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Home | Search Serendip Free WILL? I wanted the arrows to point to the right, SAW them pointing to the right, and am GOING to the right I wanted the arrows to point to the left, SAW them pointing to the left, and am GOING to the left I forgot the instructions. Related:  NeurologyPhilosophy

Are Prodigies Autistic? Prodigies dazzle us with their virtuoso violin concertos, seemingly prescient chess moves, and vivid paintings. While their work would be enough to impress us if they were 40, prodigies typically reach adult levels of performance in non-verbal, rule-based domains such as chess, art, and music . Their performances are hard to explain from a purely deliberate practice perspective. While it's true that many prodigies receive support, resources, and encouragement from parents and coaches early on, such support is typically the result of a demonstrated " rage to learn", as the prodigy expert Martha J. Morelock refers to the phenomenon. Researchers who have spent years working with prodigies and witnessing their development firsthand have come to a different conclusion . Unfortunately, there really aren't that many systematic studies of prodigies, at least in comparison to the study of adult experts. The third child prodigy was 18 years old at the time of testing.

30 Books I’m Glad I Read Before 30 - StumbleUpon In various ways, these 30 books convey some of the philosophy of how Angel and I live our lives. I honestly credit a fraction of who I am today to each title. Thus, they have indirectly influenced much of what I write about on this site. A medley of both fiction and nonfiction, these great reads challenged my internal status quo, opening my mind to new ideas and opportunities, and together they gave me a basic framework for living, loving, learning and working successfully. If you haven’t read these books yet, I highly recommend doing so. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert – Gilbert, a Harvard professor of psychology has studied happiness for decades, and he shares scientific findings that just might change the way you look at the world. What are your favorite books? Photo by: Katie Harris

NoZen 10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World | Reality is not as obvious and simple as we like to think. Some of the things that we accept as true at face value are notoriously wrong. Scientists and philosophers have made every effort to change our common perceptions of it. The 10 examples below will show you what I mean. 1. Great glaciation. Great glaciation is the theory of the final state that our universe is heading toward. 2. Solipsism is a philosophical theory, which asserts that nothing exists but the individual’s consciousness. Don’t you believe me? As a result, which parts of existence can we not doubt? 3. George Berkeley, the father of Idealism, argued that everything exists as an idea in someone’s mind. The idea being that if the stone really only exists in his imagination, he could not have kicked it with his eyes closed. 4. Everybody has heard of Plato. In addition to this stunning statement, Plato, being a monist, said that everything is made of a single substance. 5. 6. Enternalism is the exact opposite of presentism.

The PTA arrives in Mexicos schools When Karina Saldaña enrolled her first child in elementary school, she hoped for the kind of parent participation that didn't exist when she was growing up. Her own school director was “untouchable” to both teachers and students alike, Ms. Saldaña says. Skip to next paragraph Karina Saldaña, a parent-representative on the local PTA, says she is pleased with the level of communication between parents, teachers, and the director at the Fray Matias de Cordova school in Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of Chiapas, Mexico, April 26. Sara Miller Llana/The Christian Science Monitor Subscribe Today to the Monitor Click Here for your FREE 30 DAYS ofThe Christian Science MonitorWeekly Digital Edition But what she found was the same impenetrable wall that has long kept parents locked out of the public education system in Mexico – where in some schools teachers don't show up to class or are woefully underqualified, and where students drop out at high rates. For decades, parents in Mexico were disregarded.

Red-Green & Blue-Yellow: The Stunning Colors You Can't See| On Seeing Reddish Green and Yellowish Blue | Color Opponency Theory Try to imagine reddish green — not the dull brown you get when you mix the two pigments together, but rather a color that is somewhat like red and somewhat like green. Or, instead, try to picture yellowish blue — not green, but a hue similar to both yellow and blue. Is your mind drawing a blank? That's because, even though those colors exist, you've probably never seen them. The limitation results from the way we perceive color in the first place. Almost never, that is. Colors without a name The color revolution started in 1983, when a startling paper by Hewitt Crane, a leading visual scientist, and his colleague Thomas Piantanida appeared in the journal Science. Images similar to those used in a famous 1983 experiment in which so-called "forbidden colors" were perceived for the first time.Credit: Life's Little Mysteries The observers of this unusual visual stimulus reported seeing the borders between the stripes gradually disappear, and the colors seem to flood into each other.

Kettlebell Snatching On A Warrior Diet! If you are adverse to pain, like trying to take the easy way around things, and don't like getting results quickly, move on to that article on how to best rock the leg extension machine. If you're still reading, welcome to my house of pain. This article centers around a method of kettlebell snatching and a nutritional plan that will achieve the following: Rapid fat lossMuscle-building (build muscle and burn fat together)Increase your VO2 MaxDevelop mental toughnessBuild elite level enduranceBuild functional strength (particularly in the posterior chain) First we will look at the snatch protocol. There are two methods of doing this. When performing the 15-second protocol you are shooting for between 6 and 8 reps per 15 seconds with a 16kg kettlebell for men, and a 12kg kettlebell for women. One thing I neglected to mention is that the 15/15 goes on for 25 minutes. One-Arm Kettlebell Snatch Once you are snatching faster (8 reps per set) you will be up to 400 snatches per workout. Hand Care

Dream Analyzer right brain, left brain Grobstein, not just MY problem (610) 526-5098 21 August 1991 Sometimes it pays to let off steam a little bit. Even in public. Sometimes it turns out that everyone is bothered by something, and no one is exactly sure what it is, and everyone thinks it must be something wrong with themselves. Then someone says something about it, and it turns out its sort of the same something that has been bothering everybody else, and everybody feels a little better, and maybe even something gets done about it. I teach biology in a college, a pretty good one that costs students a lot of money and that lots of people have heard of. Well, anyway, I like people who think, and its my job to help them learn to think. So we tried it out, and you can probably guess what our biggest problem was. What's funny about the whole thing is that lots of people know about the problem, and lots of people complain about it, and practically nobody does anything about it, and by not doing anything about it they make it worse.

The 5 Smartest Non-Primates on the Planet Katharine Gammon, Life's Little Mysteries Contributor | July 29, 2011 05:56pm ET Credit: Walter Siegmund We humans tend to think we're pretty smart. We've got descriptive language. We've got art and can build museums in which to showcase it. The flip side, of course, is that we've also learned to build bombs.

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