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Gentle and Fierce

This boy.  How do I describe him?  Slaying dragons one moment and the next?  Holding my face gently in his hands saying “Mama, I just love you”.   164 more words

LIFE

End 2014 with fun

Another 5 weeks takes us to the end of 2014. As a result, I am in closing off mode. I am seeing what is outstanding and wrapping up hanging threads. 433 more words

Goals

Man Found Not Guilty Of Abusing Son Locked In Box

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Galveston County jury has returned a not-guilty verdict against a man who authorities had accused of abusing his son by locking him in a wooden box. 125 more words

News

Artisan practitioners

It’s been a very busy few weeks.  AUT students have finished all their exams and we’re nearly done with all the marking and exam board reporting.   428 more words

Philosophy

Take Care What You Post

In this digital age of 24 hour news cycles and always-connected-even-in-the-bathroom internet; we are often boiled down to a sound-bite, a tweet or a block-quote. Even if we are eloquent for an hour; we can lose that eloquence in a 10 second snippet. 189 more words

Writing

THE BRAIN OF A HUMAN WHILE FREESTYLE RAPPING Both the ACC (Anterior cingulate cortex) and CMA (including the speech-related posterior rostral cingulate zone (RCZp) 30 ) are significantly activated along with the MPFC during improvised performance, while activity in the DLPFC is significantly attenuated. At the same time, activity in MPFC and the cingulate areas is strongly correlated during improvised but not conventional conditions. An alternative, direct route through cingulate pathways into the motor system may allow the medial frontal regions to generate novel, exploratory behaviors, bypassing conventional executive controls and thereby providing the cognitive flexibility necessary for successful improvisation. In addition, the patterns we observe may reflect alterations in the activity of attentional systems: deactivations in superior portions of the DLPFC during the improvised condition (in the vicinity of the frontal eye fields) are accompanied by significant decreases in activity in the IPS. Together, these regions constitute elements of a supervisory attentional system, the so-called dorsal attention network 33 . This suggests that the conscious, deliberate, top-down attentional processes mediated by this network may be attenuated during improvisation, consistent with the notion that a state of de-focused attention enables the generation of novel, unexpected associations that under-lie spontaneous creative activity. Source: Siyuan Liu, Neural Correlates of Lyrical Improvisation: An fMRI Study of Freestyle Rap (Nov 2012) Brought to you by: www.KbizComplex.com ‪#‎Brain‬ ‪#‎Science‬ ‪#‎Rap‬ ‪#‎HipHop‬ ‪#‎AgeOfIntelligence‬ ‪#‎Mind‬ ‪#‎Learn‬‪#‎Freestyle‬ ‪#‎Music‬

THE BRAIN OF A HUMAN WHILE FREESTYLE RAPPING
Both the ACC (Anterior cingulate cortex) and CMA (including the speech-related posterior rostral cingulate zone (RCZp) 30 ) are significantly activated along with the MPFC during improvised performance, while activity in the DLPFC is significantly attenuated. 186 more words