Mediator vs Moderator. Brain Facts and Figures. 10 reasons why mind mapping software should be the foundation of your personal productivity system. Mind mapping software can significantly improve your effectiveness, so much so that you really ought to consider making it a key tool in your personal productivity arsenal.

Here are 10 reasons why you should incorporate this technology into your workflow: 1. It’s unbelievably flexible. The number one benefit of mind mapping software, hands down, is this: No other type of program lets you manipulate ideas, knowledge and information with as much freedom and flexibility as mind mapping software. Semantic Web. I have an idea that I think is very important but I haven’t yet polished to the point where I’m comfortable sharing it.

I’m going to share it anyway, unpolished, because I think it’s that useful. So here I am, handing you a dull, gray stone, and I’m saying there’s a diamond inside. The Benefits of Distraction and Overstimulation. From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development. Intelligence and the developing human brain. [Bioessays. 2007. Causes of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) Table of Contents: As with all mental disorders, the exact cause of attention deficit disorder (ADHD) is unknown, so parents should not blame themselves for this problem.

It is likely that many factors play a role in each case of ADHD, very little of which has to do with specific parenting or child rearing skills. Inevitably, parents will ask themselves “What did I do to cause this?” Or “How could I have prevented it?” , but most of the evidence points to genetic factors, environmental facts or brain damage. Instead, parents should focus on how best to help their child with ADHD. Possible causes of ADHD include: Genes ADHD has a strong genetic basis in the majority of cases, as a child with ADHD is four times as likely to have had a relative who was also diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. Top Ten Myths About the Brain. Humanity's 7 Primal Emotions. You defined seven fundamental emotions, all spelled with capital letters in your academic papers.

Why? These are the emotional primes, the primary-process emotional systems associated with specific brain networks and specifically designated in the brain-stimulation studies of emotions. They are seeking, RAGE, FEAR, LUST. CARE, PANIC/GRIEF,and PLAY. These are capitalized because the evidence supports a category of evolutionarily homologous experiences, equivalent across different species of mammals. How Neurons Work. Alexander Luria. Alexander Romanovich Luria (Russian: Алекса́ндр Рома́нович Лу́рия; 16 July 1902 – 14 August 1977) was a famous Soviet neuropsychologist and developmental psychologist.

He was one of the founders of Cultural-Historical Psychology, and a leader of the Vygotsky Circle. Luria's magnum opus was his textbook on neuropsychology titled Higher Cortical Functions in Man (1962) which has been translated into multiple laguages, and which was supplemented with his book titled The Working Brain in the 1970s. Apart from his work with Vygotsky, Luria is widely known for his later work with two extraordinary psychological case studies, his study of a man with a highly advanced memory, published as "The Mind of a Mnemonist", and the study of a man with traumatic brain injury, published as "The Man with a Shattered World". Biography[edit] Working memory. Awesome!!! - Language Categories in Brain. Vilayanur Ramachandran: The neurons that shaped civilization. Brain. Welcome to the pycortex WebGL MRI viewer!

This viewer shows how information about thousands of object and action categories is represented across human neocortex. The data come from brain activity measurements made using fMRI while a participant watched hours of movie trailers. Computational modeling procedures were used to determine how 1705 distinct object and action categories are represented in the brain. Further details on this work can be found in this video or in the paper by Huth, Nishimoto, Vu and Gallant (2012), "A continuous semantic space describes the representation of thousands of object and action categories across the human brain", Neuron 2012.

APAPoster09.jpg 3,456×2,592 pixels. What is the difference between 2x2 factorial design experiment and a 2-way ANOVA. Chi-Square Tests and Other Nonparametric (Distribution-Free) Tests. Parameters Revisited When the concept of sampling was introduced in this course, two groups were identified - the population and a sample from the population.

In the first part of the course, descriptive statistics were derived to illustrate the characteristics of a distribution of numbers. In the second part, statistics were derived in order to make inferences about a population based on observations based on a sample. In each of the inferential tests that we've discussed, assumptions were made about the nature of the sample and underlying distribution, but very little has been explained about what to do if these assumptions were not met. In this module, several new as well as alternative statistical tests will be presented for circumstances in which the assumptions for the previous tests (e.g., t tests and ANOVAs) have not been met. How to Analysis Data with Low Quality or Small Samples, Nonparametric Statistics. General Purpose Brief review of the idea of significance testing.

To understand the idea of nonparametric statistics (the term nonparametric was first used by Wolfowitz, 1942) first requires a basic understanding of parametric statistics. Elementary Concepts introduces the concept of statistical significance testing based on the sampling distribution of a particular statistic (you may want to review that topic before reading on). In short, if we have a basic knowledge of the underlying distribution of a variable, then we can make predictions about how, in repeated samples of equal size, this particular statistic will "behave," that is, how it is distributed. For example, if we draw 100 random samples of 100 adults each from the general population, and compute the mean height in each sample, then the distribution of the standardized means across samples will likely approximate the normal distribution (to be precise, Student's t distribution with 99 degrees of freedom; see below).

www.uvm.edu/~dhowell/fundamentals7/SPSSManual/SPSSLongerManual/SPSSChapter12.pdf. ID 1198: How to calculate Spearman's rank correlation coefficient. www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/maths/MINITAB_Tip_sheet_9.pdf. Edinburgh Napier University Pod Media Library. Reporting results. After you carry out statistical analyses, you usually want to report your findings to other people.

Your goal is to communicate clearly the information readers need to understand what you did and what you found. So your task is to report as clearly as possible the relevant parts of the SPSS output. By far the best way to learn how to report statistics results is to look at published papers. My guidelines below notwithstanding, the rules on how you present findings are not written in stone, and there are plenty of variations in how professional researchers report statistics. Looking at the Results sections of some published papers will give you a feel for the most common ways.

That said, below is a rough guide that you might find useful. A note on p-values: These come from the part of the SPSS output labelled "sig". T-tests, Mann-Whitney tests, and Wilcoxon tests. www.minitab.com/en-US/uploadedFiles/Shared_Resources/Documents/Articles/analysis_of_variance.pdf. Linear regression and correlation. reuningscherer.net/STAT10x/Lecture%20Notes/Lecture%20Notes%20STAT10x%20Fall%202013%20ONE%20PER%20PAGE.pdf.

reuningscherer.net/STAT10x/Lecture%20Notes/Lecture%20Notes%20STAT10x%20Fall%202013%20TWO%20PER%20PAGE.pdf. reuningscherer.net/STAT10x/Lecture%20Notes/Lecture%20Notes%20STAT10x%20Fall%202013%20TWO%20PER%20PAGE.pdf. reuningscherer.net/STAT10x/Sample%20Lectures/FES510Notes12.2.10logisticregression.pdf. reuningscherer.net/STAT10x/Sample%20Lectures/FES510Notes9.21.10.TowardProbability.pdf. reuningscherer.net/STAT10x/Sample%20Lectures/FES510Notes10.7.10HypothesisTests.pdf. reuningscherer.net/STAT10x/Sample%20Lectures/FES510Notes11.16.10TwoWayANOVA.pdf. One-Way Analysis of Variance with Minitab. One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) is a technique for studying the relationship between a quantitative dependent variable and a single qualitative independent variable.

Usually we are interested in whether the level of the dependent variable differs for different values of the qualitative variable. Estimated Simple Regression Equation. If we choose the parameters α and β in the simple linear regression model so as to minimize the sum of squares of the error term ϵ, we will have the so called estimated simple regression equation. It allows us to compute fitted values of y based on values of x. Problem Apply the simple linear regression model for the data set faithful, and estimate the next eruption duration if the waiting time since the last eruption has been 80 minutes. Solution We apply the lm function to a formula that describes the variable eruptions by the variable waiting, and save the linear regression model in a new variable eruption.lm. > eruption.lm = lm(eruptions ~ waiting, data=faithful) 5. Process Improvement. www.psych.uncc.edu/pagoolka/writingAPA.pdf. VS Ramachandran: 3 clues to understanding your brain.

Study Unit : When Does a Theory Become a Law? This is something that comes up quite frequently in discussions between scientists and the general public. How much proof does it take for a theory to graduate to being a law? Theory Law Because the words theory and law have such different meanings in the language of science, it is often a difficult question to answer, so instead, I'll start by giving you a few similar questions to answer.

How perfectly do you have to build a house so that it will become a single brick? If you are thinking that those questions don't make much sense, then you are feeling very much like a scientist who has been asked "How much proof does it take for a theory to graduate to being a law? " Ohm's Law In science, laws are simple facts and formulas that are so basic that they apply universally. So just as houses don't become bricks, theories don't become laws. Laws tell us what happens.

Information mapping. Information Mapping is a technique that divides and labels information to facilitate comprehension, use, and recall. It was originally developed by Robert E. Horn.[1] Overview[edit] Techmamas - Curating the Best of Tech and Social Media for Families. Many people search the web, read content every day and share that content. While advances in search technology has made finding information easier and easier, saving and organizing information in a way that captures a story or conversation can still be very challenging. I just posted on Techmamas.com about my first experience with Pearltrees.com; I was on a Traveling Geeks trip to LeWeb and Pearltrees was one of the French companies we met.

Being a visual person, the Pearltrees online application offered me the tools to capture and organize online information in a visual format that also reflected the storyline behind the issue being discussed. ID 1066: Example of calculating least squares means with a single covariate. Statistics 101: One-way ANOVA (Part 1), A Visual Guide. The University of Utah. Research Interests As a developmental psychopathologist, my research focuses on the family processes that contribute to the development of--or protection against--psychopathology.

I have long-standing interests in understanding and ameliorating the effects of trauma and violence on child development and family processes, including studies of interparental conflict, family violence, maltreatment, and parent-child discord. My larger program of research has included investigations of the ways in which risk factors affect relationships among family members, such as in the study of parent-child boundary dissolution, as well as implications of these family processes for youths' own intimate relationships, such as in the study of risk and protective processes in the intersections among family dynamics, personality, and romantic relationships in adolescence and emerging adulthood. Patricia K Kerig - Publications. Review: ADHD NeuroPsy Function & Assessment.