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"Thoughts  from far where I abide..."

The words from my title were lifted from a Shakespeare Sonnet, and they orbit the issue I wish to share today.  But in order to set the stage, consider this true story from my history. 1,539 more words

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Are there any advantages on procedural vs conceptual learning?

No, both are needed!

“A playful mind is inquisitive, and learning is fun. If you indulge your natural curiosity and retain a sense of fun in new experience, I think you’ll find it functions as a sort of shock absorber for the bumpy road ahead.” (Bill Watterson – July 5, 1958 – American cartoonist and the author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes)

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"To Thine Ownself be true.."


This above all: to thine own self be true,

And it must follow, as the night the day,

Thou canst not then be false to any man.

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Hooked on Pills? There’s a Pill for That...

By: Andrew Huhn, 4th year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program

Americans are abusing prescription painkillers at an alarming rate.

In 2012, 259 million prescriptions… 913 more words


The relativity of intentionality

There is, in a sense, a subjectivity to what makes something an intentional agent. For agents whose behaviour we are able to understand reliably, easily and usefully in terms of physical or mechanical terms there is less temptation to understand their behaviour in terms of an intentional framework — having mechanistic knowledge of… 1,623 more words


When it Comes to Vision, Men and Women Really Aren't Seeing Eye to Eye

By: Sadie Steffens, 4th year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

The paint color in our master bathroom has been a source of debate since we bought our house. 917 more words