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The brain is wired in a 3D grid structure. Our brain pathways are organized like woven sheets and not as tangled as once thought

The brain is wired in a 3D grid structure. Our brain pathways are organized like woven sheets and not as tangled as once thought | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

"The brain appears to be wired in a rectangular 3D grid structure, suggests a new brain imaging study. (...) “Far from being just a tangle of wires, the brain’s connections turn out to be more like ribbon cables — folding 2D sheets of parallel neuronal fibers that cross paths at right angles, like the warp and weft of a fabric,” (...)

 

“The wiring of the mature brain appears to mirror three primal pathways established in embryonic development.” (...) “Before, we had just driving directions. Now, we have a map showing how all the highways and byways are interconnected,” said Wedeen. “Brain wiring is not like the wiring in your basement, where it just needs to connect the right endpoints. Rather, the grid is the language of the brain and wiring and re-wiring work by modifying it.”

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"By looking at how the pathways fit in the brain, we anticipated the connectivity to resemble that of a bowl of spaghetti, a very narrow and discreet object," (...) "We discovered that the pathways in the top of the brain are all organized like woven sheets with the fibers running in two directions in the sheets and in a third direction perpendicular to the sheets. These sheets all stack together so that the entire connectivity of the brain follows three precisely defined directions." (...)
"This is the first time it has ever been determined that the geometry of the brain is described by a three-dimensional grid," (...)

 

"The research took MRI scanners and new mathematical algorithms to determine a geometry to the relationship of nearby pathways in the brain so that each pathway was part of a two-dimensional sheet of pathways that together looked exactly like a woven sheet of fabric," Each pathway was part of a parallel series next to it crossed by a perpendicular series at a right angle, together which formed a woven grid.

 

The structure was part of a three-dimensional scaffold connections of the brain conformed to the extremely simple three-dimensional structure, a single woven grid with fibers in only three axes. By using diffusion MRI and mapping the three-dimension motion of the water molecules in the brain, the scientists ran the maps through mathematical algorithms that inferred from the water motion pattern the fiber architecture of the tissue of the brain." -- http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=123711&org=NSF&from=news


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Wei Wang Ping Pong Table Tennis teaching the forehand smash

Wei Wang teaching the forehand smash in Table Tennis Ping Pong.
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The Most Powerful 3 Words in CRM: “That’s Not Fair”

The Most Powerful 3 Words in CRM: “That’s Not Fair” | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
On the other hand, reactions to unfair treatment are also deeply ingrained in our psychological makeup. What customer gratitude can build up, perceptions of unfairness can destroy in short order. “Lost customer” analyses show that customers will expend substantial effort and cost to switch to another brand—such is the emotional power unleashed by perceptions of unfairness.
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This should be used to compel people to rethink suggestions that "life isn't fair". Fairness is deeply ingrained and evolved. 

 

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A better option would be to take a proactive approach to reducing unfairness. For example, firms can develop specific training initiatives that stress the importance of fairness, identify the situations most likely to generate unfairness perceptions, and suggest preventative strategies that employees can implement immediately."

 

A number of "perceptions" or actually "interpretations" are made up of factors. 

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The Sixth Sense You Didn't Know You Had - The Crux

The Sixth Sense You Didn't Know You Had - The Crux | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
We are all familiar with color and brightness, but there is a third property of light: “polarization,” which tells us the orientation in which light waves are oscillating. Animals, like bees and ants, use the polarization patterns in the sky as a navigation aid. But few people, even in the scientific community, are aware that humans can sense the polarization of light with the naked eye.
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Discover Interview: Jaak Panksepp Pinned Down Humanity's 7 Primal Emotions | DiscoverMagazine.com

Discover Interview: Jaak Panksepp Pinned Down Humanity's 7 Primal Emotions | DiscoverMagazine.com | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Panksepp’s work has led him to conclude that basic emotion emerges not from the cerebral cortex, associated with complex thought in humans, but from deep, ancient brain structures, including the amygdala and the hypothalamus. Those findings may show how talk therapy can filter down from the cortex to alter the recesses of the mind. But Panksepp says his real goal is pushing cures up from below. His first therapeutic effort will use deep brain stimulation in the ancient neural networks he has charted to counteract depression. Panksepp recently sat down with DISCOVER executive editor Pamela Weintraub at the magazine’s offices in New York City to explain his iconoclastic take on emotion. His new book, The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotion, will be published in July.
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Sexually Shaming Men

Sexually Shaming Men | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
As I read the latest drama surrounding the Ashley Madison release, I have some perspective to offer, as a female and couples therapist.I remember as a child being told by a close female relative that ‘all men cheat’. This information was provided in such a matter of fact tone with a large degree of acceptance. She was also from the depression era, before every thought, action, and fantasy could be played out for all to see (imagine what secrets we could uncover from our family trees). Now that a
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Types of Depression and Sadness - Symptoms - Depression

Types of Depression and Sadness - Symptoms - Depression | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Everyone will have their unique version of how they experience the many shades of blue.  It just goes to show you that we are all on a continuum of experiencing human emotion.   There isn't just one type of sadness.  I am most interested in your particular varieties of depression. 
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Lesson I Learned From The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Lesson I Learned From The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
'The secret life of Walter Mitty' movie came out at the perfect time in my life, a time wh

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Identifying the Skills That Can Help You Change Careers

Identifying the Skills That Can Help You Change Careers | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
People associate their core skills with their old profession and assume that those skills are less valuable elsewhere. In fact, they might actually be worth more on the outside.
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Seven First Nations Artists Who Fought for a Place in the Canadian Canon

Seven First Nations Artists Who Fought for a Place in the Canadian Canon | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
KLEINBURG, Ontario — People often generalize indigenous art, confining it to images of totem poles, bears, and eagles.
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Author of Till Bill not pleased with FBI cold case effort

Author of Till Bill not pleased with FBI cold case effort | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
However, Kam said passage of time has allowed many people to open up, and he is optimistic about the outcomes of the remaining cases. Even if no one is prosecuted, he said, being able to tell victims’ families what happened is important.
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My Ideasthesia

My Ideasthesia | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
I’m going to open up and tell you a secret.
Don't tell anyone...
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Court Wants Life Sentence in Salmonella Peanut Case

Court Wants Life Sentence in Salmonella Peanut Case | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
The executive caused a huge salmonella outbreak
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Ahead Of Pope's U.S. Visit, Survey Finds Many Catholics Disagree With Church On LGBT Families

Ahead Of Pope's U.S. Visit, Survey Finds Many Catholics Disagree With Church On LGBT Families | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Just weeks ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States for the World Meeting of Families, a major international Catholic festival that kicks off Sept.
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How Wes Craven Redefined Horror

How Wes Craven Redefined Horror | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
AP / Matt Sayles To see a Wes Craven film was, above all, to have your expectations met and subverted.
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Your Fingertips Perform Brain-like Calculations - D-brief

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Their findings, published Sunday in the journal Nature Neuroscience, challenge the long-held belief that neurons in our cerebral cortex performed all the calculations to process touch data. Researchers are conducting more experiments to see if the same fingertip neurons can sense an object’s curvature and direction of motion, which are also typically considered a brain-based function.
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Life Without a Sense of Smell | DiscoverMagazine.com

Life Without a Sense of Smell | DiscoverMagazine.com | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Losing your sense of smell takes away more than scents and flavors — it can fundamentally change the way you relate to other people.
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Five tools to make awesome images for Twitter

Five tools to make awesome images for Twitter | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

"One of the big takeaways from Social Media Marketing World 2015 was the importance of visual content ...."


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Mood (psychology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mood (psychology)

A mood is an emotional state. Moods differ from emotions, feelings or affects in that they are less specific, less intense, and less likely to be triggered by a particular stimulus or event. Moods generally have either a positive or negative valence. In other words, people typically speak of being in a good mood or a bad mood.

A mood is an emotional state. Moods differ from emotions, feelings or affects in that they are less specific, less intense, and less likely to be triggered by a particular stimulus or event. Moods generally have either a positive or negative valence. In other words, people typically speak of being in a good mood or a bad mood.
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