The Twelve Senses - Fairy Dust Teaching Welcome to Saturday Senses! For the next twelve Saturdays I will feature one of the twelve senses. I am absolutely passionate about this model and what it provides in understanding how we process life. Actually, it is incredible to me that at the turn of the last century, Rudolf Steiner had realized we had more than the traditional five senses. He asserted we had twelve senses. What is so powerful about Steiner’s 12 senses model is the implications on teaching. Today, I want to give you a quick tour and overview. The Lower Senses – “Sensation” Senses – The Physical Senses The lower senses give us a certain consciousness of our body. Sense of Life – This sense allows us to experience our own constitution, whether we feel well or not (editic).Sense of Touch – This sense tells you something about the object you are touching and your sense of boundary (tactile).Sense of Movement – Gives us a sense of our joints and muscles when we move. Did you enjoy this post?
Here's Why People Love Deep Bass Sounds In Music Why do music lovers like it so much when the beat drops? Scientists may now have an answer. A new study from Canada's McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind investigated how the brain reacts to low- and high-pitched tones in order to explain how humans detect rhythm -- and it's much easier for us to follow deep bass sounds. "There is a physiological basis for why we create music the way we do," study co-author Dr. Laurel Trainor, a neuroscientist and director of the institute, told LiveScience. "Virtually all people will respond more to the beat when it is carried by lower-pitched instruments." Songs typically feature high-pitched melodies with deeper bass lines. (Story continues below) McMaster student Kristin Tonus tries on sensors at the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind. In the study, Trainor and her colleagues monitored electrical activity in the brains of 35 people. Next, the researchers played those sequences through a computer model of the human ear.
To Find Your Next Great Business Idea, Narrow Your Focus When you’re just starting out in business, narrowing your target market can be difficult for fear you’ll be excluding part of your potential customer base. But if you can clearly define a market and its needs upfront, you can tailor your product or service offerings narrowly to meet that demand and quickly gain more wallet share than your competitors. Related: How to Target Your Message to Find Customers What exactly does this mean? 1. 2. 3. These examples illustrate a general truth about business opportunity: The true opportunity may not be apparent at the outset. Related: Three Ways to Find an Edge in a Crowded Market Looking at the marketplace this way could also change your thinking on the true nature of a startup. Simply walk or drive along any street and you’ll pass any number of businesses struggling to make ends meet because they aren’t selling what their market truly wants or needs. Category leaders tend to be highly focused, and many times, that focus can appear too narrow. 1.
Illusion An illusion is a distortion of the senses, revealing how the brain normally organizes and interprets sensory stimulation. Though illusions distort reality, they are generally shared by most people. Illusions may occur with any of the human senses, but visual illusions (optical illusions), are the most well-known and understood. The emphasis on visual illusions occurs because vision often dominates the other senses. For example, individuals watching a ventriloquist will perceive the voice is coming from the dummy since they are able to see the dummy mouth the words. Some illusions are based on general assumptions the brain makes during perception. These assumptions are made using organizational principles (e.g., Gestalt theory), an individual's capacity for depth perception and motion perception, and perceptual constancy. The term illusion refers to a specific form of sensory distortion. Mimes are known for a repertoire of illusions that are created by physical means.
My 7-Day Work Week Experiment Recently, I religiously tried to follow a new routine I created for myself: a 7-day work week routine. The idea was quite simple: I would work 7 days a week, rest 7 days a week, go to the gym 7 days a week, reflect 7 days a week. This was less about working lots, much more about feeling fulfilled every day, feeling stretched during the day but also rested. I aimed to work less each day, and replace two hours of work with a long break in the middle of the day. The biggest thing I wanted to do was to satisfy my craving of “why not?” and to challenge the status quo of working 5 days a week and then taking 2 days off. Some of the hypotheses I had about my new 7-day work week: The 7-day work week routine I’ve been an early riser for a couple of years now, and during this experiment I was rising at 4:30am. Results of the 7-day work week routine In the end, I have decided that I won’t continue with the 7-day work week routine. How the world works does affect you The wisdom of the day of rest
How to Use Meditation to Help You Out of a Depressive State By Robert L. Rupp Guest Writer for Wake Up World We live in interesting times. Depression is a formidable opponent for millions. From a neurological standpoint, most people effected by depression show reduced alpha activity in the frontal lobes. It should be understood that meditation, although simple, has been proven to offer moderate relief in addressing psychological stress. Knowing that meditating causes an increase in alpha brainwave activity and that those with depression show reduced alpha wave activity in the frontal lobes helps many to place belief in their meditative practice. In order to use meditation to help bring you out of a depressive state, the first thing you must do is believe it will work. Once you have the desire to improve your mental health and mood with the aid of meditation, you need to simply start practicing. Because the alpha brainwave state is the goal and alpha is a state of relaxation, it is important that you be relaxed. Reference: About the author:
Meet the Artists Helping Companies Think in Pictures People think better in pictures. That’s a fact that graphic recorders know well. These artists come to company meetings and panels to summarize information being shared through real-time drawing. For New York-based ImageThink, the burgeoning sector has allowed two artists to join the corporate world, one meeting at a time. The company’s first seeds were planted six years ago when Heather Willems, a fine artist, was working on a gallery show, painting interpretations of overheard conversations. After finding out what exactly graphic recording was, she used that chance meeting to work as a graphic recorder at his company, Capgemini. At their start, lack of real competition helped the two gain traction. Most importantly, they listened to their clients and they adapted. "We were the only semi-organized firm in New York," Herting says. Work picked up and they were able to hire their first full-time employee at 16 months into after the company’s founding. Meanwhile, competition is growing.
How Stress Can Change the Size of Our Brains and What We Can Do to Lower It Stress is something I’ve been intimately acquainted with since I was a teenager. I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself to perform to a high standard, and often end up losing sleep due to stress. Since I’m working on decreasing stress in my life, I thought it would be interesting to look into how it actually affects our bodies and our brains. Here’s what I found out. Stress is normal, and sometimes even good for us Stress affects pretty much all of us at some point in our lives. Stress isn’t always a bad thing, though. These days, the problem comes with having more stress in our lives than we need. You’ve probably seen images this these ones of President Obama before. Here’s one last fact I found really interesting, from How Stuff Works: The perception of stress is highly individualized. Okay, let’s get into the science! Stress and the brain Stress and the brain are closely linked, in fact very similar to how creativity and the brain are interlinked.. Stress can change our brains Dr. Focus
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How curiosity changes our brains Participants in the study were asked to rate how curious they were to find out the answer to a specific trivia question, such as: “What does the term ‘dinosaur’ actually mean?” The participants were then placed in an MRI machine that measures brain activity, based on changes in blood flow when the brain is performing certain tasks. The participants saw the trivia question again followed by the image of a person’s face and were asked to make a specific decision about the person. Finally, they were shown the answer to the trivia question, in the dinosaur case “terrible lizard.” After the MRI scan the participants completed a surprise test on the answers to the trivia questions and also on their ability to recognize the faces shown during the scan. Example trials from screening and study phases Gruber et al., States of Curiosity Modulate Hippocampus-Dependent Learning via the Dopaminergic Circuit, Neuron (2014) The research revealed three key findings. Motivations matter Stimulating curiosity
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