It’s 6:30am and I’m off to catch the ferry over to Victoria island. I’ll be seeing Emily Carr’s house as well as going to the Bug Museum; and getting in some Tai Chi at their local centre on a rented bicycle, for the day before returning on tomorrow’s ferry 🙂
Monthly Archives: September 2011
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All of the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences…All of these disciplines will have to come to terms with the fact of the self-changing brain and with the realization that the architecture of the brain differs from one person to the next and that it changes in the course of our individual lives.
Info obtained from the book I’m currently reading titled The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
And the bigger cities get, the more productive and efficient they tend to become…we can say with certainty, that increased population promotes more intense and frequent social interactions, that correlate with higher rates of productivity and innovation, as well as economic pressures that weed out inefficiencies…the feedback mechanism is the principle reason cities accelerate innovation, while diversifying and intensifying social and economic activity.
Info obtained from Scientific American issue Better Greener Smarter Cities article ‘Engines of Innovation’ by Edward Glaeser
In essence we have two modes for dealing with information-autopilot and conscious engagement…our conscious problem solving abilities let us register nuanes in our environments…what makes humans unique is another level of plasticity that allows us to consciously solve problems.
Info obtained from the Scientific American Mind issue The Two Faces Of Stress article Primal Brain In The Modern Classroom by David C Geary