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Scientists use brain imaging to reveal the movies in our mind BERKELEY — Imagine tapping into the mind of a coma patient, or watching one’s own dream on YouTube. With a cutting-edge blend of brain imaging and computer simulation, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are bringing these futuristic scenarios within reach. Using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and computational models, UC Berkeley researchers have succeeded in decoding and reconstructing people’s dynamic visual experiences – in this case, watching Hollywood movie trailers. As yet, the technology can only reconstruct movie clips people have already viewed. The approximate reconstruction (right) of a movie clip (left) is achieved through brain imaging and computer simulation “This is a major leap toward reconstructing internal imagery,” said Professor Jack Gallant, a UC Berkeley neuroscientist and coauthor of the study published online today (Sept. 22) in the journal Current Biology. “We need to know how the brain works in naturalistic conditions,” he said.

Die Phobie vor dem Trauma überwinden Von Michaela Huber Professor Onno van der Hart ist einer von Europas führenden Traumaforschern mit internationalem Renommee. Er war unter anderem - Präsident der International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) und in früheren Jahren bereits Vizepräsident der International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD). Der psychologische Psychotherapeut und Forscher ist Professor für Psychopathologie Chronischer Traumatisierungen an der Abteilung für Klinische Psychologie der Universität Utrecht in den Niederlanden und arbeitet in eigener Praxis sowie als Psychotherapeut am Sinai Center for Mental Health in Amsterdam. Onno van der Hart unterstützt zahlreiche KollegInnen als Supervisor und Ausbilder in ihrer Arbeit mit komplexen traumabedingten Störungen. Seit etlichen Jahren arbeitet er zusammen mit den Kollegen Dr. Huber: Onno, du bist geboren und damit ein Kriegskind… Van der Hart: Oh ja, das stimmt. Huber: Und diese Patientin hat dich sozusagen auf den Weg gebracht?

How Trees Calm Us Down In 1984, a researcher named Roger Ulrich noticed a curious pattern among patients who were recovering from gallbladder surgery at a suburban hospital in Pennsylvania. Those who had been given rooms overlooking a small stand of deciduous trees were being discharged almost a day sooner, on average, than those in otherwise identical rooms whose windows faced a wall. The results seemed at once obvious—of course a leafy tableau is more therapeutic than a drab brick wall—and puzzling. Whatever curative property the trees possessed, how were they casting it through a pane of glass? That is the riddle that underlies a new study in the journal Scientific Reports by a team of researchers in the United States, Canada, and Australia, led by the University of Chicago psychology professor Marc Berman. Are such numbers fanciful? What is most interesting about this data, though, is one of its subtler details. It’s nice to think that research like this can affect public policy.

Harvard Professor Finds That Innovative Ideas Spread Like The Flu; Here's How To Catch Them You can hear it in the way we speak: Songs are infectious, trends are contagious, videos go viral. We use disease to describe data. Information acts like illness. As it turns out, so does innovation. While Google helps us understand the way the flu moves and a Facebook app can ferret out who might make you sick, what's missing from the sniffly conversation is that disease and ideas both travel along social networks--the real-life kind. Enter network science, an emergent discipline drawing from sociology, medicine, and statistics. "Things don't just diffuse in human populations at random. The key is exposure. "Individuals located centrally within a network will be at both an increased risk for the acquisition of a pathogen," Christakis says tells Fast Company, "and an increased risk for the acquisition of novel information." Of course, being aware of ideas doesn't necessarily mean anything--it's what you do with it. "What we found was striking," Miller says.

The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months | Books For centuries western culture has been permeated by the idea that humans are selfish creatures. That cynical image of humanity has been proclaimed in films and novels, history books and scientific research. But in the last 20 years, something extraordinary has happened. When I started writing a book about this more hopeful view, I knew there was one story I would have to address. On the very first day, the boys institute a democracy of sorts. By the time a British naval officer comes ashore, the island is a smouldering wasteland. This story never happened. I first read Lord of the Flies as a teenager. I began to wonder: had anyone ever studied what real children would do if they found themselves alone on a deserted island? The article did not provide any sources. I was bursting with questions. My wife Maartje and I rented a car in Brisbane and some three hours later arrived at our destination, a spot in the middle of nowhere that stumped Google Maps. But Peter noticed something odd.

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Orion Magazine - Speaking of Nature A CEMETERY SEEMED AN ODD PLACE to contemplate the boundaries of being. Sandwiched between the campus and the interstate, this old burial ground is our cherished slice of nearby nature where the long dead are silent companions to college students wandering the hilly paths beneath rewilding oaks. The engraved names on overgrown headstones are upholstered in moss and crows congregate in the bare branches of an old beech, which is also carved with names. Reading the messages of a graveyard you understand the deep human longing for the enduring respect that comes with personhood. Names, names, names: the stones seem to say, “I am. Tiptoeing in her mud boots, Caroline skirts around a crumbling family plot to veer into the barberry hedge where a plastic bag is caught in the thorns. We have a special grammar for personhood. For me, this story began in another classroom, in another century, at the Carlisle Indian School where my Potawatomi grandfather was taken as a small boy.

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Education « LUNAR > creativity that makes a difference industrial design, product design, engineering design, graphic design, interaction design I’ve been a mechanical engineer at Lunar for almost 7 years, as well as a project manager and the ME intern coordinator for a good portion of that time. I’ve had the opportunity to work with a number of interesting clients, coworkers, and products. They range from large corporations to small startups, hot-heads to introverts, consumer to medical to unclassifiable, parts as big as a monster truck wheel to those you can barely see. And since that magical summer of 2004, some things have continued to ring true.