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Kristen S.

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  • The Physics of Time - and the Ephemeral Moment That Einstein Could Not Explain
  • By: Richard A. Muller
  • Narrated by: Christopher Grove
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

You are reading the word now right now. But what does that mean? What makes the ephemeral moment now so special? Its enigmatic character has bedeviled philosophers, priests, and modern-day physicists from Augustine to Einstein and beyond. Einstein showed that the flow of time is affected by both velocity and gravity, yet he despaired at his failure to explain the meaning of now. Equally puzzling: Why does time flow? Some physicists have given up trying to understand and call the flow of time an illusion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-04-16

interesting...

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Reviewed: 08-01-17

very interesting, but also very hard to follow as someone not incredibly up to snuff on my physics.

  • How Dogs Learn

  • By: Mary R. Burch, Jon S. Bailey
  • Narrated by: Christopher Solimene
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
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    4 out of 5 stars 89
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    4 out of 5 stars 91

This book explores the fascinating science of operant conditioning, where science and dog training meet. How Dogs Learn discusses the basic principles of behavior and how they can be used to teach your dog new skills, diagnose problems, and eliminate unwanted behaviors. It's for anyone who wants to better understand the learning process in dogs. Every concept is laid out clearly and precisely, and its relevance to your dog and how you train is explained.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The narration is awful!

  • By Cari on 04-18-18

informative and interesting

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Reviewed: 07-16-17

book was very informative and interesting at the same time, making for a great refresher of learning theory with real life examples of applications.

  • Tales from Both Sides of the Brain

  • A Life in Neuroscience
  • By: Michael S. Gazzaniga
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 100
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    4 out of 5 stars 91
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    4 out of 5 stars 92

In the mid-20th century, Michael S. Gazzaniga made one of the great discoveries in the history of neuroscience: split-brain theory, the notion that the right and left hemispheres of the brain can act independently from each other and have different strengths.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The brain science was all that was interesting

  • By buckeye2 on 03-25-15

good, but...

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Reviewed: 07-10-17

very easy to tune out of. just not all that engaging, although some moments were great

  • Subliminal

  • How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior
  • By: Leonard Mlodinow
  • Narrated by: Leonard Mlodinow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 512

Leonard Mlodinow, the best-selling author of The Drunkard’s Walk and coauthor of The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), gives us a startling and eye-opening examination of how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world and how, for instance, we often misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and business associates, misunderstand the reasons for our investment decisions, and misremember important events.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Good

  • By Bob on 06-24-12

great read

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Reviewed: 09-17-16

A nice, light way to dive into a fascinating and deep subject! I would highly recommend

  • Animals in Translation

  • Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
  • By: Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson
  • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

Temple Grandin’s professional training as an animal scientist and her history as a person with autism have given her a perspective like that of no other expert in the field. Grandin and coauthor Catherine Johnson present their powerful theory that autistic people can often think the way animals think—putting autistic people in the perfect position to translate “animal talk.”

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, but I have a bone to pick...

  • By Tango on 05-06-13

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Reviewed: 08-11-16

This book has tremendous promise, but Grandin is somehow decades behind the times with her facts about dogs and their social structures..... dominance theory was disproved decades ago, and modern training studies show us shock cause a stress in dogs..... really disappointing.

the book's delivery was also awkward. long, random pauses completely threw off the book's rhythm.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • NeuroLogic

  • The Brain's Hidden Rationale Behind Our Irrational Behavior
  • By: Eliezer Sternberg
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

A groundbreaking investigation of the brain's hidden logic behind our strangest behaviors and of how conscious and unconscious systems interact in order to create our experience and preserve our sense of self.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • great story, well sourced, based on assumptions.

  • By Adam on 05-26-16

amazing

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Reviewed: 03-11-16

intensely interesting while also informative - I feel I learned a lot while having fun!

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Tales from the Couch

  • A Clinical Psychologist's True Stories of Psychopathology
  • By: Dr. Bob Wendorf
  • Narrated by: Bob Reed
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Drawn from Dr. Bob Wendorf's 36-year career as a clinical psychologist, the book examines the lives of some of his most troubled patients in a project that aims to both educate and fascinate the listener. Clinical syndromes are described and dramatized by real-life case examples (altered only as necessary to protect patient confidentiality).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Case Studies

  • By William R. Toddmancillas on 10-06-18

presumptuous and condescending

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-10-16

interesting at times, with potentially fascinating stories, the author's pessimism and and sarcasm are disappointing

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • When Breath Becomes Air

  • By: Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,109
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,921
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,868

At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational yet Existential Crisis Inducing

  • By Celia on 05-31-16

truly genius

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Reviewed: 02-24-16

drawing from philosophy, literature, science, and even a bit of humor, When Breath Becomes Air is more than worth the time!