Captain Paul Watson Stars In TEDxSF Posted by Tom Foremski - April 28, 2010 TEDxSF, one of the local TED conference communities, held an event Tuesday evening at the California Academy of Sciences, in the planetarium auditorium. About 350 people watched live presentations and many more were in a lounge watching the live stream of the event on monitors. The theme was courage and resilience. First up was Dr John Gray, the relationship expert known for his best seller "Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus." He said that women in the workplace experience twice as much stress as men and they need the hormone oxytocin to deal with the stress, and that comes from doing nurturing tasks. Men perform work tasks that generate testosterone, which is used to deal with their stress. Because women are suffering from stress at much higher levels in the workplace, and they are unable to deal with the stress well, they will start dying earlier than men, he predicted. Ultimate Fighter Champion Nate Quarry was up next. Loop! Please see:
About this site - Notes from a Linguistic Mystic This site exists both as a place for me to post the things that intrigue me and make me think, but also as a place for you to find and learn about things that might intrigue you. I’ll do my best to write in such a way that you don’t need a background in Linguistics to understand my posts, and always feel free to comment if you don’t understand something. I’ll post a clarification as soon as I can. Although I’m a Linguist by trade and by passion, some what I’m discussing on this site might fall outside of mainstream linguistics. About the Author More information than you likely wanted to know can be found at my personal homepage. If you’d like to get in touch with me to discuss my posts and ideas, voice a concern, make a correction, or just get to know me, feel free to email me at parangaricutirimicuaro (at) linguisticmystic dot com (It’s the name of a volcano in Mexico, used here so that spambots will have a whole lot of fun trying to guess my address at random). Advertising Policy
The WWW Virtual Library Neurolinguistics: Language and biology Neurolinguistics: Language and biology Central Nervous System Peripheral Nervous System basic cellular unit (chemical transmission, neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin, acetylcholine) 1. Neurology: the science and medicine of the brain (related to neuron = brain cell). Neuroscience: just the science part of neurology, plus (sometimes) the study of artificial neural networks (i.e. connectionism). Neuropsychology: a branch of neurology that deals with the connections between the brain and behavior, using cognitive psychological models. Neurolinguistics: a branch of neuropsychology that deals with language. The major parts are: Cerebellum: the little brain near the back Cerebrum: the famous part of the brain. All vertebrates have this characteristic. More about the cortex: Not everything happens in this cortical system; there are also subcortical connections: neural pathways that lead directly from one part of the cortex to another (like a "secret passage"). Cortical wrinkles: terminology: 2. 3.
Responding to Risk with Resourcefulness « Miss America Talks Social Media & More | Main | LOOP!STATION: Enchanting Mix of Dreamy Vocals & Cello » April 28, 2010 Responding to Risk with Resourcefulness President of CBR Global Advisors Celina Realuyo who is also an assistant professor on counter terrorism, talks to the TEDXSF audience at the California Academy of Sciences yesterday afternoon. Her orientation comes from serving as a former U.S. diplomat, a foreign policy maker under the Bush and Clinton Administration, and a professor of counterterrorism and national security. April 28, 2010 in America The Free, Events, On Politics, Videos | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Responding to Risk with Resourcefulness: Comments Post a comment
Yes, You Too Can Read at 1000 Words Per Minute - Testing Circus Ever wondered how to read faster. Here is a solution that will allow you to read 1000 words per minute. Spritz, a Boston based start-up, is developing a technology that would enable you to read up to 1000 words per minutes. With Spritz, which is coming to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear 2 watch, words appear one at a time in rapid succession. What Spritz does is manipulate the format of the words to more appropriately line them up with the eye’s natural motion of reading. Try it for yourself. You just read 250 words per minute. This is 250 words per minute. What about 350 words per minute? 350 words per minute doesn’t seem that much faster. 3 hours and 40 minutes to finish Potter. Wow! Now it’s getting harder to follow. Want to try for more speed? Love #AwesomeTechnlogoy? Image Credits – 1 & 2 The following two tabs change content below. Ajoy is the founder and editor of Testing Circus magazine which is read and subscribed by thousands of professional testers around the world.
L'abeille en héraldique L'abeille est un animal héraldique par excellence car sa symbolique est particulièrement riche. Traditionnellement, elle représente l'énergie vitale, c'est-à-dire l'âme. Quand elle est en nombre autour d'un rucher, elle évoque la cohésion sociale et l'industrie. Mais s'agissant de blasons plus récents, cette représentation est généralement liée à une activité simplement apicole Aristée, fils du dieu Apollon, possédait un rucher. Principales représentations héraldiques de l'abeille. Principales représentations héraldiques de la ruche. Alçay-Alçabéhéty-Sunharette (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine) D'azur au loup d'argent sortant d'une ruche d'or, accompagné d'abeilles d'or sans nombre. Sous le Premier Empire, le blason des grandes villes comportait obligatoirement un chef de gueules chargé de trois abeilles d'or. Anvers (Belgique) Apprieu (Isère, Rhône-Alpes) Arcachon (Gironde, Aquitaine) Barentin (Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie) mouvant des flancs, surmonté de trois abeilles d’or rangées en chef.
How being called smart can actually make you stupid | Neurobonkers A few months ago I posted a piece which has become my most popular blog post by quite a landslide. The post covered various techniques for learning and looked at the empirical evidence for and against their efficacy based on recent research. This post is my follow up, in which I look at the case for one tip for learning that it seems really could have a big impact. A growing body of evidence from the last two decades suggests that our attitude towards our own potential for intelligence has a considerable impact on our lives, furthermore we are incredibly vulnerable to having this attitude or "mindset" moulded for better or worse, by how people praise us in a way that is both shocking and problematic. Counterintuitively, it has been repeatedly demonstrated that praising people for their intelligence rather than their effort can actually make people perform drastically worse over time, avoid future challenges and form negative attitudes to learning and towards themselves. References:
Julieanne Wurm More About Me I'm passionate about Designing inspiring learning experiences. Sometimes writing. An idea worth spreading How ideas spread Talk to me about Your dreams, something funny, how ideas spread People don't know that I'm good at Remaining calm in crisis; creating opportunities for others and connecting people. My TED Story I founded TEDxEast in collaboration with a wonderful committee and community. Comments
24 Survival Tips For Living Alone Sir Ken Robinson Opening Keynote #ASTD2013 @sirkenrobinson These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at the ASTD International Conference & Expo (ICE) -- happening this week in Dallas, TX. 10,000 or so training and development people here to extend their practice. We all have deep talents, but it’s often the case that we don’t discover them. Human talent are like the world’s natural resources – they are often buried beneath the surface. And if you don’t go looking for them you’ll never find them. You need circumstances for talent to demonstrate themselves… Whether you actually discover your talents is another matter. Why don’t we discover what we’re good at? What really makes you a success is PASSION. When it’s just a job, you’re disengaged. People who love what they do…”this isn’t what I do, it’s who I am.” Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative (Sir Ken book, published ten years ago.) When a really original idea turns up, it excites everyone’s imagination. Today we have a crisis in human resources.
You can increase your intelligence: 5 ways to maximize your cognitive potential | Guest Blog The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. "One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one’s greatest efforts." —Albert Einstein While Einstein was not a neuroscientist, he sure knew what he was talking about in regards to the human capacity to achieve. Not so many years ago, I was told by a professor of mine that you didn’t have much control over your intelligence. Well, I disagreed. You see, before that point in my studies, I had begun working as a Behavior Therapist, training young children on the autism spectrum. One of my first clients was a little boy w/ PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Delays-Not Otherwise Specified), a mild form of autism. He wasn’t the only child I saw make vast improvements in the years I’ve been a therapist, either. Although the data from those early studies showed dismal results, I wasn’t discouraged. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3.