Can One Further Develop One's Brain?

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Re: Can One Further Develop One's Brain?

Postby Fallible » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:27 pm

VictoriaF wrote:
Fallible wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:
Fallible wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:To answer that question we need to develop some advanced imaging that would display our grooves while we are still alive. The next step would be to implant in our brains nano devices that would create new grooves and deepen the existing ones. Ideally we would get custom-tailored grooves emphasizing our linguistic, artistic, narcissistic, and other sides.

Victoria


I could use a new math groove to replace the anxiety-ridden one (since second-grade fractions), but I'd probably be better off de-emphasizing the narcissistic groove, which I suspect is groovy enough.


You could deploy some mathematics in the form of bimodal distributions for the grooves:
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Victoria


Um, we're still in brain territory, right? :shock:


We are. You asked for a new math groove. I prefer to avoid fractions in the brain, and so I am trying to find a more suitable mathematical model.

Victoria

Now what?
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Re: Can One Further Develop One's Brain?

Postby VictoriaF » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:29 pm

Fallible wrote:Now what?

My brain is not producing any new ideas about the brain. I am going back to the mid-life crisis thread.

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Re: Can One Further Develop One's Brain?

Postby peppers » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:51 pm

VictoriaF wrote:
Fallible wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:
Fallible wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:To answer that question we need to develop some advanced imaging that would display our grooves while we are still alive. The next step would be to implant in our brains nano devices that would create new grooves and deepen the existing ones. Ideally we would get custom-tailored grooves emphasizing our linguistic, artistic, narcissistic, and other sides.

Victoria


I could use a new math groove to replace the anxiety-ridden one (since second-grade fractions), but I'd probably be better off de-emphasizing the narcissistic groove, which I suspect is groovy enough.


You could deploy some mathematics in the form of bimodal distributions for the grooves:
Image

Victoria


Um, we're still in brain territory, right? :shock:


We are. You asked for a new math groove. I prefer to avoid fractions in the brain, and so I am trying to find a more suitable mathematical model.

Victoria


And this new model. How would you extrapolate, to what end?
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Re: Can One Further Develop One's Brain?

Postby Fallible » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:13 am

VictoriaF wrote:
Fallible wrote:Now what?

My brain is not producing any new ideas about the brain. I am going back to the mid-life crisis thread.

Victoria

This is how I got math anxiety in the first place - my teachers gave up. :wink:
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Re: Can One Further Develop One's Brain?

Postby gatorman » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:47 am

david99 wrote:John Medina wrote a book called Brain Rules.
http://brainrules.net/

Below are the 12 brain rules. Apparently, exercise and sleep are good for the brain.

EXERCISE | Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power.
SURVIVAL | Rule #2: The human brain evolved, too.
WIRING | Rule #3: Every brain is wired differently.
ATTENTION | Rule #4: We don't pay attention to boring things.
SHORT-TERM MEMORY | Rule #5: Repeat to remember.
LONG-TERM MEMORY | Rule #6: Remember to repeat.
SLEEP | Rule #7: Sleep well, think well.
STRESS | Rule #8: Stressed brains don't learn the same way.
SENSORY INTEGRATION | Rule #9: Stimulate more of the senses.
VISION | Rule #10: Vision trumps all other senses.
GENDER | Rule #11: Male and female brains are different.
EXPLORATION | Rule #12: We are powerful and natural explorers.


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Re: Can One Further Develop One's Brain?

Postby SP-diceman » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:24 am

chaz wrote:I do not want my brain to get any larger unless my skull will also get larger. Otherwise headaches.



If I feel pain, I’ll just start watching soap operas.
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