Month: August 2014

It wasn’t me:  To what extent do we have CONTROL over our behavior?

It wasn’t me: To what extent do we have CONTROL over our behavior?

Read the incredible article, The Brain on Trial by neuroscientist David Eagelman director of the Baylor Laboratory of Behavior and Perception  on the incredibly profound effects brain chemistry has on our behavior. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/07/the-brain-on-trial/308520/ The article brings up a number of questions including: 1.  Do we have […]

What is Weird?? Introduction to Abnormality

What is Weird?? Introduction to Abnormality

For our first option in year 2 psychology, we’ll be investigating Abnormal Psychology.  A Learning outcome of the unit is, “Discuss the concepts of normality and abnormality”  This learning activity will focus your understanding around this topic and see that “abnormal” is not a concept […]

Fabric of the cosmos–Mind Blown.

Fabric of the cosmos–Mind Blown.

After we’ve read about Simulation Theory, Expansionary theory and now watched the incredible “Fabric of the Cosmos” by NOVA and Brian Greene, your mind is probably (and hopefully) spinning. If you began our math unit certain that the laws of physics and mathematics were “in […]

Riemann, Einstein, & Linde…How a new geometry, physics and cosmology challenges the immutability of even math based knowledge systems

Riemann, Einstein, & Linde…How a new geometry, physics and cosmology challenges the immutability of even math based knowledge systems

Euclid’s Geometry seemed pretty immutable…that is until Riemann came along in the mid 19th century and created new axioms of geometry. They were as follows: A.  Two points may determine more than one line B.  All lines are finite in length but endless– i.e. circles […]

Expansionary Theory Explained part 1…

Expansionary Theory Explained part 1…

“From Big Bang to Little Swish” Read this article and highlight via Diigo app! This is an intro to expansionary theory–the latest theory regarding the origins of the universe. We’ll delve much deeper into this topic later!  But some important knowledge questions to consider are: […]

Fibonacci Numbers and Natural Order

Fibonacci Numbers and Natural Order

LInk to “doodling in math part 2” How do these “natural patterns” that correspond to the Fibonacci sequence support or refute the Simulation Hypothesis? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOIP_Z_-0Hs

Are We Living in a simulation?

Are We Living in a simulation?

Read the NYTimes article below:   This brings up amazing ideas regarding the platonic nature of math, reason and math as a #wok and issues of creation and #cosmology For further information, listen to Nick Bostrom explain both his Simulation Argument and his Simulation Hypothesis […]