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Lives in the Balance and Dr. Greene's approach

Lives in the Balance and Dr. Greene's approach

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Legacy products Sensorlab The STEIM SensorLab was one of the first small, general purpose, sensor to midi interfaces for the prototyping of musical instruments and interactive control systems. Whether the computer is a central element in an artists work or simply a tool bridging a technological gap, the need for real world input and output is essential. The SensorLab paved the way for later developments in what is now called Physical Computing, such as the ever-popular AVR-based Arduino boards. Unfortunately, the Sensorlab is no longer for sale.

Pellagra's Violent Side Effects October 21, 2012 | 223,548 views Share By Dr. Mercola As mass killings occur around the nation by obviously disturbed perpetrators at increasing frequency, there's plenty of blame to go around. Learn Your Character Strengths Movies are an art-form highly suited for inspiring character strengths and helping in the discovery, understanding and exploration of these positive aspects in human beings. Ryan Niemiec (VIA's education director) and Danny Wedding explore 1,500 examples in their book Positive Psychology at the Movies, 2nd edition (2014). They explain that the best positive psychology movies meet the following criteria: Strong portrayal of a character's signature strengths which are critical to the character's identity; Depicts conflict/obstacles that challenge the character; The character uses strengths to overcome the adversity; The film's overall presentation is uplifting or speaks deeply to the human condition.

DIY MIDI controllers using PIC microcontrollers and Basic Stamps Introduction By combining a PIC microcontroller or Basic Stamp II with a few passive components it is not difficult to construct your own knob box, trigger box, or other MIDI input device. A knowledge of electronics may be required for interfacing to some sensors. Both the Stamp and PIC provide an economical (under US$100) entry point into the world of alternative MIDI controllers. This page was created to provide a starting point for people interested in building their own MIDI control devices using Microchip PIC microcontrollers or Parallax Basic Stamps.

Parents Of Violent Children Respond To Liza Long's Essay "We installed a Schlage deadbolt on our bedroom," one mother wrote, describing how far she went to keep a 17-year-old stepson out. "We are terrified of him," confessed another, of her 11-year-old boy. "He has threatened to kill me and my other children several times." The comments section of HuffPost Parents has been overflowing with stories like these since we published Liza Long's essay "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother." In it she wrote of life with the 13-year-old son she called Michael. (That is not his real name.)

Isomorphic keyboard Fig. 1: The Wicki isomorphic keyboard note-layout, invented by Kaspar Wicki in 1896. Examples[edit] Helmholtz's 1863 book On the Sensations of Tone gave several possible layouts. Practical isomorphic keyboards were developed by Bosanquet (1875), Janko (1882), Wicki (1896), Fokker (1951), Erv Wilson (1975–present), Wesley (2001) and Antonio Fernández (2009).[1] Accordions have been built since the 19th century using various isomorphic keyboards, typically with dimensions of semitones and tones. The keyboards of Bosanquet and Erv Wilson are also known as generalized keyboards. The keyboard of Antonio Fernández is also known as Transclado.

Six natural ways to increase your serotonin levels Head out for a morning walk to boost your serotonin levels. Photo, Getty Images. What causes the dip in mood?Though serotonin is typically recognized as a brain chemical, the majority of this neurotransmitter is produced in our digestive tract. Serotonin exerts powerful influence over mood, emotions, memory, cravings (especially for carbohydrates), self-esteem, pain tolerance, sleep habits, appetite, digestion and body-temperature regulation.

Terpstra Keyboard Funding a production run for the Second Generation Terpstra Keyboard Prototypes was a community project, meaning the Terpstra is not a commercially available product, and can’t be purchased anywhere. With other words, YOU CAN NOT GET ONE right now. But you can join the pre-order list and as soon as there will be at least twenty orders in place, we’ll run another batch. How to increase dopamine and serotonin? To activate your serotonin, three essential vitamins are needed. In an essential process called methylation, three key vitamins are needed to add methyl groups to your serotonin and make DNA...vitamin B6, B12 and folate. Niacin (B3) is very helpful with depression. Since all the B vitamins work together, a Vitamin B complex is recommended. Omega 3 fish oil has also shown improvement with serotonin.

Microtonality, Tunings and Modes There is still a lot of good music waiting to be written in C major. — Arnold Schönberg One of the most liberating aspects about using a computer to compose music is that non-traditional “frequency space” can be explored in different ways without having to address the limitations of physical instruments or human performers. This sort of experimentation may involve working with raw, untempered Hertz values, just harmonic ratios, microtonal inflections, or “alternate” tuning systems, which we define very broadly to mean any tuning system other than the standard 12-tone equal tempered scale. But working with an expanded frequency space using MIDI synthesizers will quickly expose a strong bias of MIDI towards the popular music tradition and the Western tonal system in general. MIDI and Microtonal Tuning

Five Ways to Boost Your Natural Happy Chemicals You can stimulate more happy chemicals with fewer side effects when you understand the job your happy chemicals evolved to do. Here's a natural way to stimulate each, and to avoid unhappy chemicals. {*style:<b>#1 Dopamine (Embrace a new goal) </b>*}Approaching a reward triggers dopamine. When a lion approaches a gazelle, her dopamine surges and the energy she needs for the hunt is released. Church Soundguy: Effective Microphone Strategies That Produce Great Results With Church Choirs What mics work well for the choir? Where should the mics go, and how many are needed in each situation? Suggestions that point you in the right direction by Bruce Bartlett In house-of-worship sound system installations, one of the biggest challenges is miking the choir.

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement - The Club No One Wants to Join: A Dozen Lessons I've Learned from Grieving Children and Adolescents Donna L. Schuurman, Ed.D. Executive Director, The Dougy Center The following paper was published in Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement in August 2002