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CynthiaR has a tip for the Study something rule.

Heart.half.16 7 · 1,803 pts

I’m guessing most of us have heard of “TEDTalks”, right? I love them, when I take the time or remember I have a podcast called that all ready and waiting.

Have you seen TED-Ed…Lessons Worth Sharing? This was completely new to me and now I keep seeing things in it that I find fascinating — or know someone who will.

Yesterday it was a blog about brain science, dementia or something like that…and this one caught my eye: “How Playing An Instrument Benefits Your Brain”. I studied mostly classical organ for ten years…this excited me to think there might still be some lingering benefit from it. The whole section on “Mind Matters” is loaded with presentations.

But, seriously, there’s all sorts of diverse stuff. For a friend who writes about Ancient Rome, I stumbled on a lesson on why Roman families had three or four daughters, all with the same name. I’d never wondered that, but still…she had!

It seems endless…

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins?utm_source=TED-Ed+Subscribers&utm_campaign=0fd1ca8b79-2013_09_219_19_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1aaccced48-0fd1ca8b79-47059485

:) MaryAnn
almost 5 years ago

That sounds terrific, Cyhthia!
TED Talks”, of course – but “TED-Ed” is new to me.
Thanks for the tip.

:) meadowvale
about 4 years ago

You may be interested in my friend Kat’s very accessible blog about neurosci. She has two articles about musicians that will make you even happier that you had early musical training! It appears you will reap the benefits even 40+ years from now. A slightly different angle on the Ted-Ed you posted: improvisational musicians have even more connections in their brains AND it sounds like they reach a meditative state while playing. Brains are neat!
http://brainstates.org/tag/music/

almost 5 years ago

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Dylan Pocock has a tip for the Study something rule.

Heart.half.16 8 · 2,045 pts

Well, maybe not study, but learn something, or be reminded.

I always enjoyed these when I was a teevee watcher. Twentysix hours of an engaging summary of the world up until you and I were born. We can talk about what this leaves out, but here is an elegant and classical framework on which to hang our knowledge.

The Western Tradition, with Eugen Weber
http://www.learner.org/resources/series58.html

:) MaryAnn
over 5 years ago

This is a wonderful resource. A feast of topics. Thanks for this.

(I’m almost afraid to look too much through the titles. I could spend an aaaawful lot of time watching these.)

:) SusanT
over 5 years ago

Added that to my bookmark list. What a great resource. Thank you.

:) MadameAlto
over 5 years ago

Wow..awesome link! A lot of mind-boggling info on there.

:) Sarah
over 5 years ago

(( averting her eyes and not clicking on the link )) too many distractions already!

:) MaryAnn
over 5 years ago

Teehee, Sarah….
I’m not looking I’m not looking lalalalalalala
:-D

over 5 years ago

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Bridget has a tip for the Study something rule.

Heart.half.16 6 · 4,914 pts

fun word site
http://dynamo.dictionary.com/46009/twelve-absolutely-ridiculous-words
nice thesaurus
http://thesaurus.com/ It has the visual thesaurus built in.

:) CynthiaR
over 5 years ago

Oooh, the first one is too much fun. Note to Self: moderation. :-D

:) Bridget
over 5 years ago

Cynthia, I did one round, started second, and thought better of it.

over 5 years ago

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Bridget has a tip for the Study something rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 3,276 pts

Free alternative to Luminosity
I do not use Luminosity so can’t compare. I
http://www.cambridgebrainsciences.com/
http://cbstrials.com/Open/Default.aspx?B_ID=279
Dual n-back testing has been proven on many occasions to increase cognitive function.

http://ns.umich.edu/new/releases/8420

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/magazine/can-you-make-yourself-smarter.html?pagewanted=all

:) MaryAnn
almost 6 years ago

Great links, thanks.
I do Lumosity, but have fallen off that wagon lately. (I got nerve pain in my right arm/wrist, from getting too excited and vigorous about the Lumosity games!)

Will check out these new ones.

:) Dylan Pocock
almost 6 years ago

Thank you Bridget. When I do the dual n-back test I can feel my brain stretching :) I’ll come back to it, but no way I can stick to it for 20 minutes in one sitting.

A version is linked from the middle of the NYTimes article.

http://www.soakyourhead.com/dual-n-back.aspx

:) MaryAnn
almost 6 years ago

Great! Thanks!

:) SarahM
almost 6 years ago

Many thanks, I will check it out!

:) CynthiaR
almost 6 years ago

Oh, thanks, all! I’m a Lumosity believer (and know it has really helped me) but open to trying other things, too…especially if free!

MaryAnn, I’m been erratic (at best) lately myself. I find it comes and goes (my enthisuasm). I still fall off the ice floe trying to rotate with the penguins—but, still, my scores improve. Sorry about your wrist/arm pain. That’s no fun. :-(

:) MaryAnn
almost 6 years ago

The pain is largely gone. I was doing too much stuff with the mouse and keyboard.

The thing is, I got so enthused with Lumosity (and I actually like those rotating penguins), that I went at it with too much gusto, I guess (too much for my arm/wrist, anyhow) . . . and then soon after I also started on 750words . . . and got rather vigorous about that, too . . .
and then my arm burned-out.

So I had to give it all a rest. And never got back to it.
But I still get the reminders, and still want to do the brain stuff, so I’ll get back to it eventually. I paid for a whole year – can’t let that go to waste!

:) MaryAnn
almost 6 years ago

I tried N-Back last night. It was too late and my brain was too tired to do very well at it. But these things improve with practice. I find it an unpleasant task, though — too much of a stretch to begin with, and therefore, demotivating. It would be better if you could start with 1-Back, then when you’re good at that, advance to 2-Back.

The other one, the Cambridge thing, is good. A variety of exercises.

But you know, I think Lumosity is better. It has the same kinds of training exercises as each of the other ones do (special rotation, different kinds of memory, reasoning, etc.), but much more variety — 50 different games in 5 categories.
So you don’t get bored, and intuitively I would think that more variety of tasks is better training. And the graphics are better, so it’s a more pleasant experience.

It seems to be based on the same science, judging by the types of exercises. (They have a section where you can read up on the science.) And it has more detailed tracking, within age category. But then, if you want all that tracking, you have to pay a subscription fee. But I think the fee is reasonable, esp if you get the “family” package, where you can have up to 5 accounts.

This has nudged me to get back at Lumosity. I used to really enjoy it. And it’s very reinforcing to see your scores improve.

I did it almost daily for about 5 weeks. I’m not sure if it made a difference in my day-to-day, real-life, brain functioning. When I pick it up again, I’ll see if I can notice a difference.

:) Bridget
almost 6 years ago

Mary Ann and Cynthia, I really appreciate your feedback. I like solving puzzles and playing games on the computer. I will stick with Cambridge site, crosswords, Freecell, and Sudoku for the summer. If I stick w/ Cambridge I’ll invest in Lumosity. I like the tracking that Fitbit does so I think it would be inherently appealing.
I did promise myself a new game after finishing reports. I used to play it all the time.
http://www.kaser.com/sherwin.html
I do not usually buy games but just got a Toshiba tablet/notebook and need to get fluid with touch screen.
Well, that’s my excuse and I am sticking to it.

I loved Tetris but got very compulsive about it so quit cold turkey. I used to dream of those falling polygons.

:) MaryAnn
almost 6 years ago

Dang, I said “special rotation”, but I meant “spatial rotation”.

almost 6 years ago

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aleheartilly has a question about the Study something rule.

Heart.half.16 6 · 1,452 pts

Hi everyone! Is there music you prefer when studying that helps you concentrate?

:) Nitin
over 6 years ago

I like listening to epic music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTcqe062dxc

over 6 years ago

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CynthiaR has a tip for the Study something rule.

Heart.half.16 8 · 3,306 pts

Today is the first day of a 10-week course I am taking online from the University of Michigan—for free. I’ve signed up for another eight or ten courses over the coming year; some aren’t scheduled yet. It’s not a degree programme (at the moment) but is part of a funded beta-level programme which includes educational partners like Stanford, Cal Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, University of Edinburgh, Lausanne, GIT, CIT, Rice, UCSF and a bunch of others.

It’s part of a beta program for “COURSERA” (www.coursera.org). If you go to Wikipedia, you can read all about the background, aims, future plans, etc. I signed up for the class I’m taking now (Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World) because it sounded intriguing, it involved some reading and writing, it was an area I’ve never been particularly excited about (SciFi) AND I really like learning. And it was free.

Yesterday I began the pre-course work and preparations since everything was opened to us students. And I am SO impressed. I have a real Professor (I like) and loved his video pre-class lectures, a syllabus that’s exciting (and where to get nearly all the required reading for free), a schedule, and more.

This is innovation. I’ve done some on-line training course set-up and creation projects for HP (years ago) and, honestly, this IS like Science Fiction Come True. It’s a really amazing way they do this whole thing on-line when thousands of global students sign up. For instance, there are 15,000 in an upcoming course on American Poetry—I’m already following that Prof on Twitter and doing some reading/listening ahead through Penn State—so how do they manage the grading, reading papers, etc? It’s really something, to say the least!

You earn a certificate (but no college credit) for each class. And it’s NOT easy and you have to do the work to get it, on time and to certain standards. All weekly assignments are reviewed and graded and commented on (with strict guidelines as to how many top, middle and low grades we can give) by four classmates—completely anonymous and completely random, never repeating—and you do the same for four classmates each week. It’s really a slick, timed system, all set on Eastern Time, which of course we all know and love from Frog-A-Thons. So I’m ready.

Much of the interaction is via a specific on-line forum for each class. It’s already very lively and we’re left to support each other, ask questions, answer what we can, seek help—and each week the instructor will post additional clarification videos and anything else he thinks the group needs based on his (and grad student assistants) take on what’s going on between students in the forum.

The range of subjects in the catalogue right now is astonishing. It’s not huge—but it seems like there’s just about ‘something for everyone’. Derek’s daughter is signed up for an Equine Nutrition course from University of Edinburgh (she’s trying to get into vet school and it’s difficult in the UK); he will probably take a logic and programming course for fun; aside from the poetry class, I’m signed up for courses on (beginner’s guide to) irrational behaviour, logic and reasoning, philosophy, and some education design-related things.

No, I don’t sign up for Analytic Combinatorics, Part I or Cryptography II, but I might someday. lol You can read about these and others at https://www.coursera.org/courses

For anyone thinking about changing careers, wanting more education to beef up current job skills and achieve current job requirements without spending anyone’s budget, to learn more about computer games and how they work, or just for fun or curiosity or mental exercise, this is an impressive worldwide project.

I am a strong believer in life-long education and so thought it was worth taking the time to share this opportunity with all of you. Eventually, they will have a more formal programme, it would seem, and charge fees and issue certificates and degrees, I imagine—but for now, it’s very exhilarating to see one version of ‘the shape of things to come’ in higher education.

:) MaryAnn
almost 7 years ago

VERY interesting!
Too much already on my plate, but will definitely explore for some point down th road.

Thanks for all the info.

(When I saw “Cryptography”, at first I thought it was “Cryogenics”. Ha.)

:) CynthiaR
almost 7 years ago

Ha! “Cryogenics” and I woulda been hittin’ the “Sign Me Up, Scotty” button!

:) kaizenkaren
almost 7 years ago

Wow, Cynthia! Good for you, and thanks for the link. I have signed up for a pharmacology class and have done the first lesson (as the class starts today (Monday)

:) Cat
almost 7 years ago

Cynthia, thank you for this amazing information! I love learning so I will look into it.
Cheers,
Cat

:) Bridget
almost 7 years ago

I am signed up for the Neuroscience class but it has no start date yet.

I just got a link for Kelly Mcgonigal’s fall 2011 Stanford University course “How to Think Like a Psychologist”. It is now available as a series of free, downloadable videos through iTunes university.

http://kellymcgonigal.com/2012/07/20/how-to-think-like-a-psychologist/

If Neuroscience doesn’t start up in August I will check those videos out.

:) elkit
almost 7 years ago

Awwww man! I want more hours in my days and weeks so I can learn some of the fascinating stuff offered here!

:) MaryAnn
almost 7 years ago

What she ^ said.

:) SusanT
almost 7 years ago

I missed HealthMonth this past week! And this is one of the reasons — you all have such amazing resources to share. Thank you, Cynthia, for telling us about this.

:) yharlap
almost 7 years ago

Cool! This is interesting!

:) SylvieF
almost 7 years ago

Wow, Cynthia and Bridget – thanks for all the info!

almost 7 years ago

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gandalfsaxe has a tip for the Study something rule.

Heart.empty.16 -40 · 2,537 pts

For students I would highly recommend Beeminder.com – it’s a excellent tool that combats procrasination and makes you spread those necessary study hours out over time evenly. It can also be used for other goals such as weight loss and anything else. I just found it especially useful for keeping track of my hours studying. Check it out!

over 7 years ago

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squashyduck has a question about the Study something rule.

Heart.half.16 6 · 3,812 pts

Can I add more than one subject as a separate rule?

:) Buster Benson
over 7 years ago

You can add a couple more subjects as custom rules (see under the “Custom” heading on the choose your rules page).

:) squashyduck
over 7 years ago

thanks!

over 7 years ago

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cookies1982 has a tip for the Study something rule.

Heart.full.16 14 · 3,691 pts

I like to keep a book with me at all times…that way, I can pick it up whenever I have downtime, as opposed to picking up a glass of wine, a cigarette, or even that candy bar I don’t NEED.

over 8 years ago

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dolyiqbal has a tip for the Study something rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 3,319 pts

Salut untuk gayus … umur masih muda … harta tujuh turunan … dapat mengatur birokrat sesuka hatinya …. TOP

:) anggijumper
over 8 years ago

kapan ya bisa jadi gayus???

:) dolyiqbal
over 8 years ago

jayus aja dwweechh

:) ferico666
over 8 years ago

cita-cita anak sd jaman sekarang… koruptor!

:) dolyiqbal
over 8 years ago

yups

:) adeku
over 8 years ago

artikel yg cemerlang dan memukau,…terima kasih atas pencerahannya :)

:) niatjandra
over 8 years ago

Wonosobo

:) ferico666
over 8 years ago

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:) dvd
over 8 years ago

aku suka banget Played the “Fruit!” Wild Card

  • You reap 5 extra pieces of fruit from a bountiful harvest.
:) adeku
over 8 years ago

benarkah itu,…???
owwww sungguh mengerikan …sekali…

:) t7andra
over 8 years ago

Maaf aku terpaksa begini ….

over 8 years ago

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adeku has a tip for the Study something rule.

Heart.full.16 101 · 9,442 pts

Bintang Siaga
Bukan hanya gairahnya yang kurang, tapi juga dalam hal olah asmara. Ia terlalu monoton, tidak ada keinginan untuk meningkatkan kemahiran dan belajar bagaimana menikmati seks. Seks baginya seperti kewajiban saja, sehingga pasangannya cenderung kecewa.
Ciri fisik ; Tubuh sedang, tidak tinggi, tidak pendek cenderung kecil. Wajahnya bulat, bermata sayup seperti mengantuk. Mulut lebar, bibir atas lebih kecil dari bibir bawah, telinga melebar keluar.

:) anggijumper
over 8 years ago

herman ngantuk

:) dolyiqbal
over 8 years ago

udin nganga

:) niatjandra
over 8 years ago

Juwana

:) adeku
over 8 years ago

sangat dilematis sekali tentang problematika ini

:) t7andra
over 8 years ago

Maaf aku terpaksa begini ….

over 8 years ago

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adeku has a tip for the Study something rule.

Heart.full.16 101 · 9,442 pts

Kapri masih satu jenis dengan ercis (kadang-kadang dicampuradukkan) dan termasuk salah satu sayuran yang paling dini dikonsumsi manusia. Terdapat beberapa bukti budidaya di wilayah perbatasan Thailand dan Myanmar 12 ribu tahun yang lalu.1. Tumbuhan kapri, yang tumbuh baik di dataran tinggi, tumbuh me

:) WidyLiandy
over 8 years ago

Capri sonne

:) t7andra
over 8 years ago

Kacang Kapri juga enak

:) dolyiqbal
over 8 years ago

kwaci is de best

:) niatjandra
over 8 years ago

Kwaci capek makannya

:) anggijumper
over 8 years ago

kulitnya dimakan juga enak kok

:) adeku
over 8 years ago

karawaci panas….

:) niatjandra
over 8 years ago

My Way

:) t7andra
over 8 years ago

Maaf aku terpaksa begini ….

over 8 years ago

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kakak has a tip for the Study something rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 2,661 pts

wilujeng sumping di rorompok dodol garut

:) t7andra
over 8 years ago

Jadi pingin nyoba dodolnya

:) adeku
over 8 years ago

wah canggih ya

over 8 years ago

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adeku has a tip for the Study something rule.

Heart.full.16 101 · 9,442 pts

octor to stout patient: You’ve been swallowing your food again.

:) t7andra
over 8 years ago

Oh no not again

:) adeku
over 8 years ago

sangat memukau

over 8 years ago

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pl4vy_love has a tip for the Study something rule.

Heart.full.16 12 · 1,078 pts

saya mempelajari bahwa doing sex is great for sport juga. karena dengan melakukaan beberapa gaya dab posisi yang sulit akan membuat berkeringat dan mambakar kalori. belum lagi saat kenikmatan memuncak. seperti pada posisi 69 xixixixi

:) eienspeed
over 8 years ago

oh iya say. saya setuju banget tuh. 69 asik ya hahahahaha

:) ferico666
over 8 years ago

kalo posisi gantung tuh gimana ya?

:) adeku
over 8 years ago

GOOD POINTS ,,,Semangat IjUers :)
DvD

over 8 years ago

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baiueo has a tip for the Study something rule.

Heart.full.16 12 · 5,853 pts

Apa yand didapatkan oleh 2 orang pencuri yang mencuri kalender?

:) kokopratama
over 8 years ago

masing2 dapet 6 bulan

:) ayah
over 8 years ago

dapat tanda merah di pipi

:) kakak
over 8 years ago

hadiahnya dari om dodol juga ntar dikasih,..tenang aja :)

:) ayah
over 8 years ago

lo ko komen nya kurang satu.. mana manusia yg mikir nya?

:) kokopratama
over 8 years ago

komen apanya ?

:) Nino
over 8 years ago

lihat lah tanda…merah di pipi, bekas gambar tangan muuuu~ pulangkan sajaaaa..aku pada ibu ku atau ayah kuuuuu~ *nyanyi

:) ayah
over 8 years ago

huu wooo…huu wooo huuu wwoooo *backing vocal

:) Nino
over 8 years ago

namun semuaaaaa…tinggal ceritaaaa…hati yang lukaaaaa..ha ha haaaaa~ *muka sedih ala betharia sonata

:) ayah
over 8 years ago

tissue?

:) adeku
over 8 years ago

syallalalalaala….
gelas-gelas kaca,..pecahkan suara..☼♪♫

:) ferico666
over 8 years ago

tak gendong kemana-mana… ♪♫ ♪♫♪♫♪♫ ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

:) Nino
over 8 years ago

pecahkan saja kaca nya biar ramai

:) ayah
over 8 years ago

ga mau ah nanti raheut

:) WartegJumper
over 8 years ago

WARTEGJUMPER

over 8 years ago

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bunda has a question about the Study something rule.

Heart.full.16 13 · 2,495 pts

peribahasa?

:) adeku
over 8 years ago

english first

:) godjesrahadi
over 8 years ago

lets do it :)

over 8 years ago