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Jacqueline Mary du Pré (26 January 1945 – 19 October 1987) was a British cellist, acknowledged as one of the greatest players of the instrument. She is particularly associated with Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor; her interpretation of that work has been described as “definitive” and “legendary.” Her career was cut short by multiple sclerosis, which forced her to cease performing at the age of 28, and led to her premature death. Following her death, her older sister Hilary du Pré and younger brother Piers wrote a book about their family life, A Genius in the Family. It was the basis for the film Hilary and Jackie (download via torrent). Both the book and the film aroused fierce controversy. (wikipedia)

You can read an article about J. du Pré, her personality and image created by the movie and the book – article: The Trouble with Jackie (BBC Music Magazine)


“Understanding Biological Psychology is really biology for psychology rather than a watered-down biology text. Its great strength is bridge building across the many areas of psychology. As a geneticist, I especially appreciated the way the book integrates the latest genetic advances, something seldom seen in biological psychology textbooks” Robert Plomin, Institute of Psychiatry, London.

“Here is a textbook writer who encourages students to reflect on wider implications of research findings.” The Psychologist

Biology, 8th Edition by Neil Campbell and Jane Reece
Benjamin-Cummings Pub Co | 2007 | English | ISBN: 0805368442 | 1465 pages | PDF | 384.03 MB

The best-selling biology textbook in the world just got better! Neil Campbell and Jane Reece’s BIOLOGY is the unsurpassed leader in introductory biology. The book’s hallmark values-accuracy, currency, and passion for teaching and learning-have made Campbell/Reece the most successful book for readers for seven consecutive editions. More than 6 million readers have benefited from BIOLOGY is clear explanations, carefully crafted artwork, and student-friendly narrative style.

(9th edition is already in sale)

V dňoch 19. a 20. mája 2004 usporiadala Katedra psychológie FF PU v Prešove v spolupráci so Slovenskou psychologickou spoločnosťou pri SAV v Bratislave konferenciu pod názvom Psychologické dimenzie kvality života: kvalita života – teoretický konštrukt, kvalita života – empirické zistenia.

Psychologické dimenzie kvality života

Editor doc. PhDr. Jozef Džuka, CSc.
Vydala © Prešovská univerzita v Prešove, 2004
ISBN 80-8068-282-8
519 s.

“All I could do was stare at the pages and caress them. … I hurried home, clutching the suites as if they were the crown jewels. … I read and reread them. I was thirteen at the time, but for the following eighty years the wonder of my discovery has continued to grow on me. Those suites opened up a whole new world. I began playing them with indescribable excitement. They became my most cherished music. I studied and worked at them every day for the next twelve years.” Pau Casals (1876 – 1973)

Download all six cello suites playd by Casals – torrent

You may also like Bach`s cello suites played by Peter Bruns – link

Poutavým vzdělávacím cyklem provádí prof. MUDr. Cyril Höschl.
Cyklus “Záhady duše”

1. Záhada nevědomí
2. Záhada úzkosti
3. Záhada deprese
4. Záhada psychózy
5. Záhada schizofrenie
6. Záhada spánku
7. Záhada paměti
8. Záhada poruch příjmu potravy
9. Záhada partnerských vztahů
10.Záhada sexuálních poruch
11.Záhada agrese
12.Záhada osobnosti

MIT – Introduction to Solid State Chemistry

This course explores the basic principles of chemistry and their application to engineering systems. It deals with the relationship between electronic structure, chemical bonding, and atomic order. It also investigates the characterization of atomic arrangements in crystalline and amorphous solids: metals, ceramics, semiconductors, and polymers (including proteins). Topics covered include organic chemistry, solution chemistry, acid-base equilibria, electrochemistry, biochemistry, chemical kinetics, diffusion, and phase diagrams. Examples are drawn from industrial practice (including the environmental impact of chemical processes), from energy generation and storage, e.g., batteries and fuel cells, and from emerging technologies, e.g., photonic and biomedical devices.

Lecture 1: Vision Statement, Administrative Details
Lecture 2: Classification Schemes for the Elements
Lecture 3: Rutherford Model of the Atom, Bohr Model of Hydrogen
Lecture 4: Atomic Spectra of Hydrogen
Lecture 5: The Shell Model and Multi-electron Atoms
Lecture 6: De Broglie, Heisenberg, and Schrödinger
Lecture 7: Octet Stability by Electron Transfer: Ionic Bonding
Lecture 8: Born-Haber Cycle
Lecture 9: Electronegativity, Partial Charge, Polar Bonds and Polar Molecules
Lecture 10: LCAO MO, Energy Level Diagrams for H2, He2, Li2
Lecture 11: The Shapes of Molecules, Electron Domain Theory
Lecture 12: Secondary Bonding, Metallic Bonding
Lecture 13: Metallic Bonding, Band Theory of Solids, Absorption Edge of Semiconductors
Lecture 14: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Semiconductors, Doping, Compound Semiconductors
Lecture 15: Introduction to the Solid State
Lecture 16: Cubic Crystals, Miller Indices, Characterization of Atomic Structure
Lecture 17: The Generation of X-rays, Moseley’s Law, X-ray Spectra
Lecture 18: Bragg’s Law, X-ray Diffraction, Crystal Symmetry
Lecture 19: Crystal Defects: Point Defects, Line Defects
Lecture 20: Crystal Defects: Interfacial Defects, Voids, Amorphous Solids, Glass Formation
Lecture 21: Properties of Inorganic Glasses, Engineered Glasses
Lecture 22: Chemical Kinetics
Lecture 23: Diffusion
Lecture 24: Fick’s Second Law (FSL) and Transient-state Diffusion
Lecture 25: Solutions
Lecture 26: Acids and Bases
Lecture 27: Organic Chemistry
Lecture 28: Organic Glasses – Polymers
Lecture 29: Structure-property Relationships in Polymers, Crystalline Polymers
Lecture 30: Biochemistry
Lecture 31: Protein Structure
Lecture 32: Lipids
Lecture 33: Phase Diagrams – Basic Definitions
Lecture 34: Two-component Phase Diagrams
Lecture 35: Wrap-up

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnett syndrome — when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. He describes the experiences of his patients in heartwarming detail and walks us through the biology of this under-reported phenomenon.

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