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GrrlScientist
a most amazing man: Alan Turing: My Favourite Scientist [video] | @GrrlScientist http://t.co/Hh8h01lN cc @FavScientist
Maitani
Babies track word patterns long before word-learning starts - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
Babies track word patterns long before word-learning starts
"From the moment they're born, babies are highly attuned to communicate and motivated to interact. And they're great listeners." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that during the first year of life, when babies spend so much time listening to language, they're actually tracking word patterns that will support their process of word- learning that occurs between the ages of about 18 months and two years." - Maitani
""My research suggests that there are some surprising clues in the sound stream that may help babies learn the meanings of words. They can distinguish different kinds of words like nouns and verbs by information in that sound stream."" - Maitani
:-))) - Maitani
Sandeep Gautam
"All theory is against the freedom of the will; all experience is for it." - Samuel Johnson http://t.co/1uW8fcZT
Spaceweaver
Learning high-performance tasks with no conscious effort may soon be possible (w/ video) - http://medicalxpress.com/news...
Learning high-performance tasks with no conscious effort may soon be possible (w/ video)
"New research published today in the journal Science suggests it may be possible to use brain technology to learn to play a piano, reduce mental stress or hit a curve ball with little or no conscious effort. It's the kind of thing seen in Hollywood's "Matrix" franchise." - Spaceweaver from Bookmarklet
Anibal M. Astobiza
Cyberanthropology: Being Human on the Internet http://t.co/XNcTp43u
Jamreilly
edge: Ed Schlossberg: “Paying attention to anything will be the missing commodity in future life." NYTimes http://t.co/hPw0lIYj - http://twitter.com/edge...
Anibal M. Astobiza
Hot topics in philosophy of mind? http://t.co/W0SJFxoo
Kurt
The New Economics For Humanity: Cells of the Earth - http://newecohumanity.blogspot.com/p...
Adriano
Alva Noë :: Art and the Limits of Neuroscience (2011) . [why neuroaesthetics may just be the wrong kind of empirical science for understanding art] - http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011...
Alva Noë :: Art and the Limits of Neuroscience (2011) . [why neuroaesthetics may just be the wrong kind of empirical science for understanding art]
"Neuroscience has yet to frame anything like an adequate biological or “naturalistic” account of human experience — of thought, perception, or consciousness. We really ought to say that it is the normally embodied, environmentally- and socially-situated human animal that thinks, feels, decides and is conscious. But once we say this, it would be simpler, and more accurate, to allow that it is people, not their brains, who think and feel and decide. It is people, not their brains, that make and enjoy art. You are not your brain, you are a living human being." cf. Francis Crick and his “astonishing hypothesis.” - Adriano from Bookmarklet
"An account of how the brain constrains our ability to perceive has no greater claim to being an account of our ability to perceive art than it has to being an account of how we perceive sports, or how we perceive the man across from us on the subway." - Adriano
The graphics grabbed my attention... - The Neurocritic
The Beautiful Brain gives a paragraph by paragraph response to Noë:http://thebeautifulbrain.com/2011... - The Neurocritic
Jamreilly
The Myth of Monotasking http://t.co/t3kMyyrS "disruption is what saves us from our own attention blindness"
Anibal M. Astobiza
The Myth of Monotasking: Technology isn´t ruining your ability to focus http://t.co/kypClKJz
Jamreilly
Are we the teachable species? http://t.co/3pI30hg5 Is teaching a uniquely human behaviour? via @DiscoverMag h/t @vaughanbell
Anibal M. Astobiza
The Value, Scope and Limits of Equality http://t.co/rUKK9McB
Jamreilly
The Story of Film: An Odyssey http://t.co/9YxJJBci 'the story of international cinema through the history of cinematic innovation'
Jamreilly
Why our brains make us laugh - The cognitive origins of humor http://t.co/NsV4hsMT "Mirth is agnostic of the content"
Amira
Internet Rising - the evolving relationships between the Internet and collective consciousness of humanity - http://www.youtube.com/watch...!
Internet Rising - the evolving relationships between the Internet and collective consciousness of humanity
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"Internet Rising is a digi-documentary investigating the evolving relationships between the Internet and collective consciousness of humanity. It provokes many questions about ancient and modern paradoxes of life, its pleasures and pains... and the gray area contrasts in between – but most of all it is meant to be an inspiring conversation starter; a launchpad for future remixes of collective consciousness. Internet Rising [#irise] is a labor of love comprising a rapid fire mashup stream of live interviews all conducted within the web sphere. The film’s participants include many profound personalities and key internet influencers ranging from professors, corporate academics, futurists, writers, bloggers, media, activists, gamers, educators and scientists, all of whom provide amazing insights into how our state of the world is changing and transforming via various forces of economic, social, geographic, political, philosophical development… all centered around technology’s... more... - Amira from Bookmarklet
very nice find thanks, will repost - Wildcat
Kurt
Time Banking: An Idea Whose Time Has Come? by Edgar Cahn - http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-eco...
Spaceweaver
Smart swarms of bacteria inspire robotics: Adaptable decision-making found in bacteria communities - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
Smart swarms of bacteria inspire robotics: Adaptable decision-making found in bacteria communities
"Much to humans' chagrin, bacteria have superior survival skills. Their decision-making processes and collective behaviors allow them to thrive and even spread efficiently in difficult environments." - Spaceweaver from Bookmarklet
Anibal M. Astobiza
Seeing minds: A neurophilosophical investigation of the role of perception-action coupling in social perception http://t.co/hDSvrq8K
Amira
“Interpretations of interpretations interpreted”. — James Joyce
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“He lived at a little distance from his body, regarding his own acts with doubtful side-glances. He had an odd autobiographical habit which led him to compose in his mind from time to time a short sentence about himself containing a subject in the third person and a verb in the past tense.” — James Joyce, Dubliners http://amiquote.tumblr.com/post... - Amira
“He drew forth a phrase from his treasure and spoke it softly to himself: A day of dappled seaborne clouds.” — James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - Amira
“There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.” — William Makepeace Thackeray - Amira
"What I give form to in daylight is only one per cent of what I have seen in darkness." — M. C. Escher - Amira
Howard Rheingold
Cell Phones Approach Total Penetration Globally, With Smartphones Moving Toward Market Dominance - PR Newswire - sacbee.com - http://www.sacbee.com/2011...
An overwhelming 95% of people around the world now own cell phones, according to a new nine-country study by SSI.  Hong Kong (99%), China (98%) and Sweden (98%) have the highest cell phone ownership rates, while the US (89%) has the lowest.  Findings show that, among cell phone owners, 42% currently have smartphones—and 58% are planning to make their next cell phone a smartphone. - Howard Rheingold
Amira
"Knowmads and The Next Renaissance" - Edward Harran at TED video - http://edwardharran.com/knowmad...
"Knowmads and The Next Renaissance" - Edward Harran at TED video
"Edward Harran shares his personal story into the knowmad movement: an emerging digital generation that has the capacity to work, learn, move and play - with anybody, anytime, and anywhere. In his energetic talk, Edward gives us a compelling insight into his story and highlights what the knowmads represent: the beginnings of the next renaissance." - Amira from Bookmarklet
Jamreilly
P2P Foundation
Amira
Iain McGilchrist on The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World - http://aminotes.tumblr.com/post...
Iain McGilchrist on The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World
Iain McGilchrist on The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World
"Renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how the ‘divided brain’ has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society. (...) It is vital that the two hemispheres work together, but McGilchrist argues that the left hemisphere is increasingly taking precedence in the modern world, resulting in a society where a rigid and bureaucratic obsession with structure and self-interest hold sway. (...) Whatever the relationship between consciousness and the brain – unless the brain plays no role in bringing the world as we experience it into being, a position that must have few adherents – its structure has to be significant. It might even give us clues to understanding the structure of the world it mediates, the world we know. (…)" - Amira from Bookmarklet
"The structure and experience of our mental world. In this sense the brain is – in fact it has to be – a metaphor of the world. (…) I believe that there are two fundamentally opposed realities rooted in the bihemispheric structure of the brain. But the relationship between them is no more symmetrical than that of the chambers of the heart – in fact, less so; more like that of the artist... more... - Amira
A+ - Ali Oz
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Amira
“The core of science is not a mathematical model - it is intellectual honesty.” — Sam Harris http://amiquote.tumblr.com/post...
Amira
Mathematics Documentaries collection | CosmoLearning (videos) - http://www.cosmolearning.com/mathema...
Mathematics Documentaries collection | CosmoLearning (videos)
Mathematics Documentaries collection | CosmoLearning (videos)
Mathematics Documentaries collection | CosmoLearning (videos)
"Collection of 36 Mathematics documentaries, free to watch, including The Secret Life of Chaos (2009), Fermat's Last Theorem (1996), The Story Of Maths (2008), Dimensions: a walk through Mathematics (2010), and Beautiful Equations (2010)." - Amira from Bookmarklet
Excellent find - thanks for sharing! - Joel Kotarski
Amira
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein (with Bertrand Russell's introduction) http://people.umass.edu/phil335...
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"The Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is the only book-length philosophical work published by the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein in his lifetime. It was an ambitious project: to identify the relationship between language and reality and to define the limits of science. It is recognized as one of the most important philosophical works of the twentieth century." -- Wiki http://bit.ly/vG2B6Q - Amira
“Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it.” -- L.W. http://bit.ly/jopy58 - Amira
Amira
Neal Gabler on The Elusive Big Idea - ‘We are living in a post ideas world where bold ideas are almost passé’ - http://aminotes.tumblr.com/post...
Neal Gabler on The Elusive Big Idea - ‘We are living in a post ideas world where bold ideas are almost passé’
"Ideas just aren’t what they used to be. Once upon a time, they could ignite fires of debate, stimulate other thoughts, incite revolutions and fundamentally change the ways we look at and think about the world. (...)Post-Enlightenment refers to a style of thinking that no longer deploys the techniques of rational thought. Post-idea refers to thinking that is no longer done, regardless of the style. (…) There is the retreat in universities from the real world, and an encouragement of and reward for the narrowest specialization rather than for daring — for tending potted plants rather than planting forests. (...)We are certainly the most informed generation in history, at least quantitatively. There are trillions upon trillions of bytes out there in the ether — so much to gather and to think about. And that’s just the point. In the past, we collected information not simply to know things. That was only the beginning. We also collected information to convert it into something larger than... more... - Amira from Bookmarklet
"This isn’t to say that the successors of Rosenberg, Rawls and Keynes don’t exist, only that if they do, they are not likely to get traction in a culture that has so little use for ideas, especially big, exciting, dangerous ones, and that’s true whether the ideas come from academics or others who are not part of elite organizations and who challenge the conventional wisdom. All thinkers... more... - Amira
I think that nowadays big ideas are typically carried by entrepreneurs, and later institutionalized in the new businesses they found. The idea of making all the world's information instantly retrievable is doing pretty well, as is the idea of letting every individual share themselves online with others. Not every type of idea lends itself to build a business around though, and these ideas may indeed not get any traction. Maybe until someone figures out how to build a business around it anyway. - Meryn Stol
See also: 'The Secret of Innovation: The Best Ideas Are Small': "Malcolm Gladwell praised what he saw as the real genius of Apple’s late CEO [Steve Jobs]. He was a tweaker. He took things that existed, such as the computer mouse and the smartphone and the tablet, and he made them more perfect. (...) The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world. The tweaker... more... - Amira
Jamreilly
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