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

New vision of how we explore our world

Apr. 4, 2013 — Brain researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute have discovered that we explore the world with our eyes in a different way than previously thought. Their results advance our understanding of how healthy observers and neurological patients interact and glean critical information from the world around them. via New vision of how we … More New vision of how we explore our world

Reflection 6: HSP and Learning

HSPs learn differently. They learn through their senses/bodies/spirit. In that sense they are like visual-spatial learners who, according to Linda K. Silverman and Jeffrey N. Freed:”  learn holistically rather than in a step-by-step fashion.” While these authors see visual sensing as primordial, in the HSP context, all senses play an important role in learning.  HSPs  … More Reflection 6: HSP and Learning

UPDATES IN MICHIGAN FAMILY LAW: Understanding Sensory Overload – Autism and Related Syndromes

Understanding Sensory Overload – Autism and Related Syndromes This is an incredibly powerful video, for those of you who do not know what sensory overload is like, it may help understand.   via Sensory Overload (Interacting with Autism Project) on Vimeo.   Sensory Overload – Autism and Related Syndromes.

Eye-contact detector found in the brain – life – 16 October 2012 – New Scientist

hummmmm,  the eye cells neurons…… Biological social and emotional fingerprinting? Reblogged article: Eye-contact detector found in the brain 15:17 16 October 2012 by Clare Wilson Why does making direct eye contact with someone give you that feeling of a special connection? Perhaps because it excites newly discovered “eye cells” in the amygdala, the part of … More Eye-contact detector found in the brain – life – 16 October 2012 – New Scientist

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