Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Daily Thoughts 05/09/2017

Theatrical Rehearsal in the House of an Ancient Rome Poet - Gustave Boulanger
Theatrical Rehearsal in the House of Ancient Roman Poet, Gustave Boulanger, 1855

Daily Thoughts 05/09/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Deviate on the way home. The book draws on the latest neuroscience.  I am reading about how the brain does not reflect reality.  Our senses create a world which is useful to us, but cannot fully view the whole world.  For example, dogs have better hearing and birds can see electromagnetic radiation.  Also, we create stories about how the world works.  These stories are useful and consistent, but have very little to do with being truthful.  Beau Lotto, the author demonstrates this with a variety of optical illusions and philosophical games throughout the book.  In other words, we create delusions that help us handle everyday life.  Beau Lotto also describes how we view the world internally can be as real as the outside world.  This is why visualization in sports and other activities can be so useful.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.

We had the crochet group today from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m..  A lot of new material is coming in for the new books area.

I spent some time working on programming today.

I got my free VIP Pass to Book Expo America.  I am very much looking forward to it.  A colleague is going to Book Con which is the consumer convention which follows Book Expo America.  http://www.thebookcon.com/

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