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A Photographer Persuades Strangers To Do Something Really Odd, And They Totally Love It

A Photographer Persuades Strangers To Do Something Really Odd, And They Totally Love It | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
At a time when people seem addicted to their phones, this kind of connection is totally unexpected.
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You'll need tunnelbear.com  or witopia.net if you are in Canada in order to by-pass the VPN issues first. Worth the effort.

 

"humanity as it could be," 

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The Dyslexic and Creative Mind

The Dyslexic and Creative Mind | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Although traditionally classified as a learning disability, dyslexia can also lead to advantages in thinking and behaving that enhance creativity.

 

“There were a lot of benefits to being dyslexic for me…I think I came into an appreciation of all those qualities of language…” Novelist Richard Ford


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Great frame of understanding our learners with dyslexia.

Recommend reading Wolfe's Proust and the Squid for it's consideration of this subject too.

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Intelligence, Creativity and Mania

Intelligence, Creativity and Mania | Constant Learning | Scoop.it

by Eric Maisel, PhD. - 'The current naming system used to describe “mental disorders” is weak and suspect and perhaps so flawed as to be both useless and dangerous… and also leads to odd and wrong-headed hypotheses, for example “because you are bipolar you are creative” or “perhaps mania accounts for the higher test scores.”

One of his books: 'Rethinking Depression: How to Shed Mental Health Labels and Create Personal Meaning'  http://goo.gl/J77pc

Photo: Stephen King has said: “I’ve taken off two months, three months at a time, and, by the end, I get really squirrelly. My night life, my dream life, gets extremely populated and crazed. It’s as though something in there is running all the time.” - From article: "Developing Creativity: Excitabilities – Our Teeming Brains" http://talentdevelop.com/1906/

 

 


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Powerful passage from text: "One study involving 700,000 adults and reported in the British Journal ofPsychiatry indicated that former straight-A students were four times more likely to be “bipolar” (or “manic-depressive”) than their peers. In another study individuals who scored the highest on tests for “mathematical reasoning” were at a 12-times greater risk for “contracting bipolar disorder.”"

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