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A New Map of the Human Brain

A New Map of the Human Brain
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Is Polygamy the most logical social unit on an evolutionary basis? +Earl Hollar -- now you're getting into the can of worms that is relationship titles. Polyamorous can be anything from polygamous to whatever the people choose. Outside of religious polygamy, it's harder to say. Personally, I've got an ex-wife and ex-husband. The biggest problem that I see is that outside of religious polygyny which does behave as +Robert Shea proposes, we have very little empirical data about the polyamorous and/or polygamous lifestyles. To speak to the +Robert Shea's last statement, though -- he's still assuming a mono-cultural grouping. IMO, human behavior on this level is too complex for simple mathematic formulas.

The Arrow of Time The debate about the nature of time and its passage is a long and venerable one. The issues addressed by pre-Socratic philosophers such as Heraclitus and Parmenides about whether time 'flows' or not prefigure present day philosophical arguments. In his talk to the Blackheath Philosophy Forum Huw Price chose as his starting point the views of cosmologist Sir Arthur Eddington - a prominent figure in the first half of the 20th century, but little known today. The 'passage' view accords with our commonsense intuitions: that there is a past, present and future - each with a different ontological status. What might any of this mean for how we subjectively view time? "For we convinced physicists, the distinction between past, present and future is only an illusion, albeit a persistent one" Here Einstein seems to imply that if we accept the block universe view we don't need to be too concerned about the future.

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t “I’m just not a math person.” We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably are a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. Worse, you may be helping to perpetuate a pernicious myth that is harming underprivileged children—the myth of inborn genetic math ability. Is math ability genetic? How do we know this? Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Thus, people’s belief that math ability can’t change becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The idea that math ability is mostly genetic is one dark facet of a larger fallacy that intelligence is mostly genetic. A body of research on conceptions of ability has shown two orientations toward ability. Psychologists Lisa Blackwell, Kali Trzesniewski, and Carol Dweck presented these alternatives to determine people’s beliefs about intelligence:

10 inspiring graphic design resources Whichever industry you are working at if your product is user centric then your ultimate goal is always to make the users happy. Nobody can deny the fact that a good designed product increases the chances of success and winning customers to a great percentage. Obviously there are many websites out there which would give you a sort-of vague picture of what to do while designing something but we have compiled some unique websites for you today which would give you an inspiration to boost your graphic design prospective in a whole different way. 1 – Abduzeedo By far this has been the site which I’ve been personally using for my design inspirations. Designed in 2006 by Fabio Sasso from Brazil who is now working at Google, this website is the ultimate resource for some great sections on Photoshop/Illustrator tutorials, design tutorials, architectural inspiration and much more. Link : 2- Smashing Magazine Link : www.smashingmagazine.com 3 – Behance (Adobe®) 4- Dribbble

Character Strengths and Virtues The strengths and virtues[edit] CSV defined character strengths as satisfying most of the ten following criteria. Character strengths are The introduction of CSV suggests that these six virtues are considered good by the vast majority of cultures and throughout history and that these traits lead to increased happiness when practiced. Notwithstanding numerous cautions and caveats, this suggestion of universality hints that in addition to trying to broaden the scope of psychological research to include mental wellness, the leaders of the positive psychology movement are challenging moral relativism and suggesting that virtue has a biological basis.[1] These arguments are in line with the Science of morality. The authors draw from the writings of various thinkers. Practical applications of positive psychology include helping individuals and organizations correctly identify their strengths and use them to increase and sustain their respective levels of well-being. List from the book[edit]

Sorry, Albert: Physics that challenges Einstein Cookies on the New Scientist website close Our website uses cookies, which are small text files that are widely used in order to make websites work more effectively. To continue using our website and consent to the use of cookies, click away from this box or click 'Close' Find out about our cookies and how to change them Log in Your login is case sensitive I have forgotten my password close My New Scientist Look for Science Jobs Sorry, Albert: Physics that challenges Einstein (Image: Getty) Gravity, relativity, space and time – Albert Einstein explained all these and more. Why Einstein was wrong about relativity The special theory of relativity is one of the most successful theories of modern physics - but one of its assumptions is way off-beamRead more Breaking relativity: Celestial signals defy Einstein Strange signals picked up from black holes and distant supernovae suggest there's more to space-time than Einstein believed, says Stuart ClarkRead more Late light reveals what space is made of

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Dorothy C. Kropf [Dorothy.Kropf@waldenu.edu], Walden University, 100 Washington Avenue South, #900, Minneapolis, MN 55401, United States of America [ Transformed into a large collaborative learning environment, the Internet is comprised of information reservoirs namely, (a) online classrooms, (b) social networks, and (c) virtual reality or simulated communities, to expeditiously create, reproduce, share, and deliver information into the hands of educators and students. Keywords: connectivism, e-learning, information repositories, learning theory Siemens (2008) suggested that modern day learning occurs through network connections as individuals share their interests, knowledge, perspectives, expertise, and opinions in online or virtual learning environments (Dunaway, 2011). Today’s students are “do-it-yourself” learners (Nussbaum-Beach & Hall, 2012, p.11). The most radical educational transformation befalls on higher education (Hogg & Lomicky, 2012). Figure 1. NING site

30 Beautiful Mobile UI Examples Nothing gets a web designer more excited than a visually stunning User Interface, especially on a mobile device. With mobile use constantly on the rise, it’s important for designers to capture the users attention and keep them intrigued. This means incorporating stunning color combinations with a sharp UI that makes the user want to “use” it. These 30 beautiful mobile UI examples below do just that… 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. iTrain App by Jon Kyte 29. 30. Shortlink: About the Author Enfuzed is a web and graphic design blog. @EnfuzedWeb Google+ The Most Alpha Myers-Briggs Type? | Default User Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who is the most alpha Myers-Briggs of them all? After trying to figure out what type each blogger was we now move to the most important question: Which Myers-Briggs type (not blogger – we could never answer that) is most alpha? So cue up some music and prepare for the knockdown, dragout cage-match of M-B types. Which one will deliver the Briggs beatdown? Like the last time this is mostly for fun. Most Alpha Potential ESFP As with all sensing-perceiver types they live in the moment. ESTP Has all the in-the-moment sensing-perceiver skills. ISFP These are the artistic ones. A Lot of Alpha Potential ENFJ They present a softer warmer version of the ENTJ. ENTP These are basically a fun loving type. ENTJ This is the classic leader of men type. Plenty of Alpha Potential INTJ It is no surprise that gameosphere is full of INTJs. ESTJ Directive and decisive, this is probably the stereotypical middle or upper-middle manager. ESFJ Warm friendly and sensible. Like this:

gbrainy gbrainy is a brain teaser game and trainer to have fun and to keep your brain trained. It provides the following types of games: Logic puzzles. gbrainy provides different difficulty levels making gbrainy enjoyable for kids, adults or senior citizens. It is designed for GNOME and runs on top of GNU/Linux and different Unix flavours. gbrainy project's objectives gbrainy project's objectives are: To produce gbrainy, a free and open brain teaser game for Linux, Windows and other platforms. Frequently asked questions There is a collection of Frequently asked questions about gbrainy. Screenshots These are some screenshots of gbrainy: Requirements gbrainy requires: intltool 0.35 or higher Mono 1.1.7 or higher GTK and GTK Sharp 2.10 or higher librsvg 2.2 or higher Cairo 1.2 or higher Mono.Addins 0.3 or higher In a standard Ubuntu installation the packages required to compile gbrainy are: intltool, mono-gmcs, mono-devel, libmono-dev, libgnome2-dev, libgnomeui-dev, libmono-cairo2.0-cil. Download Source code .

The 10 Minute Rule So I ask this question in every college course I teach: “Given a class of medium interest, not too boring and not too exciting, when do you start glancing at the clock, wondering when the class will be over?” There is always some nervous shuffling, a few smiles, then a lot of silence. Eventually someone blurts out: “Ten minutes, Dr. Medina.” “Why 10 minutes?” “That’s when I start to lose attention. Peer-reviewed studies confirm my informal inquiry: Before the first quarter-hour is over in a typical presentation, people usually have checked out. "10 Minute Rule" slide with audioTo learn more about how Brain Rules relates to presentations, check out Garr Reynolds's Brain Rules for Presenters slideshow.

Free Beautiful UI Elements For Your Next Web Application Design Web app development has gone from strength to strength over the last 5 or so years. From frameworks like Ruby on Rails and Django for Python, it’s never been easier to get into coding web apps. But one thing that’s always been time consuming (at least for me) has been building out the UI. HTML and CSS frameworks like Bootstrap have helped to speed things up, but because they’re so popular, they’re also highly recognisable and it means your web app may look extremely similar to many others. Fortunately, there are some beautifully designed UI kits and icon packs that are out there that have been generously made available for free. These UI elements can help to make a web app look incredible, and can save hours and days of work. Free UI Element Downloads Freebie PSD UI Kit Free UI Kit Flat Design UI Kit Flat Transparent UI Kit User Login Form Transparent Free UI Template Avengers Flat UI Kit UI Kit with free PSD Dashboard PSD Flatilicious Freebie PSD Flat UI Kit Simple UI Kit Line Icons Othericons

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