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Health News - Young Children Form First Impressions From Faces

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Just like adults, children as young as 3 tend to judge an individual’s character traits, such as trustworthiness and competence, simply by looking at the person’s face, new research shows. And they show remarkable consensus in the judgments they make, the findings suggest.

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Violence Is Contagious

Violence Is Contagious | The Learning Circle | Scoop.it
What goes around really does come around.
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luiy's curator insight, March 1, 2014 7:27 PM

As for modes of transmission, violence seems to spread not just via human connections but also via media, even when the violence portrayed is fictional. One study found a correlation between a child’s television-viewing habits and aggressive behavior 15 years later. “Men who were high TV-violence viewers in childhood,” the authors wrote, “were convicted of crimes at over three times the rate of other men” [6]. And in 2010, a major review of research involving more than 130,000 participants reported a causal relationship between exposure to violence in video games and aggressive behavior [7].

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Developing empathy is essential to emotional and physical health – Part 1 | MSU Extension

Developing empathy is essential to emotional and physical health – Part 1 | MSU Extension | The Learning Circle | Scoop.it
Authors call for an “empathy epidemic” to address violence, bullying, child abuse, racism and other inequities.

 

Many parents, educators and scholars agree that the development of social and emotional skills is critically important for children, youth and adults. Part of emotional development is the development of empathy, which is defined as the ability to sense and recognize others’ feelings and emotions – and to care about making it better if it hurts.

 

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They call for an “empathy epidemic” in order

to increase understanding and support

for the development of empathy in children,

youth and adults – and to help address

issues like bullying, child abuse, racism

and other systemic community issues.

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 by Karen Pace


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Apps That Challenge Kids to Solve Environmental Issues

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Environmental education for most adults used to mean learning a little bit about recycling and planting some trees on Arbor Day. We didn't delve into ecology as much as we skimmed the surface. But things have gotten more complex since then, and the topic of climate change has brought environmental education to the forefront.

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SISSA: Il dolore dell'esclusione sociale - Le Scienze

SISSA: Il dolore dell'esclusione sociale - Le Scienze | The Learning Circle | Scoop.it
Comunicato stampa: Il dolore provocato da stimoli sociali (che si prova per esempio quando si perde un amico, o quando si subisce un’ingiustizia o più in generale viene minacciato un legame di natura sociale) attiva circuiti cerebrali legati al dolore fisico. Ma non solo: come osserva uno studio condotto dalla SISSA, questo vale anche anche quando questo tipo di dolore si prova in maniera empatica (quando guardiamo un altro provarlo)
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Il dolore che noi stessi proviamo nell'ossevare l'esclusione sociale di altri o persino il dolore fisico di altri è una forma di apprendimento fondamentale che passa direttamente attraverso il nostro corpo. Il principio 'non fare ad altri quello che non vorresti fosse fatto a te' è già dentro di noi, senza bisogno che diventi un precetto sociale o religioso. 

Ogni volta che mi capita di vedere scene di film o giochi o videoclip che richiamano a temi di violenza, sofferenza, dolore praticati su altri esseri - e sono tantissimi - mi chiedo quanta sofferenza stiamo seminando attorno a noi e quanto ognuno di noi, fin da bambino, venga educato all'abituazione a queste forme di dolore. 

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Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education

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Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education in Open Access


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The 8 hats of data #visualisation design I #dataviz

The 8 hats of data #visualisation design I #dataviz | The Learning Circle | Scoop.it

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luiy's curator insight, December 17, 2013 11:19 AM

Too often we see examples of work where there has been an immediate rush to produce a pre-conceived design or an excitable technical solution without all the preparatory work undertaken beforehand and the discipline to treat the project with the thoroughness of thought required.

 

Similarly, we see plenty of works that look like they could have been capable of providing really fascinating insights. They ask the right questions and seemingly tell the right stories but the technical execution, whether through an interactive design or illustration, is ultimately flawed and undermines the whole piece.

 

You could easily argue about some of the labels and descriptions of how the mindsets and duties have been carved up and allocated but hopefully you will be able to appreciate the many varied responsibilities that anyone delivering a data visualisation solution needs to demonstrate, regardless of whether this is an individual or collaborative design process.

 

Finally, it will help you recognise where you fit it in to the spectrum of duties and responsibilities, helping you identify your strengths and your weaknesses accordingly. You may then choose to address these weaknesses personally or plug the gaps with support from others.

 
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Consciousness in humans and non-human animals: Recent advances and future directions

This joint article reflects the authors’ personal views regarding noteworthy advances in the neuroscience of consciousness in the last ten years, and suggests what we feel may be promising future directions. (...) we summarize recent advances in our understanding of subjectivity in humans and other animals, including empirical, applied, technical and conceptual insights. These include the evidence for the importance of fronto-parietal connectivity and of feedback processes, both of which enable information to travel across distant cortical areas effectively, as well as numerous dissociations between consciousness and cognitive functions, such as attention, in humans. In addition, we describe the development of mental imagery paradigms, which made it possible to identify covert awareness in non-responsive subjects. Non-human animal consciousness research has also witnessed substantial advances on the specific role of cortical areas and higher order thalamus for consciousness, thanks to important technological advances. In addition, much progress has been made in the understanding of non-vertebrate cognition relevant to possible conscious states. Finally, major advances have been made in theories of consciousness, and also in their comparison with the available evidence. Along with reviewing these findings, each author suggests future avenues for research in their field of investigation.

 

Consciousness in humans and non-human animals: Recent advances and future directions.
Melanie Boly, Anil K. Seth, Melanie Wilke, Paul Ingmundson, Bernard Baars, Steven Laureys, David Edelman and Naotsugu Tsuchiya

Front. Psychol. | http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00625


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Miguel Garcia's curator insight, August 30, 2013 11:14 AM

I like the development of mental imagery paradigms as a key to subjectivity. 

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Comunicazione, etica ed amore

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COMUNICAZIONE, ETICA ED AMORE CONVERGONO NELLO STESSO DOMINIO Attraverso la comunicazione si definisce il modo in cui chi comunica considera la sua relazione con l'altro: essa implica una responsab...
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Comunicando sulla relazione, gli uomini comunicano su se stessi attraverso l'altro, cercando attraverso l'altro la conferma del proprio mondo interiore, del proprio Sé. La nostra auto-consapevolezza, o consapevolezza di sé, dipende dalla comunicazione, perché si genera attraverso la comunicazione.

 

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Intuition as the Basis for Creativity

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Conscientiousness is inefficient and subject to dullness without creativity, and creativity does its best work when it functions intuitively.
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Consciousness: Watching your mind in action

One area in which we have made great progress is in discovering the physical or neural correlates of consciousness – what consciousness in the brain "looks like", you might say. One way to investigate this question is to see what changes when consciousness is reduced or absent, as happens when people are in a vegetative state, with no sign of awareness.

Brain scans show that such people usually have damage to the thalamus, a relay centre located smack-bang in the middle of the brain. Another common finding is damage to the connections between the thalamus and the prefrontal cortex, a region at the front of the brain, generally responsible for high-level complex thought.


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"We Aren’t the World" Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World

"We Aren’t the World" Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World | The Learning Circle | Scoop.it
Joe Henrich, Steven Heine and Ara Norenzayan are shaking up psychology and economics with their view of how culture shapes human thought and behavior.

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Erika Harrison's curator insight, March 24, 2013 10:48 PM

It's not a new idea that culture determines much of the human experience, but it is interesting to see the research amassing //EH

 

"As Heine, Norenzayan, and Henrich furthered their search, they began to find research suggesting wide cultural differences almost everywhere they looked: in spatial reasoning, the way we infer the motivations of others, categorization, moral reasoning, the boundaries between the self and others, and other arenas. These differences, they believed, were not genetic. The distinct ways Americans and Machiguengans played the ultimatum game, for instance, wasn’t because they had differently evolved brains. Rather, Americans, without fully realizing it, were manifesting a psychological tendency shared with people in other industrialized countries that had been refined and handed down through thousands of generations in ever more complex market economies. When people are constantly doing business with strangers, it helps when they have the desire to go out of their way (with a lawsuit, a call to the Better Business Bureau, or a bad Yelp review) when they feel cheated. Because Machiguengan culture had a different history, their gut feeling about what was fair was distinctly their own. In the small-scale societies with a strong culture of gift-giving, yet another conception of fairness prevailed. There, generous financial offers were turned down because people’s minds had been shaped by a cultural norm that taught them that the acceptance of generous gifts brought burdensome obligations. Our economies hadn’t been shaped by our sense of fairness; it was the other way around".

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12 Principles of Collaboration

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Twelve collaboration principles that successful organizations follow.

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Linda Allen's curator insight, April 17, 2013 1:09 PM

Thank you Richard, great principles!

AnYes van Rhijn's curator insight, April 18, 2013 6:12 AM
Great principles! Which ones have you already implemented and which ones do you need to work on?
Philippe Vallat's curator insight, May 22, 2013 3:49 PM

Great principles!

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Università Milano Bicocca: Un terzo di secondo per capire il linguaggio del corpo - Le Scienze

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Comunicato stampa: Il riconoscimento di congruenza e incongruenza degli stati d’animo espressi col linguaggio del corpo avviene in 300 millisecondi nella corteccia orbito-frontale del cervello. Lo rivela una ricerca  dell’Università di Milano-Bicocca pubblicata sulla rivista PLOS ONE
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"Al nostro cervello bastano 300 millisecondi per capire se l’espressione o l’atteggiamento fisico di una persona sono coerenti con lo stato d’animo che dovrebbe esprimere o con una descrizione verbale dello stesso stato d’animo. E se non lo sono, il messaggio verbale ha vita breve! Infatti il cervello confronta molto rapidamente gli input provenienti dalle aree che elaborano le espressioni facciali, la mimica e i movimenti del corpo (incluso il sistema specchio) e le confronta con sensazioni viscerali della nostra memoria affettiva per una verifica immediata."

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Trauma Is Contagious

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Shortly after we moved in together, my boyfriend's experiences in Afghanistan began affecting me in strange and terrifying ways.
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21 Technologies That Will Decentralize the World

21 Technologies That Will Decentralize the World | The Learning Circle | Scoop.it
Across the planet, new technologies and business models are decentralizing power and placing it in the hands of communities and individuals. 


"We are seeing technology-driven networks replacing bureacratically-driven hierarchies," says VC and futurist Fred Wilson, speaking on what to expect in the next ten years. 

 

View the entire 25-minute video below (it's worth it!) and then check out the 21 innovations below.

 

http://www.shareable.net/blog/21-technologies-that-will-decentralize-the-world


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, February 26, 2014 6:55 PM

A lot of work is being done to decentralize... and just in the nick of time!

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Education 3.0: Students as Connectors, Creators, & Constructivists

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The way that users have utilized the Internet has changed since its inception. References to Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 allude to an evolved relationship with online information and interactivity.

 

To be more specific, Education 3.0 relies on autonomous learners engaged in self-directed learning. Contrary to being laissez-faire, this student-centered learning model is, according to Instructional Psychologist Dr. Charles Reigeluth, “attainment-based” allowing for an “additional focus on thinking skills, creativity, personal qualities, and other 21st century skills.”

 

===> Reigeluth defends Education 3.0 saying, “We need to refocus education from sorting students to helping all students reach their potential.” <===

 

To describe what this looks like, Dr. Jackie Gerstein writes, “[Students] can engage in self-determined and self-driven learning where they are not only deciding the direction of their learning journey but they can also produce content that adds value and worth to the related content area or field of study.”

 


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Ten Most Popular Educational YouTube Videos in 2013

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Check out YouTube's top trending educational videos in 2013.

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Leadership Is About Emotion !

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Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet that everyone on your list reaches you on an emotional level !


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Let Go. Too many people think leadership is about control.

In fact, great leaders inspire and then get out of the way ...

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Neanderthals Were Compassionate and Caring

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Neanderthals displayed a deep seated sense of compassion, according to British archaeologists who are studying the evolution of compassion in humans.

 

Neanderthals are often depicted as brutish club wielders, but a new book suggests Neanderthals had a sensitive side, displaying "a deep seated sense of compassion."

 

The findings, also published in the journal Time & Mind, are part of a larger study charting how empathy and other related feelings evolved in early humans.

 

Researchers Penny Spikins, Andy Needham and Holly Rutherford from the University of York Archaeology Department examined archaeological evidence for the way emotions began to emerge in our ancestors six million years ago and then developed through more recent times. 

 BY JENNIFER VIEGAS


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When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart

When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart | The Learning Circle | Scoop.it
If your boss is a jerk, there might be a scientific reason for it. A new study suggests feeling powerful dampens the part of the brain that helps us connect with others.

 

It turns out, feeling powerless boosted the mirror system — people empathized highly. But, Obhi says, "when people were feeling powerful, the signal wasn't very high at all." So when people felt power, they really did have more trouble getting inside another person's head. 

 

"What we're finding is power diminishes all varieties of empathy," says Dacher Keltner, a social psychologist at University of California, Berkeley, not involved in the new study. He says these results fit a trend within psychological research.

 

by CHRIS BENDEREV


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Jot Nur Fitz's comment, August 12, 2013 12:13 AM
Jerk personality has internal (soul or family) problem, which very crucial to cure, if they themselves not aware.. self-conscious or self-awareness is very important.. to make ourselves to be self-awareness, just look around, think, learn & teach ourselves.. the mindset is to make ourselves better person & to make this world better place to stay... wrong mindset will open negative door inside one self.. this what i learn & teach myself daily.. i dont want MYSELF to be a JERK for whole life, very boring life & boring character, not challenging ha.. jajajaa.. even though i'm not in high post or boss position, i still have JERK character, which sometimes may affected someone else life or giving trouble to others.. jejejeee .. i feel that, my character is my responsibility to be correct..
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Le nostre azioni sono come tempeste

Le nostre azioni sono come tempeste | The Learning Circle | Scoop.it
LE NOSTRE AZIONI SONO COME TEMPESTE Le nostre azioni corrispondono alle modalità di propagazione delle tempeste, delle epidemie, delle sommosse: a periodi di quiete, persino di stasi, si alternano ...
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Il classico approccio di organizzazione del lavoro, ad esempio, prevede tradizionalmente lo schema: “First in, first out” o “First come, first served”: il primo della fila nei compiti da eseguire è il primo che viene svolto. Questo schema, agevole nei sistemi meccanizzati, non lo è affatto nei comportamenti umani. Noi prendiamo decisioni nelle modalità di svolgimento dei compiti assegnati – laddove abbiamo possibilità di decidere in autonomia – molto meno lineari: alcuni compiti da svolgere possono aspettare tempi lunghissimi, per poi essere svolti tutti insieme in un lasso di tempo estremamente breve e concentrato.

Questa nuova prospettiva, fondata sull’analisi della dinamica dei comportamenti umani (e non solo) sarebbe molto importante applicarla ad esempio nell’analisi del decision making che le persone applicano in ambito lavorativo sulla priorità dei compiti da svolgere, poiché un’organizzazione dei tempi di lavoro che non ne tenga conto si scontra necessariamente con le modalità a noi più naturali di agire nel vivere quotidiano.

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Il classico approccio di organizzazione del lavoro, ad esempio, prevede tradizionalmente lo schema: “First in, first out” o “First come, first served”: il primo della fila nei compiti da eseguire è il primo che viene svolto. Questo schema, agevole nei sistemi meccanizzati, non lo è affatto nei comportamenti umani. Noi prendiamo decisioni nelle modalità di svolgimento dei compiti assegnati – laddove abbiamo possibilità di decidere in autonomia – molto meno lineari: alcuni compiti da svolgere possono aspettare tempi lunghissimi, per poi essere svolti tutti insieme in un lasso di tempo estremamente breve e concentrato.

Questa nuova prospettiva, fondata sull’analisi della dinamica dei comportamenti umani (e non solo) sarebbe molto importante applicarla ad esempio nell’analisi del decision making che le persone applicano in ambito lavorativo sulla priorità dei compiti da svolgere, poiché un’organizzazione dei tempi di lavoro che non ne tenga conto si scontra necessariamente con le modalità a noi più naturali di agire nel vivere quotidiano.

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This column will change your life: nature and nurture

This column will change your life: nature and nurture | The Learning Circle | Scoop.it
'Even the tiniest kinds of engagement with nature deliver a psychological boost,' says Oliver Burkeman
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Simon Sinek: If You Don't Understand People, You Don't Understand Business

How and why generosity and selfless acts benefit us in organizations.

"We're not good at everything, we're not good by ourselves," says Simon Sinek at the 99% Conference.


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The Cynefin Framework and emotional intelligence

The Cynefin Framework and emotional intelligence | The Learning Circle | Scoop.it

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