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Identity and creating - aren't we all freaks or outsiders? | TalentDevelop

Identity and creating - aren't we all freaks or outsiders? | TalentDevelop | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Rashida Jones has noted, “I am very light-skinned and I don’t look like I have a black parent… I’d show up to a casting and the casting director would be visibly relieved and would tell me: `You don’t really look that black at all’… “I used to take...

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So often, being an outsider results from appearing to belong (superficially), but the inner self--the values, interests, abilities, skills, sexuality, racial/ethnicity--contradicts what people had inferred from your appearance. People are outsiders when they recognize this or suffer from this "contradiction to expectations".

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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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Meta-analysis: Its strengths and limitations : Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Meta-analysis: Its strengths and limitations : Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Meta-analysis is powerful but also controversial—controversial because several conditions are critical to a sound meta-analysis, and small violations of those conditions can lead to misleading results. Summarizing large amounts of varied information using a single number is another controversial aspect of meta-analysis. Under scrutiny, some meta-analyses have been inappropriate, and their conclusions not fully warranted.2,3


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Common misconceptions about data analysis and statistics

Common misconceptions about data analysis and statistics | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Ideally, any experienced investigator with the right tools should be able to reproduce a finding published in a peer-reviewed biomedical science journal. In fact, the reproducibility of a large percentage of published findings has been questioned. Undoubtedly, there are many reasons for this, but one reason maybe that investigators fool themselves due to a poor understanding of statistical concepts. In particular, investigators often make these mistakes: 1. P-Hacking. This is when you reanalyze a data set in many different ways, or perhaps reanalyze with additional replicates, until you get the result you want. 2. Overemphasis on P values rather than on the actual size of the observed effect. 3. Overuse of statistical hypothesis testing, and being seduced by the word “significant”. 4. Overreliance on standard errors, which are often misunderstood.

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There are at least 216 foreign words for positive emotional states and concepts that we don't have in English

There are at least 216 foreign words for positive emotional states and concepts that we don't have in English | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Lomas' method was to trawl websites devoted to "untranslatable words" (i.e. words that don't have a single corresponding word in English), then to do some googling and finally to consult colleagues and students. This way he ended up with a list of 216 untranslatable words for positive emotional states and concepts. To find approximate English definitions of the words he used online dictionaries and academic references. Here are some examples of the untranslatable positive words that Lomas has organised into three main categories:

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Ignite Phoenix #8 - What is Tiki? A brief history of Polynesian Pop Culture in the U.S.

Ignite Phoenix #8 - What is Tiki? A brief history of Polynesian Pop Culture in the U.S. | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Presenter: Boyd Coleman Biography: Boyd's introduction to Polynesian Pop Culture occurred while attending The University of Arizona at the Kon Tiki restauran...
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As a kid, i saw so many sitcoms and cartoons tapped the tiki culture. It was in the 60s and 70s. there were tiki lore, magic, or parties mainly.
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Born to Be Conned

Born to Be Conned | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Honesty­ and greed are beside the point. As .


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, December 7, 2015 2:32 PM

As human beings we have a deep need to believe in a version of the world where everything really is for the best — at least when it comes to us.

 

We don’t knowingly embraces false beliefs. We embrace something we think is as true as it gets. We don’t set out to be conned. We set out to become, in some way, better than we were before.

 

That is the true power of belief. It gives us hope. If we are skeptical, miserly with our trust, unwilling to accept the possibilities of the world, we despair. To live a good life we must, almost by definition, be open to belief.

 

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The True Life of a PR Professional | PR News

The True Life of a PR Professional | PR News | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

A life in public relations is unlike any other career you might imagine. For instance, did you know that PR pros need at least five cups of coffee just to maintain brain function? Or that while 100% of PR pros think that statistics are important, 101% believe that not all statistics are real.

Please take a look below at this light-hearted infographic by Upraise PR that takes a moment to have some fun with the world of public relations. Enjoy!...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 29, 2015 3:50 PM

Here's a light-hearted look at the life of a PR pro.

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5 Innovations That Changed The Way We Told Stories In 2015

5 Innovations That Changed The Way We Told Stories In 2015 | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

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Andy Campbell:  "The past year was an especially exciting one, with a slew of new apps and tools to help empower both publishers and the general public with their storytelling. With the advent of Periscope and Meerkat, the ongoing evolution of virtual reality and a host of new platforms to share news, the game really was changed in 2015."

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10 Great Tools for Storyboarding

10 Great Tools for Storyboarding | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
It has been a while since my last blogpost. Last month, I had the great honor of writing four guest posts on the topic of mLearning for ASTD. Furthermore, I have been studying hard to complete my postgraduate studies, which made me step aside from some other projects for a while. Having said that, last week I came…

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How Corporations Profit From Black Teens' Viral Content

How Corporations Profit From Black Teens' Viral Content | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Black teens are shaping the culture we consume. But what happens when they don’t own their work? Dana Nelson, founder of D.F. Nelson PLLC, a New York City firm specializing in copyright and music law, says outmoded intellectual property law needs updating for the digital age. “Copyright law and intellectual property in America does not follow the creative production of artists. Rather, it protects the interests of companies,” she says. “I think it is now harder to distinguish a non-commercial (fair) use from a commercial one.” Whereas Meechie’s dance videos are considered a threat to record companies’ bottom line, his cultural production—and Kayla Newman’s “on fleek,” too—is treated as ripe for the taking by those same companies.
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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Changes to the original five-stage model are indented and include a seven-stage model and a eight-stage model, both developed during the 1960's and 1970s.

1. Biological and Physiological needs - air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sex, sleep, etc.

2. Safety needs - protection from elements, security, order, law, stability, etc.

3. Love and belongingness needs - friendship, intimacy, affection and love, - from work group, family, friends, romantic relationships.

4. Esteem needs - self-esteem, achievement, mastery, independence, status, dominance, prestige, managerial responsibility, etc.

5. Cognitive needs - knowledge, meaning, etc.

6. Aesthetic needs - appreciation and search for beauty, balance, form, etc.

7. Self-Actualization needs - realizing personal potential, self-fulfillment, seeking personal growth and peak experiences.

8. Transcendence needs - helping others to achieve self actualization.
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There's more to the Hierarchy--detail and expansion--than is generally known. It helps to see how it has evolved.

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Death By Lethal Injection: A Reading Guide

Death By Lethal Injection: A Reading Guide | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Is lethal injection the most humane method of execution? Is there another way? Should we eliminate the death penalty altogether? Here’s some of the best reporting on the practice.
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It is time for full disclosure of author contributions

It is time for full disclosure of author contributions | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Online databases could increase fairness and transparency by fully documenting the role of each contributor to a paper, says Sebastian Frische.
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Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job — The Message

Never trust a corporation to do a library's job - The Message - Medium
As Google abandons its past, Internet archivists step in to save our collective memory.
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The Internet Archive is mostly known for archiving the web, a task the San Francisco-based nonprofit has tirelessly done since 1996, two years before Google was founded. The Wayback Machine now indexes over 435 billion webpages going back nearly 20 years, the largest archive of the web
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Meta-Analysis 101: What You Want to Know in the Era of Comparative Effectiveness

Meta-Analysis 101: What You Want to Know in the Era of Comparative Effectiveness | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Meta-analysis can be a powerful technique for summarizing evidence. Each meta-analysis is, in and of itself, a scientific investigation, and its quality is dependent on the methods used in carrying out the "experiment."2 Different researchers may use different techniques, include different studies, and draw different conclusions. Like any experiment, meta-analyses are subject to bias and error, both of which may affect the validity of the conclusions and their utility for decision makers. As a result, not all meta-analyses are of equal quality. Thus "consumers" of meta-analyses—especially decision makers—must carefully assess the quality of each meta-analysis by considering the research questions asked, the methods used, the analysis and interpretation of the data, the investigation of heterogeneity, and the conclusions drawn.
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