Second is the growth of the student's ability to visualize. The creative designer must be able to develop a mental image of that which he is inventing. The editor of the book Seeing with the Mind's Eye/41 by Samuels and Samuels, says in the preface:
"... visualization is the way we think. Before words, images were. Visualization is the heart of the bio-computer. The human brain programs and self-programs through its images. Riding a bicycle, driving a car, learning to read, baking a cake, playing golf - all skills are acquired through the image making process.
A variety of scientific disciplines have set as their task explaining mental activities, recognizing that in some way these activities depend upon our brain. But, until recently, the opportunities to conduct experiments directly on our brains were limited. As a result, research efforts were split between disciplines such as cognitive psychology, linguistics, and artificial intelligence that investigated behavior, while disciplines such as neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and genetics experimented on the brains of non-human animals.
Green spaces can play a vital role in the health of the
nation. Access to a park or green space can have
wide-ranging benefits for our health and wellbeing.
A safe, natural environment can be a break from our
busy lives – a place to get some fresh air, to exercise
or play – a place to go and relax.
This paper argues that green space can play an
important part in tackling a range of health and
social problems – obesity, cardiovascular disease,
mental ill-health, antisocial behaviour, and health
That’s where The Creative Training Idea Book can help. By providing a comprehensive
resource of research on learning, creative tips, techniques, and sources for obtaining
innovative and inexpensive items to add pizzazz to any training program, I hope to
spark your imagination. I also intend to provide you with a valuable tool for future reference
in your efforts to create the best possible learning environment and experience
for your audiences
In today’s society, and indeed in the society of men from
the ages of the ancient Greeks, the men, and women o
society had an image in their minds of a perfect body.
This body has been admired and desired throughout th
ages. Great sculptures, great artists, and grea
photographers have tried to capture this PERFECT
BODY in marble, oil and film. We have all seen thes
bodies in this artwork again and again and have a clea
picture in our minds of what a PERFECT BODY would
Constructivism is the bedrock on which the whole reform movement,
especially the three NCTM volumes [N1]-[N3], rests. Roughly, this is the
education philosophy which holds that the acquisition of knowledge takes
place only when the external input has been internalized and integrated
into one’s own mind. Thus learning requires the construction of a mental
image in response to the external input.
Before a judging event, you should take steps to mentally and physically prepare yourself. Thoroughly
familiarize yourself with the style(s) that you will judge if you know what those styles are ahead of time.
Sample a few commercial examples and review the style guidelines and brewing procedures for those
styles. Also, come to the event prepared to judge. Bring a mechanical pencil, a bottle opener, a
flashlight, and any references that you might need to evaluate the beers. Also, make sure to come to the
event in the right frame of mind.
We want to acknowledge first the forebears of these books, the men and
women who across many thousands of years have descended into dark
caves, led community rituals, and explored consciousness-altering plants
in order to encounter anew the world and their selves. We recognize our
pioneers in Plato in the West, Pantanjali in the East, and other exemplars
of first-rate intellects who laid the groundwork for integrating the insights
of alterations of consciousness into our views of reality.
Illustration 1: Echo flower shoulderette
This shawl was inspired by Estonian lace and especially the beautiful shawl, Laminaria, by Elizabeth Freeman. This shawl also shares the blossom stitch with that shawl. The border is inspired by various designs but mostly I had a mental picture of how I wanted it to look so I tried to transfer that mental image to a chart – and yes, it came out exactly the way I wanted. I’m flattered if you want to knit this pattern. It’s my first knitting design and I would love to see my design on your shoulders. If you...
This paper helps documenting the importance of the association
between poor mental health, educational attainment and subsequent
dropping-out behaviour. It suggests (but does not prove) that there
could be a causal mechanism. Thus programmes aimed at improv-
ing the mental health of adolescents may be very important for im-
proving educational attainment and reducing the number of young
people who are “NEET” .
Objective: Previous research suggests that engaging in mentally stimulating tasks may improve
brain health and cognitive abilities. Using computer search engines to find information
on the Internet has become a frequent daily activity of people at any age, including middleaged
and older adults.
One study assessed the impact of hydroxyurea on secondary stroke prevention by enrolling
35 children who needed to discontinue their chronic transfusion protocol. The average
hydroxyurea dose was 27 mg/kg/day, and the children were treated for a mean of 42 months. The
rate of recurrent ischemic events was 5.7 per 100 patient-years, which is better than was seen in
another study in which children discontinued transfusions without starting hydroxyurea.
We use a well-known method (proposed by Graetz (1991)) to
decompose this measure of “poor mental health” into its component
parts. These are “anxiety and depression” – related to excessive
worrying and diﬃculty controlling this worrying; “anhedonia and
social dysfunction” – related to reduced interest or pleasure in usual
activities; and “loss of conﬁdence or self-esteem” . We ﬁnd that “loss
of conﬁdence or self-esteem” drives the association between poor
mental health and exam results for boys.
Any book is like a reflection of its authors in a stream. It captures something of the story
of who they are, but distorts the image at the same time. Such is the nature of water—
such is the nature of reflection. We hope that the reader will find something of us here
that is recognisable, in a human sense. There is much of us in the Tidal Model. However,
expressing that, as with anything else, is often difficult. Words are great tools, but as we
marvel at their beauty, we may fear what we might actually do with them.
This is a storybook. It is...
Reading a book is like seeing a movie. Word-images pass across our
brain screen at a speed of 5 and more words per second and create
mental images of things and events. We were too young – 4 to 8 years
old – when we acquired this skill, and our memory of this seminal event
has faded away. So please sit back for a few seconds, close your eyes
and realise what an extraordinary ability reading is: recognising and
endowing with meaning, effortlessly and within a fraction of a second,
any single subset of 50,000 and more words that inhabit your word
brain. This is not...
In the past decade, Cognitive Linguistics has developed into one of the most dynamic
and attractive frameworks within theoretical and descriptive linguistics.
With about fifty chapters written by experts in the field, the Oxford Handbook of
Cognitive Linguistics intends to provide a comprehensive overview of the entire
domain of Cognitive Linguistics, from basic concepts to practical applications.
In the past decade, Cognitive Linguistics has developed into one of the most dynamic and attractive frameworks within theoretical and descriptive linguistics. With about fifty chapters written by experts in the field, the Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics intends to provide a comprehensive overview of the entire domain of Cognitive Linguistics, from basic concepts to practical applications.
As the population of over 76 million Baby Boomers approaches
middle age and beyond, the issue of preserving
mental powers throughout greatly increased life spans has
reached an almost fever pitch. There is a growing interest
in—and optimism about—preserving and enhancing the
brain's capabilities into senior years. With the help of powerful
new tools of molecular biology and brain imaging, neuroscientists
around the world have literally been looking into
the mind as it thinks.
The Art of Public Speaking or less consciously invented the unreal on the basis of the real. And just here the fictionist, the poet, and the public speaker will see the value of productive imagery. True, the feet of the idol you build are on the ground, but its head pierces the clouds, it is a son of both earth and heaven. One fact it is important to note here: Imagery is a valuable mental asset in proportion as it is controlled by the higher intellectual power of pure reason. The untutored child of nature thinks largely in images and...