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Feb 28, 15

This is Your Brain on Jazz Improvisation: The Neuroscience of Creativity

  • systematically links all four undergraduate years
  • The revised general education courses provide an improved sequence designed by W&M faculty to emphasize connections across the liberal arts.
  • a common W&M experience

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  • This is known as the “decoy effect”—whoever gets an inferior competitor becomes more highly valued.
  • with “priming effects,” irrelevant or unconsciously processed information prompts people to assign value by association
  • With “framing effects,” the way a choice is presented affects people’s evaluation

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  • the mind is a tabula rasa or blank sheet until experience in the form of sensation and reflection provide the basic materials — simple ideas — out of which most of our more complex knowledge is constructed.
  • combine
  • take a view of them at once

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  • In Mode 2 multidisciplinary teams are brought together for short periods of time to work on specific problems in the real world for knowledge production.

  • A discipline (or specialism) is knowledge or a concentration in one academic field of study or profession. A discipline incorporates expertise, people, projects, communities, challenges, studies, inquiry, and research areas that are strongly associated with academic areas of study or areas of professional practice.
  • Individuals associated with academic disciplines are commonly referred to as experts or specialists.
  • Curricula and disciplinary designations were linked first in German universities during the first half of the nineteenth century.

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  • Its purpose was to establish specific, rigorous learning expectations for graduates receiving associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees.
  • what students should know and be able to do
  • The DQP proposes that students be proficient in five areas: specialized knowledge, broad integrative knowledge, intellectual skills, applied learning, and civic learning.

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  • Spinoza consistently maintains that humans can be free, or adequate, causes.
  • Finite things can obtain only a degree of freedom.

  • The most important work included in the Opera posthuma is the Ethics, a systematic account of Spinoza’s philosophy written in a style modeled on Euclidean geometry, beginning with a set of axioms and definitions, and attempting to show, by formal demonstrations, what conclusions these assumptions lead to.

  • the two realms of matter and mind are causally closed systems.
  • “a mode of extension and the idea of that mode are one and the same thing, but expressed in two ways”
  • A circle existing in nature and the idea of the existing circle, which is also in God, are one and the same thing, which is explained through different attributes. Therefore, whether we conceive nature under the attribute of Extension, or under the attribute of Thought, or under any other attribute, we shall find one and the same order, or one and the same connection of causes, i.e., that the same things follow one another.

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  • what it is to be a cat is just to strive in a certain cat-like way
  • whether Spinoza’s theory of conatus should be interpreted teleologically or non-teleologically
  • Bennett argue that Spinoza rejects all purposive or goal directed activities whatsoever, including human purposive action.

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  • A new study says that the kind of instinctive decision-making advocated in best-selling popular psychology books like ‘Nudge’, ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ and ‘Blink’ is not backed up by reliable evidence.
  • reliable evidence suggests that we usually make decisions consciously and people should be taking the time to think things through.

  • But alternatives to the credit hour remain experimental, according to the study, and began with institutions that serve fairly narrow groups of students. The report said more work is needed to see if those alternatives could work throughout K-12 and higher education.

  • Given this ideological commitment, it is not surprising that the authors condemn human behavioral genetics, intelligence testing, and sociobiology as worthless and even pernicious.

  • presenting students with the choice of one of three paths
  • mesh ethical reasoning and intercultural global knowledge
  • earn general education credit through activities such as studying abroad, service learning or a capstone project.

  • Designed to allow you to investigate healthcare connections across the humanities, the Medical Humanities program examines the intersection of human experience and medical knowledge by engaging in a discursive dialogue centered on what medicine means in relation to the individual and society.

  • Medical Humanities  is a leading international journal that reflects the whole field of medical humanities. Medical Humanities aims to encourage  a high academic standard for this evolving and developing subject and to enhance professional and public discussion.

  • We define the term "medical humanities" broadly to include an interdisciplinary field of humanities (literature, philosophy, ethics, history and religion), social science (anthropology, cultural studies, psychology, sociology), and the arts (literature, theater, film, and visual arts) and their application to medical education and practice. The humanities and arts provide insight into the human condition, suffering, personhood, our responsibility to each other, and offer a historical perspective on medical practice.
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