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Neurolinguistics: Language and biology

Neurolinguistics: Language and biology
Neurolinguistics: Language and biology Central Nervous System Peripheral Nervous System basic cellular unit (chemical transmission, neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin, acetylcholine) 1. Neurology: the science and medicine of the brain (related to neuron = brain cell). Neuroscience: just the science part of neurology, plus (sometimes) the study of artificial neural networks (i.e. connectionism). Neuropsychology: a branch of neurology that deals with the connections between the brain and behavior, using cognitive psychological models. Neurolinguistics: a branch of neuropsychology that deals with language. The major parts are: Cerebellum: the little brain near the back Cerebrum: the famous part of the brain. All vertebrates have this characteristic. More about the cortex: Not everything happens in this cortical system; there are also subcortical connections: neural pathways that lead directly from one part of the cortex to another (like a "secret passage"). Cortical wrinkles: terminology: 2. 3. Related:  phil5

Fierce conversations PBL – the best teaching method in the 21st century instruction Let me start this article with what Obama says in a speech at the Center for American Progress : “ Let’s be clear — we are failing too many of our children. We’re sending them out into a 21st century economy by sending them through the doors of 20th century schools.” This is a true statement issued from the lips of a political person rather than an educator. There is a profound disconnect between what students are being taught and what the actual world is demanding of them as adults. It sounds like there exists two worlds one inside the school and the other outside. There is a huge need for a total reformation of school systems and curriculums to better fit in the 21st century education. Today, however, I am introducing you to a teaching ,or better say, instructional method that is called Project Based Learning. Project Based Learning or PBL in short is “ an instructional approach built upon authentic learning activities that engage student interest and motivation. Some features of PBL

Broca's and Wernicke's Aphasia (Mary Louise Kean, UC Irvine: Psych 9A) Website: Mary Louise Kean, UC Irvine Different areas of the brain are specialized for different functions. It is possible to divide the brain up into different modules which can cooperate in performing the functions of pereception, movement, thought, and speech. One important brain module is the language module. We shall see that there our linguistic abilities really require several modules that cooperate. In the human brain, the two hemispheres are joined together by fiber pathways. In split brain patients (severe epileptics) this is cut. In the brain, the right side of the brain controls and processes information from the left side of the body and the left side of the brain controls and processes information from the right side of the body. For example, the right visual field is projected back to the left visual cortex. Differences between the two hemispheres of the brain Body control and vision processing are two of many functions which are shared by both sides of the brain. Setup I: 1.

Brain & Cognition • Brain Plasticity Is A Critical Part of Learning And Relearning conscious competence learning model matrix- unconscious incompetence to unconscious competence conscious competence theory - summary outline The conscious competence theory and related matrix model explain the process and stages of learning a new skill (or behaviour, ability, technique, etc.) The concept is most commonly known as the 'conscious competence learning model', or 'conscious competence learning theory'; sometimes 'conscious competence ladder' or 'conscious competence matrix'. Other descriptions are used, including terminology relating to 'conscious skilled' and 'conscious unskilled' (which incidentally are preferred by Gordon Training). Occasionally in more recent adapted versions a fifth stage or level is added to the conscious competance theory, although there is no single definitive five-stage model, despite there being plenty of very useful and valid debate about what the fifth stage might be. learning and training in stages Put simply: Learners or trainees tend to begin at stage 1 - 'unconscious incompetence'. And ideally end at stage 4 - 'unconscious competence'. 1.

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, including: –weighing the magic of technology with its incredible cost and complexity –underscoring the potential for well thought-out instructional design –considering the considerable potential of social media platforms against its apparent divergence from academic learning Some educators seek out the ideal of a 21st century learning environment constantly, while others prefer that we lose the phrase altogether, insisting that learning hasn’t changed, and good learning looks the same whether it’s the 12th or 21st century. At TeachThought, we tend towards the tech-infused model, but do spend time exploring the limits and challenges of technology, the impact of rapid technology change, and carefully considering important questions before diving in head-first. The size of the circles on the map are intended to convey priority. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Connect - the communication disability network The best time to drink coffee according to science I came across this interesting article by Steven Miller Ph.D.and I decided to create this post based on what he suggested in his article. Thank you for your wicked awesome observations, Steve! There's also a pretty good writeup on Forbes with Q&A regarding shift workers and why the best time to drink coffee may not necessarily be in the morning. link. Sources: Gizmodo, NeuroscienceDC, Dailynews If you donate $5+, I'll send you this refrigerator magnet as a little thank you gift. AND if you are nice enough to donate $15+, I'll send you this print as a big thank you gift.

How to: Leading high-performing teams - Inspired Executives What makes teams that are continuously and consistently high-performing unique? Is there a secret ingredient that makes them click? How can executives support and accelerate this process? In order to be successful, every team needs a common goal that is known, understood and accepted by all members, each feeling individually responsible for its accomplishment. A deeper sense of purpose and reason for beingHigh output and high-quality targets compared to average teamsEfficient working methods, excellent problem-solving skills and respectful collaborationAcknowledgement of their joint accountability towards the common purpose, in addition to individual obligations to the specific rolesA complementary skill set, and ideally interchangeable skillsManagers who are well-respected for the example they setStrong client orientation For teams to be able to perform effectively there are some bottom-line requirements. GRPI stands for: Goals Roles Processes Interpersonal Relationships

Pretty pictures: Can images stop data overload? 16 April 2012Last updated at 19:01 ET By Fiona Graham Technology of business reporter, BBC News Brain scan: Research suggests that one way to avoid being overloaded by data is by presenting it visually rather than text or numbers Sitting at your desk in the middle of the day, yet another email notification pops up in the corner of the screen, covering the figures you're trying to digest in the complicated spreadsheet in front of you. Your laptop is open on the desk next to you with another set of figures you need - meanwhile you're frantically tabbing through different documents on the main screen. You have a meeting in 20 minutes and you suddenly feel as if you're swimming in a sea of impenetrable data, and you're starting to sink. Welcome to the 21st Century workplace, and "data overload". Under siege You're not alone. Dr Lynda Shaw is a neuroscience and psychology lecturer at Brunel University in the west of London. "When we feel overwhelmed we start to delay making decisions." “Start Quote

Vu de dessus d'un petit meuble en bois laqué roiro (noir brillant) et or : bambous, Japon, époque Edo, XVIII-XIXè s. Wood, Top of a small "Shodana" (small piece of furniture) lacquered in black and gold of bamboos. Edo period, 18-19th. This Is Your Brain on Love | Brain Pickings 10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done. Exceptional bosses do all of the above--and more. That's why extraordinary bosses give every employee: 1. Great organizations are built on optimizing processes and procedures. Engagement and satisfaction are largely based on autonomy and independence. Plus, freedom breeds innovation: Even heavily process-oriented positions have room for different approaches. Whenever possible, give your employees the autonomy and independence to work the way they work best. 2. While every job should include some degree of independence, every job does also need basic expectations for how specific situations should be handled. Criticize an employee for offering a discount to an irate customer today even though yesterday that was standard practice and you make that employee's job impossible. 3. Plus, goals are fun. No one likes work. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. No employee is perfect. 9.