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Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

How did humans acquire language? In this lecture, best-selling author Steven Pinker introduces you to linguistics, the evolution of spoken language, and the debate over the existence of an innate universal grammar. He also explores why language is such a fundamental part of social relationships, human biology, and human evolution. Finally, Pinker touches on the wide variety of applications for linguistics, from improving how we teach reading and writing to how we interpret law, politics, and literature.

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Originally released September, 2011.

Additional Lectures:
Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NbBjNiw4tk

Joel Cohen: Joel Cohen: An Introduction to Demography (Malthus Miffed: Are People the Problem?) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vr44C_G0-o

 

Steven Pinker - Psychologist, Cognitive Scientist, and Linguist at Harvard University

 

 

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Information Science and Library Studies. Information Science (also information studies) is an interdisciplinary science primarily concerned with the collection, classification, manipulation, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information.
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Big Data Now Mainstream In Large Companies, Term Still Widely Disliked, A New Survey Finds

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For the third year in a row, NewVantage Partners has conducted a survey of Fortune 1000 senior business and technology executives regarding their companies’ investments in big data.

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Global internet users hits three billion mark

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Google's Web of Semantic Robots

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Why should organisations care about big data?

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The 50 Most Innovative Companies Of 2014: Strong Innovators Are Three Times More Likely To Rely On Big Data Analytics

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IBM Brings New Big Data, Analytics Tools to Cloud Marketplace

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Cyber Security: Not Just a Technical Challenge Anymore

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Harvard Creates 'Big Data' Course for Social Innovators

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8 big trends in big data analytics - Big Data Analytics News

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, November 1, 2:04 AM

If you run a business and want to expand your market and stay profitable, there are 8 emerging technologies and trends that you must understand and incorporate in your marketing efforts:

 

Big data analytics in the cloud.

Hadoop:  The new enterprise data operations system.

Big data lakes.

More predictive analytics.

SQL on Hadoop:  Faster and better.

More and better NoSQL.

Deep learning.

In-memory analytics.

 

The business world has a new and evolving toolbox that must be used to assure success.  Get ready for a learning curve.

 

Aloha, Russ.

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4 Ways Academic Libraries Are Adapting For The Future

4 Ways Academic Libraries Are Adapting For The Future | Information Science and LIS | Scoop.it
Has technology rendered the library obsolete? It doesn't seem so. Instead, centers for higher learning are finding ways to reinvigorate them.
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If you find this article interesting you may also enjoy this talk from Judith Peacock at LIANZA 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVi57h9bfgU