Category Archive: Mind

Raising Confident Children

Brian Tracy offers some good advice on raising children: 3 Tips to Raise Self-Confident Children

Auto Self Training

We train neural networks by pushing data through them repeatedly and correcting mistakes in the output, tweaking the pathways toward higher success rates. We also train the neural pathways in our brains in similar fashion, using repetition to lock knowledge into place, so it can be retrieved later. It is possible to train our brains …

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The Sayings of Confucius – an AudioBook

THE SAYINGS OF CONFUCIUS – FULL AudioBook | Greatest Audio Books | Eastern Philosophy THE SAYINGS OF CONFUCIUS – FULL AudioBook | Greatest Audio Books – Confucianism is an ethical and philosophical system developed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius (孔夫子 Kǒng Fūzǐ, or K’ung-fu-tzu, lit. “Master Kong”, 551–479 BC). Confucianism originated as …

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UDACITY is Sebastian Thrun’s Online University

In the fall of 2011, Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig decided to offer their “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” course at Stanford in an online delivery and free. Responding to an email invitation that went viral in the blogosphere, over 160,000 students registered to take the course, although many of them dropped their participation early. The …

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Coursera Course List

Coursera has expanded their course list. Coursera – Courses at a Glance – [coursera.org] Here are a few examples from the list: A History of the World Since 1300 Algorithms Automata Calculus Cryptography Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World Game Theory Human-Computer Interaction Internet History, Technology, and Security Logic Music Machine …

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College Degrees Must be Transformed

The way in which we use and maintain our educational base of knowledge is changing, and so must the way in which we measure that education. The college degree has long been one of the primary measures, but it is faced with pressure to transform itself into something new. As the price of a college …

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Strong Emotions Synchronize Brain Activity

Group consciousness and mob psychology have been experienced by many but explained by few. At the Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland, a research team has produced evidence that shared experiences producing an emotional reaction can lead to synchronized brain activity. Feeling strong emotions makes peoples’ brains ‘tick together’ Research team at Aalto University and Turku …

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edX is MIT and Harvard Online Free

MIT has offered free online courses for many years. Now, Harvard is joining them in a new online learning platform. Courses will be announced this summer to begin in Fall 2012. MIT and Harvard announce edX Harvard University and MIT today announced edX, a transformational new partnership in online education. Through edX, the two institutions …

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MIT OCW Scholar courses

MIT’s OpenCourseWare (OCW) offers free online MIT courses complete with lecture notes, exams and videos. There is no registration required and there are no fees involved, but they do offer suggestions for course textbooks, which are often fairly expensive (standard for college level courses). MIT says that “virtually all MIT course content” is included in …

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Coursera

Coursera offers free online university level courses developed by institutions such as: Princeton, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, and more. Coursera About Coursera We offer high quality courses from the top universities, for free to everyone. We currently host courses from Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, …

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