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Specific brain regions can be trained by means of video games

Specific brain regions can be trained by means of video games | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Video gaming causes increases in the brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning as well as fine motor skills.
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"While previous studies have shown differences in brain structure of video gamers, the present study can demonstrate the direct causal link between video gaming and a volumetric brain increase. This proves that specific brain regions can be trained by means of video games", says study leader Simone Kühn, senior scientist at the Center for Lifespan Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. Therefore Simone Kühn and her colleagues assume that video games could be therapeutically useful for patients with mental disorders in which brain regions are altered or reduced in size, e.g. schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorderor neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's dementia."

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Escritura a mano expande más zonas del cerebro que el uso de aparatos electrónicos

Escritura a mano expande más zonas del cerebro que el uso de aparatos electrónicos | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Un reciente estudio de la Universidad de Indiana de Estados Unidos destaca la importancia de la escritura tradicional: al hacer trazos secuenciales con la mano para formar letras, se activan regiones del cerebro asociadas al pensamiento, al lenguaje y a la memoria.

El análisis revela también que experiencias desarrolladas con preescolares, demuestran que mientras éstos observaron imágenes de letras hechas o dibujadas por sí mismos frente a otras que eran impresas, se activaron zonas asociadas a la lectura y a la escritura sólo al mirar las primeras.
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Completamente de acuerdo!, por eso no le veo ningún futuro a algún dispositivo móvil que no incorpore en él la posibilidad de escritura a mano.

 

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5D Printing?

5D Printing? | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
So we’re all used to printing our objects from a build plate upwards, but what about printing from 5 different axes? This method of Additive Manufacturing is proving to have some pretty useful strengths, including strength in the literal sense.

William Yerazunis, Ph.D., Senior Principal Research Scientist of Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) has been experimenting with this technology to look at making 3D printed parts stronger. The aim for this project was to make printed parts strong in the areas where they need strength.

Conventional 3D printing creates objects in horizontal layers, and these layer create weak points. if there is a force pushing in the opposite direction of the direction these layers have been printed, such as up and through a part, it forces these layers apar
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Interesante desarrollo de la manufactura digital que evoluciona de una impresión sobre tres ejes a una que permite el movimiento del componente a imprimir sobre cinco ejes haciendo que el material depositado tenga un mejor ordenamiento macromolecular sobre sus zonas que serán más solicitadas mecánicamente.

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Google Reveals Its 9 Principles of Innovation

Google Reveals Its 9 Principles of Innovation | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Want to know what's in Google's secret sauce? Chief social evangelist Gopi Kallayil dishes out the tech giant's success recipe.
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