Indian Market: Why this and not that?

Originally posted at my “From Here to Discernity” blog at SantaFe.com (8.22.11) Yesterday I sauntered down to town to stroll through my third Indian Market. I’m a looker, not a buyer or collector, so my eye is less critical and less easily captured. If pressed to honesty, I’d have to admit I’m there for the …

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Implications of Neuroscience for Education

What Difference Does it Make? Implications of Neuroscience for Education May 2011 When I applied to the Educational Psychology graduate program last year, I explained that my academic interests were focused on the question, “Are educational practices consistent with cross-disciplinary knowledge?” As I progressed through the program curriculum, I narrowed the scope of my “cross-disciplinary” …

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Implications of Neuroscience for Education (Paper)

What Difference Does it Make? Implications of Neuroscience for Education May 2011. The accompanying video presentation is available here. When I applied to the Educational Psychology graduate program last year, I explained that my academic interests were focused on the question, “Are educational practices consistent with cross-disciplinary knowledge?” As I progressed through the program curriculum, …

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Jeff Hawkins Lecture Videos

Jeff Hawkins, author of On Intelligence with Sandra Blakeslee, presented the Oppenheimer lecture in Los Alamos, NM, on July 27, 2009. Some of the key points from Hawkins’ lecture: The relatively-large neocortex is the primary characteristic that makes humans unique from other species. Neurons, or nerve cells, form and structure spatial and temporal (sequenced, ordered) …

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Jeff Hawkins Oppenheimer Lecture

Why can’t a computer be more like a brain? (July 27, 2009) Jeff Hawkins, author of On Intelligence with Sandra Blakeslee, presented the Oppenheimer lecture in Los Alamos, NM, on July 27, 2009. Read an edited transcript below, or watch clips from the lecture here. Visit the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee’s website, and Jeff …

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