silvieon4: 25 Scientifically Proven Ways to Make Yourself Smarter 25 Scientifically Proven Ways to Make Yourself Smarter | Psychology Degrees "25 Scientifically Proven Ways to Make Yourself Smarter By Tara Miller Almost everyone would love to take advantage of ways to boost their brain power and become smarter, no matter how smart they already are. Below are 25 scientifically proven ways you can do just this. From surprising activities such as watching TV or riding a motorcycle to brain-healthy nutrition choices, try a few of these ideas and see if you notice any improvement in your intelligence. What You Can Do These activities all offer ways to improve your cognitive abilities, so pick up a crossword puzzle, drink some water, and listen to some music to make yourself smarter. Watch specific types of TV shows.
Twelve Virtues of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky - StumbleUpon by Eliezer Yudkowsky The first virtue is curiosity. A burning itch to know is higher than a solemn vow to pursue truth. CWTS reveal - the book clutch + how-to Did you see this week’s Crafting with the Stars? We got third place- and we’re moving on to round 2! Yikes! My project was the book clutch…this is the post:A little vintage book… upon further review is actually a clever clutch. This upcycled clutch is sure to be a conversation starter wherever you go. Made from a vintage book and old bag found at the thrift store melded together to create this little gem of a purse.
Top 50 Free Open Courseware Classes for Aspiring Scientists Aspiring scientists can get a lot of help and knowledge from free online classes. Many universities offer open courseware classes that can help you learn the basics of a number of scientific fields. You can keep up to date on the latest developments, and learn to understand basic concepts. Whether you want the understanding to help you in your current job, or whether you are preparing to enter a degree program in the sciences, these 50 open courseware classes can help you get a solid handle on science. This is one of the most interesting fields of science today. Here are some physics open courseware classes.
UC Berkeley Summer Reading 2006 The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first CenturyThomas L. FriedmanNew York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005 Although the message can be boiled down into fewer pages, a future President should understand that technology has created the opportunity for anyone in the world to perform tasks that used to be limited by geography.
Zapping the Brain Improves Math Skills - A mild electrical current improves a person's ability to learn math skills. - The effect lasts up to six months. - The technique could help students learn other skills besides math as well. It's barely enough to light a light bulb, but passing a very mild current of electricity through the brain can turn on a metaphorical light bulb in a person's brain. Ring the Bells That Still Can Ring: Letting Go of Perfectionism Of all of the concerns clients bring to therapy, perfectionism can be one of the most relentless and the most difficult to overcome. It shows up under any number of guises, from the more mundane to more serious versions: “I’m not going to try to learn how to waterski because I know I won’t be any good at it.” “Anything less than an A is not a good enough grade.”
Change Your Wall ‘Change it’ adıyla müsemma bir duvar dekorasyonu çünkü her dakikada bir rengi değişiyor. Amirko (Amirkhan Abdurakhmanov) tarafından tasarlanan bu konseptte 3 farklı renk seçenekleri var. Her bir üçgende bulunan beyaz, siyah ve gökkuşağı renkleriyle sınırsız kombinasyonlar yapmak mümkün. Xerox Business of Your Brain Brought to you by the minds at Xerox, Business of Your Brain® is a desktop app that analyzes your cerebral cortex (well, actually your Microsoft Outlook) to provide a snapshot of the things standing between you and your mind's ability to focus on real business. Examining your email, contacts, calendar of events and even the vocabulary you use, Business of Your Brain® highlights potential distractions including: Total time spent in meetings "Urgent" matters (that probably aren't) Long-winded emails and the people who send them Any and all mention of "Fantasy Football"
A better way to remember Scientists and educators alike have long known that cramming is not an effective way to remember things. With their latest findings, researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan, studying eye movement response in trained mice, have elucidated the neurological mechanism explaining why this is so. Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, their results suggest that protein synthesis in the cerebellum plays a key role in memory consolidation, shedding light on the fundamental neurological processes governing how we remember. The "spacing effect", first discovered over a century ago, describes the observation that humans and animals are able to remember things more effectively if learning is distributed over a long period of time rather than performed all at once. Explaining this observation, the researchers found that the spacing effect was impaired when mice were infused with anisomycin and actinomycin D, antibiotics which inhibit protein synthesis.
A Big List of Sites That Teach You How To Do Stuff With all due respect to Kevin Smith, the web is no longer only for complaining about movies. In fact, there are a large number of very helpful sites that teach you how to do things. These are do-it-yourself sites, but we're not talking about building a deck or baking a cake -- the web is full of more general interest sites that give quality instruction on all sorts of fun and useful projects. Including, sometimes, how to build a deck or bake a cake. In this horribly-titled, but hopefully useful round-up we will specifically focus on such general purpose sites that include some sort of rich media instruction (generally video). We also might throw in a tech-focused site or two, since this is after all, a tech-focused blog.