It specifies the amount of learning that will occur on a single pairing of a conditioning stimulus CS with an unconditioned stimulus US. The above equation is solved repeatedly to predict the course of learning over many such trials. In this model the degree of learning is measured by how well the CS predicts the US, which is given by the "associative strength" of the CS.
The list includes books from a variety of different perspectives, and in many cases, they may seem to contradict each other. Some of them say that life including you and your whole spiritual journey is nothing but a dream-like illusion, while others say this present happening is all there is.
Some insist that there is nothing to do other than exactly what is happening, while others offer some kind of apparent process, practice or method for waking up. Some seem to suggest that "you" have the power of choice, while others say that everything is the result of infinite causes and conditions and that there is no one apart from this whole happening to direct or control it.
Some say liberation is found in the realization of complete impermanence while others insist it comes with the recognition of that which never changes. Some insist that Consciousness is all there is, while others accept the prevailing materialist view that consciousness is an epiphenomenon of the brain, and still others say there is no way to know what this is.
Who has it right? What should you believe? No words or concepts can capture reality. Maps are useful, but they can only describe and point to the territory itself.
Eating the meal is what nourishes you, not reading the menu. Take what resonates and leave the rest behind. The book that wakes you up one day may lull you to sleep the next.
Always be ready to question your conclusions and to see something new and unexpected. These recommendations are periodically updated or revised.
Nothing to Grasp ; Painting the Sidewalk with Water: Talks and Dialogs about Nonduality ; Awake in the Heartland: My books always encourage the reader to investigate directly rather than holding onto beliefs or second-hand ideas. All my books include material drawn from my own life, and several of them are wholly or partly in the form of personal narrative or memoir.
At the same time, all of them are about seeing through the stories of our lives and waking up from the belief that we are an autonomous, separate individual who is authoring our thoughts and making our decisions. These books all invite the discovery that the body-mind-world is an undivided, seamless, ever-changing, ungraspable, unresolvable happening with no inside or outside.
My books explore questions of identity, free will, addiction and other forms of human suffering, and the nature of experience. A fifth book, tentatively titled Death: The End of Self-Improvement, is in the works, exploring aging, dying and the embrace of uncertainty and groundlessness. All my books point to the simplicity and immediacy of right here, right now, just as it is, and they invite a kind of meditative exploration that is direct, non-methodical, awareness-based and not result-oriented.
I write from my own direct experience and insight, but my perspective has been informed by elements of Buddhism, Advaita, radical nonduality and nontraditional inquiry.
Readers have expressed appreciation for the honesty, clarity and humor in all of these books.
They will give you an excellent understanding of the nondual perspective found in Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta and Taoism, but without any of the traditional baggage.
He zeroes right in on the undivided and seamless nature of reality and the illusion of a separate self with free will.
Alan Watts was an unconventional, iconoclastic, renegade who left organized religion behind and went right to the heart of the matter, and this he communicated with great lucidity and always with a sense of humor and play.
Watts was perhaps the single person most responsible for introducing Zen and eastern spirituality to America. Clear, direct, right on the mark, and always enjoyable to read.
Watts was a one-time Christian minister with a doctorate in theology who left the church and turned to Vedanta and Zen, both of which he came to understand deeply and experientially, to the core and the root.
There are many other wonderful books including The Way of Zen and several fine audio collections available now, and you can find Alan Watts on YouTube as well. All very highly recommended. I spent five years living and working at the retreat center she founded in northwestern New York, and we remained in touch until her death in at the age of Toni was a former Zen teacher who began to question the rituals, beliefs, dogmas and hierarchy of traditional Zen.ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS Teacher Guide it acts - usually in response to some type of external stimulus.
When you look at an animal, you usually can see some of its adaptations -- like what it is able to eat, how it moves, or how it may Wings are another highly visible adaptation on many animals. Although most think of birds.
Do you want to live a longer life in good health? Simple practices can make some difference, such as exercise or calorie restriction. But over the long haul all that really matters is progress in medicine: building new classes of therapy to repair and reverse the known root causes of aging.
Yet even amongst those who do view animals as within the sphere of moral concern, there is disagreement about the nature and usefulness of the arguments presented on .
Yesterday, Tuthmosis’ article Girls With Short Hair Are Damaged went viral on Facebook and Twitter. We did not expect this to happen because after his last article went viral, female activists on timberdesignmag.com and Jezebel implored the world never to link to us again. We thought our little web site would fade into obscurity, receiving maybe 10 visits a day, but as you can .
Some animals hibernate (go into a deep sleep) so they can survive throughout the cold season when the weather is freezing and the food is scarce. Hibernation truly is a clever survival mechanism.
Here is a list of 10 animals that hibernate. What Is Stress? Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. When people feel stressed by something going on around them, their bodies react by releasing chemicals into the blood.