Better Connected Brains?

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“It is possible that due to their biological predispositions, some individuals develop brain networks that favor intelligent behaviors or more challenging cognitive tasks. However, it is equally as likely that the frequent use of the brain for cognitively challenging tasks may positively influence the development of brain networks. Given what we currently know about intelligence, […]

How Self-Organization Happens

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“There isn’t one specific pattern that emerges from self-organization. The processes are so deep and fundamental to human interactions that you cannot enforce any specific hierarchical or non-hierarchical pattern with rules. Trust between people is an outcome of allowing people to freely self-organize. Complex networks of trust emerge and change as people continuously negotiate their […]

Future of e-Learning: Personalization

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In the future, e-learning is likely to be as follows. The worker or student would be asking the virtual assistant about what they should study further to improve their performance and would receive an answer: “You should read these materials here (providing the link) and watch this video in order to improve your knowledge in […]

From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership – YouTube

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From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership 2013 Leadership Symposium Keynote: Harry Kraemer Northwestern Alumni Association September 20, 2013 Evanston Campus Northwestern University Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr. (KSM79, Trustee) is a professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he teaches in the MBA and the […]

Intervention successfully reduces risk of dementia 

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“We need to further delineate what makes some computerized cognitive training effective, while other types are not,” said Dr. Edwards. “We also need to investigate what is the appropriate amount of training to get the best results. The timing of intervention is also important. Existing data indicate speed training is effective among older adults with […]

Challenges change the way you think 

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Immediately after watching the clips, two groups of participants performed tasks designed to test their ability to acquire either spatial or sequential context. Both the sex scene and violent scene disrupted participants’ ability to memorize where objects had been and notice patterns in two different tasks, compared to the neutral scene. This supports the hypothesis […]