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...For answer Holmes clapped the hat upon his head. It came right over the forehead and settled upon the bridge of his nose. "It is a question of cubic capacity, " said he; "a man with so large a brain must have something in it. " ... Sherlock Holmes - The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. Not everyone is born with a big brain. If you’re looking to improve mental cognition, increase your memory, and enhance your alertness, here are 15 easy ways to give your brain a six-pack. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. First, know how you learn. Second, the most effective way to remember facts is by forming multiple associations. Third, rinse and repeat. 14. 15. Related:  underwater statuesbrain and consciousness

50 Important Advice and Things To Know That People Usually Aren't Told About Life is complicated. It is not easy, smooth, or even consistently comprehensible. However, as frustrating as it may be, it is wonderful. Marry your best friend: If the person you’re the most comfortable with isn’t your spouse, make them! Featured photo credit: A toddler climbing on a steps via Shutterstock Brain study switches a woman's consciousness on and off Scientists have wondered for some time if a person could experience a state of unconsciousness without entering into a deep sleep. Now a new anecdotal study, published in the journal Epilepsy and Behavior, demonstrates it may be possible to turn someone's consciousness on and off like the switch of a light. Researchers made the discovery after implanting electrodes in the brain of a 54-year-old woman with intractable epilepsy. They were looking to identify the site of the woman's seizures, using electrical stimulation on various regions of her brain including the claustrum, a thin layer of neurons attached to the neocortex center of the brain. Stimulating this area of the brain appeared to disrupt normal consciousness. Once the electrodes were shut off, the woman returned to a normal state of consciousness and had no memory of what had just occurred. "The claustrum could constitute a common gate to the 'external' and 'internal' awareness networks," the authors write in their study.

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How To Be More Disciplined And Organized When Working From Home Being a web worker, I firmly believe that working from home is much better than the alternative of sitting in a cube all day at the office. Although it has its share of negatives, I assume the majority would agree. Over the last few years, working from home has really picked up and now you can find people from in all occupations like freelancers, internet marketers, salespeople or people like our very own Jay White who have convinced their employers to let them do their office work from home. However, for anyone who has just taken the plunge to web working from an office job, the initial days could be the toughest. Decide and organize workspaceIt’s important to decide which portion of your house will be called your home office and then organize it. Fix your work hoursThe liberty to not wake up with the alarm at 6AM is really amazing, however, it could make you lazy and slack at work. Educate your family about the change in lifestyleThis is very important for those who don’t live alone.

20 Things That Mentally Strong People Don't Do I often write about the things I believe we all should be doing, trying or experimenting with in order to maximize our success and happiness. However, it’s not always the things we do that make the biggest difference in our lives; it’s often the things we avoid doing that have the biggest effect. As human beings, we have a strong aversion to not doing; we feel that in order to produce results, there must be an initial action. However, because we are almost always doing something, piling on more and more often has a negative effect, rather than a positive one. These actions are those that the mentally strong avoid, and that we should consider adapting as our own: 1. Mentally strong individuals focus on the present moment and on the near future. 2. The comfort zone is a dangerous place, a dark abyss where anyone who remains there for too long loses his or herself entirely. 3. Only the foolish believe themselves to be sufficient in all regards. 4. 5. You don’t know everything. 6. 7. 8. 9.

A course in consciousness (With last update date) Cover Foreword (August 13, 2009) Part 1. Quantum theory and consciousness Preface to part 1 (April 12, 2000) Chapter 1. 1.1. 1.6. 1.7. Chapter 2. 2.1. 2.2. 2.3. 2.4. 2.5. 2.6. Chapter 3. 3.1. 3.2. 3.3. 3.4. Chapter 4. 4.1. 4.2. 4.3. 4.4. Chapter 5. 5.1. 5.2. 5.3. 5.4. 5.5. 5.6. 5.7. 5.8. 5.9. 5.10. 5.11. 5.12. 5.13. 5.14. 5.15. 5.16. Chapter 6. 6.1. 6.2. 6.3. 6.4. 6.5. 6.6. 6.7. 6.8. 6.9. 6.10. 6.12. Part 2. Preface to part 2 (October 17, 2010) Chapter 7. 7.1. 7.2. 7.3. 7.4. 7.5. 7.6. 7.7. 7.9. 7.10. Chapter 8. 8.1. 8.2. Chapter 9. 9.1. 9.2. 9.3. 9.4. 9.6. Chapter 10. 10.1. 10.2. 10.3. 10.4. Chapter 11. 11.1. 11.2. 11.3. 11.4. 11.5. 11.6. 11.7.The victim/victimizer polar pair 11.8. 11.9. 11.10. Chapter 12. 12.1. 12.2. 12.3. 12.5. 12.6. 12.7. Chapter 13. 13.1. 13.2. 13.3. 13.4. 13.5. 13.6. 13.7. 13.8. 13.9. 13.10. 13.11. 13.12. 13.13. Chapter 14. 14.1. 14.2. 14.3. 14.4. 14.5. 14.6. 14.7. 14.8. Chapter 15. Chapter 16. 16.3. 16.4. 16.5. Part 3. Chapter 17. 17.1. 17.2.

GigE Silicon Imaging GigE-CameraLink connectivity products deliver unique value to a wide range of vision applications, including industrial inspection and control, medical imaging, intelligent traffic monitoring, enterprise surveillance, digital cinema, and remote healthcare. In all applications, Silicon Imaging GigE-Cameras reduce complexity, lower costs, and improve system efficiencies by allowing camera manufacturers and systems integrators to create long-reach, high-performance IP/Ethernet links between cameras and PCs. Until now, to meet speed, throughput, and processing requirements, most high-performance cameras have been point-to-point connected to local PCs using specialized protocols and interface equipment. These point-to-point links typically extend only a few meters, which means host PCs are essentially tethered to cameras. Silicon Imaging GigE-CameraLink removes the distance limitations and eliminate the need for a frame grabber. Connections from one camera to multiple PCs

Bruce Lee’s Top 7 Fundamentals for Getting Your Life in Shape If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last 30 years I’m pretty sure you know who Bruce Lee was. If you have, then you may be interested to know that Lee was a very famous martial artist and actor who sparked the first big interest of Chinese martial arts in the West in the 60’s and 70’s. But besides being an awesome fighter and iconic figure Lee also had some very useful things to say about life. Here are 7 of my favourite fundamentals from Bruce Lee. 1. “As you think, so shall you become.” Perhaps the most basic statement of how we work. It’s easy to forget about this simple statement in everyday life. 2. “It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” If you want to improve your life then it’s tempting to want to add more. Adding more and more just creates more stress and anxiety. Adding more thoughts and thinking things over for the 111:th time may create a sense of security. Thinking has its place.

30 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in 30 Minutes or Less Many of us attempt to measure our happiness based on the duration of certain favorable experiences in our lives. The longer a favorable experience lasts, the happier we think we’ll be. But the truth is, life is simply a string of small, independent moments that are always changing. Here are 30 things you can do in 30 minutes or less that will have a positive emotional effect on you and those closest to you. Learn something new by starting a free course at one of the hundreds of online self-education resources bookmarked here: 12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free.Watch one of the thousands of educational videos streaming at, Academic Earth, or Khan Academy.Read an online book list and find a new book to grab next time you’re at the library. What simple life-enhancing activities do you participate in on a regular basis? Photo by: Rachel Sian Related 30 Ways to Save 30 Minutes a Day We're all way too busy. October 4, 2010 In "Hacks" 30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth

Integral theory consciousness Ken Wilber Journal of Consciousness Studies, 4 (1), February 1997, pp. 71-92 Copyright, 1997, Imprint Academic Abstract: An extensive data search among various types of developmental and evolutionary sequences yielded a `four quadrant' model of consciousness and its development (the four quadrants being intentional, behavioural, cultural, and social). Each of these dimensions was found to unfold in a sequence of at least a dozen major stages or levels. Combining the four quadrants with the dozen or so major levels in each quadrant yields an integral theory of consciousness that is quite comprehensive in its nature and scope. This model is used to indicate how a general synthesis and integration of twelve of the most influential schools of consciousness studies can be effected, and to highlight some of the most significant areas of future research. Introduction 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. The Four Corners of the Kosmos Figure 1: The Four Quadrants The Contours of Consciousness

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