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Goodbye Scienceblogs

NOTE: This blog has been moved. The Frontal Cortex is now over here.



I've got some exciting news: Starting today, the Frontal Cortex will be moving over to the Wired website. Needless to say, the move comes with the usual mixture of emotions, as I've greatly enjoyed my four years as part of the Scienceblogs community. It's been an honor to share this space with such a fine collection of scientists

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“there simply is no way to describe the past without lying. Our memories are not like fiction. They are fiction.”
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“We need to be willing to risk embarrassment, ask silly questions, surround ourselves with people who don't know what we're talking about. We need to leave behind the safety of our expertise.”
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“How do we regulate our emotions? The answer is surprisingly simple: by thinking about them. The prefrontal cortex allows each of us to contemplate his or her own mind, a talent psychologists call metacognition. We know when we are angry; every emotional state comes with self-awareness attached, so that an individual can try to figure out why he's feeling what he's feeling. If the particular feeling makes no sense—if the amygdala is simply responding to a loss frame, for example—then it can be discounted. The prefrontal cortex can deliberately choose to ignore the emotional brain.”
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message 1: by M (last edited Nov 02, 2009 01:52PM)

M "Arts Education" is a new excellent post, like all your posts that I often read and always appreciate. Thanks for sharing, Jonah.

http://www.dana.org/news/cerebrum/det...

" Does education in the arts transfer to seemingly unrelated cognitive abilities? Researchers are finding evidence that it does. Michael Posner argues that when children find an art form that sustains their interest, the subsequent strengthening of their brains’ attention networks can improve cognition more broadly."

I totally agree with the arguments of this study. Education in the arts tranfer and develop cognitive abilities. I could also argue that Arts Education (all the arts) are relevant for adults to develop their own cognitive abilities.
I believe in Maria Montessori's method which helps to foster abstract thinking and to fulfill a child's highest potential, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Here's one of her best book The Montessori Method
But this method is also available for adults, specially with the development of Educational projects online. And a lot of us are working everyday with News Technologies!


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