The Performance Cortex

Author: Zach Schonbrun
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101986344
Size: 17,99 MB
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“A must-read for the cerebral sports fan…like Moneyball except nerdier. Much nerdier.” --Sports Illustrated Why couldn't Michael Jordan, master athlete that he was, crush a baseball? Why can't modern robotics come close to replicating the dexterity of a five-year-old? Why do good quarterbacks always seem to know where their receivers are? On a quest to discover what actually drives human movement and its spectacular potential, journalist, sports writer, and fan Zach Schonbrun interviewed experts on motor control around the world. The trail begins with the groundbreaking work of two neuroscientists in Major League Baseball who are upending the traditional ways scouts evaluate the speed with which great players read a pitch. Across all sports, new theories and revolutionary technology are revealing how the brain's motor control system works in extraordinary talented athletes like Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, Serena Williams, and Lionel Messi; as well as musical virtuosos, dancers, rock climbers, race-car drivers, and more. Whether it is timing a 95 mph fastball or reaching for a coffee mug, movement requires a complex suite of computations that many take for granted--until they read The Performance Cortex. Zach Schonbrun ushers in a new way of thinking about the athletic gifts we marvel over and seek to develop in our own lives. It's not about the million-dollar arm anymore. It's about the million-dollar brain.

Arm Based Microcontroller Multitasking Projects

Author: Dogan Ibrahim
Editor: Newnes
ISBN: 0128226315
Size: 14,64 MB
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Most microcontroller-based applications nowadays are large, complex, and may require several tasks to share the MCU in multitasking applications. Most modern high-speed microcontrollers support multitasking kernels with sophisticated scheduling algorithms so that many complex tasks can be executed on a priority basis. ARM-based Microcontroller Multitasking Projects: Using the FreeRTOS Multitasking Kernel explains how to multitask ARM Cortex microcontrollers using the FreeRTOS multitasking kernel. The book describes in detail the features of multitasking operating systems such as scheduling, priorities, mailboxes, event flags, semaphores etc. before going onto present the highly popular FreeRTOS multitasking kernel. Practical working real-time projects using the highly popular Clicker 2 for STM32 development board (which can easily be transferred to other boards) together with FreeRTOS are an essential feature of this book. Projects include: LEDs flashing at different rates; Refreshing of 7-segment LEDs; Mobile robot where different sensors are controlled by different tasks; Multiple servo motors being controlled independently; Multitasking IoT project; Temperature controller with independent keyboard entry; Random number generator with 3 tasks: live, generator, display; home alarm system; car park management system, and many more. Explains the basic concepts of multitasking Demonstrates how to create small multitasking programs Explains how to install and use the FreeRTOS on an ARM Cortex processor Presents structured real-world projects that enables the reader to create their own

The Definitive Guide To The Arm Cortex M0

Author: Joseph Yiu
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780123854780
Size: 14,84 MB
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The Definitive Guide to the ARM Cortex-M0 is a guide for users of ARM Cortex-M0 microcontrollers. It presents many examples to make it easy for novice embedded-software developers to use the full 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 processor. It provides an overview of ARM and ARM processors and discusses the benefits of ARM Cortex-M0 over 8-bit or 16-bit devices in terms of energy efficiency, code density, and ease of use, as well as their features and applications. The book describes the architecture of the Cortex-M0 processor and the programmers model, as well as Cortex-M0 programming and instruction set and how these instructions are used to carry out various operations. Furthermore, it considers how the memory architecture of the Cortex-M0 processor affects software development; Nested Vectored Interrupt Controller (NVIC) and the features it supports, including flexible interrupt management, nested interrupt support, vectored exception entry, and interrupt masking; and Cortex-M0 features that target the embedded operating system. It also explains how to develop simple applications on the Cortex-M0, how to program the Cortex-M0 microcontrollers in assembly and mixed-assembly languages, and how the low-power features of the Cortex-M0 processor are used in programming. Finally, it describes a number of ARM Cortex-M0 products, such as microcontrollers, development boards, starter kits, and development suites. This book will be useful to both new and advanced users of ARM Cortex devices, from students and hobbyists to researchers, professional embedded- software developers, electronic enthusiasts, and even semiconductor product designers. The first and definitive book on the new ARM Cortex-M0 architecture targeting the large 8-bit and 16-bit microcontroller market Explains the Cortex-M0 architecture and how to program it using practical examples Written by an engineer at ARM who was heavily involved in its development

Human Movement

Author: Tony Everett
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070204413X
Size: 16,37 MB
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The sixth edition of this popular text introducing human movement to a range of readers, offers the building blocks, signposts and opportunities to think about the application and integration of basic Human Movement theory. It confirms basic knowledge which is then applied to specific areas. Drawing on the expertise of a range of authors from the healthcare professions, the new edition has adopted a themed approach that links chapters in context. The strength of this current edition is the explicit chapter integration which attempts to mimic the realities of human movement. The themed approach explores the psychosocial influences on movement. Integration is further facilitated by increased cross-referencing between the chapters and the innovative use of one themed case study throughout. Framed about a family unit, this case study enables chapter authors to explicitly apply the content of their chapters to the real world of human movement. Taken as a whole, this more integrated format will enable readers to see the reality and complexity of human movement.

Neuroscience Of Rule Guided Behavior

Author: Silvia A. Bunge
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198042877
Size: 13,58 MB
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Neuroscience of Rule-Guided Behavior brings together, for the first time, the experiments and theories that have created the new science of rules. Rules are central to human behavior, but until now the field of neuroscience lacked a synthetic approach to understanding them. How are rules learned, retrieved from memory, maintained in consciousness and implemented? How are they used to solve problems and select among actions and activities? How are the various levels of rules represented in the brain, ranging from simple conditional ones if a traffic light turns red, then stop to rules and strategies of such sophistication that they defy description? And how do brain regions interact to produce rule-guided behavior? These are among the most fundamental questions facing neuroscience, but until recently there was relatively little progress in answering them. It was difficult to probe brain mechanisms in humans, and expert opinion held that animals lacked the capacity for such high-level behavior. However, rapid progress in neuroimaging technology has allowed investigators to explore brain mechanisms in humans, while increasingly sophisticated behavioral methods have revealed that animals can and do use high-level rules to control their behavior. The resulting explosion of information has led to a new science of rules, but it has also produced a plethora of overlapping ideas and terminology and a field sorely in need of synthesis. In this book, Silvia Bunge and Jonathan Wallis bring together the worlds leading cognitive and systems neuroscientists to explain the most recent research on rule-guided behavior. Their work covers a wide range of disciplines and methods, including neuropsychology, functional magnetic resonance imaging, neurophysiology, electroencephalography, neuropharmacology, near-infrared spectroscopy, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. This unprecedented synthesis is a must-read for anyone interested in how complex behavior is controlled and organized by the brain.

The Definitive Guide To The Arm Cortex M3

Author: Joseph Yiu
Editor: Newnes
ISBN: 9781856179645
Size: 13,95 MB
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This user's guide does far more than simply outline the ARM Cortex-M3 CPU features; it explains step-by-step how to program and implement the processor in real-world designs. It teaches readers how to utilize the complete and thumb instruction sets in order to obtain the best functionality, efficiency, and reuseability. The author, an ARM engineer who helped develop the core, provides many examples and diagrams that aid understanding. Quick reference appendices make locating specific details a snap! Whole chapters are dedicated to: Debugging using the new CoreSight technology Migrating effectively from the ARM7 The Memory Protection Unit Interfaces, Exceptions,Interrupts ...and much more! The only available guide to programming and using the groundbreaking ARM Cortex-M3 processor Easy-to-understand examples, diagrams, quick reference appendices, full instruction and Thumb-2 instruction sets are included T teaches end users how to start from the ground up with the M3, and how to migrate from the ARM7

The Performance Triangle

Author: Lukas Michel
Editor: LID Editorial
ISBN: 1907794425
Size: 12,87 MB
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It is a new era. To win in an increasingly dynamic and volatile environment, leadership teams must be agile – they must be flexible enough to react to early signs and act on them quickly. An agile company needs good decision-making at all levels – from the centre to the periphery, tapping into the full potential of the people, operating model, information technology and leadership practices. And decisions are made by people. This guide forces you to re-examine the assumptions underlying your leadership and how agility within your company can be built through a three-point, people-centric approach. The author’s insights will help you understand your options, make the choices required to successfully coach your team, and start creating agility as a competitive advantage today.

Anatomy And Physiology 2007 Ed 2007 Edition

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Editor: Rex Bookstore, Inc.
ISBN: 9789712348075
Size: 10,88 MB
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The Designer S Guide To The Cortex M Processor Family

Author: Trevor Martin
Editor: Newnes
ISBN: 0080982999
Size: 15,56 MB
Format: PDF
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The Designer’s Guide to the Cortex-M Family is a tutorial-based book giving the key concepts required to develop programs in C with a Cortex M- based processor. The book begins with an overview of the Cortex- M family, giving architectural descriptions supported with practical examples, enabling the engineer to easily develop basic C programs to run on the Cortex- M0/M0+/M3 and M4. It then examines the more advanced features of the Cortex architecture such as memory protection, operating modes and dual stack operation. Once a firm grounding in the Cortex M processor has been established the book introduces the use of a small footprint RTOS and the CMSIS DSP library. With this book you will learn: The key differences between the Cortex M0/M0+/M3 and M4 How to write C programs to run on Cortex-M based processors How to make best use of the Coresight debug system How to do RTOS development The Cortex-M operating modes and memory protection Advanced software techniques that can be used on Cortex-M microcontrollers How to optimise DSP code for the cortex M4 and how to build real time DSP systems An Introduction to the Cortex microcontroller software interface standard (CMSIS), a common framework for all Cortex M- based microcontrollers Coverage of the CMSIS DSP library for Cortex M3 and M4 An evaluation tool chain IDE and debugger which allows the accompanying example projects to be run in simulation on the PC or on low cost hardware

The Auditory Cortex

Author: Peter Heil
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135613362
Size: 15,72 MB
Format: PDF
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Understanding human hearing is not only a scientific challenge but also a problem of growing social and political importance, given the steadily increasing numbers of people with hearing deficits or even deafness. This book is about the highest level of hearing in humans and other mammals. It brings together studies of both humans and animals thereby giving a more profound understanding of the concepts, approaches, techniques, and knowledge of the auditory cortex. All of the most up-to-date procedures of non-invasive imaging are employed in the research that is described.