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Neuroscience et la pensée visuelle
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Pinkcast 2.2: Why you should take notes by hand

Pinkcast 2.2: Why you should take notes by hand | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
Pinkcasts: short, informal, low-fi videos offering tips, recommendations, or whatever happens to be on my mind. Sent on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month.
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How do you draw a circle? We analyzed 100,000 circles to show how culture shapes our instincts

How do you draw a circle? We analyzed 100,000 circles to show how culture shapes our instincts | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
Let’s do a quick exercise. Are you ready? Draw a circle in the box below. Don’t think too hard! Did you start at the top or bottom? Clockwise or counterclockwise? New data show that the way you draw a circle holds clues about where you come from. In November, Google released an online gam
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Frontiers | Drawing enhances cross-modal memory plasticity in the human brain: a case study in a totally blind adult | Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

With functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) of a memory-guided drawing task under both visual and blindfolded conditions, we have recently demonstrated that the primary visual cortex (V1) may play a role in implementing the visuo-spatial buffer or the sketchpad idea for working memory. We further proposed that it might however operate in a modality-independent, or amodal form, not restricted to the visual modality. In the present study, to further explore the role of V1 in non-visual memory, we eliminated not only the visual input, but all levels of visual processing by training a congenitally blind novice to draw from tactile memory. The task of tactile exploration and memorization of the image to be drawn and a scribbling control task were also included. FMRI was run before training and after the consolidation of training by the novel Cognitive-Kinesthetic method. Remarkably, the primary visual cortex of this individual, which exhibited non-specific, noisy and immature transient responses before training, was massively recruited after training in the tactile-memory drawing task; moreover, after training, V1 produced normal, full-fledged response time-courses. The results reveal the operation of a rapid learning-based plasticity recruiting the visual cortex resources in the process of learning to draw. The learning paradigm allowed us to investigate for the first time the evolution of plastic re-assignment of the visual cortex. The fact that this re-assignment occurred in a congenitally blind subject, is consistent with an amodal nature of memory involvement of V1. The results specifically imply that such key mechanism can be empowered by the process of learning to draw.
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Des scientifiques ont identifié l'origine de l'imagination dans le cerveau humain

Des scientifiques ont identifié l'origine de l'imagination dans le cerveau humain | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
Des scientifiques de l'université de Dartmouth ont réalisé des IRM sur des cerveaux de volontaires durant u
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Creative people have better-connected brains, research finds

Creative people have better-connected brains, research finds | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
Seemingly countless self-help books and seminars tell you to tap into the right side of your brain to stimulate creativity. But forget the "right-brain" myth—a new study suggests it's how well the two brain hemisphere
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5 Psychology Studies Show How People Perceive Visual Information

5 Psychology Studies Show How People Perceive Visual Information | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
Here are 5 psychological studies that reveal some remarkable insights on how people perceive visual information.
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Ideasthesia: How do ideas feel? - Danko Nikolić

Ideasthesia: How do ideas feel? - Danko Nikolić | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
The traditional model of our mental function is that first our senses provide data to our brain, which then translates those senses into the appropriate mental phenomena: light into visual images
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Frontiers | Editorial: Neural Mechanisms Underlying Movement-Based Embodied Contemplative Practices | Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Frontiers | Editorial: Neural Mechanisms Underlying Movement-Based Embodied Contemplative Practices | Frontiers in Human Neuroscience | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
Editorial: Neural Mechanisms Underlying Movement-Based Embodied Contemplative Practices
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Here's Why Writing Things Out By Hand Makes You Smarter - Business Insider

Here's Why Writing Things Out By Hand Makes You Smarter - Business Insider | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
flickr user KahunnaMessy pages, clear thinking.Typing is fast.  Handwriting is slow. Weirdly, that's precisely why handwriting is better suited to learning
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7 Ways Doodling Will Change Your Life – Design School

7 Ways Doodling Will Change Your Life – Design School | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
Amazing creativity, concentration and problem solving abilities could be just a doodle away.
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The color of empathy is not flat: Insights to Color Blindness & Design.   | Cooper Journal

The color of empathy is not flat: Insights to Color Blindness & Design.   | Cooper Journal | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
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Say what? How the brain separates our ability to talk and write

Say what? How the brain separates our ability to talk and write | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
Although the human ability to write evolved from our ability to speak, writing and talking are now such independent systems in the brain that someone who can't write a grammatically correct sentence may be able say it aloud flawlessly.
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Comment les métaphores programment notre esprit

Comment les métaphores programment notre esprit | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
Encore un coup dur porté à l’idée de l’homme “animal rationnel” et une brique de plus à l'édifice de l'économie comportementale.
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The Power of the Doodle: Improve Your Focus and Memory

The Power of the Doodle: Improve Your Focus and Memory | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
Recent research in neuroscience, psychology and design shows that doodling can help people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information.
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Creative people’s brains really do work differently

Creative people’s brains really do work differently | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
What makes highly creative people different from the rest of us? In the 1960s, psychologist and creativity researcher Frank X. Barron set about finding out. Barron conducted a series of experiments on some of his generation’s most renowned thinkers in an attempt to isolate the unique spark of creative genius. In a historic study
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Artists

Andrew Price at Blender Conference 2016. Learn more at https://www.blender.org/conference/2016/presentations/288
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RSA ANIMATE: The Divided Brain

In this new RSA Animate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, cultur
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Why Handwriting Is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age

Why Handwriting Is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
It is more than just a motor skill, researchers say. It engages the mind.
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This is your brain on communication

This is your brain on communication | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist Uri Hasson researches the basis of human communication, and experiments from his lab reveal that even across different languages, our brains show similar activity, or become "aligned," when we hear the same idea or story. This amazing neural mechanism allows us to transmit brain patterns, sharing memories and knowledge. "We can communicate because we have a common code that presents meaning," Hasson says.
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not really visual neuroscience, but fascinating to see how different individuals process stories in a similar way.  Speaking of archetypes!
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3 Scientifically Proven Ways to Optimize Your Brain

3 Scientifically Proven Ways to Optimize Your Brain | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
If your meetings are sputtering, rewiring the gray matter may help get employees reconnected.
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How Art Reveals the Limits of Neuroscience

How Art Reveals the Limits of Neuroscience | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
Neuroscience doesn’t even begin to explain aesthetic understanding and response.
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The Cognitive Benefits of Doodling

The Cognitive Benefits of Doodling | Neuroscience and visual thinking | Scoop.it
Two new books tout the benefits of drawing for the brain—even for the unartistic.
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