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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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83 Sources for Free Stock Photos You Can Use On Your Web Site | Crucial Creative - Half Moon Bay, CA

83 Sources for Free Stock Photos You Can Use On Your Web Site | Crucial Creative - Half Moon Bay, CA | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Stop putting yourself at risk by using Google to find "free" photos! Bookmark our comprehensive list of free stock photo sites.
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78 Amazing Illustrations And Ads That Use Negative Space Brilliantly

78 Amazing Illustrations And Ads That Use Negative Space Brilliantly | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
In art, negative space is the background space around the main object of an image. In a two-tone image (eg. black and white), the object is usually depicte
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A Good Infographic Featuring 30 Web Tools for Teacher Librarians ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Good Infographic Featuring 30 Web Tools for Teacher Librarians ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

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Learning Creativity: Creativity is Normal, Developed, and Special

Learning Creativity: Creativity is Normal, Developed, and Special | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Creativity is natural. We are creative every day, in minor ways, and occasionally, we are creative in big ways. Some of us are creative in huge ways. I say this because I prescribe to Kaufman's and Beghetto's Four-C description of creativity: "mini-c is the creativity that happens in the learning process. It could be a child learning to write a song. Pro-c is expert-level creativity. It might be someone who’s composed music that is currently popular."

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Is grit something you can learn? | Polly Morland

Is grit something you can learn? | Polly Morland | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Changing who we are is hard to imagine, and even harder to actually do. But the good news is, it’s not impossible
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excerpt: “Literally?” I asked. “You can learn to be brave in that situation?” To which he replied: “Yes you can. Bravery doesn’t come in the abstract. It’s more concrete than that. You have to have a goal or a cause that you feel passionate about, and if it’s important enough to you, then you learn to strengthen.”
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If Asian Americans saw white Americans the way white Americans see black Americans

If Asian Americans saw white Americans the way white Americans see black Americans | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
White Americans often use Asian Americans as examples of the "model minority," a reference to the perception that they are high achievers relative to other American ethnic groups.
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Don't You Think She Looks Tired?

Don't You Think She Looks Tired? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Some of us struggle with getting others to see us the way we see ourselves. We try to communicate our sense of social status, establishing who we are and how we are valued in society. We tell stories with our gestures and power poses, with our attention to fashion, with a tone of voice as well as with our diction and vocabulary. Even gaze communicates a sense of confidence, power, and influence. We invest time and energy so that we can establish status. In some ways, it is a creative process, especially when it comes to “branding” and “faking it until making it,” but some things can be faked while others cannot. Status-supported narratives, as well as one's status itself, have to be built and tested.
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Human Dignity | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The mercurial concept of human dignity features in ethical, legal, and political discourse as a foundational commitment to human value or human status.  The source of that value, or the nature of that status, are contested.  The normative implications of the concept are also contested, and there are two partially, or even wholly, different deontic conceptions of human dignity implying virtue-based obligations on the one hand, and justice-based rights and principles on the other.  Added to this, the different practical and philosophical presuppositions of law, ethics, and politics mean that definitive adjudication between different meanings is frustrated by disciplinary incommensurabilities.

What follows is an analysis of human dignity’s uses in law, ethics, and politics, and a critical description of the functions and tensions generated by human dignity within these fields. Crucial conceptual and methodological questions arise from the outset regarding whether human dignity can be reconstructed as one concept or must be treated as several concepts. It is argued here that a focal concept of human dignity can be reconstructed and that this concept provides the most illuminating perspective from which to view human dignity’s range of conceptions and uses.
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Learn the Role of An Equine Chiropractor

Learn the Role of An Equine Chiropractor | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Many people who ride horses don’t consider that a horse’s back is not actually designed to carry a load. When a horse carries a rider, they must use their muscles and balance in an unnatural way. Ideally, horses are schooled in a way that strengthens the muscles and the rider rides in a way that helps the horse balance. Unfortunately, this is frequently not the case. Additionally, the normal wear and tear of everyday life can cause spinal misalignments and muscle imbalances. This is significant, because a horse that is poorly balanced and misaligned can experience back pain. This is often expressed through undesirable behavior. Even some lamenesses can be attributed to spine and joint dysfunctions. Other things that could be resolved through chiropractic treatment are:
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