BrainConnection: The Brain and Learning Auditory and Visual System Training, Total Training Package - Posit Science The Total Training Package is now part of BrainHQ! > Sharpen both your auditory and visual systems Think faster, focus better, remember more The Total Training Package is now part of BrainHQ! In 2012, Posit Science launched BrainHQ—an online brain training system that includes all the exercises in the Total Training Package. We encourage everyone who is interested in purchasing the Total Training Package to choose a BrainHQ subscription instead. BrainHQ is online, so you can train on any computer, whether it’s a Mac or a PC (and on your iPad, too).At $8-14 per month, BrainHQ is far more affordable than the Total Training Package.BrainHQ includes all 11 of the clinically proven exercises in the Total Training Package—plus many, many more. Purchase a BrainHQ subscription The CD-ROM version of this product is no longer available, please try BrainHQ for all these exercises and more!
Google Keep – Organize & Save Your Thoughts While we lament the impending loss of Google Reader, Google shares some good news recently with the newly launched Google Keep. Its tagline, "Save what’s on your mind" describes its function as a note-taking service. It’s currently a stand-alone service and in the early stages of development but will work with Google Drive in the near future. It has still pretty basic features, and we will show you what you can currently do on Keep to help organize your thoughts. Recommended Reading: Everything You Need To Know About Google Glass Keeping Your Thoughts Organized Google Keep is akin to Evernote but with a simpler approach. Prefer a to-do list style instead? However there are a few things to note about Google Keep. Access Google Keep everywhere You can access Google Keep on a desktop or mobile web browser through drive.google.com/keep. iOS users as you can access Keep through a web browser like the Chrome app. ‘Keep’ On Android One more handy feature is its speech-to-text recording feature.
"On the Brain" with Dr. Mike Merzenich, Ph.D. - Feeling Our Emotions FOR CENTURIES, the fleeting and highly subjective world of feelings was the purview of philosophers. But during the past 30 years, Antonio R. Damasio has strived to show that feelings are what arise as the brain interprets emotions, which are themselves purely physical signals of the body reacting to external stimuli. Born in 1944 in Lisbon, Portugal, Damasio has been chair of the University of Iowa's neurology department since 1986. He and his wife, neurologist Hanna Damasio, have created one of the world's largest databases of brain injuries, comprising hundreds of studies of brain lesions and diagnostic images. As profound as some of the damage is to Antonio Damasio's patients, all of it informs his understanding of how emotions and feelings arise and how they can affect mental illness. In recent years, Damasio has become increasingly interested in the role emotions play in our decision-making processes and in our self-image. —Interview by Manuela Lenzen Antonio R. Damasio: Yes.
Talent in autism: hyper-systemizing, hyper-attention to detail and sensory hypersensitivity Abstract We argue that hyper-systemizing predisposes individuals to show talent, and review evidence that hyper-systemizing is part of the cognitive style of people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC). We then clarify the hyper-systemizing theory, contrasting it to the weak central coherence (WCC) and executive dysfunction (ED) theories. The ED theory has difficulty explaining the existence of talent in ASC. While both hyper-systemizing and WCC theories postulate excellent attention to detail, by itself excellent attention to detail will not produce talent. By contrast, the hyper-systemizing theory argues that the excellent attention to detail is directed towards detecting ‘if p, then q’ rules (or [input–operation–output] reasoning). Keywords: 1. Savantism is found more commonly in autism spectrum conditions (ASC) than in any other neurological group (see Howlin 2009), and the majority of those with savantism have an ASC (Hermelin 2002). 2. 3. 4. Box 1. 5. 6. 7.
Brain Training | Brain Exercises | Brain Fitness Games | Brain Metrix Genes to Cognition Online 120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power Here are 120 things you can do starting today to help you think faster, improve memory, comprehend information better and unleash your brain’s full potential. Solve puzzles and brainteasers.Cultivate ambidexterity. Use your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth, comb your hair or use the mouse. Readers’ Contributions Dance! Contribute your own tip! There are many, many ways to keep our brains sharp.
Language and Mind Mastery — by Polyglot Stuart Jay Raj Neuroscience Online: An Electronic Textbook for the Neurosciences | Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy - The University of Texas Medical School at Houston