Ken Wilber Stops His Brain Waves
That's right, Ken can stop his brainwaves on demand. Actually—and in a more serious vein—this is the famous EEG machine recording where Ken enters various meditative states, one of which is a type of "thoughtless," "image-less," or "formless" state, whose correlate is that his brainwaves come to an almost complete stop, as clearly recorded on this portable electroencephalograph (EEG) machine. (This video is discussed in One Taste, April 10 entry.) We asked Ken to do a short 10-minute commentary on these various meditative states and the corresponding brain-wave patterns that are shown on the EEG machine in the video. If nothing else, seeing somebody's brainwaves flatline in about 4 seconds is a sight not easily forgotten! More seriously, as Ken often says, "If you want to know God, you've got to get your brain out of the way first.
Kris Snibbe/Harvard News Office Sara Lazar (center) talks to research assistant Michael Treadway and technologist Shruthi Chakrapami about the results of experiments showing that meditation can increase brain size. People who meditate grow bigger brains than those who don’t. Researchers at Harvard, Yale, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found the first evidence that meditation can alter the physical structure of our brains. In one area of gray matter, the thickening turns out to be more pronounced in older than in younger people. “Our data suggest that meditation practice can promote cortical plasticity in adults in areas important for cognitive and emotional processing and well-being,” says Sara Lazar, leader of the study and a psychologist at Harvard Medical School. The researchers compared brain scans of 20 experienced meditators with those of 15 nonmeditators. Study participants meditated an average of about 40 minutes a day. Controlling random thoughts Slowing aging?
Meditation found to increase brain size
Three months of intense training in a form of meditation known as "insight" in Sanskrit can sharpen a person's brain enough to help them notice details they might otherwise miss. These new findings add to a growing body of research showing that millennia-old mental disciplines can help control and improve the mind, possibly to help treat conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). "Certain mental characteristics that were previously regarded as relatively fixed can actually be changed by mental training," University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson said. "People know physical exercise can improve the body, but our research and that of others holds out the prospects that mental exercise can improve minds." Paying attention to facts requires time and effort, and since everyone only has a limited amount of brainpower to go around, details can get overlooked. "Your attention gets stuck on the first target, then you miss the second one," Davidson said.
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Writing a Prospectus There are many different kinds of prospectuses for different purposes. In the humanities, Ph.D. students are asked to submit dissertation prospectuses to their committees; most research grant applications require them; academic job candidates often include short prospectuses with their application materials; and book publishers request them as part of the process of considering a manuscript for publication. Editors of journals and essay volumes may also request a prospectus of a proposed article. These different kinds of prospectuses differ mostly in regard to the length and detail with which the project is described. A prospectus should answer the following questions: What is the subject of the study? Think about your audience. What readers look for in a good prospectus. How interesting and important is this study? Dissertations are works in progress.
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Trump: Los “hechos alternativos” nacen de nuestros prejuicios
Tras el proyecto de peatonalizar la Gran Vía se dice que el centro de todas las capitales está cerrado al tráfico y no es verdad Coincidiendo con la elección y el recién inaugurado mandato de Trump se ha puesto de moda criticar la aparición de noticias falsas, lo que muchos llaman “post-verdad”, como si las mentiras de toda la vida fuesen una novedad inédita. Una novedad, además, que hubiesen impulsado desde la sombra un contubernio de oligarcas, por supuesto neoconservadores. A propósito de Trump, precisamente, a menos de 48 horas del inicio de su presidencia circuló como una verdad contrastada que su Administración había eliminado la página web en español de la Casa Blanca. Otro "hecho" que se repite es la precarización del trabajo, cuando resulta que hay más porcentaje de indefinidos que en 2007 Pero basta con asomarse a España para ver reproducida esa “post-verdad” en los sitios, aparentemente, más insospechados. Jesús Andreu es Director de la Fundación Carolina.
Political culture where facts are considered of low relevance Post-truth politics (also called post-factual politics and post-reality politics) is a political culture in which debate is framed largely by appeals to emotion disconnected from the details of policy, and by the repeated assertion of talking points to which factual rebuttals are ignored. Post-truth differs from traditional contesting and falsifying of facts by relegating facts and expert opinions to be of secondary importance relative to appeal to emotion. While this has been described as a contemporary problem, some observers have described it as a long-standing part of political life that was less notable before the advent of the Internet and related social changes. As of 2018[update], political commentators have identified post-truth politics as ascendant in many nations, notably the United States, India, the United Kingdom, Russia, and Brazil, among others. History Jennifer Hochschild, H.L. Description
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A Secret to Creative Problem Solving
Ever find yourself going over and over a problem in your business, only to hit a dead end or draw a blank? Find an innovative solution with one simple technique: re-describe the problem. "The whole idea behind creative problem solving is the assumption that you know something that will help solve this problem, but you're not thinking of it right now," explains Art Markman, cognitive psychologist and author of "Smart Thinking." Put another way, your memory hasn't found the right cue to retrieve the information you need. Changing the description tells your mind that you're in a different situation, which unlocks a new set of memories. Ask yourself two questions: 1. Instead, think more abstractly. Take vacuum cleaner filters, for example. James Dyson realized that the problem was actually about separation, or separating the dirt from the air, which doesn't always require a filter. Related Video: Dermalogica's Jane Wurwand on the Creative Process 2. Related: 5 Ways to Boost Your Creative Power
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Technologically Externalized Knowledge and Learning
Let’s take a step back and consider how well we are using learning technology in contrast with what is possible given advances over the last decade. Ideologies influence design, then design constrains future options. We don’t have to look very far to see examples of this simple rule: classrooms, design of organizational work activities, politics, and the operation of financial markets. What we create to survive during one era serves as neurosis for another. In education – particularly in technology enhanced education – a similar trailing of ideologies from another era is observed. For example, education consultants and speakers commonly declare “if a student from 100 years ago came to our classrooms, she would feel right at home”. What are the ideologies reflected in this approach to learning? 1. Other ideologies exist, but these are particularly influential in education, impacting design to accreditation. What is wrong with these views? The externalized generation… 1. What is TEKL?
Big Data, once thought to be the answer to unlocking insight, has itself become a challenge. From the vast amount of digital content online to new types of data streams from social, mobile and other sources, information overload pervades all aspects of our lives. Identifying true insights trapped within that data is a difficult task. How do you sift through the 95 percent of information that doesn’t matter to find the five percent that does? Enter IBM Watson and the era of cognitive computing. The technology is able to ingest vast amounts of data from organizations’ own computer systems, from third-party data providers, from the Internet of Things, and from the public Internet. In our work to enhance the performance of cognitive computing systems, we’re constantly exploring new ways to identify, understand and make use of information from both public and private sources. Blekko brings advanced Web-crawling, categorization and intelligent filtering technology.
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One of the most astonishing UFO witness cases comes from a supposed encounter with over sixty schoolchildren in the town of Ruwa, Zimbabwe, on September 16th 1994. The children claim to have seen multiple hovering objects that resembled what we would describe as spaceships. Remember, unidentified objects have been tracked on radar scores of times – and at the same time have been visually confirmed by military pilots (and more) from all over the world. “Until this day, he has never stopped talking about it.” – Mother of one of the children(source) What Happened Some of these children were so taken back by this experience that they ran into the school crying. Just as the title states, over sixty schoolchildren were playing outside at recess when they all said they saw a large craft, and multiple small crafts land in a nearby field. There is also footage (in the videos linked within this article) of interviews with the children many years after the incident. 20 Years After The Incident Sources:
More Than 60 School Children Witness Non-Human Beings & A Large Craft Landing
A Hobson's choice is a free choice in which only one thing is offered. Because a person may refuse to accept what is offered, the two options are taking it or taking nothing. In other words, one may "take it or leave it". The phrase is said to have originated with Thomas Hobson (1544–1631), a livery stable owner in Cambridge, England, who offered customers the choice of either taking the horse in his stall nearest to the door or taking none at all. Origins According to a plaque underneath a painting of Hobson donated to Cambridge Guildhall, Hobson had an extensive stable of some 40 horses. Henry Ford is said to have offered the Ford Model T as a Hobson's choice with the famous dictum: "Any customer can have a car in any color as long as it is black An ultimatum game is a form of Hobson's choice. Early appearances in writing If in this Case there be no other (as the Proverb is) then Hobson's choice...which is, chuse whether you will have this or none. Modern use Law
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