A full-color celebration of stunning visual illusions and the science behind them In Champions of Illusion, Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik present a smorgasbord of mystifying images, many selected from their Best Illusion of the Year Contest. Whether it’s false motion, tricks of perspective, or shifting colors, Champions of Illusion is packed with adventures in visual perception. If you have ever found yourself face-to-face with an utterly bewildering illusion, you know the powerful effect such images have on the mind. The question we often ask ourselves is, How is that possible? Martinez-Conde and Macknik, who study the intersection of neuroscience, illusions, and stage magic, explain just why we think we see the things we see. The Best Illusion of the Year Contest draws entries from vision scientists, artists, magicians, and mathematicians bent on creating today’s most beguiling illusions. Featuring the contest’s most bizarre effects and unbelievable mind tricks, along with classic illusions and illuminating descriptions of what is actually going on in your brain when you are deceived by visuals on the page, Champions of Illusion is an electrifying mix of science and magic that you will not soon forget.
The Science Behind Mind-Boggling Images and Mystifying Brain Puzzles
Author: Susana Martinez-Conde,Stephen Macknik
Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
DIV Pete Sampras is arguably the greatest player tennis has ever seen. A man whose hard-nosed work ethic led to an unprecedented No. 1 world ranking for 286 consecutive weeks, and whose prodigious talent made possible an as yet unbroken 14 Grand Slam record. Yet while more vocal rivals often grabbed the headlines, Pete gave everything on the court, revealing little outside it. Now, in A Champion’s Mind, this very private champion, who so often recoiled from letting the world ‘inside his head’, finally opens up. Here, for the first time, Pete speaks candidly about the personal trials he faced; the single-minded determination crucial to survival in the topflight; and the pressure of competing under the unblinking gaze of a media machine hungry for more than mere athletic prowess. He describes the titanic matches fought, the personalities and the rivalries – a devastating early loss to Stefan Edberg, and his consequent monastic commitment to the game; Davis Cup doubles with a fiery John McEnroe; a gruelling, four-hour US Open quarterfinal against Alex Corretja, ending with a tie-break and Pete on a drip; and of course Andre Agassi, arch-rival and friend, the player Pete faced at his first Grand Slam final and his last, 12 years later. Frank, insightful and passionate A Champion’s Mind is a unique and intimate account of what it takes to win. Pete Sampras was the youngest male player to win the US Open and holds 64 top level singles titles and two doubles. In 2005 TENNIS magazine named him the greatest player of the open era. Peter Bodo is a senior editor and chief columnist at TENNIS magazine. /div
A Champion's Mind
Author: Pete Sampras
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
Author: John Brant,Alberto Salazar
"You are holding in your hands the strongest tool for building a brilliant future for you and your children" The Champion Doctrine reveals for the first time the methods for programming mental secrets used by professional athletes. These are now available to you to reader, for application in any aspect of your personal life: the education of your children, financial success, relationships, the prevention and curing of diseases. A book that is absolutely novel and full of surprises. With the techniques explored within, derived from neuroscience, you will learn how to: - Become the master of your own future - Manufacture good luck - Generate projects - Increase your income by a substancial margin - Prevent malignant disease - Complement malignant disease therapy in a decisive manner - End negative relationships - Educate your children to become players, not merely spectators, in life - Install a winning mentality in your brain - Find energy and resources for new undertakings - Make spectacular progress in your brain and begin to think better - Attain emphaty with others in your relations, and triumph
Muscle Is in Your Mind
Author: Charles Bennet
Category: Health & Fitness
In diesem Buch beschreiben die Autoren, wie man gewinnt, weil man den Gegner mit dem Kopf besiegt. Brad Gilbert beschreibt sein Konzept, das beste aus dem zu machen, was man hat und es funktioniert: Indem man sich auf den Teil des Tennis konzentriert, den man bisher vernachlässigt hat: den mentalen Aspekt.
mentale Kriegsführung im Tennis ; [wie man bessere Gegner schlägt]
Author: Brad Gilbert,Steve Jamison,Andre Agassi
The status of sport, and that of its greatest protagonists, has never before flown so high. This project utilizes current thoughts within the sport, behavioral, and cognitive sciences, in order to present a distinct and original perspective on the origins of elite sporting ability.
Roots of the Sporting Mind
Author: Gary Lewis
Publisher: Macmillan Science
Category: Health & Fitness
Computing Methodologies -- Artificial Intelligence.
Author: Marvin Lee Minsky
Even among the most elite performers, certain athletes stand out as a cut above the rest, able to outperform in clutch, game-deciding moments. These athletes prove that raw athletic ability doesn't necessarily translate to a superior on-field experience—its the mental game that matters most. Sports participation—from the recreational to the collegiate Division I level—is at an all-time high. While the caliber of their games may differ, athletes at every level have one thing in common: the desire to excel. In The Champion's Mind, sports psychologist Jim Afremow, PhD, offers the same advice he uses with Olympians, Heisman Trophy winners, and professional athletes, including: • How to get in a "zone," thrive on a team, and stay humble • How to progress within a sport and sustain long-term excellence • Customizable pre-performance routines to hit full power when the gun goes off or the puck is dropped With hundreds of useful tips, breakthrough science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world's top trainers, The Champion's Mind will help you shape your body to ensure a longer, healthier, happier lifetime.
How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive
Author: Jim Afremow
Publisher: Rodale Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
A "guide to success in all aspects of life-- not just sports-- from business to relationships to personal challenges of every variety"--Amazon.com.
In Sports and in Life
Author: Bob Rotella
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
As a resource guide for professionals, Champions in the Classroom offers a model and historical perspective for understanding the challenges faced by "student-athletes" while providing solutions and guidance to put the needed emphasis on "student."
Author: Penny Turrentine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Oder warum Gott Frankenstein liest
Author: David Eagleman
Why Should I Read This? Every Man Needs a Coach’s “Playbook” with Winning Strategies for Life. This book was born out of a deep desire to see men everywhere experience victory over lust. Lust made me lose out on too much in life for too long. My mind and my body were made slaves to lust. My relationships were broken by this problem for years. My life became a living hell trying to satisfy a craving that was never satisfied. It led me to emptiness, torment, and depression. Now that I have found freedom and how to reign over lust, I want other men to know that they can do it too. That includes you. Whatever has kept you from having this freedom is not important. What is important is discovering the tools with which to build a new life. I am convinced that men don’t want to continue living in bondage. We just don’t know how to be free. This book will give you the keys to living in freedom. In order for these keys to open up the door to life on another level, you must use them. That sounds so simple, but I believe that is where we fail. We must apply what we learn in order to see a difference in our lives. This is what I’m asking from you: a commitment. Commit to press on even when you don’t see immediate results. Commit to persevere even when everything in your mind is telling you to give in and go back to the “same old same old.” I dare you to step out of the boat and see the impossible happen. You can be free from lust. If you take what I show you to heart and then act on it, you will never be the same. Are you ready to be a champion? Then let’s get started...
Overcoming Lust Addiction
Author: Joel Ishler
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz gibt es mehr als 1000 Weltmarktführer. Verborgen vor der Öffentlichkeit ziehen sie ihre erstaunlichen Erfolgsbahnen, lehren die weltweite Konkurrenz das Fürchten und verändern unsere Welt mit ihren Innovationen. Diese Firmen haben eine Million neue Arbeitsplätze geschaffen. Und so sind über 100 neue Milliardenunternehmen entstanden.
Die Erfolgsstrategien unbekannter Weltmarktführer
Author: Hermann Simon
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Category: Business & Economics
Champion Mind Unbeatable Athlete So what separates the champions from the rest of the pack? Why do some underdog athletes topple the best in their sport almost daily? Is there a secret training method some of us don't know about it? There is only one tool that creates a champion truly and that is your mindset. You either choose to do what it takes physically and mentally every day to be a champion or you don't. Stop focusing on what others are doing and take a look at what you are not doing. Discover How To Become Elite This book is not full of complicated mental exercises or loaded with extravagant case studies. There is no need for all that if you haven't even mentally decided that you want to be a champion. Without that internal drive to wake up and do what it takes day in and day out regardless of how tough it may seem, you will not succeed. No matter how much raw athletic ability or God given talent you may seem to have, you can still have your butt handed to you by someone less “superior” any day of the week if they have a stronger desire to win. What you will discover inside are the tried and tested methods that champions have used forever. Do not get distracted by fancy talk and the latest technology. These champions did not have access to a tenth of what an athlete does today and yet their records still stand in many sports. An athlete's goals always seem to be focused on physical performance but what is discussed inside is improving mental performance. Mental training is becoming as important as physcial training and in some cases is the difference between winning and losing. Champion athletes have a mental toughness about them that is envied by their competitors. You become physcally strong by being mentally tough. The only difference between you and them is they mentally choose to be a champion. Master The Mental Art Of Being Elite There is a pile of work to do in order to be unbeatable and even that in itself is a false sense of security because you will be beaten someday. Beaten but not defeated. Do not look at being unbeatable as wins and losses but as an internal battle that determines whether you will rise to the occasion after being defeated, when the chips are down or you darn well don't feel like moving that day. Here is what you will discover inside in order to be the person you need to be to become a champion: Why perseverance will beat potential every day of the week Why you might be in the wrong sport entirely and yes it could be your parent's fault How visualization is often the difference between excellence and mediocre performances How to clear your mind and be in the moment And much more... Who you think you are determines what you can achieve, every time without fail. “Champion Mind Unbeatable Athlete” does away with sugar coating what is needed to be a champion and gets to the heart of it. Champions are not born; they are created from the inside out and then delivered on the field. Would You Like To Know More? Purchase today now and start being the champion you were born to be. Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy button.
Think Elite, Train Elite, Be Elite
Author: Darrin Wiggins
Barend A. de Vries, a distinguished international economist, examines the economic roots of poverty, the actions that can be taken to eradicate it, and the ethical case for integrating the poor into the mainstream of society. De Vries applies Judeo-Christian ethics—in particular, the values of social justice and compassion for the poor—to the problem of poverty in both the United States and in developing countries. Bringing together the insights of economics and ethicists, he considers both the economic feasibility of religious views regarding the eradication of poverty and the ethical aspects of economic programs. He analyzes the poverty of women resulting from discrimination, the impact of environmental degradation on the poor, the allocation of funding to military rather than social programs, and the implications of the enormous debts incurred by poor countries. In addressing these conditions, he demonstrates the pressing need for action on both economic and ethical grounds. Champions of the Poor offers an unbiased presentation of the ethical positions taken by Jews, Catholics, mainline Protestants, and Evangelicals and stresses the need for all social sectors—religious and secular, business, labor and government—to work together to eradicate poverty. By reassessing poverty from these seemingly disparate approaches, it seeks to bring us closer to solving this age-old problem.
The Economic Consequences of Judeo-Christian Values
Author: Barend A. DeVries
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Champions of the Rosary, by bestselling author Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, tells the powerful story of the history of the Rosary and the champions of this devotion. The Rosary is a spiritual sword with the power to conquer sin, defeat evil, and bring about peace. Read this book to deepen your understanding and love for praying the Rosary. Endorsed by 30 bishops from around the world!
The History and Heroes of a Spiritual Weapon
Author: Donald H. Calloway, MIC
Publisher: Marian Press