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6 Ways Tech Will Change Education Forever

6 Ways Tech Will Change Education Forever | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
Want to know what college will look like in 10, 20, 30 years? Here are six predictions from some of the brightest minds in academia and business.

Via Susan Bainbridge
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Some interesting insights here into what the future of universities may look like. Although I can see the potential in niche Polymath or Project Based specialist institutions it pains me that liberal arts continues to be diminished. The broad exposure to ideas and histories and thinking is a platform on which to build other skills.

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Darryl Wilson's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:42 AM

Wow! Hit the nail on the head.

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Seth's Blog: ...different people differently

Seth's Blog: ...different people differently | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
Don't teach your students as if they are a monolithic population of learners. They learn differently, they have different goals, different skills, different backgrounds.
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Difference requires difference - in a nutshell 

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The Ego and the Universe: Alan Watts on Becoming Who You Really Are

The Ego and the Universe: Alan Watts on Becoming Who You Really Are | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
The cause and cure of the illusion of separateness that keeps us from embracing the richness of life.
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Not as easy as it sounds - a lifelong journey 

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Erase Bad Memories? Scientists Overseas Show They Can Do It

Erase Bad Memories? Scientists Overseas Show They Can Do It | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
In the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, unhappy lovers undergo an experimental brain treatment to erase all memories of each other from their minds.

Via PJ DeRossitte
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I'm probably anchored to old views of shock therapy but still - felt ery reticent about this study. For one thing, do we really need to get rid of all our bad memories, even if they are bad and disturbing and if we do need to be able to sit with them, isn't medidation or mindfulness a less intrusive approach? Anyway, good to know about the study I guess. 

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PJ DeRossitte's curator insight, December 25, 2013 6:26 PM

These kinds of headlines are extrememly misleading: electro-shock therapy continues to try to convince us that electocuting the brain is a good idea -- "oh, we've fie-tune it a bit" is their mantra. #beware

NO BS Podcast's curator insight, January 2, 11:58 AM

Nolan and Brandon have discussed the theory on a previous episode and though they were not able to come to a 100% conclusion (mostly based on ignorance of topic to any great depth), Nolan thought it should be possible to erase memories or at least re-write them into a positive frame.  

 

There is substantial supporting evidence that stats psychologists can plan false memories in patience, depending on the situation and time but this looks as if it might take the bad memories out.

 

And since anything you have seen in the past is just a memory, this might lead to someday proving that "That which has been seen cannot be unseen" is false.

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The 30-Second Rule: How to Create Unforgettable Presentations

The 30-Second Rule:  How to Create Unforgettable Presentations | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it

Whether your audience is your boss, your banker, a small team of direct reports, a ballroom full of conference attendees, or thousands of people worldwide connected via teleconference, your success depends on being able to make a great presentation.

 

Great presentations are well-organized, flow logically from one idea to another, and ultimately leave the audience leave feeling rewarded and enlightened. All well and good, but if you don’t hook your audience in the first 30 seconds, all your careful preparation may be for naught. Therefore you have to begin with a bang! A television commercial has only 30 seconds to grab your attention; the same is true for you and your presentation.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Nothing new here but practical and well written.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 3, 2013 2:17 PM

You want your audience to hang on every word. To make that happen, you have to be sure you win them over in the first 30 seconds of your presentation.

usman's curator insight, December 3, 2013 9:32 PM

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Audrey Kwan's curator insight, February 26, 3:01 PM

The basics of presentations 

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Knowing How to Change Your Mind: A Three Minute Guide to Bayesian Reasoning | Big Think Mentor | Big Think

Knowing How to Change Your Mind: A Three Minute Guide to Bayesian Reasoning | Big Think Mentor | Big Think | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
Since you cannot really be 100 percent certain of a theory, a better way to put it to yourself is to say "I think this is very likely to be true."

Via Kasia Hein-Peters, Emre Erdogan
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Will new evidence change or reinforce your existing beliefs? A good guide here for trying to work with your mind's tendency towards conspiracy. 

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Kasia Hein-Peters's curator insight, October 6, 2013 7:11 AM

How to incorporate new data and change your mind

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Are We in an An Age of Collective Learning? | Rotana Ty

Are We in an An Age of Collective Learning? | Rotana Ty | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
Rotana Ty shares a wonderful essay on collective learning for Permamarks blog. He has curated ideas by many thought leaders on the topic including Marcia Conner, Nilofer Merchant, John Hagel, Tiffany Shlain, Gideon Rosenblatt, J.
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Some excellent links here on collective learning

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The Focused Leader

RT @DanielGolemanEI: Leaders who heed their inner voices can draw on more resources to make better decisions. http://t.co/gYyHhk37Dv #focus…
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This makes it clear that there's no one way to focus. Recent research in neuroscience shows we focus in many ways, for different purposes, that include focusing on ourselves, others and into the wider world. A must read for leaders.

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Sizing Up Consciousness by Its Bits

Sizing Up Consciousness by Its Bits | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
Researchers want to build a meter that can measure consciousness as easily as body temperature.
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It's an interesting idea trying to work out if there's a relationship between brain processesing and consciousness. Will watch with interest. Am fascinating though that the brain asleep (when dreaming) acts like the brain awake. 

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Don't Mess With My 'Sacred Values' - New York Times

Don't Mess With My 'Sacred Values' - New York Times | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
New York Times
Don't Mess With My 'Sacred Values'
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They shouldn't be surprised.
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We have radically different ways of processing ordinary from sacred values and contrary to popular belief will not change them if the price is right. 

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Studies reveal a Google-like, crowd-sourcing brain.

Studies reveal a Google-like, crowd-sourcing brain. | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
The new combination of neuroscience and computer science tells us what programs the mind runs. (Studies Reveal a Google-Like, Crowd-Sourcing Brain: The new combination of neuroscience and computer science t...
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This is an important article that references the work of authors like Robert Kurzban (Why Everyone Else is a Hypocrite) on the complexity of the brain.

 

For a long time the emphasis has been on watching what areas of the brain light up under experimental conditions. Increasingly we are learning that different parts of the brain can operate in isolation from one another and contain information that is not shared with other parts of the brain. This means we can know far more than we undestand that we know or that we can communicate.

 
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How the Simpsons (And You) Can Multiply by Seven Using Your Fingers | Roots of Unity, Scientific American Blog Network

How the Simpsons (And You) Can Multiply by Seven Using Your Fingers | Roots of Unity, Scientific American Blog Network | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
When I tutored elementary school math, one of my favorite things to show the kids was how to multiply by 9 using their fingers. (I apologize, ... (RT @evelynjlamb: Why not spend this afternoon learning to multiply by 7 on your fingers?
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This made me reflect more broadly on base assumptions.

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Twitter / FastCompany: What neuroscience says about ...

Twitter / FastCompany: What neuroscience says about ... | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
RT @FastCompany "What neuroscience says about the link between creativity and madness...   http://t.co/QKFcNhYA8X" http://t.co/vOfi5azbfz
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Not at all convinced by this link between creativity and madness. Just because two people with blonde hair both catch the train doesn't mean they share other qualities. Caveat of course is that I haven't read the source papers. Just becasuse a creative person is able to let go of inhibitions during the act of creativity doesn't mean they mad. I think people jump onto this steretype in negative ways - some creatives like to 'claim' it and it can lead to image over authenticity and likewise some people like to use it to reinforce negative stereotypes about creative people. Of course, we could always just take the sting out of the word 'madness' given that what we know of cognitive bias suggests we're all pretty deluded anyway. 

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David McGavock's curator insight, November 26, 2013 7:42 AM

This article reminds me of the research being done by Seth Grant (http://brainsciencepodcast.com/bsp/2013/synapse-evolution-with-seth-grant-bsp-101) in which he talks about genes inhibiting or promoting the generation of behavior (impulsivity and inhibition). By knocking out a variant of a duplicate gene you get more or less of the trait.


When you listen to his interview, it makes sense that opposing tendencies are closely associated.

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The Neuroscience Lessons of Freestyle Rap: Scientific American

The Neuroscience Lessons of Freestyle Rap: Scientific American | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
What brain scans of rap artists reveal about creativity—and what they do not (The Neuroscience Lessons of Freestyle Rap: Scientific American http://t.co/wfwxR2nNam via @sciam)...
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I admire attempts to understand creativty but like the author of this article I am cautious about attributing complex phenomena (like creativity) to a particular location in the brain. Having said that, I do know if I am creatively blocked that I need to switch off the analytical mind - swim, walk, etc. so something happens there.

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The Power of Process: What Young Mozart Teaches Us About the Secret of Cultivating Genius

The Power of Process: What Young Mozart Teaches Us About the Secret of Cultivating Genius | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
On the "powerful blend of instruction, encouragement, and constant practice." "The trick to creativity … is to identify your own peculi (Mozart was born on this day in 1756 – here's what his upbringing tells us about the secret of cultivating...
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Values-led businesses care about behaviours not buzz words - The Guardian

Values-led businesses care about behaviours not buzz words - The Guardian | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Values-led businesses care about behaviours not buzz words
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It is hard now to find an organisation of any shape or size, from small NGOs to large corporates, which doesn't publicly list its values, often quite prominently.
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Look at what people "do" - not infallible - but a good approach 

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Dionne's curator insight, December 11, 2013 2:13 PM

Agree totally with this that organisations need to specify how a value translates into a behaviour 

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Values-led businesses care about behaviours not buzz words - The Guardian

Values-led businesses care about behaviours not buzz words - The Guardian | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Values-led businesses care about behaviours not buzz words
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It is hard now to find an organisation of any shape or size, from small NGOs to large corporates, which doesn't publicly list its values, often quite prominently.
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Agree totally with this that organisations need to specify how a value translates into a behaviour 

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Dionne's curator insight, January 28, 12:21 AM

Look at what people "do" - not infallible - but a good approach 

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The Neuroscience of Everyday Life - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com

The Neuroscience of Everyday Life - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
I am sitting reading a book. After a while, I get up and make a cup of coffee. I've been thinking about this scenario lately as I've pondered 'what remains

Via Emre Erdogan
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We may be able to map processes in the brain but what prompts someone to stop reading and make a cup of coffee? The author looks at this 'space between' and there are some good comments that follow. 

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6 Ways Tech Will Change Education Forever

6 Ways Tech Will Change Education Forever | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
Want to know what college will look like in 10, 20, 30 years? Here are six predictions from some of the brightest minds in academia and business.

Via Susan Bainbridge
Dionne's insight:

Some interesting insights here into what the future of universities may look like. Although I can see the potential in niche Polymath or Project Based specialist institutions it pains me that liberal arts continues to be diminished. The broad exposure to ideas and histories and thinking is a platform on which to build other skills.

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Darryl Wilson's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:42 AM

Wow! Hit the nail on the head.

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Sleep Therapy Seen as an Aid for Depression

Sleep Therapy Seen as an Aid for Depression | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
The first of four studies on the special relationship between sleep and depression suggests that when antidepressants and insomnia therapy are used together, recovery happens faster.

Via PJ DeRossitte
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87 percent of patients who resolved their insomnia improved their depression 

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PJ DeRossitte's curator insight, November 18, 2013 5:29 PM

Finally, we are beginning to address the underlying issues of sleep and insomnia as related to depression. Sleep and depression are undeniably connected:

 

"The study is the first of four on sleep and depression nearing completion, all financed by the National Institute of Mental Health. They are evaluating a type of talk therapy for insomnia that is cheap, relatively brief and usually effective, but not currently a part of standard treatment."

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Prophecy Sciences Wants To Transform Recruiting With A Blend Of Neuroscience, Games, Biometrics And Machine Learning

Prophecy Sciences Wants To Transform Recruiting With A Blend Of Neuroscience, Games, Biometrics And Machine Learning | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
Ask any startup or business what its top priorities are at any given moment and, more often than not, the conversation begins and ends with recruiting.

Via Thomas Faltin
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This is a fascinating startup for workplaces that want to try somehing out there in recruitment. It goes beyond the use of big data, incorporating the monitoring of biosignals to determine everything from authenticity in response at interview to the chemistry (literally) of team fit. I guess you could paint it as a complex lie detector but given that much of what we really think and believe lies hidden even to us, you can see the application. Be interesting to see how it goes. 

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Study: Morning People Win

Study: Morning People Win | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
Students who went to bed late got lower grades and had more emotional distress later in life.
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I'm astounded they could control for all the variables in this study to reach this conclusion. It seems to me we need good quality sleep for many reasons including "cleaning" the brain via dreams. I'd be surprised if there was genuinely an advantage for morning people but so says this research, I am sure something will come along soon to refute it. Interesting. But ambivalent. 

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Sleeping In The Fetal Position Could Make You Less Confident

Sleeping In The Fetal Position Could Make You Less Confident | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
The way you sleep may affect how powerful you feel in the morning, which can affect the way you feel for the rest of the day.

Via Anne Leong
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Since 'our bodies change our minds, our minds change our behaviours' it makes sense that the way we hold our bodies during sleep could be impacting our hormones hence perceptions hence behaviour at work. (Funny then that my intuitive response was that the when unconscious the body would assume the position that - like dreaming - best helped it regenerate). Still an interesting article, food for thought.

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Neuroscience suggests resetting the clock on 'coming of age' - The Age

Neuroscience suggests resetting the clock on 'coming of age' - The Age | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
The Age
Neuroscience suggests resetting the clock on 'coming of age'
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For parents who think they can relax when their children finish the VCE and turn 18, neuroscience has some bad news.
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Positive role modelling can have an impact at any age in life I think.

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Want To Be More Empathic? Skip Lunch.

Want To Be More Empathic? Skip Lunch. | Be Your Whole Self | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that people who are hungry are more supportive of social welfare. (Want to be more empathic? Skip lunch. A new study suggests hungry people are more supportive of social welfare.
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Ha ha - diets come into their own as a force for evolution if this is true.

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Cognitive Sciences

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By huguini | The best cognitive science articles from all around the web.
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Ooo, this Flipboard on the best cognitive science articles from the web look worth subscribing too. 

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