Sabbatical Report

Sabbatical Report, Alexandra Bal It has been a while since I have written anything in this blog. This is in big part due to the fact that I have been on sabbatical, withdrawing from daily activities to focus on my research. Ahead of the sabbatical, I conducted the first round of interviews for the SHHRC … More Sabbatical Report

Reblogged article: Your food influences your mood: The second brain residing in our stomachs | | Independent Editor’s choice Blogs

    Now, scientists just need to make the link between how cortisol inlfuences the gut brain and we will know that stress causes an increase in food and other types of sensory sensitivities….. The moral of the story: eat well, be zen….. Here is the article: Your food influences your mood: The second brain … More Reblogged article: Your food influences your mood: The second brain residing in our stomachs | | Independent Editor’s choice Blogs

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: The Gifted/ADHD Connection

As an educational consultant and private tutor, I’ve seen children medicated needlessly. I’ve seen the prevalent side effects, I’ve heard from frantic Moms after their sons were rushed to the emergency room. The sad fact is that the majority of children who are diagnosed as ADD or ADHD (often by their teachers!), are actually highly … More Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: The Gifted/ADHD Connection

Scott Summit: Beautiful artificial limbs | Video on TED.com

Only 3 years between Aimee’s Mulleins call to creative thinking about prosthetics as helping build super humans. and this design of prosthetic…. The designer has become a curator of human experiences…… What a wonderful example of how quickly a new media transform itself into an emerging media…..And of the switch from pathologic thinking of difference … More Scott Summit: Beautiful artificial limbs | Video on TED.com

How Awe Stops Your Clock: Scientific American

How Awe Stops Your Clock Excerpt from: via How Awe Stops Your Clock: Scientific American. The experience of vastness slows perception of time By Sarah Estes and Jesse Graham 14 inShare sunrise Would you look at that… Image: iStock/Sava Alexandru The Best Science Writing Online 2012 Showcasing more than fifty of the most provocative, original, … More How Awe Stops Your Clock: Scientific American

Taylor & Francis Online :: Negative Relations Between Pacifier Use and Emotional Competence – Basic and Applied Social Psychology – Volume 34, Issue 5

Taylor & Francis Online :: Negative Relations Between Pacifier Use and Emotional Competence – Basic and Applied Social Psychology – Volume 34, Issue 5. Negative Consequences of Pacifier Use on Emotional Intelligence Facial mimicry – recognising and copying outward displays of emotion – plays a key role in the development of emotional understanding. Can a … More Taylor & Francis Online :: Negative Relations Between Pacifier Use and Emotional Competence – Basic and Applied Social Psychology – Volume 34, Issue 5

Reflection 5: Healing from the Age of Trauma

Healing from the Age of Trauma I have been thinking about this text that I came across: “Navigating Trauma in the Face of Contemporary Culture, Displacement, and Ecological Destruction” by Bonnie Bright. This was a powerful text for me that tied together some of the ideas I have been exploring around how people with multi-sensory … More Reflection 5: Healing from the Age of Trauma

Reflection 4: Helping kids to become aware of themselves

I have been thinking about how much transformation our civilization is going through and how much has changed we have witnessed over the last sixty years, from the fall of many ideological, institutional power and socio-economic systems to the current death of our civilization. Communism, capitalism, socialism etc, all have fallen under the weight of … More Reflection 4: Helping kids to become aware of themselves

Environmental psychology – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Environmental psychology is an interdisciplinary field focused on the interplay between humans and their surroundings. The field defines the term environment broadly, encompassing natural environments, social settings, built environments, learning environments, and informational environments. Since its conception, the field has been committed to the development of a discipline that is both value oriented and problem … More Environmental psychology – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia