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They've just announced the 19th annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards, and I'm honored to report that Pragmatic Thinking and Learning is a finalist in the General Books category.
Congratulations to all the finalists!
Posted on December 18, 2008 in News | Permalink
Congratulations! Looks like a great list.
Tom R |
December 18, 2008 at 08:21 PM
Congrats Andy! I enjoyed your new book very much.
December 18, 2008 at 10:57 PM
Congratulations -- I asked for and received this book after having read some of the earlier "Pragmatic..." books.
I'm only on chapter three, but one huge, glaring error keeps getting repeated. The left eye and right eye are not wired to opposite hemispheres of the brain. On page 69, Andy, you say that when researchers show the hierarchical H/I character to subjects with either their left eye or right eye closed, the measure differing abilities in perceiving whether the H or I is dominant.
In fact, the right half field of each eye is wired to the right hemisphere, and the left half field of each eye is wired to the left hemisphere.
If the two fields went to different hemispheres, it would make binocular vision much more complicated, as the correlation of the slightly different L/R images would have to happen between the two hemispheres, instead of within one.
Apparently fusing the left and right images doesn't trip us up much, and for that matter we are usually unaware of our blind spots, so it isn't too surprising that we can paper over such a discontinuity.
Andy, please let me know when you are available to come by and personally correct my book. :-)
Jim Battle |
December 29, 2008 at 02:45 AM
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