Research on Smart Brains

 

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Research on smart brains shows has yielded some fascinating facts. Every brain is unique, but few brains are as extraordinary as Albert Einstein’s, which is considered to be one of the smartest brains that ever existed. What makes his brain so special? Is genius born or made? Research on Smart Brains Research on smart brains

Did music make Einstein even smarter?

Research show that the most fascinating fact about Einstein’s brain is its parietal lobe, where information such as visualization, taste, temperature and touch is processed. While the world-famous scientist’s unique parietal lobe could have helped him to imagine space, time and gravity in a way nobody ever had before. His well-balanced brain may well have been busy translating every piece of information into visual metaphors.

In additional to this, part of Einstein’s frontal lobe – at the right side of the brain – was similar to that found in a musician’s brain, as he himself was a violinist from childhood on. Interestingly enough,  when the renowned physicist was stuck in an attempt to solve a physics problem, he would play the violin  and – as often as not – suddenly get the answer/solution. In his own words:The theory of relativity occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. Research on Smart Brains Research on Smart Brains

Improve the body, improve the mind

Have you ever wondered why some brains are smarter than others? What you could do to improve your brainpower? Research shows that juggling balls or other objects over a long period of time actually improves the functioning of one’s brain. This seems to imply that learning something new could actually grow your brain power by balancing both the left and the right sides of this amazing organ.Research on Smart Brains Research on Smart

What are some of the barriers that prevent the brain from performing well in this or that  situation? For no matter how smart you are, even the brightest brains don’t always perform as they should. In fact, people who are under the kind of pressure that comes from high anxiety or some other extreme emotion tend to suffer a loss of brain power! Anxiety can produce a lot of negative chatter, a state of mind which can easily lead to cerebral under-performing.

Anxiety decreases brain power

Research indicates that deep diaphragmatic breathing is a powerful anxiety-reducing technique because it activates the body’s relaxation response. It is helpful to realize that when your anxiety level is high, your brain is playing tricks on you – a condition which can be countered through bringing about a positive mindset through positive self-talk and/or calm visual meditation. The compassionate and non-judgmental observation of your thoughts, feelings, emotions, sensations, etc. also helps to reduce anxiety. Even if something serious is happening to you, focusing on the present moment will improve your ability to act smartly and rectify the situation.Research on Smart Brains Research on Smart Brains Research on Smart Brains Research on Smart Brains  Research on Smart BrainsResearch on Smart Brains Research on Smart Research on Smart Brains Research on Smart Research on Smart Brains Research on Smart on Smart Brains  Research on Smart Brains Research on Smart Brains

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New Life for Science & Math

 Science & Math

Science & Math

 

New Life for Science & Math

America owes its position as a global leader to its creators, its innovators, and its problem solvers. But that leadership position isn’t set in stone. Maintaining it requires investments in educating the next generation of Americans in the essential skills of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — collectively known as STEM.

President Barack Obama has said that too few American students today pursue a STEM education, and too few teachers are well versed in the subjects. The president is working to change that with the help of more than a hundred foundations and companies—and with the help of outstanding educators like the ones below. Continue reading

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Hooray for Smarter Humans

Smarter Humans

Smarter Humans

 Hooray for Smarter Humans

Smarter is better for the human race

…watch video interview with Peter Voss at http://www.singularityweblog.com/peter-voss/

Having more intelligence will be good for mankind!

Peter Voss is an entrepreneur, inventor, engineer, scientist and AI researcher. He is a rather interesting and unique individual not only because of his diverse background and impressive accomplishments but also because of his interest in moral philosophy and artificial intelligence. I have been planning to interview Voss for a while and, given how quickly our discussion went by, I will do my best to bring him again to Singularity 1 on 1. Continue reading

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Is the Digital Age Different?

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Is the digital age different?

Since the inception of the internet, the speed, scale and scope of its growth may be unparalleled in the history of the world. In fact, one might say that the “disruption” of just about everything that came before the internet – especially for those of us born before the “millennial” generation came around – keeps many of us in a state of nervous apprehension vis a vis our ability to keep up with this runaway rate of technological change, Continue reading

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The Space Age.. a very brief timeline

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When did the Space Age really begin – a brief time line.

The great philosopher Immanuel Kant said “Two things never cease to fill me with wonder: the moral law within and the starry sky without.” What follows here is based on the latter part of that statement – our fascination with what lies overhead and the history of our efforts to get there.

An age-old wish becomes a reality

Maybe the Space Age began the first time a caveman looked into the night sky and felt a deep-seated wish to travel to some distant star. In any case, certain key developments have led us to this promising point in the story of humanity’s romance with space travel – both the idea and reality.

Hot Air

Did it begin with the successful launch, by the brothers Montgolfier, of a ten-minute long balloon ride on June 4th, 1783 in a small town in France – with a balloon made of sackcloth?

The spirit of Kitty Hawk

1903…the aeronautical age – an all-important step on the path to space travel – becomes a serious matter with the takeoff of a very crude airplane on a runway made of sand. Did the Age of Space begin with the Wright brothers in Kitty Hawk in 1903, when two brothers who ran a bicycle repair shop in a sleepy small town in North Carolina paved the way for the introduction of jumbo jets and flights into the far reaches of outer space with their two-winged contraption?  Said contraption, believe it or not, was powered by a motor that may have been weaker than that found in many – if not most – of today’s lawnmowers!

Rockets Aweigh

Maybe it began when Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fuel-propelled rocket in 1926. This and other of his inventions really do make him – if not the father of space travel – at the very least one if its godfathers.

Lindbergh flew the Atlantic alone

Was it when a Minnesota farm boy named Charles Lindbergh – armed with four sandwiches, two canteens of water and 451 gallons of gas – piloted a single-engine plane across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927

Enemies become friends…a giant leap forward

After the second world war hundreds of German rocket scientists, engineers and technicians, whose accomplishments in both the practice and theory of flight dwarfed anything that that the world had ever seen, were brought to the United States after World War II? With this infusion of brainpower the American space program took off like a …rocket!

That funny-looking sphere with the great big toothpicks changes history

Was it when Russia launched Sputnik in 1957, igniting a rivalry for the number #1 spot in the “space race” and turning the celestial reaches into yet another battleground of the Cold War? Definite winners in this grim contest and the monumental advances in space technology made by both Russia and America were consumers all over the world, who can now make their lives easier with such products as memory foam mattresses and adult diapers – thanks to NASA.

What’s next in our journey into space?

From hot air balloons to aircraft with modified automobile engines to rocket ships powered by liquid-fuel, we are still merely at the “water’s edge” of space exploration. Will we come up with paradigms that make anything yet seen in science fiction seem ordinary and commonplace? Will we use teleportation to reach far-off galaxies? Will we find the meeting point of space and time and trade in our rocket ships for time machines? My answer to these questions is – and I am sure I am not alone here – “What the mind can conceive the will can achieve.”

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