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Wade Davis on endangered cultures

Wade Davis on endangered cultures
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Lynx Medicine Lynx medicine is strongly related to the planetary energies of Neptune, Uranus and Pluto and thus one must reach very deeply within to understand both the messages that this medicine brings and the people who carry Lynx medicine. The bottom line is that neither the Lynx person nor the messages will be easy to figure out especially as the energy itself is well known for being extraordinarily tight lipped! Lynx medicine is that which empowers and gifts an individual to have amazing powers of intuition and clairvoyance. Yet the Lynx person sees it all too clearly though they are normally less than willing to share all that they know! Yet because of Lynx's watchfullness and higher awareness, they also have the solution to getting the person back out of the hole and on their way again IF the person is willing to hear and act upon the messages/solutions that are being given. Lynx people can be very much like the Cheshire Cat.

Beware Pundits Bearing National Stereotypes - Richard Hornik by Richard Hornik | 3:51 PM January 25, 2013 The front page of today’s New York Times carries the shocking story that some Chinese college graduates prefer unemployment to factory work because they think it is beneath them. I have encountered both ends of the Fill-In-The-Blank Work Ethic trope for most of my career. For the past two decades, western businessmen and pundits have lauded the Chinese work ethic, as though it were something genetically or at least culturally engrained. Now that stereotype is finally beginning to crumble. According to the Times story: > “A national survey of urban residents, released this winter by a Chinese university, showed that among people in their early 20s, those with a college degree were four times as likely to be unemployed as those with only an elementary school education.” And it’s not just those spoiled intellectuals who are eschewing factory work.

Deciphering hidden pattern reveals brain activity The algorithm to find an efficient route through a complicated, connected network can be used to decode patterns in the brain (credit: Rachel Ewing) Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have shown that the mathematics used to find an efficient route through a complicated, connected network can be used to decode how the brain represents information, says Geoffrey K. Aguirre, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology. The researchers developed an algorithm using a de Bruijn sequence, a set of things — letters, pictures, or sounds, for example — in a cyclic order such that every possible “word” or combination of things occurs only once. Aguirre and colleagues presented a series of faces in different combinations and orders to subjects, as dictated by the de Bruijn sequence, to measure the brain response to each face individually. The next step is to apply the new algorithm to actual fMRI studies of visual perception and representation in the brain, says Aguirre.

Ravenari's totem / animal guide dictionary Ravenari's Animal Energy / Animal Guide Dictionary Total Number of Animal Energies Represented: 290 Use Ctrl+F (or a similar search function) to search for animals you are looking for. Animals are listed by their name (i.e. Steller's Jay, Blue Jay, Western Scrub Jay), and also consider searching for simplifications like 'cat' or 'eagle.' All artwork shown copyright to Ravenari. Mammals / Marsupials / Monotremes Birds Prof. Goering’s Top 10 Tips for Intercultural Communication | For the past three summers, I’ve had the opportunity to be involved with the Euroculture Program, teaching at Georg-August-Universität Goettingen and participating in the IPs. For someone who studies intercultural communication, this has been a dream come true, because each summer I have been able to immerse myself into a laboratory in which I can see and observe intercultural communication in action every day. From those observations, I’ve put together my “Top 10” list of lessons learned about intercultural communication. Beth Goering│ Putting together a Top 10 list is a tradition in American television. So, here are my “Top 10 Tips for Intercultural Communication” , shaped, in part, by my 3 years of experience with the Euroculture MA. 10. Mindset matters – a lot. 9. Be aware of the degree to which we are all “coded” by our culture. 8. There are some culturally-based differences that do matter, particularly when it comes to studying and working together. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3.

Battle of the Brains Can you think of 100 different uses for a sock? How would you cope with glasses that turn everything upside down? What's your emotional intelligence? Can you create a work of art in 10 minutes? The principle way that we measure intelligence, the IQ test, is based on research done before even Einstein was in his prime. Horizon looks for evidence of intelligence in the brain, in our genes and in our upbringing and tests some of the latest theories using them to see which of the seven has the highest intelligence. Watch the full documentary now (playlist) Terra Maïre AKB48 pop star shaves head after breaking band rules 1 February 2013Last updated at 11:19 ET Japanese pop star Minami Minegishi begs to stay in band A Japanese pop star has shaved her head and offered a filmed apology after breaking her management firm's rules by spending a night with her boyfriend. A sobbing Minami Minegishi apologised to her fans and said she did not want to leave the band AKB48, in the video seen by millions on YouTube. The production company behind AKB48 said Minegishi, 20, had failed to abide by its cardinal rule - no dating. But fans have defended her, saying she is entitled to a normal life. Head shaving is a traditional form of showing contrition in Japan. 'Disgusting' Minegishi's apology came hours after a tabloid newspaper published photographs of her leaving the apartment of her boyfriend, Alan Shirahama, a dancer in a boy band. Minami Minegishi is one of the original members of the hugely popular girl band, AKB48 Some fans and commentators say Minegishi went too far with her public apology, and that it was unnecessary.

my mind on books : books on the mind, consciousness, cognitive science… Effects of a Psychedelic, Tropical Tea, Ayahuasca, on the Electroencephalographic (EEG) Activity of the Human Brain During a Shamanistic Ritual Effects of a Psychedelic, Tropical Tea, Ayahuasca, on the Electroencephalographic (EEG) Activity of the Human Brain During a Shamanistic Ritual By Erik Hoffmann (, Jan M. Keppel Hesselink and Yatra-W.M. da Silveira Barbosa PDF version of this document EEG data from 12 volunteers participating in a workshop in Brazil were recorded under field conditions before and after a shamanistic ritual in which the psychoactive tea, ayahuasca, was consumed. Following three doses of the tea, the subjects showed strong and statistically significant increases of both EEG alpha (8-13Hz) and theta (4-8Hz) mean amplitudes compared to baseline while beta (13-20Hz) amplitudes were unchanged. The strongest increases of alpha activity were observed in the occipital lobes while alpha was unchanged in the frontal lobes. Introduction Pharmacology Ayahuasca is a beverage extracted from plants in the Amazonian rain forest. Materials and Methods Results References Budzynsky TH. 1986.

Countries Please select a country in the dropdown menu above to see the values for the 6 dimensions. After a first country has been selected, a second and even a third country can be chosen to be able to see a comparison of their scores. To compare your personal preferences to the scores of a country of your choice, please purchase our cultural survey tool, the Culture Compass™. Please note that culture is defined as the collective mental programming of the human mind which distinguishes one group of people from another. This programming influences patterns of thinking which are reflected in the meaning people attach to various aspects of life and which become crystallised in the institutions of a society. This does not imply that everyone in a given society is programmed in the same way; there are considerable differences between individuals.

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