways producer and then partner Alan Lomax assisted by pragmatic engineer Peter Kennedy. Recorded in London in a two-day marathon, the most distinctive voice in British folk song interpretation recorded this album of a cappella renditions of British and Irish tunes. Inflecting the collection with Appalachian gems she and Lomax had discovered in one of their legendary research jaunts the same year, False True Lovers is as vital a collection of this astonishing singer that exhibits the full spectrum of her interest and research into folk music tradition...

Tracks:
1. I Drew My Ship (2:24)
2. The Irish Boy (1:37)
3. The Spermwhale Fishery (2:41)
4. Dennis O'Reilly (2:06)
5. My Bonny Miller Lad (1:51)
6. Just As The Tide Was Flowing (1:21)
7. Bobby Shaftoe (1:23)
8. Richie Song (4:07)
9. The Unquiet Grave (4:12)
10. The Swapping Song (1:30)
11. Poor Old Horse (1:11)
12. The False True Love (3:51)
13. The Foggy Dew (2:25)
14. Mowing The Barley (0:56)
15. Scarborough Fair (1:40)
16. The Cruel Mother (7:05)
17. The Bonny Cuckoo (1:28)
18. The Queen Of May (1:50)
19. Died For Love (1:50)
Guy Carawan - Guitar
Shirley Collins - Arranger, Banjo, Guitar, Liner Notes, Vocals

O teste universal de inteligência

On the hunt for universal intelligence
January 27, 2011

PhysOrg - Como v. utiliza um método científico para medir a inteligência de um ser humano, um animal, uma máquina ou um extra-terrestre? Até aqui isto não tem sido possível, mas uma equipe de pesquisadores espanhóis e australianos deram o primeiro passo para isso ao apresentar os fundamentos a serem usados como base desse método, na revista Artificial Intelligence, e também introduziram um novo teste de inteligência.

Leia o artigo original que gerou essa postagem do PhysOrg:

Measuring universal intelligence: Towards an anytime intelligence test
José Hernández-Orallo & David L. Dowe 2010
Artificial Intelligence (doi:10.1016/j.artint.2010.09.006)

A Linguagem do Pensamento


The Language of Thought
Crowell 1975 ISBN-10: 0690008023 214 pages PDF 9.5 MB
O clássico de Jerry Fodor. Nem precisa dizer nada.

http://www.filesonic.com/file/65997784/0690008023.rar

sexta-feira, 28 de janeiro de 2011

Algumas Músicas

Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues



http://www.soundscountry.com/files/harlem.mp3

Lyle Lovett - This Old Porch



http://sailbluefrog.com/sounds/porch.mp3

Lyle Lovett - Step Inside This House



http://www.snapdrive.net/files/545478/03 Step Inside This House.mp3

Redes Cerebrais


Olaf Sporns é praticamente o criador do interesse no conectoma, perseguido de perto por muita gente (como Seung). Veja as postagens Sebastian Seung é O cara.... e Redes cerebrais cognitivas de grande escala. Também Chips, lesmas e matéria cinzenta e Análise de Redes Complexas. O artigo inicial de Sporns (que introduz o termo 'conectoma') é o seguinte:

The Human Connectome: A Structural Description of the Human Brain
Olaf Sporns, Giulio Tononi & Rolf Kötter 2005
PLoS Comput Biol 1(4): e42. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.0010042
* * * *
Quanto ao livro cuja capa ilustra esta postagem:

The connection matrix of the human brain (the human “connectome”) represents an indispensable foundation for basic and applied neurobiological research. However, the network of anatomical connections linking the neuronal elements of the human brain is still largely unknown. While some databases or collations of large-scale anatomical connection patterns exist for other mammalian species, there is currently no connection matrix of the human brain, nor is there a coordinated research effort to collect, archive, and disseminate this important information. We propose a research strategy to achieve this goal, and discuss its potential impact.

Over the last decade, the study of complex networks has expanded across diverse scientific fields. Increasingly, science is concerned with the structure, behavior, and evolution of complex systems ranging from cells to ecosystems. Modern network approaches are beginning to reveal fundamental principles of brain architecture and function, and in Networks of the Brain, Olaf Sporns describes how the integrative nature of brain function can be illuminated from a complex network perspective. Highlighting the many emerging points of contact between neuroscience and network science, the book serves to introduce network theory to neuroscientists and neuroscience to those working on theoretical network models.Brain networks span the microscale of individual cells and synapses and the macroscale of cognitive systems and embodied cognition. Sporns emphasizes how networks connect levels of organization in the brain and how they link structure to function. In order to keep the book accessible and focused on the relevance to neuroscience of network approaches, he offers an informal and nonmathematical treatment of the subject. After describing the basic concepts of network theory and the fundamentals of brain connectivity, Sporns discusses how network approaches can reveal principles of brain architecture. He describes new links between network anatomy and function and investigates how networks shape complex brain dynamics and enable adaptive neural computation. The book documents the rapid pace of discovery and innovation while tracing the historical roots of the field.The study of brain connectivity has already opened new avenues of study in neuroscience. Networks of the Brain offers a synthesis of the sciences of complex networks and the brain that will be an essential foundation for future research.


Networks of the Brain
Olaf Sporns
The MIT Press 2010 PDF 375 pages 19.7 MB http://www.filesonic.com/file/65503499/0262014696.rar

Todas as coisas vivas


(Figura: capa do livro de Rob Dunn)

Não fique todo pimpão achando que é o máximo, a maravilha da Criação (aproveite para ler Creation, de Gore Vidal - livraço...). Juntando-se ao fato de que somos ~90% água e que somos um aglomerado de moléculas vibráteis onde impera o espaço intersticial vazio (mais uns outros ~90%), também somos mortais como Sócrates. E abrigamos no calorzinho de 36,8º C de nosso receptáculo provisório legiões de micro-organismos que se comprazem em alimentar-se de lasquinhas apetitosas de nossas formas e compleições interiores e exteriores. Vejamos como Dunn descreve o banquete:

The top 10 life-forms living on Lady Gaga (and you)
[As dez principais formas de vida que se alimentam de Lady Gaga (e de você)]
By Rob Dunn Jan 4, 2011 10:03 AM

Para abrir vosso apetite (ops...) aqui está o finalzinho do artigo:

É claro que existem mais de dez formas de vida alimentando-se de nós. Dezenas de milhares de espécies, pelo menos ocasionalmente, alimentam-se de algum ser humano em algum lugar. Nas regiões tropicais as possibiliddes são mais diversas do que em climas frios, mas por toda parte estamos cobertos de coisas que mal começamos a estudar. O imperador nu, ou a super-estrela, podem mesmo ter estado vestidos o tempo todo com roupas visíveis apenas para aqueles que estiverem na panelinha, mas agora eu lhe disse e você também é capaz de ver o que realmente está cobrindo Lady Gaga, sua mãe, seu irmão, seu marido, sua esposa ou sua irmã. E nem descrevi nossos sócios mais íntimos. Existem os vírus de varicela zoster que causam catapora em nós quando somos crianças e então permanecem conosco, adormecidos em nossos sitemas nervosos, pelo resto de nossas vidas. Se v. algum dia teve catapora, você tem esse vírus vivo dentro de você agora mesmo. Ele acorda, sob forma de herpes zóster, quando estamos fracos e/ou idosos. Também há seções de um DNA viral antigo alojadas prejudicialmente aqui e ali ao longo de nossos genes. Há mitocôndrias tão intimamente ligadas a nós, em nossas células, que sem elas nós morreríamos. Cada mitocôndria é o vestígio de uma bactéria antiga. E outras, outras e mais outras.

Veja também (mesmo cardápio):

The worms within
By Robin Ann Smith
Dec 17, 2010 08:54 AM

E o último livro de Dunn:

Every Living Thing: Man's Obsessive Quest to Catalog Life, from Nanobacteria to New Monkeys
Rob Dunn

Biologists and laypeople alike have repeatedly claimed victory over life. A thousand years ago we thought we knew almost everything; a hundred years ago, too. But even today, Rob Dunn argues, discoveries we can't yet imagine still await. In a series of vivid portraits of single-minded scientists, Dunn traces the history of human discovery, from the establishment of classification in the eighteenth century to today's attempts to find life in space. The narrative telescopes from a scientist's attempt to find one single thing (a rare ant-emulating beetle species) to another scientist's attempt to find everything in a small patch of jungle in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. With poetry and humor, Dunn reminds readers how tough and exhilarating it is to study the natural world, and why it matters.

Primeiro disco de Shirley Collins


Shirley Collins - Sweet England (1959)
MP3 CBR 320Kbps / 118 Mb 18 tracks Covers (600 dpi)
British Folk Time: 45:20 FileSonic, FileServe

The first CD reissue of Shirley Collins' debut album, recorded when she was 23, and still uncertain of herself. The album received a critical walloping on release, and it took another few years before Collins felt ready to record again (successfully, this time, in tandem with Davey Graham). It took a good decade before Sweet England itself began to be accepted as a key recording in the folk revival. It's easy to understand why the record struck an unsympathetic note -- Collins' vocal approach has a fragile, almost maudlin quality to it, presenting a raw sadness even when the songs themselves are light-hearted. Combine that with the bare arrangements, which depend on simple five-string banjo, and the result is a difficult listen -- the immediacy of much of the work being done in the folk revival is missing; Sweet England demands repeated listening, which becomes hard work indeed. Ironically, however, Collins' approach has more in keeping with folk tradition than many of the folk revival performers (one of the closer comparisons might well be A.L. Lloyd, another performer who was often not immediate in his impact.) Topic has cleaned up the master recordings as best they can; listeners will notice some flaws, and a very small degree of distortion on Collins' vocals. ~ Steven McDonald, AllMusic

Tracklist:
1. Sweet England (2:41)
2. Hares on the Mountain (1:37)
3. Hori-Horo (1:43)
4. The Bonny Irish Boy (1:37)
5. The Tailor & the Mouse (2:01)
6. The Lady & the Swine (1:35)
7. Turpin Hero (2:38)
8. The Cuckoo (1:47)
9. The Bonny Labouring Boy (4:20)
10. The Cherry Tree Carol (3:46)
11. Sweet William (3:23)
12. Omie Wise (3:59)
13. Blackbirds & Thrushes (1:40)
14. A Keeper Went Hunting (1:49)
15. Polly Vaughan (2:42)
16. Pretty Saro (2:06)
17. Barbara Allen (3:21)
18. Charlie (2:37)

Livro premiado pela Royal Society


Life Ascending (~ O Caminho da Vida), de Nick Lane, ganhou o prêmio de melhor livro de divulgação cientifica da Royal Society (ref. a 2010).

“Original and awe-inspiring . . . an exhilarating tour of some of the most profound and important ideas in biology.”—New Scientist

Where does DNA come from? What is consciousness? How did the eye evolve? Drawing on a treasure trove of new scientific knowledge, Nick Lane expertly reconstructs evolution’s history by describing its ten greatest inventions—from sex and warmth to death—resulting in a stunning account of nature’s ingenuity. 20 figures

Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution
Nick Lane
W. W. Norton & Company 2009 PDF 344 pages 50.6 MB http://www.filesonic.com/file/28797285/LfAsc.pdf

quinta-feira, 27 de janeiro de 2011

Algumas Músicas

The Verve - History



http://thelineofbestfit.com/downloads/The Verve_Black Session/07 History.mp3

Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood - No Surprises



http://rollogrady.org/oldfilez/09/07-no-surprises.mp3

James McMurtry - The Governor



http://podcast.xs4all.nl/upload/werksman-james_mcmurtry_-_the_governor.mp3

James McMurtry - Angeline



http://unfogged.com/mt-static/Angeline.mp3

Vamos conhecer Shemekia Copeland


Acabei de descobrir esse CD e ainda não fiz meu download. Mas pela foto e pelo fato de ser um discão de blues. só pode ser coisa boa. Se não for, é só deletar...

Shemekia Copeland - Deluxe Edition (2011)
Label: Alligator MP3 320Kbps 147.09 MbGenre: Blues

Deluxe Edition brings together the most exciting and soulful moments from Shemekia's Alligator albums--16 pulse-pounding tracks of the very best modern blues and R&B. From the swaggering "Turn The Heat Up" to the soul-baring "Ghetto Child" to the rocking "Livin' On Love" and "It's 2 A.M." to the sly and sultry "Stay A Little Longer, Santa," Copeland's immense vocal talents and captivating personality never cease to delight and amaze.Throughout Deluxe Edition, one thing is clear: Shemekia Copeland is a charismatic artist possessing one of the great blues voices of this or any other era.

Tracks:
01. Turn The Heat Up
02. Livin' On Love
03. Ghetto Child
04. When A Woman's Had Enough
05. It's 2 A.M.
06. Better Not Touch
07. Don't Whisper
08. Sholanda's
09. Wild, Wild Woman
10. Beat Up Guitar
11. Love Scene
12. Who Stole My Radio?
13. Stay A Little Longer, Santa
14. All About You
15. Salt In My Wounds

Progressos em Neuroanatomia


Neuroanatomy is the study of the anatomical organisation of the brain. Reciprocal communication between the brain and the cardiovascular system is important in sustaining neurobehavioral states that allow organisms to cope with their environment. Furthermore, in vertebrate animals, the routes that the myriad nerves take from the brain to the rest of the body, and the internal structure of the brain in particular, are both extremely elaborate. As a result, the study of neuroanatomy has developed into a discipline in itself, although it also represents a specialisation within neuroscience. This book briefly covers the neuroanatomy of the vagal circuit, the functional significance of tonic cardiac vagal function and ways of quantifying this measure for research purposes. Also examined are the fibre composition and functional topography of peripheral nerves, and innovative methodologies that facilitate measurements of nerve fibres. This book contributes new insights to the controversial discussion about neurotrophin effects on different cell populations and at different time points in retinal programmed cell death (PCD). Other chapters in this book provide a comparative overview of the distribution of orexin cells and fibres across the brains of vertebrates in relation to function, the neuroanatomical structures and autonomic nerves involved in headaches and a re-evaluation of the structure of the human anterior olfactory nucleus, with an updated description of this structure in the normal human.

Neuroanatomy Research Advances (Neuroanatomy Research at the Leading Edge)
Cyan E. Flynn & Brandon R. Callaghan
Nova Science ; 1 edition 2011 278 pages PDF 5 MB
http://www.filesonic.com/file/18119463/0470539437.rar

Progressos na recuperação de informações musicais


Sound waves propagate through various media, and allow communication or entertainment for us, humans. Music we hear or create can be perceived in such aspects as rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, or mood. All these elements of music can be of interest for users of music information retrieval systems. Since vast music repositories are available for everyone in everyday use (both in private collections, and in the Internet), it is desirable and becomes necessary to browse music collections by contents. Therefore, music information retrieval can be potentially of interest for every user of computers and the Internet. There is a lot of research performed in music information retrieval domain, and the outcomes, as well as trends in this research, are certainly worth popularizing. This idea motivated us to prepare the book on Advances in Music Information Retrieval.

Advances in Music Information Retrieval
Zbigniew W. Ras & Alicjia A. Wieczorkowska (edits)
Springer; 1st Edition 2010) Pages: 420 PDF 5.28 MB http://www.filesonic.com/file/65084295/3935.rar

quarta-feira, 26 de janeiro de 2011

Algumas Músicas

Porcupine Tree - Lazarus



http://www.pauljensen.net/tunes/Lazarus.mp3

Sinead O'Connor - Ode to Billy Joe



http://stobblehouse.com/music/OdeToBillyJoe-sinead.mp3

Mr. Yusseply - You Don't Know What Love Is



http://miikasaksi.com/mp3/yusseply.mp3

Christina Perri


CP saiu do anonimato há uns seis meses, quando sua Jar of Hearts ilustrou um episódio de série televisiva. Tudo leva a crer que ela vai ter uma boa carreira: é bonita, multi-instrumentista, lê música e seu irmão mais velho já está no ramo há tempos. Vamos aguardar.

Christina Perri sings Jar of Hearts (Live at Ocean Way Studios)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz7BGlgb5Do&NR=1

Mais uma:
Christina Perri sings Black + Blue (Live at Ocean Way Studios)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_wGEZrBVl8&feature=relmfu

Bobby Long


Bobby Long – A Winter Tale (2011)
mp3 VBR~240 kbps 86 MB Release date: February 1st, 2011
Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock

British singer/songwriter Bobby Long came to recognition when his friend Robert Pattinson sang his song "Let Me Sign" (co-written with Marcus Foster) on the soundtrack to the popular teen vampire film Twilight in 2008. A Winter Tale, his debut studio album for ATO Records, demonstrates that he has spent a lot of time listening to early albums by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Johnny Cash, having apparently learned chords and fingerpicking he employs on his guitar, some harmonica playing, and, particularly, his poetic lyric-writing style. His husky singing voice also sounds a bit like the young Dylan, or perhaps more like a less arch Tom Petty. But if Long has captured the style necessary to make him the next New Dylan, he hasn't quite figured out the issue of lyrical content. He tends to write his words in what seems to be a stream-of-conscious style in which, as long as the rhymes come along regularly and the words sound interesting (and he sings them with the appropriate tone), it doesn't much matter what they mean. There is a poetic persona at the heart of his songs, and it's the usual one of the lonely hero, who is romantic himself even if he seems unable to be romantic with a potential loved one at whom the songs are directed. "I'm crazy to love," he declares in "A Passing Tale," "and I'm crazy to die/I'm lost in this world, and I don't know why." In "Two Years Old," he at least seems to have some point to his melancholy; the music may suggest Johnny Cash, but the words suggest Wilfred Owen, the World War I era British poet who died in the trenches, but not before capturing the loss of innocence -- and of life -- suffered in a conflict that seared the conscience of the English people and, to a certain extent, still does. At such a moment, Long isn't just a young man playing with words, but there aren't many moments like it on A Winter Tale. - AllMusicGuide

Tracks:
1. (05:58) A Winter Tale
2. (04:04) Who Have You Been Loving
3. (04:48) The Bounty Of Mary Jane
4. (03:51) In The Frost
5. (04:02) Sick Man Blues
6. (03:53) Penance Fire Blues
7. (03:47) A Passing Tale
8. (04:02) Dead And Done
9. (03:38) Being A Mockingbird
10. (05:41) Two Years Old

Neuropsicologia - livro novo


From translating the patient’s medical records and test results to providing recommendations, the neuropsychological evaluation incorporates the science and practice of neuropsychology, neurology, and psychological sciences. The Black Book of Neuropsychology brings the practice and study of neuropsychology into concise step-by-step focus—without skimping on scientific quality. This one-of-a-kind assessment reference complements standard textbooks by outlining signs, symptoms, and complaints according to neuropsychological domain (such as memory, language, or executive function), with descriptions of possible deficits involved, inpatient and outpatient assessment methods, and possible etiologies. Additional chapters offer a more traditional approach to evaluation, discussing specific neurological disorders and diseases in terms of their clinical features, neuroanatomical correlates, and assessment and treatment considerations. Chapters in psychometrics provide for initial understanding of brain-behavior interpretation as well as more advanced principals for neuropsychology practice including new diagnostic concepts and analysis of change in performance over time.For the trainee, beginning clinician or seasoned expert, this user-friendly presentation incorporating ‘quick reference guides’ throughout which will add to the practice armentarium of beginning and seasoned clinicians alike. Key features of The Black Book of Neuropsychology: • Concise framework for understanding the neuropsychological referral. • Symptoms/syndromes presented in a handy outline format, with dozens of charts and tables. • Review of basic neurobehavioral examination procedure. • Attention to professional issues, including advances in psychometrics and diagnoses, including tables for reliable change for many commonly used tests. • Special “Writing Reports like You Mean It” section and guidelines for answering referral questions. • Includes appendices of practical information, including neuropsychological formulary. The Black Book of Neuropsychology is an indispensable resource for the range of practitioners and scientists interested in brain-behavior relationships. Particular emphasis is provided for trainees in neuropsychology and neuropsychologists. However, the easy to use format and concise presentation is likely to be of particular value to interns, residents, and fellows studying neurology, neurological surgery, psychiatry, and nurses. Finally, teachers of neuropsychological and neurological assessment may also find this book useful as a classroom text.

The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology: A Syndrome-Based Approach
Mike R. Schoenberg
Springer 1st Edition 2011 PDF 968 pages 10.1 MB
http://www.filesonic.com/file/64280979/0387707034.rar

terça-feira, 25 de janeiro de 2011

Hoje Tom Jobim faria 84 anos

Tom Jobim - Só Tinha que Ser com Você




http://pierre.cussol.free.fr/so_tinha_de_ser_com_voce.mp3

Algumas Músicas

Susan Boyle - Wild Horses



http://www.corruptive.co.uk/files/music/Wild Horses - Susan Boyle_128.mp3

Alison Brown - One Morning in May



http://fishman.com/uploads/artists/sounds/49.mp3

Porcupine Tree - Trains


http://www.durak-dura.com/music_files/02 Trains.mp3

Córtex processa breves instantâneos do mundo exterior

Out of mind in a matter of seconds: How fast neuronal networks delete sensory information
January 24, 2011

PhysOrg - A dinâmica por trás da transmissão de sinais no cérebro é extremamente caótica. Esta foi a conclusão a que chegaram cienstistas do Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, da University of Gottingen. Além disso, os pesquisadores calcularam pela primeira vez a velocidade na qual são descartadas as informações armazenadas nos padrões de atividade nos neurônios do córtex cerebral. A um bit por neurônio ativo por segundo, a velocidade na qual estas informações são esquecidas é surpreendentemente alta.

O cérebro codifica informações na forma de pulsos elétricos, conhecidos como spikes (espinhas, pontas, disparos, fagulhas, etc.). Cada um dos aproximadamente 100 bilhões de neurônios interconectados age como recebedor e transmissor: os pulsos elétricos que chegam são agrupados e, sob certas circunstâncias, os neurônios disparam um pulso próprio para seus vizinhos. Desse modo, cada informação processada pelo cérebro gera seu próprio padrão de atividade. Isto indica qual neurônio enviou um impulso para seus vizinhos: em outras palavras, qual neurônio estava ativo, e quando. Portanto, o padrão de atividade é um tipo de protocolo de comunicação que registra a troca de informações entre os neurônios.

O artigo, a partir daqui, estende-se sobre a confiabilidade desse padrão de atividade, o caos reinante na atividade neuronal e a solução para tirar sentido dele através dos potenciais elétricos da membrana celular do neurônio, e também sobre o cálculo da rapidez com que desaparece um padrão de atividade. E especifica:

Aproximadamente um bit de informação desaparece para cada neurônio ativo por segundo. 'Esta taxa extraordinariamente alta de deleção foi uma grande surpesa para nós', diz Wolf (Fred Wolf, chefe do Theoretical Neurophysics research group do Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization). Parece que as informações se perdem no cérebro tão rapidamente quanto podem ser transportadas pelos sentidos.

E o artigo conclui:

Isto tem consequências fundamentais para nossa compreensão do código neural do córtex cerebral. Devido à alta taxa de deleção, as informações sobre os sinais de input sensorial só podem ser mantidas por apenas algumas spikes. Esses novos achados, portanto, indicam que a dinâmica do córtex cerebral tem como finalidade específica o processamento de breves instantâneos do mundo exterior.

Dá pro gasto


Mick / Mintz Project - Prescription For The Blues (2009)
Mp3 320Kbps 53 min 51 sec 121.61 Mb
Genre: Electric Blues, Blues-Rock

Como diz o título, dá pro gasto. Vale fazer o download porque esse CD tem músicas excelentes, mas: (1) começar com um instrumental morno? (2) "Tomorrow Never Knows" (Beatles) apenas instrumental? Etc. Carácoles.

Fill yours now! "Prescription For the Blues," A Mick/Mintz Project, is first fruit of the musical collision of guitarist Joe Mick and bassist Ari "Doc o Rock" Mintz. Within months of their introduction at the Gary Gand Pro Blues Jam, the pair began the studio work that grew to involve many of the fine players who attend the legendary Tuesday night sessions.On this CD, many soulful soloists - frequently Mick and the guitarist Gand himself, combine with fine vocalists and the tightly nuanced Mintz/Shaffer rhythm section, treating the listener to fifteen tracks of addictive blues, jazz, and/or rock that is sure to cure whatever ails!

Tracks:
01. Stevie's New Shoes
02. You Think You Got The Blues
03. Amelia
04. Wang Dang Doodle
05. That's What She Said
06. Finest Lovin' Man
07. Deny, Deny, Deny
08. Southside Loving
09. Tomorrow Never Knows
10. Get In Line
11. Ebony 27
12. In Your Grace
13. Bad Bad Daddy
14. Leave Go My Bones

As palavras e as coisas


To understand mental function, we need to uncover the representations and processes underlying our ability to comprehend and to produce words, sentences, numbers, and objects. The unique contribution to the field of neuropsychology is the investigation of these representations and processes in individuals who have sustained selective brain damage. This special issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology exemplifies this type of research and is designed to pay tribute to Eleanor M. Saffran, one of the pioneers of this discipline.

Words and Things
Marlene Behrmann & Karalyn Paterson (edits)
Routledge 2006 320 pages PDF 3.03 MB http://www.filesonic.com/file/63692701/1841699640.rar

segunda-feira, 24 de janeiro de 2011

Algumas Músicas

Sun Kil Moon - Ocean Breathes Salty



http://cfs.tistory.com/attach/7103/1021340429.mp3

Sun Kil Moon - Glenn Tipton
(Thanks to Indie Muse)



http://indiemuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/01 Glenn Tipton.mp3

Fionn Regan – Be Good or Be Gone
(Thanks to Indie Muse)



http://indiemuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/01%20Be%20Good%20Or%20Be%20Gone.mp3

As obras para violino solo de Bach


J.S. Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin have had a central place in the repertoire since the mid-18th century. This engaging introduction to these works is the first comprehensive exploration of their place within Bach's music, focusing on their structural and stylistic features as they have been perceived over time. Combining an analytical study, a historical guide, and an insightful introduction to Bach's style, the book will help violinists, scholars, and listeners develop a deeper personal involvement with many aspects of these wonderful pieces.

Bach's Works for Solo Violin
Joel Lester
Oxford University Press 1999 200 pages PDF 1.9 MB http://www.filesonic.com/file/62889269/0195120973.rar

Vamos Falar Japonês

Nihongo Notes Vol. 1-10 Complete Set
Osamu Mizutani & Nobuko Mizutani

The Japan Times, Ltd. 1977-1990 10 Volumes, 720 articles PDF 40 MB

The "Nihongo Notes" series of books are a compilation of "Japan Times" columns about the Japanese language that deal with specific conversations and situations; for example, how to start a business discussion, how to develop and conclude discussions, and how to make requests and criticize others. Examples of actual discussions, polite and informal, are included, as well as several examples of common [and often amusing] mistakes; but this is not just a common phrase book: each entry is given a two-page explanation of usage.

Nihongo Notes 1 - Speaking and Living in Japan: This is a collection of 70 columns which first appeared in The Japan Times under the title of "Nihongo Notes" from August 1, 1976 to November 27, 1977, together with a list of common expressions used in daily life. These columns are designed to explain some points that are difficult for foreigners to understand but that, once explained, can help them understand the Japanese language better.

Nihongo Notes 2 - Expressing Oneself in Japanese: This book is a compilation of the 70 columns which appeared in The Japan Times from December 3rd, 1977 to April 1st, 1979 under the title "Nihongo Notes". A section of polite conversational expressions has been added to supplement the columns. While continuing to deal with the actual usage of various Japanese expressions, the book attempts to provide more detailed explanations: specific situations such as how the Japanese start business discussion, how they develop and conclude discussions, and how they make requests and criticize others.

Nihongo Notes 3 - Understanding Japanese Usage (70 columns from April 8, 1979 to August 3, 1980): The columns in this volume deal with such diverse aspects of Japanese usage as socially significant words and phrases, exchanges in professional situations, reserved-sounding speech, the speech of senior members towards younger members in a group, the speech of young people, and word play.

Nihongo Notes 4 - Understanding Communication in Japanese (70 columns from August 10, 1980 to December 6, 1981): The columns in this volume deal with such diverse aspects of Japanese usage as expressions used at ceremonial occasions like wedding parties, expressions used to reinforce the feeling of belonging to the same group, expressions used for implicitly conveying one's requests, emphatic expressions of one's feelings, and important nonverbal expressions like bowing and knocking.

Nihongo Notes 5 - Studying Japanese in Context (70 columns from December 13, 1981 to April 10, 1983): The columns in this volume include various expressions of reserve and consideration used toward the listener, and also several common mistakes that foreigners are apt to make.

Nihongo Notes 6 - Situational Japanese 1 (74 columns from April 17, 1983 to September 9, 1984): While continuing to explain the actual usage of various Japanese expressions, we have changed the format slightly from this volume on to focus on how Japanese is used in specific situations and for specific purposes. In other words, we have shifted the emphasis from an expression-oriented approach to a situation-oriented one.

Nihongo Notes 7 - Situational Japanese 2 (74 columns from September 16, 1984 to February 9, 1986): This volume explains, among other things, how the Japanese talk in familiar conversation, how men's and women's speech differ, how pronunciation changes in rapid speech, and how the topic is indicated in Japanese sentences.

Nihongo Notes 8 - Situational Japanese 3 (74 columns from February 16, 1986 to July 19, 1987): This book explains how some basic words and phrases are used in social life, how the Japanese modify their speech depending on the purpose, and what expressions are most likely to precede certain categories of speech such as making a request, apologizing, stating an opinion, and reporting what another person has said.

Nihongo Notes 9 - Situational Japanese 4 (74 columns from July 26, 1987 to December 18, 1988): This volume discusses how the Japanese express themselves for such purposes as making requests, asking about someone's intentions, offering explanation, showing goodwill, and criticizing others. The book also explains the subtle difference between two similar expressions and show how to foreigner can avoid making mistakes in using them.

Nihongo Notes 10 - Situational Japanese 5 (74 columns from December 1988 to May 18, 1990): This book discusses, among other things, how the Japanese express themselves for such purposes as stating an opinion, thanking someone for some service, offering to do a favor, giving advice, and giving compliments. The book also explains the subtle difference between two similar expressions and show how to foreigner can avoid making mistakes in using them.

Download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/197494885/Nihongo_Notes_Vol_01-10.rar

The Maldives


The Maldives - Listen To The Thunder (2009)
mp3 VBR~270 kbps 108 MB
Alternative Country-Rock, Americana, Alternative/ Indie Rock

One of the most promising bands on the Pacific Northwest's roots rock scene, the Maldives are an expansive nine-piece band whose music recalls the mature and graceful storytelling of the Band and the rougher, more forceful attack of alt-country acts such as the Old 97's and the Drive-By Truckers. The Maldives (named for a string of islands in the Indian Ocean) are led by lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Jason Dodson, who formed the band in early 2002, not long after relocating to Vancouver, WA from his native Virginia. Dodson and guitarist Jason Bonn originally conceived the Maldives as a band playing indie pop influenced by the Flaming Lips and Wilco, but Dodson became disenchanted with the style and his songwriting started moving into a country-influenced direction. During the early years of the Maldives, musicians came in and out of the lineup at a heady pace (Dodson told a journalist in 2006 that approximately 30 people had joined and quit the band by that point), and for a while Dodson was using the name while touring as a solo act. Near the end of 2004, Dodson was set to play a show at Seattle's renowned roots music venue the Tractor Tavern, and he asked Bonn and fellow guitarist Tim Gadbois to join him for the show; the performance was a success that sparked a new beginning for the Maldives, and soon the trio was joined by bassist Chris Warner, Chris Zasche on pedal steel and keyboards, and drummer Ryan McMackin. This lineup recorded the Maldives' self-titled debut album in 2005, which was released by Dodson a year later once he pulled together the money for mastering and pressing. Before long, three more members were added to the group -- Kevin Barrans on banjo, accordion, and keyboards, Seth Warren on violin, and Tomo Nakayama on percussion and keyboards -- and word began to spread through the Northwest about the group's impressive, dynamic live shows and Dodson's intelligent, nuanced songwriting. In the fall of 2009, the nine-piece Maldives, cited by several local critics as one of Washington's best live bands, released Listen to the Thunder through the independent label Mt. Fuji Records. --> AMG

When they are ruling the sold-out stages of Ballard Ave. and beyond, The Maldives are full-on Wrangler head-bangers. They’re a lot country and a lot rock‘n roll, because there is nothing little about The Maldives–not their nine full-time members, their sound, or their potential. But as big as they are on stage, there’s a delicateness to their album Listen to the Thunder.In the adept hands of Kory Kruckenberg, not a one of those nine-instruments overshadows Jason Dodson’s twang-tinged vocals or his poetic every-man lyrics. Whether it’s Seth Warren’s fiddle or the singing of Chris Zaches’ pedal steel, each instrument in The Maldives vast country orchestra cradles Dodson’s songs, enhancing a complex mood the lyrics are setting. Dodson writes songs that come from a place of living life, not fighting it, and it celebrates that life without glossing over its sadness. Listen to the Thunder is as much about life’s burden as it is about it’s beauty, and at any given moment it’s equally likely to tug at your heartstrings as get your blood pumping. They may be one of Seattle’s biggest bands (literally and figuratively), but as the album reveals, there’s more to The Maldives than meets the eye.

Tracks:
1 Goodbye
2 Time Is Right Now
3 Cold November
4 Say Nothing
5 Do You Still
6 Tequila Sunday
7 Whidbey Island Blues
8 The New One
9 Blood Relations
10 Walk Away

domingo, 23 de janeiro de 2011

Algumas Músicas

Kieran Kane - In A Town This Size



http://blueumbrella.hautetfort.com/media/01/00/0239dfafc5caf129a54f1f4968d937cd.mp3

Matt Urmy - Cry Freedom



http://thedailytimes.com/assets/mp3/MT6756972.MP3

Lyle Lovett - Step Inside This House



http://www.snapdrive.net/files/545478/03 Step Inside This House.mp3

Carleigh Nesbit - Your City Skies



http://www.readthehook.com/music/uploads/2008/09/carleigh-nesbit_your-city-skies.mp3

Elizabeth Spelke


The Baby Lab
How Elizabeth Spelke Peers into the Infant Mind
By Margaret Talbot, September 5, 2006
The New Yorker

Esse artigo da revista New Yorker (espetaculares - tanto o artigo como a revista...) nos dá um retrato dessa cientista de Harvard, especialista em desenvolvimento infantil. Sua abordagem da vida e do trabalho de Spelke é tão abrangente que vou deixar que o próprio leitor interessado em psicologia do desenvolvimento infantil faça sua leitura e avaliação. Cheguei ao artigo através desse site de Harvard, que desejo recomendar com veemência: nele há dezenas de artigos da autoria e co-autoria de Spelke sobre o assunto, datados de 1973 a 2011 (in press).

Seus artigos mais 'básicos' (veja os quatro exemplos abaixo) são minoria. Spelke dedica-se mais a questões individualizadas como atenção, conhecimento espacial e representação geométrica, percepção de objetos sonoros e móveis, distinção entre animado e inanimado, etc. Seu maior interesse, ao que parece, está na conceituação e manipulação de número pela criança (bebê), e o surgimento e desenvolvimento dessa habilidade.
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Spelke, E. S. (1983). Cognition in infancy. MIT Occasional Papers in Cognitive Science. No. 23

Spelke, E. S., Breinlinger, K., Macomber, J., & Jacobson, K. (1992). Origins of knowledge. Psychological Review, 99, 605-632.

Spelke, E. S. (2000). Core knowledge. American Psychologist, 55, 1233-1243

Hespos, S. J., & Spelke, E. S. (2004). Conceptual precursors to language. Nature, 430, 453-456.
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Estando no site do Laboratory for Developmental Studies, de Harvard, não deixe de dar uma olhada nos laboratórios de Susan Carey, Jesse Snedeker e Felix Warneken. Neste último temos diversos vídeos prá lá de interessantes com crianças e macacos sendo estudados cognitivamente.

Versão tremenda de Fast Car, no YouTube


Segurança rítmica e harmônica, segunda voz impecável, simples e no alvo, imagem e som perfeitos (a não ser pela mania de foco crítico, que fixa os dedos do instrumentista - por exemplo - e o restante da imagem fica blurred). Um achado felicíssimo.

Kina Grannis & Boyce Avenue - Fast Car (original de Tracy Chapman)

Ryan Bingham


Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses – Junky Star (2010)
MP3 CBR 320kbps 128 MB
Alt-Country, Americana, Contemporary Singer/ Songwriter, Country-Folk

Songwriter Ryan Bingham has grown tremendously on this third full-length. Barely 30 years old, his previous work showed promise but carried the excess expected of a novice. Bingham won both a Golden Globe and an Oscar for "The Weary Kind," the theme song from the film Crazy Heart. The song was produced by T-Bone Burnett, creating a partnership extended on Junky Star. Bingham and his Dead Horses—drummer Matthew Smith, bassist Elijah Ford, and guitarist Corby Schaub, prove the song was no fluke. The sound is pure Americana; these 12 lyrically sophisticated yet direct songs, reflect a host of tense, lost, desperate, individuals dreaming the same dark dream, one that suggests that we are all growing tenser with the times. Bingham has trimmed his songwriting to the bone, while learing to use metaphor and metonomy like a veteran. A former rodeo rider, he wears his influences proudly: Guthrie, Dylan, Van Zandt, Ely, Earle, Clark, and Hubbard. He begins with a sandblasted vision of America in "the Poet." Amid acoustic guitars, a lonesome harmonica ,restrained electric and bass drum, Bingham's whiskey-smoked vocal offers a lyric theme the entire album turns on: "As I keep walking, people keep talking/About things they've never seen or done/Homeless sleep in the park, lovers kiss in the dark/Me, I keep moving on through time." Time is suspended as Bingham's protagonists tell stories from the road (some of them bone-chilling), from America's past and present, physically and psychologically. Rootlessness as peace of mind is portrayed via country rock in "The Wandering," but the feeling in "Strange Feeling In The Air," the title track, a deeply moving acoustic murder ballad (they are strewn throughout the album), and the angry uptempo "Depression," reflect a contradiction: constant movement is the key to survival, not necessarily peace. "Hallelujah" is another murder ballad with a disturbing twist. "Lay My Head On The Rail," is pure folk poetry illustrated by a lone acoustic guitar. The blues in "Hard Worn Trail," are rooted in poverty worry, strained, broken relationships resulting in the search for comfort. It doesn't come anywehre on Junky Star. "All Choked Up Again," set to Waylon Jennings' brand of outlaw country closes it out by mining the existential darkness deeper. Bingham is unflinching, but his songs hold out for a glimmer of something else. The only real consolation Junky Star offers is that no one need feel alone in her or his desperation-this is a true accomplishment. Bingham has delivered a set of songs that mirrors our uncertain times in a musical language that doesn't unduly distort or romanticise them.

Tracks:

1. (04:58) The Poet

2. (03:08) The Wandering

3. (04:46) Strange Feelin' In The Air

4. (04:49) Junky Star

5. (04:53) Depression

6. (05:00) Hallelujah

7. (04:14) Yesterday's Blues

8. (04:30) Direction Of The Wind

9. (03:01) Lay My Head On The Rail

10. (03:56) Hard Worn Trail

11. (05:18) Self-Righteous Wall

12. (06:12) All Choked Up Again

http://hotfile.com/dl/66041455/b258e90/RB-JS320.rar.html

Deadstring Brothers


Deadstring Brothers - São Paulo (2010)
MP3 VBR~234kbps 64MB
Alternative Country-Rock, Americana, Alternative/ Indie Rock, Country

There's no sense repeating the Rolling Stones circa Exile on Main St. comparisons that will likely dog Detroit's Deadstring Brothers for the foreseeable future. It's more productive to start from that assumption and progress on to the songs and performances from the band's fourth release and third for scrappy Americana label Bloodshot. The imprint is a perfect fit for the group's raw, ragged, and above all soulful country-rock. Frontman Kurt Marschke replicates Jagger's languid drawl down to the occasional falsetto he employs on whiskey-soaked rockers such as "Houston," but this is more of a tribute to, rather than an imitation of, the Stones' notorious frontman. Better still is the overall quality of these songs, all but two of which are written or co-penned by Marschke. The female harmonies of frontwoman Masha Marjieh, so impressive in concert and previously a staple of the Deadstrings' driving vocal attack, are relegated to the sidelines since she only contributes to three tracks. The tattered truck-stop country at the heart of the group's approach combines with a Cajun accordion on the lovely ballad "Yesterday's Style," one of a pair of contributions from U.K. guitarist Spencer Cullum. His wailing pedal steel threads the country & western that weaves through so much of this disc. Tracks such as the soaring midtempo "Can't Make It Through the Night," with its female gospel-infused background vocals, are better than the filler on the mid-'70s Stones albums the DBs obviously love. Some might hear the affecting "Adalee" and dismiss it as a poor man's "Angie" or "Coming Down Again" (both from Goat's Head Soup) but with its accordion and heartfelt vocal from the always impressive Marschke, it's more than a knockoff. Few bands nail this somewhat retro sound more impressively than the Deadstring Brothers, so even if it's not exactly original, the album remains compelling, affecting, and refreshingly out of step with much of contemporary roots rock. AMG

Tracks:
1.São Paulo
2.Smile
3.Houston
4.Can't Make It Through The Night
5.Adalee
6.The River Song
7.It's A Shame
8.The Same Old Rule
9.Yesterday's Style

sábado, 22 de janeiro de 2011

Algumas Músicas

Isbells – As Long as It Takes
(thanks to ipickmynose)



http://blog.ipickmynose.com/mp3s/01%20as%20long%20as%20it%20takes.mp3

A Weather – Oh My Stars
(thanks to ipickmy nose)



http://blog.ipickmynose.com/mp3s/oh_my_stars.mp3

Jeff Finlin - Bringing My Love



http://blog.rykodisc.com/blog/jefffinlin/03_Bringing_My_Love.mp3

Ronny Cox - Love Slips Away



http://www.ronnycox.com/mp3/Live/Love_Slips_Away.mp3

As consequências do Iluminismo


What is the relationship between contemporary intellectual culture and the European Enlightenment? In Consequences of Enlightenment, Anthony Cascardi revisits the arguments advanced in Horkheimer and Adorno's seminal work Dialectic of Enlightenment. Cascardi argues that postmodern culture does not reject Enlightenment beliefs and explores the link between aesthetics and politics in thinkers as diverse as Habermas, Derrida, Arendt, Nietzsche, Hegel and Wittgenstein. He reverses the tendency to see art simply in terms of the worldly practices among which it is situated. Aesthetic objects, he argues, are themselves capable of disclosing truth.

Consequences of Enlightenment
Anthony Cascardi
Cambridge University Press 1999 274 pages PDF 1.1 MB
http://www.filesonic.com/file/61101005/052148149X.rar

O projeto Ondas Cerebrais, da Royal Society

Royal Society – Brain Waves: Neuroscience, Society and Policy
Daniel Lende Posted: January 20, 2011

O excelente blog do PLOS, Neuroanthropology, dá uma dica:

The Royal Society has just put out the first module of its Brain Waves project, which provides a primer on the state of art in neuroscience and how neuroscience intersects with society. The ten essays cover a range of relevant topics for neuroanthropology, with an introduction written by Prof. Colin Blakemore.

The first section covers the scope and limits of neuroimaging, neuropsychopharmacology, neural interfaces, consciousness, and reward.

The second section focuses on neuroscience and society, with takes on benefits, risks, neuroethics, and governance.

All the essays, which generally range from 8 to 12 pages and are written in clear prose and have citations for further exploration, have been written almost entirely by prominent British experts. They are freely available as pdfs.

Leia o restante no link acima.

A máquina memética


What is a meme? First coined by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 study The Selfish Gene, a meme is any idea, behavior, or skill that can be transferred from one person to another by imitation: stories, fashions, inventions, recipes, songs, and ways of plowing a field, throwing a baseball, or making a sculpture. It is also one of the most important--and controversial--concepts to emerge since Darwin's Origin of the Species. Here, Blackmore boldly asserts: "Just as the design of our bodies can be understood only in terms of natural selection, so the design of our minds can be understood only in terms of memetic selection." Indeed, The Meme Machine shows that once our distant ancestors acquired the crucial ability to imitate, a second kind of natural selection began: a survival of the fittest among competing ideas and behaviors. Those that proved most adaptive--making tools, for example, or using language--survived and flourished, replicating themselves in as many minds as possible. These memes then passed themselves on from generation to generation by helping to ensure that the genes of those who acquired them also survived and reproduced. Applying this theory to many aspects of human life, Blackmore brilliantly explains why we live in cities, why we talk so much, why we can't stop thinking, why we behave altruistically, how we choose our mates, and much more. With controversial implications for our religious beliefs, our free will, and our very sense of "self", this provocative book will be must reading any general reader or student interested in psychology, biology, or anthropology.

The Meme Machine
Susan Blackmore
Foreword by Richard Dawkins
Oxford University Press 2000 288 pages PDF 1,6 MB
http://www.filesonic.com/file/61234913/019286212X_0198503652Meme.rar

sexta-feira, 21 de janeiro de 2011

Algumas Músicas

Joe Pug – Bury Me Far (From My Uniform)
(thanks to ipickmynose)



http://blog.ipickmynose.com/mp3s/09%20Bury%20Me%20Far%20From%20My%20Uniform.mp3

Kurt Vile - In my Time
(many thanks to Gimme Tinnitus)



http://gimmetinnitus.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/In%20My%20Time.mp3

Wintersleep – New Inheritors



http://www.herohill.com/MP3/04%20New%20Inheritors.mp3

Warren Zevon – Keep Me In Your Heart
(thanks to ipickmynose)



http://blog.ipickmynose.com/mp3s/11%20Keep%20Me%20in%20Your%20Heart.mp3

Informação, Matéria e Energia

Information, Matter and Energy - a non-linear world-view
Pierre Madl & Maricela Yip 2006
University of Salzburg

Antigamente (muuuito antigamente) os componentes básicos do mundo em que vivemos eram fogo, terra, ar e água. Os filósofos gregos (para ficarmos no Ocidente) escolhiam a esmo um desses elementos e, com base em desenvolvimentos hipotéticos do mesmo, criavam sua história cósmica. Como o bicho-homem não pára quieto, um deles (Anaximandro) postulou o ápeiron como princípio das coisas: a idéia não-matemática do infinito ilimitado e indeterminado, como quis Julián Marías. Esta heresia materialista só podia dar no que deu: uma confusão dos diabos, que só ficou esclarecida com a criação da relatividade e da teoria quântica. Hoje estamos mais tranquilos, cosmologicamente falando, do que estávamos há 2.500 anos: os componentes básicos do nosso Universo são informação, matéria e energia.

As galimatias quânticas e os apotegmas relativistas são hoje nossas ferramentas epistemológicas para tentar compreender o incompreensível, isto é, como a interação dessas três entidades cria e mantém o Universo conhecido. É preciso dar um pequeno desconto nos arroubos new age pós-modernistas que se intrometem no vocabulário científico dos autores (especialmente no abstract). Madl e Yip explicam tudinho pra nós:

"Hoje é possível interpretar a natureza como uma relação toma-lá-dá-cá contínua entre matéria, energia e informação. A energia, utilizada como um conceito para se entender a dinâmica da maioria dos processos físicos, é o potencial para que mudanças sejam causadas, enquanto que, por outro lado, a matéria é a substância de que se compõem os objetos físicos. Isto constitui o universo observável. De acordo com as teorias da relatividade e da mecânica quântica, não existe distinção essencial entre matéria, frequência e energia. Assim, a informação, enquanto terceito elemento dessa relação, obviamente determina a forma e a gestalt. Mediada pela energia necessária, a informação materializada é matéria. A tríade IEM, por assim dizer, faz uma ponte entre o soma e a significância, onde a função de onda (o campo) se constitui como o aspecto mental (ou de significância) do elétron. Aqui, o a campo e a partícula nunca se distinguem, sendo em verdade aspectos de uma mesma realidade. O campo age sobre a partícula não através de intensidade, mas através de seu conteúdo de informação (forma). Faz surgir uma atividade que é identificada com o significado (proto-inteligência) que guia o elétron. Entretanto, isto não é um fluxo unidirecional: tanto a informação como as entidades materializadas fazem feedback entre si através de meios energéticos, com a interface entre espírito e matéria sendo a informação. Infelizmente, um entendimento científico atual enfatiza os aspectos físicos, já que não é capaz de entender e interpretar o significado associado".

Esse trecho parece indicar que Madl e Yip estavam sob a influência de alguma substância ilegal ao escrevê-lo, mas não deixe de ler os três itens anteriores (intitulados adequadamente "energia", "matéria" e "informação"), que trazem concepções interessantes sobre o andar dessa carruagem. Por exemplo: "A energia é aprisionada diretamente no nível eletrônico (de 'elétron') e é armazenada como energias de ligação eletrônica e vibracional em gradientes, campos e padrões de fluxo cíclico, compartimentos, organelas, células, tecidos, órgãos, organismos e populações inteiras. A 'corrente de fluxo descendente' de elétrons, por exemplo, é represada e utilizada para a fabricação de ATP, que por sua vez é reconvertida em ADP na biosíntese de todas as biomoléculas, e para o crescimento e desenvolvimento, para os sentidos, o movimento, o pensamento, para se amar - resumindo, para se viver".

O melhor dos Jayhawks


The Jayhawks – Tomorrow the Green Grass 2CD
Original recording remastered (2011)
mp3 VBR~256 kbps 246 MB (5% recovery inf.) January 18, 2011Alternative Country-Rock, Americana, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alt-Country

The liner notes to the Jayhawks' career-making 1992 album, Hollywood Town Hall, were written by friend-of-the-band Joe Henry, then a struggling musician himself (and now one of the most prolific producers around). In just a few short paragraphs, Henry evokes not so much the music made by the Minneapolis band, but presumably what the music was about: wayward drifters with sad histories who disappeared, hitting the road in search of better times. The Jayhawks were never so down on their luck as their characters, but they were drifters just the same, ostensibly headquartered in the Twin Cities but always traveling to the next show and the next show after that. In the late 1980s and early 90s, they stayed on the road almost constantly, paying their dues and gradually playing to larger and larger audiences. They were alt-country merely by coincidence, gestating in isolation and predating the movement by several years. The band incorporated a wide range of styles and influences into their stately Americana, not just country and certainly not punk, but classic rock, folk, power pop, and lots of feedback from Gary Louris fuzzbox-filtered guitar-- all seemingly absorbed with every mile of road traveled and every city played.What the Jayhawks never drifted toward was success-- at least not the kind that they and their fans felt the music warranted. Even so, a full 25 years after forming, the Jayhawks don't come across as also-rans, which is itself a minor miracle. Hollywood Town Hall and Tomorrow the Green Grass still live and breathe, and these two new, long-awaited reissues sound like the logical conclusions of a legacy-shaping campaign that began with 2009's career retrospective, Music From the North Country. Neither of these albums was a hit, exactly, but they have endured to become something more impressive. They show the Jayhawks unmoored from any one particular trend or style, devising new ways to combine roots and rock without skimping on either. (...) Pitchfork

TRACKS
Disc 1
1. Blue
2. I'd Run Away
3. Miss Williams Guitar
4. Two Hearts
5. Real Light
6. Over My Shoulder
7. Bad Time
8. See Him On The Street
9. Nothing Left To Borrow
10. Ann Jane
11. Pray For Me
12. Red s Song
13. Ten Little Kids
14. Tomorrow The Green Grass
15. You And I (Ba-Ba-Ba)
16. Sweet Hobo Self
17. Last Cigarette
18. Sleep While You Can
Disc 2
1. Pray For Me
2. Won't Be Coming Home
3. No Place
4. Precious Time
5. Poor Michael's Boat
6. Ranch House In Phoenix
7. Cotton Dress
8. She Picks The Violets
9. Bloody Hands
10. Up Above The River
11. Over My Shoulder
12. Blue From Now On (take 2)
13. Hold Me Close
14. Turn Your Pretty Name Around
15. You And I (Ba-Ba-Ba)
16. Red s Song
17. Nothing Left To Borrow

quinta-feira, 20 de janeiro de 2011

Algumas Músicas

Chris Garneau - Not Nice
M.U.S.I.C.Ã.O



http://absolutelykosher.com/musicfiles/Chris_Garneau-Not_Nice.mp3

The Justin Andrew Band - Save Your Breath (Big Hurry Cover)
(many thanks to Draw.Us.Lines)



http://www.drawuslines.com/wp-content/themes/digg-3-col/music/Save%20Your%20Breath%20Demo.mp3

Ronny Cox - Always in the Wind



http://www.bertoncini.com/RonnyCox/01 Track 1.mp3

Ronny Cox - Corn, Water, And Wood



http://www.ronnycox.com/mp3/CowboySavant/CornWaterAndWood.mp3