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Neuroplasticity: Your Brain’s Amazing Ability to Form New Habits

Neuroplasticity: Your Brain’s Amazing Ability to Form New Habits
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Stem cell therapy regenerates heart muscle damaged from heart attacks in primates Heart cells created from human embryonic stem cells successfully restored damaged heart muscles in monkeys. The results of the experiment appear in the April 30 advanced online edition of the journal Nature in a paper titled, "Human embryonic-stem cell derived cardiomyocytes regenerate non-human primate hearts." The findings suggest that the approach should be feasible in humans, the researchers said. "Before this study, it was not known if it is possible to produce sufficient numbers of these cells and successfully use them to remuscularize damaged hearts in a large animal whose heart size and physiology is similar to that of the human heart," said Dr. Charles Murry, UW professor of pathology and bioengineering, who led the research team that conducted the experiment. A physician/scientist, Murry directs the UW Center for Cardiovascular Biology and is a UW Medicine pathologist. Murry said he expected the approach could be ready for clinical trials in humans within four years.

Secrets Of "Dim Matter" Revealed Throughout the universe, galaxies are connected by a diffuse gas called the intergalactic medium (IGM). The structure of this gas was previously unknown, but for the last few decades scientists theorized that it was not uniformly distributed throughout space and was instead more like a web of interconnecting and crisscrossing filaments. Thanks to new observations from the Cosmic Web Imager, astronomers have now managed to obtain their first 3D images of the IGM, and they already believe that they might have stumbled upon a new spiral galaxy amid formation. Scientists approximate that the universe is composed of 96% dark energy and dark matter; the other 4% is normal matter. According to Caltech professor of physics Christopher Martin, before the Cosmic Web Imager was invented there was no way to tell how the IGM was dispersed across three dimensions. These filaments are estimated to have origins approximately 2 billion years after the Big Bang.

Neuroplasticity - How Exercising the Brain Helps it to Grow and Repair Neuroplasticity - How Exercising the Brain Helps it to Grow and Repair Prior to 20 or so years ago the brain was thought to be rigid in many respects. The saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is an example of this thinking. Our folk-wisdom saying perhaps now should be “use it or lose it” Neuroplasticity is advocating that the brain is capable of change even after childhood, on into maturity, and even old age. The theory in short is that changes can be made to the brain by strengthening the neural pathways. The scientific explanation of neuroplasticity Neuroplasticity is the brain’s natural ability to reorganise itself by forming new neural pathways and connections throughout life from childhood to old age. Brain reorganisation occurs by forming new neural pathways to bring about a needed function. For example, if damage is done in one hemisphere of the brain the other undamaged hemisphere may take over some of its functions. Brain training Meditation in brain training Conclusion

Recursos tic para desarrollar las inteligencias múltiples de Howard Gardner ¿Quién es más inteligente Einstein o Messi? o ¿Quién es más inteligente Dalai Lama o Mozart? Los cuatro poseen inteligencias excepcionales que pertenecen a campos diferentes y que se han desarrollado en diferentes partes del cerebro. El profesor Howard Gardner, autor de la teoría de las inteligencias múltiples, fue galardonado este miércoles con el Premio Príncipe de Asturias de Ciencias Sociales 2011, lo que me ha motivado a plantear estas preguntas y especialmente, a pensar si la tecnología puede colaborar en el desarrollo de estas inteligencias. La teoría de las inteligencias múltiples se basa en que todos los humanos poseemos al menos ocho formas de inteligencia, que por lotería genética, se presentan en distintos estados de desarrollo cuando nacemos. Dicho de otro modo, puedes ser excelente en cálculo mental pero si no sabes cómo relacionarte con los demás, estarás limitado en tu carrera profesional y personal. ¿Reconoces estas inteligencias en tus alumnos? Entradas Relacionadas:

PSICOLOGIA PARA TODOS: HABILIDADES DEL PENSAMIENTO El desarrollo de habilidades tienen como objetivo de los procesos de aprendizaje, claridad en la conceptualización de las habilidades que se pretende desarrollar, y la precisión en los desempeños de desarrollo, y sobre todo, la plena conciencia de que no es lo mismo proponer el dominio de contenidos que generar experiencias facilitadoras del desarrollo de habilidades. Una de las formas más comunes de hacer referencia a objetivos educacionales, es en términos de lo que se pretende la construcción de conocimientos, el desarrollo de habilidades, la formación de hábitos y actitudes, la internalización de valores, etc. Las habilidades se asocian a la realización de determinadas acciones que puede ejecutar habilidades; de allí que frecuentemente se utilicen de manera indistinta las expresiones "desarrollo de competencias" y "desarrollo de habilidades". Mapas Mentales: Los mapas mentales son, por definición, un método gráfico de tomar notas. Hemisferios cerebrales Leyes de la Cartografía

Engineers grow functional human cartilage in lab Researchers at Columbia Engineering announced today that they have successfully grown fully functional human cartilage in vitro from human stem cells derived from bone marrow tissue. Their study, which demonstrates new ways to better mimic the enormous complexity of tissue development, regeneration, and disease, is published in the April 28 Early Online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). "We've been able -- for the first time -- to generate fully functional human cartilage from mesenchymal stem cells by mimicking in vitro the developmental process of mesenchymal condensation," says Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, who led the study and is the Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia Engineering and professor of medical sciences. For more than 20 years, researchers have unofficially called cartilage the "official tissue of tissue engineering," Vunjak-Novakovic observes.

Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse: Live Webcast On Tuesday, April 29 at 0517 GMT, the moon will begin to eclipse the sun in the first of two total solar eclipses set to happen this year. When the moon is directly between the sun and the Earth, only the edges of the sun will be visible, resembling a “ring of fire.” The best view of the eclipse will be a small D-shaped 500 km2 region in Antarctica, though a partial eclipse will be visible to many Australians. Those living in Perth will see about 55% of the sun eclipsed, while those in Sydney will see about 50%. Image credit: NASA/Goddard Image credit: NASA/Goddard/Sinclair Remember: staring at the sun is not a great idea. Image credit: Eugene Kim If you do not live in an area where the eclipse will be visible, you don’t have to miss out! Until then, check out this simulation of what the eclipse is expected to look like at its maximum.

Self-Directed Neuroplasticity: A 21st-Century View of Meditation | Issue Nine, April 2011 | Noetic Now Ed. Note: In the following dialogue, excerpted and edited from the Institute of Noetic Sciences’ teleseminar series “Exploring the Noetic Sciences.” IONS Director of Research Cassandra Vieten talks with neuropsychologist and meditation teacher Rick Hanson, author with neurologist Richard Mendius, MD, of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. Rick will be speaking at the upcoming IONS International Conference taking place this July in San Francisco. Vieten: What exactly is contemplative neuroscience? Hanson: Broadly defined, it’s the study of what happens in the brain when people are doing contemplative practices, how the brain changes with such practices. Although the word contemplative sounds fancy, everyone has been contemplative – you know, looking up at the stars, going to the ocean and getting a sense of the enormity of it all, or looking into your baby’s eyes and thinking, Holy Moly, how did I get you and how did you get me?

La educación del futuro se basará en las inteligencias múltiples - Innovación pedagógica Las personas aprenden, representan y utilizan el saber de muchos y diferentes modos. Se trata de una afirmación que puede parecer una obviedad y que, sin embargo, es ignorada muchas veces, tanto en el ámbito educativo como en la vida en general. La frase hace referencia a la "Teoría de las inteligencias múltiples", planteada a principios de la década de los ochenta por Howard Gardner, profesor de psicología y ciencias de la educación en la Universidad de Harvard. Gardner defiende que "la inteligencia no es algo innato y fijo, sino que agrupa diferentes capacidades específicas, distintas y semi-independientes". La inteligencia sería, al fin y al cabo, la "capacidad mental de resolver problemas y/o elaborar productos valiosos en una o más culturas". Las inteligencias múltiples estarían organizadas en: lingüístico-verbal, lógica-matemática, espacial, musical, corporal cinestésica, musical, intrapersonal, interpersonal y naturalista. Colegio Montserrat, un caso de éxito

TÉCNICAS DE ESTUDIO en La Página del Profe. Autor: María José López Martínez Certificado de Publicación El método de estudio que utilicemos a la hora de estudiar tiene una importancia decisiva ya que los contenidos o materias que vayamos a estudiar por sí solos no provocan un estudio eficaz, a no ser que busquemos un buen método que nos facilite su comprensión, asimilación y puesta en práctica. Es fundamental el Orden. Recomendaciones para diseñar un buen método de estudio. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. El método que aquí os propongo consta de siete fases que a lo largo de las distintas sesiones iremos analizando y practicando: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Es necesario disponer de una planificación del estudio en la que estén comprendidos los contenidos de las distintas asignaturas, repartidos convenientemente, con arreglo a una distribución del tiempo bien pensada. Para ellos es necesario establecer un horario que nos ayude a crear un hábito de estudio diario y que nos evite perder tiempo innecesario. A. B. Prelectura Ej. Río

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