background preloader

Dyslexic Advantage - Dyslexia is an advantage.

Dyslexic Advantage - Dyslexia is an advantage.
Related:  Neuroscience

Future Actions Decoded And Predicted In The Human Brain » The Behavioral Medicine Report Bringing the real world into the brain scanner, researchers at The University of Western Ontario from The Centre for Brain and Mind can now determine the action a person was planning, mere moments before that action is actually executed. Included in this report is several videos – one that shows FMRI data and another that contains interviews with the two lead researchers. The findings were published this week in the prestigious Journal of Neuroscience, in the paper, “Decoding Action Intentions from Preparatory Brain Activity in Human Parieto-Frontal Networks.” “This is a considerable step forward in our understanding of how the human brain plans actions,” says Jason Gallivan, a Western Neuroscience PhD student, who was the first author on the paper. A volunteer completes tasks while in the functional magnetic imaging (fMRI) machine. This research project focuses on understanding how the human brain plans actions. Material adapted from University of Western Ontario . Dr.

Barn | SPREADTHESIGN Teckenspråk hjälper barnen med bokstäverna Två grundskolor i Sverige har på försök under läsåret lärt sina elever det svenska teckenspråkets handalfabet till sina yngsta elever. Målet är och se om handalfabetet är till hjälp när eleverna ska lära sig läsa och skriva. Foto: Dennis Lennartsson Projektet som leds från Örebro universitet av Karin Allard i samarbete med Europeiskt Teckenspråkscenter av Thomas Lydell-Olsen. - ”Det är ett jättebra hjälpmedel som ger trygghet och stöd vid inlärningen. ”De grupper som jämförts med denna, som ingår i projektet, har haft ett lägre värde och det har tagit längre tid att uppnå samma resultat som denna grupp gjort. Thomas Lydell-Olsen fick idén till studien när han träffat en lärarkollega i Portugal som byt tjänst. ” Jag frågade Rosa-Maria hur det går på hennes dövskola i Porto. Var kan man lära sig handalfabetet idag? Perspektiv på läs- och skrivlärande – samspelet mellan grafiska representationer och handalfabetsbokstavering.

Conference on Dyslexia and Talent | Dyslexic Advantage Blog What You May Not Know About Dyslexia…. Like this: Like Loading... Related Scientific American on the Advantages of Dyslexia Great to see Scientific American covering the advantages of dyslexia...Excerpt: "Dyslexia is often called a “learning disability.” In "Dyslexic Advantages" Alan Alda Talks with the Eides About Dyslexia What We Know About Dyslexic Minds - Alan Alda talks with Drs. The Neuroscience Of Music | Wired Science  Why does music make us feel? On the one hand, music is a purely abstract art form, devoid of language or explicit ideas. The stories it tells are all subtlety and subtext. We can now begin to understand where these feelings come from, why a mass of vibrating air hurtling through space can trigger such intense states of excitement. Because the scientists were combining methodologies (PET and fMRI) they were able to obtain an impressively precise portrait of music in the brain. The more interesting finding emerged from a close study of the timing of this response, as the scientists looked to see what was happening in the seconds before the subjects got the chills. In essence, the scientists found that our favorite moments in the music were preceeded by a prolonged increase of activity in the caudate. Immediately before the climax of emotional responses there was evidence for relatively greater dopamine activity in the caudate. Homepage image: Kashirin Nickolai, Flickr.

Start Redirect to 26.2 Quest Managing with the Brain in Mind Naomi Eisenberger, a leading social neuroscience researcher at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), wanted to understand what goes on in the brain when people feel rejected by others. She designed an experiment in which volunteers played a computer game called Cyberball while having their brains scanned by a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine. Cyberball hearkens back to the nastiness of the school playground. “People thought they were playing a ball-tossing game over the Internet with two other people,” Eisenberger explains. “They could see an avatar that represented themselves, and avatars [ostensibly] for two other people. This article is featured in the strategy+business app “Don’t Blame Your Culture,” available for smartphone and tablet devices. To download, select your device: This reaction could be traced directly to the brain’s responses. This presents enormous challenges to managers.

Språkutvecklande arbetssätt Ämnesspråk är nyckeln till att utveckla kunskaper i alla skolans ämnen och därför en viktig fråga för alla lärare. Ämnesspråk handlar till exempel om att uttrycka, tolka, förstå och använda begrepp, fakta och centrala tankegångar i tal och skrift, men även de känslor och åsikter som ämnet väcker. Det här utvecklingspaketet har som syfte att stödja lärare i alla skolans ämnen i arbetet med att utveckla undervisningen så att elevernas språk- såväl som deras kunskapsutveckling gynnas. Stöd i läroplanerna I de två första kapitlen i grundskolans, grundsärskolans, sameskolans och specialskolans läroplaner betonas det språkutvecklande perspektivet. Förslag på arbetsgång Att utveckla sin undervisning så att den får ett mer medvetet fokus på språkliga aspekter är en process som löper över tid. Deltagarna arbetar enskilt med olika uppgifter före eller mellan träffarna. Förslag på arbetsgång Text och publikationer Språkutvecklande arbetssätt i alla ämnen Få syn på språket Greppa språket Film

TED Talks: Goldie Hawn, Daniel Siegel On Mindfulness For Childre Actress Goldie Hawn spoke at the TEDMED conference about her "very big, very broad dream" of bringing happiness to children. "I thought, let's do something drastic," she said. "Lets hope and pray for all kids to experience happiness." She turned this big dream into an innovative program called "MindUP" -- a curriculum that goes beyond academics, teaching children how to be in touch with their emotions and manage stress through focused breathing, focused attention, relaxation and awareness. Saddened by the problems affecting today's youth -- depression, suicide, drop out rates and a growing lack of empathy -- she assembled a team of neuroscientists, doctors, researchers, educators and psychologists to create the program. It's crucial to take the stress away in order to open the mind up for learning, Hawn said. Hawn was accompanied at TEDMED by researcher Dan Siegal, author of The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being.

AtGoogleTalks AtGoogleTalks (or @Google Talks or Talks@Google) is a series of presentations by invited speakers sponsored by Google given at various Google offices throughout the world. The series has feature categories such as Authors@Google, Candidates@Google, Women@Google, Musicians@Google and others. For technical topics, there is Google Tech Talks (also known as EngEDU[1]) which is dedicated to exploring areas of technology and science. Guest speakers range from present and past world leaders to little-known poets and artists. Talks range from about 40 to 70 minutes. As of February 2009[update] there had been over 1700 guest speakers. In March 2006, Google announced that videos of the talks would be available on Google Videos.[2][3] Most are now put on YouTube before they are put on Google Videos. Speakers include[edit] Lady Gaga, musician[4] List of speakers, by category and date[edit] Authors@Google[edit] Comedians@Google[edit] Broadway@Google[edit] Candidates@Google[edit] Chefs@Google[edit]