hammerbatter
Follow
Find
39 views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by hammerbatter from Social Foraging
onto hammerbatter
Scoop.it!

Consciousness in humans and non-human animals: Recent advances and future directions

This joint article reflects the authors’ personal views regarding noteworthy advances in the neuroscience of consciousness in the last ten years, and suggests what we feel may be promising future directions. (...) we summarize recent advances in our understanding of subjectivity in humans and other animals, including empirical, applied, technical and conceptual insights. These include the evidence for the importance of fronto-parietal connectivity and of feedback processes, both of which enable information to travel across distant cortical areas effectively, as well as numerous dissociations between consciousness and cognitive functions, such as attention, in humans. In addition, we describe the development of mental imagery paradigms, which made it possible to identify covert awareness in non-responsive subjects. Non-human animal consciousness research has also witnessed substantial advances on the specific role of cortical areas and higher order thalamus for consciousness, thanks to important technological advances. In addition, much progress has been made in the understanding of non-vertebrate cognition relevant to possible conscious states. Finally, major advances have been made in theories of consciousness, and also in their comparison with the available evidence. Along with reviewing these findings, each author suggests future avenues for research in their field of investigation.

 

Consciousness in humans and non-human animals: Recent advances and future directions.
Melanie Boly, Anil K. Seth, Melanie Wilke, Paul Ingmundson, Bernard Baars, Steven Laureys, David Edelman and Naotsugu Tsuchiya

Front. Psychol. | http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00625


Via Complexity Digest, Ashish Umre
hammerbatter's insight:

good article

more...
Miguel Garcia's curator insight, August 30, 2013 8:14 AM

I like the development of mental imagery paradigms as a key to subjectivity. 

Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by hammerbatter from Communication design
Scoop.it!

MIT Students Design 'Sesame Ring’ to Replace Boston Transit Cards

MIT Students Design 'Sesame Ring’ to Replace Boston Transit Cards | hammerbatter | Scoop.it
Two undergraduates from MIT are looking to revolutionize transport with a ring that replaces transit cards.

Via Αntonios Βouris
hammerbatter's insight:

wow! brilliant

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by hammerbatter from Allen's Arts News
Scoop.it!

Nashville Symphony musicians agree to 15 percent pay cuts, one-year deal

Nashville Symphony musicians agree to 15 percent pay cuts, one-year deal | hammerbatter | Scoop.it

Musicians with the Nashville Symphony have agreed to 15 percent pay cuts as part of a one-year deal with the Nashville Symphony Association.


Via Allen Bell
hammerbatter's insight:

excellent

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by hammerbatter from WCIT 12
Scoop.it!

NSA surveillance leaks damage Obama administration’s Internet freedom agenda

NSA surveillance leaks damage Obama administration’s Internet freedom agenda | hammerbatter | Scoop.it
Russia and China criticized the U.S. in the wake of the NSA leaks, which have complicated the U.S. government's embattled Internet freedom agenda.

Via Paul Conneally
hammerbatter's insight:

good

more...
animedubbedonline's comment, September 9, 2013 12:07 PM
awesome
sledderwool's comment, June 12, 10:22 PM
Its extremely good
Rescooped by hammerbatter from Scoop.it Team
Scoop.it!

Guillaume

Guillaume | hammerbatter | Scoop.it

Guillaume is our CEO & co-founder. Good thing Scoop.it keeps him busy or he’d spent way too much time playing video games or skiing off-piste in Tahoe.

His previous business, Musiwave, was a pioneer of mobile music back in the early 2000's, introducing many of the first hit products in that market. He grew it into the leader of its space, powering the music platforms of major mobile operators worldwide, before it was eventually acquired by Microsoft in 2007.

After graduating from Polytechnique in France, Guillaume earned a Master's degree from Stanford University back in '95.


Via Scoop.it
hammerbatter's insight:

great

more...
ibiss helter's curator insight, September 20, 2013 3:33 AM

nice one

knob sleeveless's comment, September 25, 2013 11:06 PM
awesome
Rescooped by hammerbatter from Scoop.it Spotlight
Scoop.it!

Scoop.it Spotlight

Scoop.it Spotlight | hammerbatter | Scoop.it

Take a closer look at Scoop.it and you will find an impressive group of inspirers sharing their passion for ideas that matter. New community leaders, business leaders, and thought leaders can be found each day. Now, it's time that they share their stories with us. The curators who have found and embraced their communities of interest deserve to be put in the spotlight.

 

In this series, we spotlight standout Scoop.it curators. Those whose passion ignite others' interests. Find out here about who has inspired us. Learn their secrets to sharing ideas that matter to a community hungry for great content. Hear their story. Get inspired.

 

#ScoopitSpotlight


Via Ally Greer
hammerbatter's insight:

marevellous

more...
sledderwool's comment, June 12, 10:21 PM
Its very good :)
ainslime mount's comment, June 13, 9:33 PM
Its really good :)
lawyersecret's comment, June 15, 9:33 PM
Thats brilliant
Rescooped by hammerbatter from Accessible Instructional Materials
Scoop.it!

PDF Accessibility Checker PAC

PDF Accessibility Checker PAC | hammerbatter | Scoop.it

The freeware program PAC provides a fast way to test the accessibility of PDF files. PAC supports both experts as well as end users conducting accessibility evaluations.

 

The Matterhorn Protocol (PDF)is designed to foster adoption of PDF/UA by providing a set of 31 Checkpoints and 136 Failure Conditions that help software developers exchange detailed information on PDF/UA conformance and create software to make it easier for document authors to create fully accessible PDF files and forms.

 

PAC 2, the new PDF Accessibility Checker from Access for All, a Swiss non-profit organisation, is the first implementation of the Matterhorn Protocol.


Via Chuck Hitchcock
hammerbatter's insight:
nice one
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by hammerbatter from Scoop.it on the Web
Scoop.it!

Insights Into the Hot Trend of Social Media Content Curation

Insights Into the Hot Trend of Social Media Content Curation | hammerbatter | Scoop.it

In the guest post published by Jeff Bullas' blog, Intervistato.com's Maria Petrescu interviews Scoop.it's co-founder Marc Rougier after giving her own insights on why curation is a much needed trend.

 

"Online content curation is a hot trend as business owners and professionals realize that content is vital to add value to their customers and prospects. The trend was already evident in 2011 but 2012 saw an outright explosion of the phenomenon. Also important is delivering and sharing that content on your social media networks." she writes.

 

She comes back with Marc on the background behind Scoop.it: "The founders were literally in love with social media, but had no time to produce content. They had already been working on another platform, where they published content organized in topics. People loved it, but after a while they felt the growing need of getting content that was more specific, based on their single interests."

 

Plus other interesting insights and a video of the interview. Check it out! 


Via Giuseppe Mauriello, Guillaume Decugis
hammerbatter's insight:

interesting

more...
Rescooped by hammerbatter from WCIT 12
Scoop.it!

What really happened in Dubai? | IGP Blog

What really happened in Dubai? | IGP Blog | hammerbatter | Scoop.it

Via Paul Conneally
hammerbatter's insight:

nice

more...
ibiss helter's comment, September 20, 2013 3:45 AM
good one
EerstehulpSEO's curator insight, September 24, 2013 10:59 PM

goood one

knob sleeveless's comment, September 27, 2013 8:52 AM
nice
Rescooped by hammerbatter from Neuroanthropology
Scoop.it!

Diaperless Babies: 'Lunatic' Or 'Positive' Parenting?

Diaperless Babies: 'Lunatic' Or 'Positive' Parenting? | hammerbatter | Scoop.it
Like many parents around the world, some moms and dads in Brooklyn are choosing to raise their children without using any diapers. How does this work and does it make any sense? Commentator Barbara J.

Via Greg Downey
hammerbatter's insight:

so sweet

more...
hedgeshandy's comment, October 17, 2013 3:24 AM
<br>Its incredible :)
sledderwool's comment, June 12, 10:29 PM
Thats cooler
Rescooped by hammerbatter from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

Is Pheed the new Instagram?

Is Pheed the new Instagram? | hammerbatter | Scoop.it

I've recently been hearing a lot about Pheed and how teens are flocking away from platforms like Facebook and Instagram and to newer more creative and versatile platforms like this.


Via Nik Peachey
hammerbatter's insight:

nice

more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 29, 2013 12:15 AM

This is a short review with a screencast showing the main features of Pheed. Pheed is being touted as the next Instagram.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:49 PM

The new Instagram... will start to see Pheed popping up in school soon I reckon. 

Rescooped by hammerbatter from Neuroanthropology
Scoop.it!

The Psychology of Cults - All In The Mind - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Psychology of Cults - All In The Mind - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | hammerbatter | Scoop.it

Podcast from RadioNational Australia.

 

If you sign up to a weekend personal development workshop, you don’t really expect to emerge 10 years later a shadow of your former emotional self. What sets many groups apart from what we regard as cults is a range of powerful psychological techniques which can be difficult to see through—particularly if you are at a vulnerable time of your life. We hear the story of one woman’s escape from a cult and some insights into those persuasive techniques


Via Greg Downey
hammerbatter's insight:

nice

more...
ibiss helter's curator insight, September 20, 2013 3:41 AM

nice ine

EerstehulpSEO's comment, September 24, 2013 10:57 PM
awesome
Rescooped by hammerbatter from Social Media Content Curation
Scoop.it!

Discover, Collect and Curate Your Favorite Tracks and Videos Into Shareable Playlists with OnePlaylist.fm

Discover, Collect and Curate Your Favorite Tracks and Videos Into Shareable Playlists with OnePlaylist.fm | hammerbatter | Scoop.it

From Robin Good's insight:

"OnePlaylist.fm is a new web app which allows you to search YouTube videos and the full Spotify catalog for music tracks and video clips and to collect your preferred ones into shareable playists.

 

You can also import existing playlists straight from YouTube and Spotify. Not only. Once you have created a playlist, you can synch it with your account on YouTube, Spotify, Rdio, Deezer and many other music services...."

 

Read full Robin Good's insight below.

 

Check out it: http://oneplaylist.fm

 

Example of a published and public playlist page:
http://oneplaylist.fm/playlists/brian-eno-david-byrne

 


Via Robin Good, Giuseppe Mauriello
hammerbatter's insight:

good

more...
Robin Good's curator insight, August 6, 2013 2:12 AM



OnePlaylist.fm is a new web app which allows you to search YouTube videos and the full Spotify catalog for music tracks and video clips and to collect your preferred ones into shareable playists.


You can also import existing playlists straight from YouTube and Spotify. Not only. Once you have created a playlist, you can synch it with your account on YouTube, Spotify, Rdio, Deezer and many other music services.


Newly created playlists can be set to private or public. Public playlists can be shared on social media, embedded on other web sites, and are always published to a dedicated playlist web page that integrates a video player, all the clips in the playlist, related playlists, and a public analytics chart showing views and Facebook shares for that specific playlist.


The service is powered by Spotify.


My comment: Excellent video and music playlist maker. Powerful and speedy search function makes it easy to find any video or track and to arrange it into a publishable playlist. Excellent solution to create/curate valuable, unique and immediately useful content for your audience.



Free to use.


Try it out now: http://oneplaylist.fm/


Example of a published playist page: http://oneplaylist.fm/playlists/beach-house-chillout


Video demo: http://youtu.be/VA96RiIwfyc



*Added to Music Playlist Building Tools inside Content Curation Tools Supermap



Rescooped by hammerbatter from iPads in Education
Scoop.it!

EdTechSandyK: iPad Basic Training for Teachers

EdTechSandyK: iPad Basic Training for Teachers | hammerbatter | Scoop.it

"In the Spring of 2013, my school district committed to issuing an iPad to every classroom teacher. The purposes for this initiative were to give teachers an additional tool for teaching and learning and to familiarize teachers with mobile devices in anticipation of more iPads being purchased for classroom use and a grades 6-12 BYOD program coming in the next school year."


Via John Evans
hammerbatter's insight:

brilliant

more...
David Smart's comment, September 1, 2013 6:37 AM
Why wait? I rushed out to buy the first iPad the moment it was available here in Colombia. My students use their smartphones a lot so I use a lot of mobile apps with them.
Rescooped by hammerbatter from Eduserv Digital Excellence
Scoop.it!

Why text messages could be the future for charities

Why text messages could be the future for charities | hammerbatter | Scoop.it
Sending a text message to supporters can be an effective way to communicate and save money, says Mandeep Hothi and Andrew Wilson

Via Eduserv
hammerbatter's insight:

useful!

more...
knob sleeveless's comment, September 25, 2013 11:09 PM
like it
sledderwool's comment, June 12, 10:23 PM
Thats outstanding...
Rescooped by hammerbatter from Scoop.it on the Web
Scoop.it!

What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)

What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research) | hammerbatter | Scoop.it
More than 80% of b2b marketers now distribute content on social networks. But are these efforts paying off? If so, which social networks are most productive?

Via Ally Greer
hammerbatter's insight:

awesome

more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 3, 2013 4:14 PM

Great list for social media tactics, tools and channels .

Marie Françoise de Roulhac's curator insight, June 3, 2:08 AM

Scoop it en 4ème position!

Rescooped by hammerbatter from Digital Book News
Scoop.it!

Taking Another Look At Ebook Upstart Kobo

Taking Another Look At Ebook Upstart Kobo | hammerbatter | Scoop.it

Yesterday, Kobo announced its next generation of e-reading devices — both dedicated e-readers and tablets. While I’m not sure this new fleet of devices is a game-changer, spending time yesterday talking to senior executives as well as other Kobo employees, I get the sense that Kobo is picking up momentum in the U.S., where it is thought to have about 3% market share, and, especially, around the world, where it is either the No. 1 or No. 2 ebook retailer in many countries, including Canada and Japan. Kobo now has 16 million readers, up 4 million from the end of last year, a year in which it saw its sales double.


Via Chuck Hitchcock
hammerbatter's insight:

nice

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by hammerbatter from Open Flexible and E-Learning Knowledge Base
Scoop.it!

Big Foot: Crossing Generations, Crossing Mountains

This presentation describes the philosophy behind the European R&D project Big Foot - Crossing Mountains, Crossing Generations focusing on intergenerational lea

Via EDEN
hammerbatter's insight:

excellent

more...
EDEN's curator insight, July 22, 2013 7:56 AM

#EDENOslo  Demonstration Session B4

Rescooped by hammerbatter from Social Foraging
Scoop.it!

Consciousness in humans and non-human animals: Recent advances and future directions

This joint article reflects the authors’ personal views regarding noteworthy advances in the neuroscience of consciousness in the last ten years, and suggests what we feel may be promising future directions. (...) we summarize recent advances in our understanding of subjectivity in humans and other animals, including empirical, applied, technical and conceptual insights. These include the evidence for the importance of fronto-parietal connectivity and of feedback processes, both of which enable information to travel across distant cortical areas effectively, as well as numerous dissociations between consciousness and cognitive functions, such as attention, in humans. In addition, we describe the development of mental imagery paradigms, which made it possible to identify covert awareness in non-responsive subjects. Non-human animal consciousness research has also witnessed substantial advances on the specific role of cortical areas and higher order thalamus for consciousness, thanks to important technological advances. In addition, much progress has been made in the understanding of non-vertebrate cognition relevant to possible conscious states. Finally, major advances have been made in theories of consciousness, and also in their comparison with the available evidence. Along with reviewing these findings, each author suggests future avenues for research in their field of investigation.

 

Consciousness in humans and non-human animals: Recent advances and future directions.
Melanie Boly, Anil K. Seth, Melanie Wilke, Paul Ingmundson, Bernard Baars, Steven Laureys, David Edelman and Naotsugu Tsuchiya

Front. Psychol. | http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00625


Via Complexity Digest, Ashish Umre
hammerbatter's insight:

good article

more...
Miguel Garcia's curator insight, August 30, 2013 8:14 AM

I like the development of mental imagery paradigms as a key to subjectivity. 

Rescooped by hammerbatter from Looking Forward: Creating the Future
Scoop.it!

World of the near future

World of the near future | hammerbatter | Scoop.it

Predictions and ponderings for our near future: We can't change the past but we can and do create the future. But is it the future we want? What wonders (or nightmares) are we inventing?


Via GDBrin
hammerbatter's insight:

excellent

more...
hedgeshandy's comment, October 17, 2013 3:25 AM
Thats exceptional...
Rescooped by hammerbatter from Digital Delights for Learners
Scoop.it!

9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle

9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle | hammerbatter | Scoop.it
The details about the following nine word cloud generators will give you a fair idea how, as an educator, you can get the best out of them.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
hammerbatter's insight:

good

more...
Bruno Winck, Kneaver's curator insight, September 2, 2013 2:17 AM

Interesting list

Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, September 4, 2013 11:54 AM

9 ! 

Sharla Shults's curator insight, September 4, 2013 3:14 PM

The author of this article, Kate Smitty, is an education blogger who loves to share easy study methods and teaching solutions. She also reviews various career-oriented programs to help the young and budding children.

Rescooped by hammerbatter from Actualités ESSCA
Scoop.it!

Remise des labels BADGE Management de la Distribution et des Services Automobiles réalisé en partenariat avec Peugeot Citroën Retail

Remise des labels BADGE Management de la Distribution et des Services Automobiles réalisé en partenariat avec Peugeot Citroën Retail | hammerbatter | Scoop.it

Réalisé en partenariat avec Peugeot Citroën Retail

 

Le 2 juillet dernier se déroulait sur notre campus de Boulogne-Billancourt la remise des labels BADGE Peugeot Citroën Retail, 4e promotion réalisée en partenariat avec le constructeur.

 


Via Mickaël GESLIN
hammerbatter's insight:

great

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by hammerbatter from Planets, Stars, rockets and Space
Scoop.it!

Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Telescopi del futuro - Magellano

Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Telescopi del futuro - Magellano | hammerbatter | Scoop.it

Via Leopoldo Benacchio
hammerbatter's insight:

good one

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by hammerbatter from Scoop.it Spotlight
Scoop.it!

Old Company, New Internet: How Glenn Street and Mascots.com got into Social Media

Old Company, New Internet: How Glenn Street and Mascots.com got into Social Media | hammerbatter | Scoop.it

When Glenn started his company 25 years ago, the Internet wasn't very popular. As time went on and the Internet became increasingly available, though, he realized that it was the perfect tool for a small business like his - one with limited marketing dollars and a global clientele.

After creating his website, mascots.com, Glenn realized how much easier it was for him and his company to be found. In recent hears, Street and his team found value in social media. They began sharing content including information about their mascots as well as entertaining pictures and videos to spread the word about their success.

Glenn found Scoop.it while perusing articles on Mashable. He was drawn in by the concept and thought it could be an interesting addition to his social media efforts.

The intriguing aspect of Glenn's business is that it is entertainment-based. He finds that most of the content he finds on Scoop.it related to his field is entertaining to a very broad audience. Although it is always related to mascots and street characters, who doesn't love watching a giant animal do crazy things on the Internet?

Street used to find this content using Google Alerts and reviewing all of it before posting it to Twitter, Facebook, etc. Now, with Scoop.it, he has all of his content in one place and is able to go through it and feed it directly to his networks. He has found this is a great way to create good looking content and increase his SEO.



Via Ally Greer
hammerbatter's insight:

nice

more...