Molly's Cue is a story of growing up only to discover that things aren't the way you always thought they were, but that, with persistence, there is more than one way to reach for the stars.. For always and EVER, Molly Gumley has wanted to be on stage, has imagined and dreamed of life as an actor. That’s because Grand, her grandmother, filled Molly with colourful stories of theatre life, and with her faith in what she saw as Molly’s destiny. But as Molly enters high school, Grand is no longer in her life. She’s left to pursue the dream on her own. High school, with a real stage and a real drama teacher, is the next step to Molly and Grand’s shared dream -- life is finally going to begin. Molly auditions for a school play, certain of the lead role. She is going to shine! But then she runs into a roadblock that threatens everything, making her question her lifelong dream. With a cast of interesting and unforgettable supporting characters, Molly’s Cue will appeal to all young adults trying to find their place in life’s stage. Humourous and poignant, Alison has created a compelling novel that will appeal to many.
This book provides an introduction into both computational models and experimental paradigms that are concerned with sensory cue integration both within and between sensory modalities. Importantly, across behavioral, electrophysiological and theoretical approaches, Bayesian statistics is emerging as a common language in which cue-combination problems can be expressed. This book focuses on the emerging probabilistic way of thinking about these problems. These approaches derive from the realization that all our sensors are noisy and moreover are often affected by ambiguity. For example, mechanoreceptor outputs are variable and they cannot distinguish if a perceived force is caused by the weight of an object or by force we are producing ourselves. The computational approaches described in this book aim at formalizing the uncertainty of cues. They describe cue combination as the nervous system's attempt to minimize uncertainty in its estimates and to choose successful actions. Some computational approaches described in the chapters of this book are concerned with the application of such statistical ideas to real-world cue-combination problems, such as shape and depth perception. Other parts of the book ask how uncertainty may be represented in the nervous system and used for cue combination. The broadening scope of probabilistic approaches to cue combination is highlighted in the breadth of topics covered in this book: the chapters summarize and discuss computational approaches and behavioral evidence aimed at understanding the combination of visual, auditory, proprioceptive, and haptic cues. Some chapters address the combination of cues within a single sensory modality while others address the combination across sensory modalities. Neural implementation, behavior, and theory are considered. The unifying aspect of this book is the focus on the uncertainty intrinsic to sensory cues and the underlying question of how the nervous system deals with this uncertainty. The book is intended as a reference text for graduate students and professionals in perceptual psychology, computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and sensory neurophysiology.
In this autobiography, Rafkin recounts his behind-the-scenes experiences working in more than eighty television series. Some of the most beloved sitcoms of all timeThe Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, M*A*S*H, Murphy Brown, and Coach - adorn his directorial resume and illuminate his ability to change with the times and persevere in the young world of show business. Rafkin recounts how his directing of temperamental actors, as he confronted their frustrations and dodged their blows, made life on the TV set a world unto itself. Indeed, having a good sense of humor helped him survive three divorces and as many open-heart surgeries.
Under flight conditions, as well as in other situations, judgments of the distances between objects may depend upon a variety of possible cues. In this study, the hypothesis was tested that the intention to use a particular cue relation would enhance the effectiveness of that particular cue in determining the resulting perception. For this purpose, a situation was presented in which the apparent depth position of an object in a configuration of objects would differ depending upon which of two possible cue relations (size cues) were used. The results support the conclusion that the perceived depth position of the object differed in the expected directions as a function of the task-set. The data of the study are discussed with respect to the 'adjacency principle' which states that cue efficiency is determined by the relative adjacency of objects between which the cues occur. Although the effect of cue-set upon the perception seems to be small compared with that of adjacency, it cannot completely be ignored. (Author).
An easy entery into the magic world of cue ball manipulation and some entertaining pool stories.
Author: Paul A. "Doc" Rutter
Pubpsher: Author House
Category: Sports & Recreation
This book is written for the aficionados of pocket billiards, the weekly recreational & league players, the Pro-players, the action players, and even the actor players, playing players in movies or TV shows. We must also include the backbone of pocket and carom billiards. A most unlikely group of people that play pool so casually that they don’t even consider themselves as players. It is just something to do while waiting for something else to happen. These billiard characters reside in the mysterious back corners of my mind. Over the last few years they kept driving me, at odd hours to, “go ahead Doc, write it down, don’t let our billiard knowledge just die out and fritter away”. I listened. To list all these players, writers, supporters and industry suppliers that influenced me is not practical, but they were all subconsciously urging me on. Some were mere shadows of memories or ghosts flickering through the murky mental back roads. All had a part in this. God bless them all for those parts that they played.
Russell Chen and his skateboarding friends are thrilled to be extras in the movie that is being filmed in their town--but when the director asks him to recruit more skaters, Russell is forced to turn to a former best friend who has turned into a bully.