All In The Mind - 29 January 2011 - That Does Not Compute: the hidden affliction of dyscalculia Natasha Mitchell: Well, the full force of 2011 is with us, isn't it, what a tumultuous start to this la Nina year for so many of us here in Australia, in Brazil, in Sri Lanka. It's hard to comprehend the scale of it all. Natasha Mitchell on board, welcome to a year of fresh shows on the rich life of the mind. Numeracy skills are on the nose in Australia. We're more familiar with dyslexia, that difficulty with processing words, but it seems that up to 8% of us struggle with numbers, arithmetic and calculations because of a legitimate condition called dyscalculia, a condition that's flown under the radar for too long. Lucie: I do lots of French activities with my dad, create movies with my dolls, dance, I write stories with my computer all the time and would print it out and my mum takes it to work and shows a man who does lots of scripts and he says she could become a script writer. Can you tell the time right now? Corinne Podger: And what time is it Xavier? Xavier: 7.30 yes.
Altered state of consciousness An altered state of consciousness (ASC), also called altered state of mind, is any condition which is significantly different from a normal waking beta wave state. The expression was used as early as 1966 by Arnold M. Ludwig and brought into common usage from 1969 by Charles Tart. It describes induced changes in one's mental state, almost always temporary. A synonymous phrase is "altered state of awareness". Concept The term "altered state of consciousness" was introduced and defined by Ludwig in 1966. An altered state of consciousness is any mental state induced by physiological, psychological, or pharmacological maneuvers or agents, which deviates from the normal waking state of consciousness. Some observable abnormal and sluggish behaviors meet the criteria for altered state of consciousness. Altered states of consciousness can also be associated with artistic creativity or different focus levels. Causes Accidental and pathological causes Fasting
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Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine The Last Straw: DKE Sponsors Hate Speech on Yale’s Old Campus : BROAD RECOGNITION Yale is not new to fraternities acting in despicable, misogynistic ways. The Women’s Center has tried to deal with horrible forms of chauvinistic actions conducted under the guise of fraternity rush processes. Yale’s female freshmen are not new to the feeling of being unsafe– as last year’s “Pre-Season Scouting Report” demonstrates. The words: “No means yes, yes means anal.” If “[n]o means yes,” there is no such thing as rape. The symbol of the action: A mob of men inciting violence and intimidating women, in a place where almost all freshmen women have their residences. What is the significance of a moving gang of men, chanting in deep, throaty, voices for sexual assault– more specifically, for rape? The action itself: An organization calling for young men to participate in such an action, in order to be included in said organization. This act was committed under the aegis of the “rush” process, in which new pledges must perform a series of tasks in order to join the fraternity.
Stopping bullying: why gender matters I get so fed up with conservative groups who are against educational programs that specifically address issues of gender and sexuality in schools. There were recent controversies in Vallejo, CA and Alameda, CA over this issue. They argue that generic anti-bullying programs are sufficient to stop the negative behaviours that happen between students in schools. Generic anti-bullying programs don't work - we need to specifically name and address the more common and painful forms of bullying that happen between students to have any impact. I'm going to write a brief case-study based on a recent series of workshops I gave in a high school to prove my point. When I begin a workshop with a group of students I start by asking them if they have seen various forms of bullying in their school. * physical bullying (tripping, shoving, knocking books, etc.) * verbal bullying (name calling, spreading rumours, telling mean jokes) * non-verbal bullying (exclusion, drawing pictures, gestures, mean glares)
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