Hector Carbajal

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History of oratorical education: Sanders School Speaker nineteenth-century elocution.

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There Is No ‘Proper English’

Never mind the grammar scolds. If people say it, it’s the right way to speak<p>It’s a perpetual lament: The purity of the English language is under assault. These days we are told that our ever-texting teenagers can’t express themselves in grammatical sentences. The media delight in publicizing …

Linguistics

The Death of Textbooks?

Artificially intelligent software is reshaping traditional teaching materials—but it's unclear what the new technology will take away from the learning experience.<p>At a recent sit-down with executives representing one of the biggest players in the textbook industry, my colleague and I felt …

De-Conditioning the Conditioned Mind

9th March 2015 By Frank M. Wanderer Ph.D Guest Writer for Wake Up World The society and culture in which you have grown up has programmed fixed …

Identity

Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books

It's no secret that reading is good for you. Just six minutes of reading is enough to reduce stress by 68%, and numerous studies have shown that …

Newly discovered neurons predict the cooperative behavior of others

Social interactions rely on the ability to anticipate others' intentions and actions, and identifying neurons that reflect another individual's …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Ignore the IQ test: your level of intelligence is not fixed for life

We’re getting more stupid. That’s one point made in a recent article in the New Scientist, reporting on a gradual decline in IQs in developed …

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write

The benefits of writing go far beyond building up your vocabulary.<p>No matter the quality of your prose, the act of writing itself leads to strong …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Washington University in St. Louis

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with.” Samuel Johnson similarly contended that “a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly to it.” And yet some of history’s most successful and …

Neuroscientists reverse memories' emotional associations

Previous research has shown that many aspects of memory, including emotional associations, are malleable. Psychotherapists have taken advantage of …

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens

In a viral YouTube video from October 2011 a one-year-old girl sweeps her fingers across an iPad's touchscreen, shuffling groups of icons. In the …

How Do Our Brains Remember?

Each of us has a unique experience on this earth. A major reason for that is the buildup of our memories over time, which forms the ongoing narrative …

Il Bisonte Journal from Unionmade Goods

Doesn’t this notebook look luscious?<p>Premium cowhide pocket notebook that will darken and develop a beautiful patina with exposure to the sun air and …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm …

Five Smart Habits to Develop for Back to School

By Ben Stern, EdSurge<p>The enemy of innovation and growth is routine. These auspicious weeks before the school year commences are the perfect time to …