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Philosophy 132, 001|Spring 2010|UC Berkeley - Download free content from UC Berkeley How Geniuses Think 109Share Synopsis Thumbnail descriptions of the thinking strategies commonly used by creative geniuses. How do geniuses come up with ideas? For years, scholars and researchers have tried to study genius by giving its vital statistics, as if piles of data somehow illuminated genius. Academics also tried to measure the links between intelligence and genius. Genius is not about scoring 1600 on the SATs, mastering fourteen languages at the age of seven, finishing Mensa exercises in record time, having an extraordinarily high I.Q., or even about being smart. Most people of average intelligence, given data or some problem, can figure out the expected conventional response. Typically, we think reproductively, that is on the basis of similar problems encountered in the past. In contrast, geniuses think productively, not reproductively. How do creative geniuses generate so many alternatives and conjectures? GENIUSES LOOK AT PROBLEMS IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS. GENIUSES MAKE THEIR THOUGHTS VISIBLE.

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Scientists use brain activity analysis to reconstruct words heard by test subjects Scientists have developed technology that is able to reconstruct words heard by test subjects, through analyzing their brain activity (Photo: Elvert Barnes) Image Gallery (2 images) Last September, scientists from the University of California, Berkeley announced that they had developed a method of visually reconstructing images from peoples' minds, by analyzing their brain activity. Much to the dismay of tinfoil hat-wearers everywhere, researchers from that same institution have now developed a somewhat similar system, that is able to reconstruct words that people have heard spoken to them. Instead of being used to violate our civil rights, however, the technology could instead allow the vocally-disabled to "speak." Epilepsy patients were enlisted for the study, who were already getting arrays of electrodes placed on the surface of their brains to identify the source of their seizures. According to study leader Brian N. About the Author Post a CommentRelated Articles

Discover Magazine: The latest in science and technology news, blogs and articles - Can You See With Your Tongue? At a University of Wisconsin lab, occupational therapist Kathi Kamm, right, tests graduate student Carla Becker's ability to "see" while blind-folded. A video camera on Becker's forehead relays images through a laptop computer to an electric grid on her tongue. Becker's brain can then process the images. I'm sitting at a table draped in black, surrounded by black curtains. Candles, spheres, and unfamiliar symbols have been placed before me. My right hand, arms, and head are strapped with wires, and my mouth is filled with electrodes. Although this may sound like a scene for a Black Mass, it's even stranger than that: I'm trying to see with my tongue. The gear I'm wearing was invented by Paul Bach-y-Rita, a neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Kamm sits down in front of me. That leaves my tongue. I've caught it. Paul Bach-y-Rita says he owes his unorthodox thinking to life with his father. "We don't see with our eyes," Bach-y-Rita is fond of saying.

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25 Great Blogger Widgets Many people think that Blogger lacks in all of the extra goodies you can add to other platforms like WordPress, but it simply isn't true. By using widgets you can customize your blog as much as you like by just adding little snippets of code to the sidebars. Allow users to talk to you via IM, see what your most popular posts are, or even read news from sites such as Mashable. With these 25 widgets, you can create an even more powerful way of communicating with your visitors, just make sure you don't overload them with too many! What are some of your favorite widgets for use on Blogger? Communications Widgets Google Talk - Give visitors the ability to talk to you via Google Talk directly from your blog sidebar. Jaxtr - Create a widget that allows people to call you on the phone without revealing the phone number to them. Meebo Me - Meebo Me will allow you to create a chat box that you can install on your Blogger page, giving you the chance to converse with visitors to your site. Social Widgets

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