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The Reality Of Virtual Reality: What Are Its Practical Implications For eLearning? - eLearning Industry

The Reality Of Virtual Reality: What Are Its Practical Implications For eLearning? - eLearning Industry | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it

eLearning in Virtual Reality is taking off. It is more practical than you realised.

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testing this content replaced again on the site to see what happens when I enter it again. Its unclear what it will do but its definitely worth trying to see what shows up when we do it again

 

now its interesting because I have not played around with content much.

 

But here is an embedded link to a Ted talk

 

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reposting 

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The Reality Of Virtual Reality: What Are Its Practical Implications For eLearning? - eLearning Industry

The Reality Of Virtual Reality: What Are Its Practical Implications For eLearning? - eLearning Industry | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it

eLearning in Virtual Reality is taking off. It is more practical than you realised.

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testing this content replaced again on the site to see what happens when I enter it again. Its unclear what it will do but its definitely worth trying to see what shows up when we do it again

 

now its interesting because I have not played around with content much.

 

But here is an embedded link to a Ted talk

 

<iframe src="https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/meron_gribetz_a_glimpse_of_the_future_through_an_augmented_reality_headset.html" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>

 

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Chronic Stress Can Damage Brain Structure and Connectivity

Chronic Stress Can Damage Brain Structure and Connectivity | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it

Neuroscientists have discovered how chronic stress and cortisol can damage the brain. A new study reconfirms the importance of maintaining healthy brain structure and connectivity by finding ways to reduce chronic stress.

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And this, of course, follows the thread of my previous post... Especially chronic childhood stress. 

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Positive Attitude and Brain Connections | Brain Blogger

Positive Attitude and Brain Connections | Brain Blogger | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it
Not so long ago a breakthrough in neuroscience took place. It came in the form of neuroplasticity. The concept refers to the ability of the brain to change during our entire life.
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This is the essence of an optimistic point of view - and cultivating pleasure in your brain
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Blood exerts a powerful influence on the brain - Science News

Blood exerts a powerful influence on the brain - Science News | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it
Instead of just responding to the energy needs of neurons, the blood can have a direct and powerful influence on the brain.
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The brain is amazing. Blood flow is essential, however we are just beginning to understand the effects of drugs on the brain. This is a really fascinating article. 

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The Best Workout Ever, According to Science

The Best Workout Ever, According to Science | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it
“This total-body routine is your research-proven formula to building muscle and torching fat.”
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Courses Journalism Schools Should Teach | Jashvina Shah | MediaShift.org

Courses Journalism Schools Should Teach | Jashvina Shah | MediaShift.org | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it

I graduated from Boston University with a degree in journalism. I’m currently unemployed and cover college hockey mostly for free, so I freelance on the side. Despite not having a full-time job, I don’t regret graduating with a journalism degree.

I’m actually pretty lucky, since I learned a lot of skills at BU. I took a multimedia journalism class, a magazine class and a broadcast journalism class (where we produced a sports show every week). So I learned basic design, photography, video and digital media skills, which have been important for me the past few years.

When I graduated — jobless — in 2013, I moved back to New Jersey and created Eye on the Tigers for Princeton hockey coverage (this is technically my full-time job, except I don’t get paid for it). While covering the team, I’ve lived off the skills I learned at BU. I started with writing and expanded to video, interactives, photography and social media.


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'Warm-blooded fish' traps its own heat in the deep - BBC News

'Warm-blooded fish' traps its own heat in the deep - BBC News | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it
The deep-water opah becomes the first fish known to regulate its own temperature, using heat from its flapping fins to warm its heart and brain.
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Since we also come from the water - it may not be the first warm blooded fish!
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How Your Brain Decides Without You - Issue 19: Illusions - Nautilus

How Your Brain Decides Without You - Issue 19: Illusions - Nautilus | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it
Princeton’s Palmer Field, 1951. An autumn classic matching the unbeaten Tigers, with star tailback Dick Kazmaier—a gifted passer,…

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The Self Delusion of Choice. How Your Brain Decides without YOU. 

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, November 7, 2014 2:37 AM

Great! Not only three new versions of the rabbit/duck illusion (see the illustration) but the article is a good read on topics such as cognitive dissonance, the way that the brain filters and interprets information, the way our beliefs can influence what we 'see' and the way that truth can be 'hard-wired' into the brain very early in our experiences.

Very interesting and well-written.

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30 Minutes Of Exercise Makes The Brain More ‘Plastic’

30 Minutes Of Exercise Makes The Brain More ‘Plastic’ | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it
A team of neuroscientists has found that even one 30-minute exercise session can improve cognitive function.
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Just back from a run!!!

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Welcome to the Anthropocene

"A 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit. The film charts the growth of humanity into a global force on the equivalent scale to major geological processes."


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Our levels of self delusion regarding our environmental impact is astounding... Here the reality...

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, September 24, 2014 11:55 AM

El Antropoceno,  nueva era geológica

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 2015 11:33 AM

Summer reading KQ1: How has the Earth's environment changed over time?

Alex Smiga's curator insight, March 14, 7:44 PM

Many geologists and other scientists now recognize that we are in a new geologic era.  This new era, called the Anthropocene, is distinguished by the fact that one species (homo sapiens), is dramatically modifying the environment. These modifications are impacting geologic processes to such a degree that this time period is geologically distinct (see this remote sensing interactive for examples of environmental change).  Paul Crutzen, a Nobel Prize–winning scientist who champions the term Anthropocene declared, “It’s no longer us against ‘Nature.’ Instead, it’s we who decide what nature is and what it will be.”  This video is a great primer for discussing the nature and extent of human and environmental interactions as related to industrialization, globalization and climate change.  This is definitely one of my favorite resources. 

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The Brain Eaters - Washington Post

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The Brain Eaters
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This isn't really about brain eating, but it is about brains and eating them makes a way better headline than the other one I thought of. Brain research is the second-last frontier.
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The People’s Guide to Spatial Thinking

The People’s Guide to Spatial Thinking | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it

"One of our colleagues and leaders in spatial thinking in education, Dr. Diana Stuart Sinton, has written a book entitled The People’s Guide to Spatial Thinkingalong with colleagues Sarah Bednarz, Phil Gersmehl, Robert Kolvoord, and David Uttal.  As the name implies, the book provides an accessible and readable way for students, educators, and even the general public to understand what spatial thinking is and why it matters.  It “help[s] us think across the geographies of our life spaces, physical and social spaces, and intellectual space.”  Dr. Sinton pulls selections from the NRC’s Learning to Think Spatially report and ties them to everyday life.  In so doing, she also provides ways for us in the educational community to think about teaching these concepts and skills in a variety of courses.   Indeed, as she points out, spatial thinking is particularly essential within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as geography."  - See more at: ESRI's GIS Education Community blog


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This is so interesting because how we represent space makes such a difference to our inner sense of well being in my experience and practice.

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Fran Martin's curator insight, January 31, 2014 4:07 AM

Useful for what we mean when we say 'thinking geographically'.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, January 31, 2014 6:17 PM

Educação geográfica! 

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, February 2, 2014 7:02 PM

Guía popular de pensamiento espacial.

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The Reality Of Virtual Reality: What Are Its Practical Implications For eLearning? - eLearning Industry

The Reality Of Virtual Reality: What Are Its Practical Implications For eLearning? - eLearning Industry | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it

eLearning in Virtual Reality is taking off. It is more practical than you realised.

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reposting 

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Lawrence Lanoff's curator insight, April 1, 3:58 AM

testing this content replaced again on the site to see what happens when I enter it again. Its unclear what it will do but its definitely worth trying to see what shows up when we do it again

 

now its interesting because I have not played around with content much.

 

But here is an embedded link to a Ted talk

 

<iframe src="https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/meron_gribetz_a_glimpse_of_the_future_through_an_augmented_reality_headset.html" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>

 

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Which Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?

Which Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain? | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists compared the neurological impacts of different types of exercise in rats: running, weight training and high-intensity interval training.
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I love research!
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Memory capacity of brain is 10 times more than previously thought

Memory capacity of brain is 10 times more than previously thought | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it

Salk researchers and collaborators have achieved critical insight into the size of neural connections, putting the memory capacity of the brain far higher than common estimates.

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This is pretty awesome and complicated. Especially when it comes to trauma.


This is one of the reasons why childhood sexual trauma specifically can be so difficult to deal with. Early childhood trauma can be next to impossible to completely discover and uncover.


The sexual trauma of my childhood has driven me my entire life path...  Ease comes in realizing that somethings run so deeply, that we have to ride the horse in the direction it's going and learn to thrive as adults in the face of devastating experiences of our past. 

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Drinking 3 Glasses of Champagne a Week Is Good for Your Brain, Science | Details

Drinking 3 Glasses of Champagne a Week Is Good for Your Brain, Science | Details | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it
Cheers!
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As I was saying, there's never a bad time for a glass of Champagne. 

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Thinking from the Heart – Heart Brain Science

Thinking from the Heart – Heart Brain Science | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it
Put your heart into it. Learn it by heart. Sing with all your heart. by Dr. Dominique Surel We are all familiar with such expressions, which suggest that
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Since I began meditating some many years ago, I have always found my heart to have a place in my life and my decisions... It has everything to do with emotional intelligence...

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Researchers identify key factor for stability of capillaries in the brain

Researchers identify key factor for stability of capillaries in the brain | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it
The brain needs a lot of oxygen – so every last corner of the brain's tissue is served by a dense network of fine blood vessels.
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The brain is amazing!!! Take care of its delicate vascular network!
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Science Just Invented a Simple Way to Get Superhuman Vision — And It's Painless

Science Just Invented a Simple Way to Get Superhuman Vision — And It's Painless | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it
Best. News. Ever.
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Science Says Coffee Is Really Good for You: The Daily Details

Science Says Coffee Is Really Good for You: The Daily Details | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it
A New York Times review of scientific studies on caffeine found that coffee may help lower risk of liver cancer, liver disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Type 2 diabetes, as well as aid in preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
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After having a cup of freshly roasted coffee in #guatemala - it certainly helped my state of mind! Glad my liver approves!
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Good Storytelling--Why Your Brain Loves It

Good Storytelling--Why Your Brain Loves It | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it
Studying the neuroscience of compelling communication.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, October 29, 2014 2:13 PM

Article Link: http://bit.ly/1tj3Kea 


Here is an Harvard Business Review (HBR) article from researcher Paul Zak with more information about the neuroscience behind why stories work so well.


Zak explains the latest they have found in their brain research on storytelling. It's good stuff! And we now know more about what stories produce in the brain.


LOL -- we've known storytelling works because it's been around for 100,000 years. Now science can tell us why. And now when I work with clients I often have to start with the science of storytelling so people will accept that storytelling works. This just goes to prove Zak's point that we always want to know the "why" before taking action!


Enjoy reading about the latest insights on the neuroscience of storytelling.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Upgrade Your Brain: Resources for Coding Beginners - TNW

Upgrade Your Brain: Resources for Coding Beginners - TNW | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it
To make it in the tech economy, you should have some understanding of the code that builds the digital world around you.

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José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, September 25, 2014 8:16 AM

Programação, uma habilidade em alta.

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'Science is science,' says frustrated Obama on climate change ...

'Science is science,' says frustrated Obama on climate change ... | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it
“Science is science.” That's how President Barack Obama sums up climate change in an interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, which was printed in the Times on Sunday and will air on Showtime's ...
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The Neurocritic: And the DARPA deep brain stimulation awards go to...

The Neurocritic: And the DARPA deep brain stimulation awards go to... | Science Is Good For Your Brain | Scoop.it
The SUBNETS program seeks to reduce the severity of neuropsychological illness in service members and veterans by developing closed-loop therapies that incorporate recording and analysis of brain activity with ...
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