A Matter of Souls by Denise Lewis Patrick

By Denise Lewis Patrick

From the seashores of Africa to the bowels of a transatlantic send to a vote casting sales space in Mississippi to the jungles of Vietnam, all human connection is an issue of souls.

In this stirring choice of brief tales, Denise Lewis Patrick considers the souls of black women and men throughout centuries and continents. In each one, she takes the degree in their dignity, describes their desires, and catalogs their fears.

Brutality, attractiveness, laughter, rage, and love all take their turns in each one tale, however the ultimate impact is of indomitable, luminous, and attached souls.

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In this study task, a different group of subjects viewed each object for 5 secs, and had to determine whether the majority of the line segments in the object were horizontal or vertical in orientation. This study task was designed to draw attention to local features of the display, without requiring an analysis of structural relations among component surfaces. The results for the subsequent object decision task are shown in Figure 4. Again, neither condition produces priming of decisions to impossible objects, but the structural or left/right encoding task selectively facilitates judgments for possible objects.

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