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Summary: Transcendent Man explores the theories of inventor, futurist, and best selling author Ray Kurzweil (The Singularity Is Near), who predicts that in the not-so-distant future, the science fiction behind The Terminator, Blade Runner, Total Recall, The Matrix, and I Robot will become science fact. The film follows Kurzweil as he journeys the world sharing his mind-bending vision of a future in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama Films 2011

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRA

Summary: This series explores the startling new map of the brain that has emerged from the past decade of neuroscience and shares a revelatory view of this most complicated organ, which now contradicts much of what we previously believed. Narrated by actress Blair Brown, the series tells stories through a mix of personal histories, expert commentary and cutting-edge animation. Viewers will not only...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2001

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SEC

Torrey, E. Fuller (Edwin Fuller)

Summary: Religions and mythologies from around the world teach that God or gods created humans. Atheist, humanist, and materialist critics, meanwhile, have attempted to turn theology on its head, claiming that religion is a human invention. In this book, E. Fuller Torrey draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to propose a startling answer to the ultimate question. Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 200 TOR

Corballis, Michael C.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1991

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 152.335 COR

Kurzweil, Ray.

1 hold on 1 copy

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2005

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Deacon, Terrence W.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.6 DEA

Wolf, Maryanne.

Summary: A developmental psychologist evaluates the ways in which reading and writing have transformed the human brain, in an anecdotal study that reveals the significant changes in evolutionary brain physiology throughout history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 612.82 WOLF

Chopra, Deepak.

Summary: "... two great thinkers battle over the cosmos, evolution and life, the human brain, and God, probing the fundamental questions that define the human experience"--Container.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 201.65 CHO

Summary: Did the ancestors of the human race go through a crucial semi-aquatic phase? This balanced program examines the latest evidence that water played a major role in human evolution and assesses how it stands up to the traditional Savanna Theory proposed by Darwin. Preeminent critics and adherents of the Aquatic Ape Theory discuss such key points as humans' unique diving reflex and voluntary breath...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Wang, Sam

Summary: In thirty-six each half hour lectures, Professor Sam Wang explores the science and mystery of the human nervous system, from essential neurochemical and neurobiological processes to the psychological and social constructs they are thought to produce.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 612.8 NEU
Call number: DVD 612.8 NEU

Summary: Although it's smaller than some varieties of grapefruit, the human brain remains a vast, unexplored territory-and a marvel of design and function. This classic program evokes lingering questions about the brain's structure, how it works, the roles that experience and genetic history play in its development, the biology behind emotion and memory, and what happens when things go wrong inside the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Packing the trunk, finding the right road, parking in a tight spot-are these masculine tasks, best accomplished with a man's mechanical aptitude and spatial reasoning? This program resists broadly brushed stereotypes, but does identify disparities in the ways men and women operate machines, manipulate tools, focus on tasks, and navigate. Accompanying two teams as they race to organize and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Is the key theory about how we evolved from apes based on mistaken evidence? Since 1974, the 3.2-million-year-old fossil dubbed "Lucy" has been considered humankind's prime ancestor. Now, a fossil recently unearthed in Kenya by distinguished paleontologist Dr. Meave Leakey is rewriting the theories. This program examines the implications of Flat-Faced Man, a bipedal hominid just as old as Lucy...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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