Science of Character The Science of Character (8 mins) explores the neuroscience and social science that proves that we can shape who we are, and who we want to be. The film was part of the global Character Day 2015 (Sept 18). Millions of people participated in the day, with screenings in over 6700 classrooms, schools and organizations, a global online Q&A, and online discussion materials to catalyze deeper conversations about character development. Discussion Guides, Resources, and Q&A: Purchase or Download file
Music changes perception, research shows Music is not only able to affect your mood -- listening to particularly happy or sad music can even change the way we perceive the world, according to researchers from the University of Groningen. Music and mood are closely interrelated -- listening to a sad or happy song on the radio can make you feel more sad or happy. However, such mood changes not only affect how you feel, they also change your perception. For example, people will recognize happy faces if they are feeling happy themselves. A new study by researcher Jacob Jolij and student Maaike Meurs of the Psychology Department of the University of Groningen shows that music has an even more dramatic effect on perception: even if there is nothing to see, people sometimes still see happy faces when they are listening to happy music and sad faces when they are listening to sad music.
UDL-CCSS Video Crosswalk The National Center on UDL library of UDL principles and practice videos illustrate how to apply the UDL guidelines to classroom lessons. They can also be used to demonstrate how to address specific Common Core State Standards (CCSS). View the following videos and read these overviews to learn which UDL principles, UDL guidelines, and CCSS are highlighted in each video. Fifty psychological and psychiatric terms to avoid: a list of inaccurate, misleading, misused, ambiguous, and logically confused words and phrases “If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things.” (Confucius, The Analects) Scientific thinking necessitates clarity, including clarity in writing (Pinker, 2014). In The Dust Of This Planet Horror, fashion, and the end of the world … things get weird as we explore the undercurrents of thought that link nihilists, beard-stroking philosophers, Jay-Z, and True Detective. Today on Radiolab, a puzzle. Jad’s brother-in-law wrote a book called 'In The Dust of This Planet'.
'Sixth Sense' Can Be Explained by Science At least one type of "sixth sense" isn't real, new research suggests. The new study, detailed Monday (Jan. 13) in the journal PLOS ONE, found that what people perceive as a sixth sense may simply be their vision systems detecting changes they can't articulate. "People can sense things that they believe they cannot see," such as changes in a person's appearance, said study co-author Piers Howe, a vision scientist at the University of Melbourne in Australia. "But this isn't anything magical or a sixth sense; this can be explained in terms of known visual processing." Sixth sense? Most Americans believe in the supernatural.
UDL-LDC Crosswalk The goal of this document is to provide an overview of how two educational frameworks, Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), complement each other in the design of curriculum in order to build pertinent literacy skills for all learners. At their core, both LDC and UDL have the goal of providing high quality curriculum to ensure learning is maximized for all students. To meet this goal, both frameworks recognize that it is essential to provide strong supports for educators in the design of robust instructional modules, units, and lessons. The LDC Framework emphasizes building college and career-ready literacy skills specified by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Can Playing the Computer Game “Tetris” Reduce the Build-Up of Flashbacks for Trauma? A Proposal from Cognitive Science Abstract Background Flashbacks are the hallmark symptom of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Although we have successful treatments for full-blown PTSD, early interventions are lacking.
The five major world religions - John Bellaimey HINDUISM Children in India are often given comic books describing the lives of the saints and gods. Take a look at one of these and think about the obstacle faced by the protagonist and what spiritual resources were required to overcome it.ISLAM Much of the beauty of the Qur'an comes in its poetry. To appreciate Arabic poetry is difficult for the non-speaker. Investigate the meanings of the following expressions and tell what each one means, literally and symbolically:"Seal of the Prophets""Sun" Letters and "Moon" LettersMen are known as Abu (Father of) and women as Umm (Mother of)Arabic words are all based on three (sometimes four) letter roots, so S-L-M is the root of Muslim, Salaam, Islam, and other wordsWhat are the Greater Jihad and the Lesser Jihad and why might most non-Muslims be surprised to learn which is which?
How Colors Smell - Julie Beck When someone asks me what flavor slushie I want, I don’t say “cherry,” I say “red.” That flavor is called “red.” “Blue” is another flavor a slushie might have. Similarly, a cherry smell—especially the chemically cherry smell of a red slushie—is a red smell. That one’s easy, since cherries are red. 2020's Learning Landscape: A Retrospective on Dyslexia Presidential Address, 71st IDA Annual Conference; Beijing, 2020 by David Rose and Ge Vue The following article, written by David Rose and Ge Vue in 2010, imagines the future by “pre-creating” the Presidential Address at the IDA Annual Conference in 2020. This article was first published in the International Dyslexia Association, Perspectives on Language and Literacy, Winter 2010.