How to Get the Most Out of Studying: Part 3 of 5, "Cognitive Principles for Optimizing Learning" Visit www.samford.edu to learn more.
Neuroscience and Cognitive Training Rocketboom Tech's Ellie Rountree speaks with Alvaro Fernandez, Founder of SharpBrains, to learn more about the neurology of our brains and cognitive training. This episode was made in collaboration with Intel! Story links: SharpBrains brain training drivesharp Hippocampus For more information on this episode visit: For up to the minute updates, follow us on Twitter! For behind the scenes pics and more, follow us on Facebook! Join us at for an ad free experience.
University of Cologne: Noam Chomsky: 1. Lecture »Language and Other Cognitive Systems: What is Special about Language?« The Famous American Intellectual has been awarded the Albertus-Magnus Professor 2011 by the University of Cologne. According to the New York Times, Noam Chomsky is "the most important intellectual alive" and has also been described as "one of the most articulate, committed and hard-working political dissidents of our time, MIT linguist and political philosopher." From June 6th to June 8th, 2011, Prof. Dr. Noam Chomsky was a guest of the University of Cologne being the seventh Albertus-Magnus Professor. During his visit, he held one seminar and two public lectures ("Language and Other Cognitive Systems: What is Special about Language?" and "The Evolving Global Order: Prospects and Opportunities"). More information: www.pressoffice.uni-
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): role-play session Brief example of integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) using the Boffey Map developed by Dr. D. Barnes Boffey in his book "Reinventing Yourself: A Control Theory approach to becoming the person you want to be" New View publishers 1993. This is a role-play. For more: see the Instructional DVD and book about integrating mental and medical care:
SyNAPSE: IBM Cognitive Computing Project - Software Steven Esser, IBM Research - Almaden researcher on the SyNAPSE project, walks through the transformational technology behind cognitive computing.
Change Blindness - Cognitive Psychology Experiment - Take Part!! An experiment in Change Blindness, watch the video before reading further: -------------------------------- Courtesy of Wikipedia:- -------------------------------- In visual perception, change blindness is the phenomenon that occurs when a person viewing a visual scene apparently fails to detect large changes in the scene. For change blindness to occur, the change in the scene typically has to coincide with some visual disruption such as a saccade (eye movement) or a brief obscuration of the observed scene or image. When looking at still images, a viewer can experience change blindness if part of the image changes. For more videos like this, performances, and news of upcoming shows and gigs, like my facebook page.
Cognitive Dissonance Theory Matt Hanf's project for CMN 121 4N - Intro to Comm Theory online at LCCC with Dr. Dana Burnside. Project is on CDT or Cognitive Dissonance Theory and edited in Avid Media Composer.
Lecturing for learning: Cognitive Load University of Sydney - Tom Angelo presents on lecturing for (deeper) learning in large classes
Bias Bingo: How Cognitive Bias Generates Belief This video presents a case study of a typical (in fact, randomly selected) talk from the LDS General Conference. Throughout the talk, we pick out textbook bases of psychological manipulation, and show how they are used to instill ill-founded beliefs into the audience. This demonstration represents how virtually all religious beliefs are generated. Basic human cognitive bias is brazenly exploited, while objective skepticism is frowned upon or ignored. Because the entire process is inherently manipulative and dishonest, such activity only serves as evidence against the integrity of religious beliefs. All video of Dallin Oaks is taken WITHOUT permission from , and used under the criticism clause of the Fair Use Act. If the owners of this material wish me to remove it, please contact me. This video is provided copyright free for educational purposes only. You may freely download it and copy it.
The Frontal Lobes: Cognition and Awareness Explains the importance of the frontal lobe in human functioning, and covers brain function, diagnostic assessment, cognitive function, evolution, and comparative behavior.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy AIPC: .au Counselling Connection (a great counselling blog):
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children/Ado Dr. Kliethermes explains trauma and trauma focused cognitive/behavioral therapy (TFCBT). He discusses how he utilizes trauma focused cognitive/behavioral therapy in assisting children and adolescents work through the residual effects of traumatic experiences in their lives.
Arts and Cognitive Neuroscience Experiences in which the senses are intermingled in usual ways are a common motif in the descriptions that mystics provide of their unordinary sensory experiences. This workshop examines the phenomenon of synaesthesia from a multi-disciplinary perspective in order to advance our understanding of the relationship between synaesthesia, metaphor, creativity, and religious and artistic practices. Series: "Humanitas" [4/2008] [Humanities] [Show ID: 13189]
BANDURA'S SOCIAL COGNITIVE THEORY: AN INTRODUCTION ( DAVIDSON FILMS ) Treading new ground in the field of social psychology, Albert Banduras work has become basic to an understanding of how social forces influence individuals, small groups and large groups. From his early BoBo doll experiments through his work with phobias, to his recent work on self-efficacy, Bandura has given us a sense of how people actively shape their own lives and those of others. Utilizing archival materials and newly shot visuals, students will be introduced to the vocabulary and innovative methods of this influential thinker. Dr. Banduras narration imbues this video with his compelling presentation style and intellectual authority. With Albert Bandura, Ph.D. This is a short clip from the film. Further information available at
Carol Tavris - Mistakes Were Made | For Good Reason Carol Tavris describes dissonance theory and how self-justification and self-deception often keep people from changing their minds even in the light of compelling contrary evidence, because the evidence is often dissonant with one's self-image. She details the implications of dissonance theory for the persistence of psychic charlatans and other peddlers of the paranormal, and how it may explain how someone like Sylvia Brown can live with herself, and also how it may explain how believers remain so gullible about such unsupportable claims. She describes confirmation bias as a component of dissonance theory. She talks about how dissonance theory applies to the skeptic movement, both in terms of suggesting the best strategies for engaging the credulous, and in terms of fostering skepticism about one's own skeptical views. And she argues that skepticism should be affirmative rather than destructive in its approach, and focused on both critical thinking and creative thinking alike. Also in this episode, The Honest Liar, Jamy Ian Swiss, talks about who psychics really see when they look in the mirror.
Cognitive Basis of Behavior in Autism Dr. Nancy Minshew discusses the cognitive factors that are contributing to some individuals with autism not being able to cope with their emotional dysregulation in social situations often resulting in behavior problems. Series: MIND Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders [10/2008] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 14657]
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: The ABCs of Emotions -- How Our Emotions Actually Work The ABC or "Cognitive" Model of Emotions and Behavior presented by Dr. Aldo Pucci, president of the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists and founder of the Rational Living Therapy Institute. Think you can't help how you feel and act? Think again. Learn how our emotions actually work from an expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Cass Sunstein - Cognitive Infiltration Sunstein, as the new head of the White House's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, is nudging Obama administration rules on everything from avian flu to student loans. By calling valid criticism conspiracy theory and then making it illegal, Sunstein's ideas could silence everyone from political candidates & elected officials to bloggers, and ordinary individuals like me and you. Article Links- Conspiracy Theories (Sunstein & Vermeule) Why We Should Celebrate Paying Taxes (Holmes & Sunstein) home.uchicago.edu imjustagirl776's channel (sub her!)
The Brain's Inner Workings Part II: Cognition This video narrated by Tom Bosley looks at the neurological basis of higher brain function. Learn how different human behaviors and functions can be isolated to specific areas of the brain, and how with the help of imaging techniques like MRI we can visualize brain activity in a way that gives insight into how the brain functions and allows scientists to develop treatment methods for various mental illnesses in the future.
Rodes - cognitive love - new song
Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation Google Tech Talks February, 28 2008 ABSTRACT Mindfulness meditation, one type of meditation technique, has been shown to enhance emotional awareness and psychological flexibility as well as induce well-being and emotional balance. Scientists have also begun to examine how meditation may influence brain functions. This talk will examine the effect of mindfulness meditation practice on the brain systems in which psychological functions such as attention, emotional reactivity, emotion regulation, and self-view are instantiated. We will also discuss how different forms of meditation practices are being studied using neuroscientific technologies and are being integrated into clinical practice to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress. Speaker: Philippe Goldin Philippe is a research scientist and heads the Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience group in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. He spent 6 years in India and Nepal studying various languages, Buddhist philosophy and debate at Namgyal Monastery and the Dialectic Monastic Institute, and serving as an interpreter for various Tibetan Buddhist lamas. He then returned to the US to complete a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University. His NIH-funded clinical research focuses on (a) functional neuroimaging investigations of cognitive-affective mechanisms in adults with anxiety disorders, (b) comparing the effects of mindfulness meditation and cognitive-behavioral therapy on brain ...
Piaget's Cognitive Stages of Development Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development
What is Cognitive Therapy? The Institutes director, Dr. Robert L. Leahy provides an accessible introduction to the fundamental ideas involved in cognitive therapy in the AICT podcast for May 2007. Please feel free to subscribe or simply listen, to learn more about effective treatments for psychological problems.
Wolfgang Gartner - Cognitive Dissonance Unreleased song cut from his album - Weekend in America.
SyNAPSE: IBM Cognitive Computing Project - Overview Today's computers are little better than calculators; ruled by the von Neumann architecture for over half a century, they use storage structures and programmable memory that scientists are endlessly aiming to improve. However, the human brain - the world's most sophisticated computer - can perform complex tasks rapidly and accurately using the same amount of energy as a 20 watt light bulb and consuming as much space as a 2 liter bottle of soda. Researchers at IBM and collaborating universities are working to build cognitive systems that can learn and perform complex tasks such as action, recognition and perception, while rivaling the low energy and power consumption of the human brain.
A Lesson In Cognitive Dissonance Dr, Philip Zimbardo walks us though a lesson in Cognitive Dissonance. Dr. Leon Festinger's theory shows us the precursor to Justification of Effort.
Cognitive Bias VideoSong A VideoSong on the various types of cognitive bias for my AP Psychology students. Warning... Attention... Achtung... The grammar police (or grammar gestapo) have detected several typographical errors within the subtitles of the song. I admit several things (1) was careless when making this (2) didn't think it would go viral (3) was unprepared for the grammar gestapo's onslaught of biased attacks and (4) cannot fix, change and reupload this without breaking the incoming links from NYT, Buzzfeed, BoingBoing and a thousand twitter feeds. So because of these things I am going to leave it as is. The song and people seeing it are more important than the typos. I've discussed this with my students and they agree. So shut up. Anyway... I promised my classes that I would play them a song before their test on Monday Dec 21... But we had two snow days in a row so I am trusting that they will watch this in advance in order to study for the test on cognition. Even if only one of the lines from this song get stuck in one kid's head and retrieved during the AP Psych exam I will have done my job! Lyrics: I'm biased because I knew it all along... hindsight bias... I knew it all along. hindsight bias... I knew it all along I'm biased because I putyou in a category which yo may or may not belong... representativeness bias don't stereotype this song I'm biased because of a small detail that throws off the big picture of the thing Anchroing bias see the forest for the trees I'm biased toward ...
TEDxCanberra - Ash Donaldson - Cognitive dissonance Multiple-TED attendee and human factors expert, Ash Donaldson, wants us to better understand why we believe what we do. In this talk, Ash explains how our minds build belief and then breaks it down, showing us how and why humans are fooled into believing that things like Power Bands, anti-aging treatments and supplements actually work. Along the way, he tells us how as a trainee pilot he managed to nearly get himself killed by allowing his beliefs to rule logic and provable fact.
Nokia Research Center -- NRC Presents Cognitive Radio Nokia Research Center presents a lighthearted overview of Cognitive Radio starring animated friends Basil and Pepper. Join them on their adventure helping illustrate the benefits of this future radio technology.
ECCEROBOT - Embodied Cognition in a Compliantly Engineered Robot Standard humanoid robots mimic the human form but the mechanisms used in such robots are very different from those in humans, and the characteristics of the robot reflect this. This places severe limitations on the kinds of interactions such robots can engage in, on the knowledge they can aquire of their environment, and therefore on the nature of their cognitive engagement with the environment. However a new kind of robot is just beginning to emerge - the anthropomimetic robot. Instead of just copying the appearance of a human, it copies the inner structures and mechanisms - bones, joints, musles, and tendons, and thus has the potential for human-like action and interaction in the world. ECCE, developed within the EU's 7th Framework Programme, is the first robot that follows the anthropomimetic design principles very closely. The project has three major goals: (1) to design and build a robot using anthropomimetic principles, (2) to characterise its dynamics and control it, (3) to exploit its human-like characteristics to produce some human-like cognitive features.
GIDP: Cognitive Science Cognitive Science Ph.D. Minor Cognitive Science explores the nature of human intelligence and what is required of a physical system to produce behaviors ordinarily deemed "intelligent". Cognitive Science collaborates with a wide range of disciplines to examine typical problems through reasoning, language, comprehension and visual recognition. cogsci.web.arizona.edu
Gordy Graham: Cognitive Dissonance Theory Gordy Graham, the Godfather of Change, or http
Cognitive Science C102 - Lecture 1 Scientific Approaches to Consciousness
How Cognitive Theories Can Help Us Explain Autism Uta Frith, Professor in Cognitive Development at the University of London, looks at a whole causal chain of step-by-step explanations for autism. This causal chain is built by connecting biology and behavior. and finding the middle ground - cognition. Series: "MIND Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders" [10/2006] [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 11862]
Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world Clay Shirky looks at "cognitive surplus" -- the shared, online work we do with our spare brain cycles. While we're busy editing Wikipedia, posting to Ushahidi (and yes, making LOLcats), we're building a better, more cooperative world.TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on , at http Watch a highlight reel of the Top 10 TEDTalks at
***ogy as the Core of Cognition In this Presidential Lecture, cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter examines the role and contributions of ***ogy in cognition, using a variety of ***ogies to illustrate his points. Stanford University: www.stanford.edu Stanford Humanities Center: shc.stanford.edu Stanford University Channel on YouTube:
New Perspectives on Ecology Cognitive Science and Religion Can ecology and the newer cognitive sciences inform understandings of religion? Join Professor Robert Ulanowicz and Professor Antje Jackelen as they explore scientific and theological issues. Series: "New Visions" [3/2006] [Humanities] [Show ID: 11525]
SyNAPSE: IBM Cognitive Computing Project - Hardware IBM researchers John Arthur and Paul Merolla describe the inspiration behind the brain's neurons and synapses to build a chip that could perform functions similar to those of the brain.
Coping With Stress: Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Reduction Stress is ubiquitous and on the rise. How we learn to manage it can have profound effects on our health and well being. This series explains how our bodies experience stress and demonstrates effective strategies to help you thrive in a fast-paced world. On this edition, Jason Satterfield, Director of Behavioral Medicine at UCSF, explores adjustment to chronic medical and stress-induced illnesses, HIV, and stress-management. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public [3/2008] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 13723]
Cognitive Bias and Pattern Seeking Excerpt from Michael Shermer's TED Talk (2005)
From Cognitive Neuroscience to Computing Architectures Fletcher Jones Professor of Computer Science University Professor Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience and Psychology Director, USC Brain Project Research Topics Computational and cognitive neuroscience Mirror neurons and action recognition Brain mechanisms of language and their evolution Epistemology Neural networks Simulation Schema theory Neuroinformatics Research Overview The thrust of Michael Arbib's work is expressed in the title of his first book, Brains, Machines and Mathematics (McGraw-Hill, 1964). The brain is not a computer in the current technological sense, but he has based his career on the argument that we can learn much about machines from studying brains, and much about brains from studying machines. He has thus always worked for an interdisciplinary environment in which computer scientists and engineers can talk to neuroscientists and cognitive scientists. His primary research focus is on the coordination of perception and action. This is tackled at two levels: via schema theory, which is applicable both in top-down ***yses of brain function and human cognition as well as in studies of machine vision and robotics; and through the detailed ***ysis of neural networks, working closely with the experimental findings of neuroscientists on humans and monkeys. He is also engaged in research on the evolution of brain mechanisms for human language, pursuing the Mirror System Hypothesis that links ...