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Posts by Walter van den Broek:
Good and short video about the possible explanations for the origin of depression. From serotonin, to neurogenesis and genetics. That’s why is important to do always the things that makes you happy, like playing video games with elo boost services.
This is an interesting video since it uses video games to explain how your brain works. In this instance in video games. For instance Neural Prediction or the way you estimate a ball coming towards you so to be able to catch it in time. At least before it hits you in the face.
Neuroscience is used to explain this phenomenon. More about sensory gaming, level developing in games, lag and latency compensation etc. all in this interesting video. Finally it explains why we suck at video games(original blog post).
This abstract came up in my RSS feed, I was flabbergasted. Could that be true. Is it internet addiction or video game addiction all over again? Reading the full article showed the authors have very little to back up their suggested causal relation between twitter and psychosis. Other factors could more likely contribute to the episode. Moreover, another egg chicken problem.
Kalbitzer, J., Mell, T., Bermpohl, F., Rapp, M., & Heinz, A. (2014). Twitter Psychosis The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 202 (8) DOI: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000173
The farmers who harvest cocoa beans for a few cents in the Ivory Coast never tasted chocolate. Watch their faces when they eat it for the first time.
For us westerners chocolate is just one more thing. It’s inconsequential. We like to eat it, sometimes we get delighted by it for a minute. But more often than not it’s just one more snack to stuff our fat faces with. We don’t think about it and the incredible effort and resources that are required to make it. We take it for granted along with the other billion foods and the other billion other technologies and privileges we didn’t fight for.
Things change, the way yoy think, feel and act will also change during your life. In that sense your digital footprint is always there. Start using the Internet at a later age usually has the advantage of being aware of temporality of things, thoughts and feelings. Students are usually not aware of their digital footprint and they need to be helped understanding their digital footprint. The have to know that it is an integral part of being a good digital citizen. Knowing that you leave behind as you conduct your digital life is useful – and can even help you in some scenarios. How do you delete your digital footprint (or more likely, a part of your digital footprint)? Perhaps their is a non flattering youtube video online or you’re finding too much of your personal information on the Internet. All likely scenarios for students who may not be well informed enough to not put their personal info into every site that asks!
A blogpost with an Infographic has you covered. It’s on Edudemic.
Not only can you clean up your digital footprint but you can also improve your online presence and make a great first impression. See how on Lifehacker.com
Potential employers, business contacts, and people you network with will look you up anyway, so why not make sure what they find is what you want them to know?
This year I will be attending the AMEE conference in Milan, Italy.
The AMEE Conference provides an opportunity for all with an interest in medical and health professions education to meet together to hear about what’s new in the area, to share ideas and to network with colleagues from around the world.
During my career conferences mostly deliver little new information especially taking into account the time needed for the conference.
I try to attend those conferences with the most efficacy in the sense of learning and information. This comes down to mostly specialized conferences on small subject.
Luckily this time I will take a more proactive approach to my conference experience after reading a blog post about 9 Tips to Get the Most Out of Conferences.
Anyone recognizes this problem or going to the conference?
Hands on description of psychosis and it’s consequences.
An enthralling short film made by John Richardson (former service user) and Belinda Giles. Surrounding the experience of psychosis and the positive role the Early Intervention service can play in that often rocky voyage. Featuring captivating personal insights alongside a tightly woven narrative. Provocatively packed with vintage newsreel footage, humorous animations and imaginative imagery.
You can read an interview with the 25-year-old filmmaker John Richardson here. He and two other young people recount their personal stories of psychosis and the help they received from a mental health service for young people where they live in Sussex.
The marriage between hip hop and jazz is difficult. Robert Glasper is one of the experts trying to combine these two with great results. Enjoy this video. It’s over after tonight, the Nort Sea Jazz festival 2014 of which for me Robert Glasper was a highlight, together with Stevie Wonder.
Another highlight was the legendary Benny Golson, al ready 83 years old and still fabulous.
And last but not least another old man still up to the job Pharoah Sanders. Enjoyed his concert but also him leaving center stage when done with his solo or participation. The ultimate way to use older professionals to your benefit. Just let them do were they are good at! Don’t bother them with the rest, they can live with others performing very well.
Until next year.