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Learned this the other day in BioPsych:
The reason why flashcards are a great way to memorize concepts and terms is because when you study with them, you make your brain work hard to retrieve information from your memory.The more you do this, the better it stays in your long-term memory.
—> To remember things better, you must make yourself retrieve that information several times.
This is also the reason why simply reading over your notes a thousand times won’t help you study. Because you’re not working hard to retrieve any information, the info is not consolidated in your long-term memory and stays in your working memory (only up to 5 seconds max).
P.S. Sorry about the long absence! Last couple weeks of the quarter are crazy.
“The Deer God is a breathtaking 3d pixel art game that will challenge your religion and your platforming skills.”
Correction - 7 Days. 5k from goal.
Alan Alda with Robert Sapolsky of Stanford University
"What Neuroscience could contribute to the alternatives to incarceration: rehabilitation, therapy, and more."
Henry Segermen’s 3D Printed Mathematical Art
Henry Segermen is a mathematician and mathematical artist who works mainly with three-dimensional geometry and topology, and 3D printing.
The images above are extremely cool. 3D printed spheres of various designs cast interesting shadows as the spheres’ designs are stereographically projected onto a flat surface with a shining light placed directly above.
The Math: Stereographic Projections - According to Wikipedia, a stereographic projections is a particular mapping that projects a sphere onto a plane. The projection is defined on the entire sphere, except at one point: the projection point. Try to find the projection point in the images above!
Here is a picture, from Wikimedia Commons, of a Cartesian grid and its distorted appearance on a sphere:
The Cartesian grid projection can be seen in Henry Segermen’s art, above (upper left and lower right).
It seems to be common opinion that these 3D printed spheres would make awesome lampshades or party lights. Go to Henry Segermens’ website for even more mathematical art!
As a guest today in my daughter’s second-grade classroom, full of math-enthusiastic seven-and-eight-year-old girls, I led a mathematical investigation of graph coloring, chromatic numbers, map colo…
"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….
Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.
Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful.
The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.
They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything.
This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”
“and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them.”
real glad we’re just learning this now
information that shocks literally no one who’s under 30
I really wish someone would have sent me this link when I started programming 10 years ago. It would have made my life a lot easier.
Repl Electric - the-stars
Live coded in Overtone and Shadertone using Clojure.
Performed in London.
Just watch it.
No, seriously. Watch the video.
but guys…can you imagine what would happen if someone hacked the highways?
SIGNAL BOOST THIS SHIT