Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools
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fMRI Brain scans or scams: @nytopinion   @lawrenceschool Do You Believe in God, or Is That a Software Glitch? 

fMRI Brain scans or scams: @nytopinion   @lawrenceschool Do You Believe in God, or Is That a Software Glitch?  | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
We’ve all seen them, those colorful images that show how our brains “light up” when we’re in love, playing a video game, craving chocolate, etc. Created using functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fM.R.I., these pictures are the basis of tens of thousands of scientific papers, the backdrop to TED talks and supporting evidence in best-selling books that tell us how to maintain healthy relationships, make decisions, market products and lose weight.

But a study published last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences uncovered flaws in the software researchers rely on to analyze fM.R.I. data. The glitch can cause false positives — suggesting brain activity where there is none — up to 70 percent of the time.
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Tips on How to Conduct a Focused Research ( Interactive map )

Tips on How to Conduct a Focused Research ( Interactive map ) | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Conducting focused and efficient research is one of the biggest hurdles for students. It is a complicated processe or at least this is how they look at it while in fact there are some techniques that it an enjoyable experience. As teachers, the onus of responsibility is on our shoulders to show to our students the right ways to conduct researhces. The folks at the Kentucky Virtual Library know this very well and that is why they have provided a handy interactive map of the research process for students.


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