Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why? : NPR Ed The Limbic Reward System lights up when curiosity is piqued. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption itoggle caption LA Johnson/NPR The Limbic Reward System lights up when curiosity is piqued. LA Johnson/NPR How does a sunset work? So Blackwell, who teaches science at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High in Davis, Calif., had her students watch a video of a sunset on YouTube as part of a physics lesson on motion. "I asked them: 'So what's moving? Once she got the discussion going, the questions came rapid-fire. Students asking questions and then exploring the answers. Blackwell, like many others teachers, understands that when kids are curious, they're much more likely to stay engaged. But why? Our Brains On Curiosity "In any given day, we encounter a barrage of new information," says Charan Ranganath, a psychologist at the University of California, Davis and one of the researchers behind the study. Ranganath was curious to know why we retain some information and forget other things.
British English Coach The WWW Virtual Library Asertividad Como estrategia y estilo de comunicación, la asertividad se diferencía y se sitúa en un punto intermedio entre otras dos conductas polares: la agresividad y la pasividad (o no asertividad). Suele definirse como un comportamiento comunicacional en el cual la persona no agrede ni se somete a la voluntad de otras personas, sino que manifiesta sus convicciones y defiende sus derechos. Cabe mencionar que la asertividad es una conducta de las personas, un comportamiento. Es también una forma de expresión consciente, congruente, clara, directa y equilibrada, cuya finalidad es comunicar nuestras ideas y sentimientos o defender nuestros legítimos derechos sin la intención de herir o perjudicar, actuando desde un estado interior de autoconfianza, en lugar de la emocionalidad limitante típica de la ansiedad, la culpa o la rabia. Introducción[editar] Entrenamiento de la asertividad[editar] Estilos de comunicación[editar] Asertiva Consiguen sus objetivos sin dañar a los demás. Referencias[editar]
Biostamp temporary tattoo wearable electronic circuits by MC10 Materials scientist John Rogers and his firm MC10 have developed flexible electronic circuits that stick directly to the skin like temporary tattoos and monitor the wearer's health. The Biostamp is a thin electronic mesh that stretches with the skin and monitors temperature, hydration and strain. Rogers suggests that his "epidermal electronics" could be developed for use in healthcare to monitor patients without tethering them to large machines. Not only would this be more convenient, but the results could be more accurate if patients were examined in their normal environment doing usual activities rather than on the hospital ward. Other applications could include a patch that lets an athlete know when and how much to hydrate for peak performance, or one that tells you when to apply more suncream. MC10 overcame the rigidity of normal electronic components made from brittle silicon-based wafers by printing them in very small pieces, arranged in wavy patterns.
Edge.org WorkIntelligent.ly Nanoengineers invent new biomaterial that more closely mimics human tissue Thursday, May 26, 2011 A new biomaterial designed for repairing damaged human tissue doesn’t wrinkle up when it is stretched. The invention from nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego marks a significant breakthrough in tissue engineering because it more closely mimics the properties of native human tissue. Pictured: Optical images of polyethylene glycol scaffolds expanding in response to stretching.(Note: green tone added to image.) Credit: UC San Diego / Shaochen Chen A new biomaterial designed for repairing damaged human tissue doesn’t wrinkle up when it is stretched. A new biomaterial designed for repairing damaged human tissue doesn't wrinkle up when it is stretched. The new biomaterial was created using a new biofabrication platform that Chen is developing under a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. "We are also exploring other opportunities," said Chen. Shape turned out to be essential to the new material's mechanical property.
Billionaire And Millionaire World News Inventor of the Week Rubber Bandits® A seemingly simple idea sometimes can become an incredibly successful, mass-market product that makes life a little bit easier for millions. Such is the case with Rubber Bandits®, oversized rubber bands equipped with tear-resistant, waterproof labels, created by self-described “idea czar” Adrian Chernoff in 2004. Chernoff was born in 1971 and grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2004, he received a phone call from his mother who had heard of a competition held by the office supply store chain Staples®. Chernoff didn’t have much time, but he told his mother he would enter. Chernoff submitted his idea and made it through several rounds of competition, continually improving his design with each round. Meanwhile, Chernoff left GM to start his own ideas company, 2 Smart + 1, where he serves as CEO. Chernoff holds over 75 patents with more than 20 others pending and has been recognized with a number of honors for his achievements. [September 2008]
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