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An Analysis of Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy - An Analysis of Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy      "We stood by a pond that winter day," (1) This line indicates a still quietness, with lack of the movement of life. There is a vast difference in appearance and movement around a pond in winter and a pond in the midst of summer. This indicates no leaves, and no visible signs of life. The poet is painting a stark and lifeless scene. "And the sun was white, as though chidden of God,"(2) This is indicative of the modernist approach to light as being too harsh and not a positive factor....   [tags: Neutral Tones Essays]
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Gender-Neutral English Language - Gender-Neutral English Language The English language has evolved through history in a male-centered, patriarchal society. The male orientation of English carries two complementary implications: being male is normative and natural; and therefore, not being male is abnormal and unnatural. The shifting of our language from masculine to gender-neutral may be awkward at first, and our children may wonder what all the fuss was about. The English language is always changing and the future will hold a gender-neutral language....   [tags: Papers] 2950 words
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Gender Neutral Society - Gender Neutral Society New style manuals imposed on students today in English classes across the globe tell them to avoid generic "he" and rewrite their sentences in other ways. A great lesson and a leap forward in removing the very roots of our self-made patriachical society. The English language is changing whether we like it or not, and generic 'he-him-his' may not even exist in 5 or 10 more years. But what of that one book that has stayed relatively the same for generations....   [tags: Papers] 1160 words
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Neutral Diction in Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock - Neutral Diction in Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock The Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock, what a time of night. "The houses are haunted by white night-gowns." Everything is the same from one house to the next. Not only does Wallace Stevens hint at the Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock, he also brings forth feelings of loneliness and despair through his select use of neutral diction. Stevens emphasizes neutral diction using parallelism and repetition, the sameness of the syntax, and an ironic change in wording....   [tags: Ten O' Clock Essays] 666 words
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Compare Aurora Leigh and Neutral Tones - Compare Aurora Leigh and Neutral Tones      The frenzied growth and progress of the Victorian Era had worked itself into a ferment at the birth of the Modern Age. Whereas the Victorian authors and poets seemed to attempt to hold onto themes of the Romantics, emulation of the Classical Age and the application of epic format, the Modernists used more conversational language, but similarly to Romantics, turned to introspection as an inspirational source. However, most striking, is the change of mood of the literature from that of optimism and expansion of the 19th century, to that of early 20th century's "pessimism, sadness, and gravity" (Agatucci, 2001)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing the poems Neutral Tones and Absence - Comparing the poems Neutral Tones and Absence Both the poems 'Neutral Tones' by Thomas Hardy and 'Absence' by Elizabeth Jennings mention and describe the poets' feelings about losing their partners. Even though the general theme, the loss of love, is the same, many features such as tone, imagery, language and rhyme scheme differ from each other. Hardy emphasises more on his feelings towards his break up. He doesn't actually mention how he feels, but instead, the imagery he uses and the way he describes his ex-girlfriend shows that he feels broken and angry....   [tags: English Literature] 2032 words
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The Gender-Neutral Society: The Equality of Conditions Does Not Lead to Happiness for Women - ... The speakers in the conference, mostly powerful women holding prestiges professions, expressed their “anger” against the patriarchy systems in society holding women down. The discrimination of men and blaming then for all injustices done to women comes at a high cost. The transition between the first and second wave brought with itself unintended consequences. But despite their differences, the two waves contributed significantly to the betterment of women’s rights. Women have not only gained civil rights, but have achieved goals their predecessors never could....   [tags: Gender Studies ]
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A Risk Neutral Framework For The Pricing Of Credit Derivatives - A Risk Neutral Framework For The Pricing Of Credit Derivatives 1. INTRODUCTION Considerable research effort has gone into Credit Derivatives since the early 1990’s. The roots of credit derivatives can be traced back to the notion that the credit risk of a firm can be captured by the credit rating ascribed to it. This premise is also the cornerstone of loan pricing and credit risk management models the world over, including J.P. Morgan’s CreditMetricsTM. Empirical research enables the predictability of the event of default as well as the Loss in the Event of Default (LIED)....   [tags: Business Finance Essays]
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Neural Networks - Neural Network Neural Network, highly interconnected network of information-processing elements that mimics the connectivity and functioning of the human brain. Neural networks are a form of multiprocessor computer system, with · Simple processing elements · A high degree of interconnection · Simple scalar messages · Adaptive interaction between elements Where can neural network systems help. · Where we can't formulate an algorithmic solution. · Where we can get lots of examples of the behavior we require....   [tags: Neural Network Computers Technology] 1695 words
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A Neural Network Primer - A Neural Network Primer This paper gives the basics of the subject of neural networks. It is recommended for those new to the subject of neural networks and only assumes that the reader has a knowledge of basic algebra. Please feel free to distribute this paper as you wish but please distribute the entire paper without deletions and limit your corrections and additions to the space below the bottom line after the last paragraph of the original text. If you wish for your correction or modification to be changed in the body of the original text, please send your recommendation to one of my computer addresses above....   [tags: Neural Network Primer Essays] 4852 words
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Neural Networks - Neural Networks Abstract This paper will provide an introductory level discussion of neural networks within the field of artificial intelligence. This discussion will briefly cover the history of the neural network as well as recent advances within this field. In addition, several real world applications of neural networks will be discussed. Introduction The primary goal in the field of artificial intelligence is to construct a machine with an intellect comparable to that of a human. This pursuit of an artificial intelligence has had a long history....   [tags: Artificial Intelligence Technology]
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Neural Networks - Neural Networks A neural network also known as an artificial neural network provides a unique computing architecture whose potential has only begun to be tapped. They are used to address problems that are intractable or cumbersome with traditional methods. These new computing architectures are radically different from the computers that are widely used today. ANN's are massively parallel systems that rely on dense arrangements of interconnections and surprisingly simple processors (Cr95, Ga93)....   [tags: essays research papers] 2934 words
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Neural Interfacing - Neural Interfacing In the motion picture “RoboCop” scientists during a future time implanted a human head into the body of a futuristic robot creating an almost unstoppable police officer. During 1987, when this movie was produced, the idea of man combining with machine was considered pure fantasy. However, advances in technology in the year 2000 and further studies in recent years have proven that this idea may, in time, become a reality. On October 13th 2003, sciencedaily.com in their article, Monkeys Consciously Control A Robot Arm Using Only Brain Signals, reported that researchers of Duke University had successfully taught a monkey to manipulate a robotic arm using only her brain signals and a video display.[1] Though the theory behind the idea of somehow connecting human tissue to electronic devices is relatively simple, the processes needed to create the experiment are very complex....   [tags: essays papers]
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Neural Networks and the Latest Trends - Neural Networks and the Latest Trends Introduction: Traditionally, the term neural network had been used to refer to a network or circuit of biological neurons. The modern usage of the term often refers to artificial neural network. Though the digital Computer technology is advanced a lot and does many tasks very fast and accurately, does exactly what we tell them to do, they were not able to perform some simple operations like reading, hand written note or recognizing human face or voice which seems to be difficult for even most advanced system to identify....   [tags: Information Technology]
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Neural Plasticity: The Growth of Learning - Neural Plasticity: The Growth of Learning Over the years, the brain’s ability to rejuvenate or dynamically adapt has been meticulously researched and documented, regarding questions of learning, injury, aging and disease. “Neural plasticity (also referred to as brain plasticity, cortical plasticity or cortical re-mapping)…was first proposed in 1890 by William James in The Principles of Psychology, though the idea was largely neglected for the next fifty years." (Squidoo, 2010, para. 1) Since that time, many questions have been asked and answered, such as: Is it possible for humans improve cognitive skills or abilities through regenerative measures....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Neuroscience: Mind Reading (Neural Decoding) - ... One scientist likened it to viewing trailers to a bunch of different movies. It was a big breakthrough in the research of mind reading. They developed this method for deciphering electrical signals in a person’s brain as they listened to individual words or an entire conversation. After analyzing these signals, the scientists were able to create the imagined speech of the subject. They developed this method for deciphering electrical signals in a person’s brain as they listened to individual words or an entire conversation....   [tags: Neuroscience]
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Neural Networks in Investments - Neural Networks in Investments I. ABSTRACT Investment managers often find themselves overwhelmed with the large amount of data obtained from the financial markets. Most of the data available is numeric and noisy in nature, making the decision-making process harder. These decisions usually rely on the integration of statistical measures that attempt to compress much of the data and qualitative depictions such as graphs and bar charts with news events and other pertinent information. Investment decisions usually involve non-linear relationships among the various components of the data....   [tags: Computers Technology Investing]
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Artificial Neural Networks - Artificial Neural Networks Artificial neural networks are systems implemented on computer systems as specialized hardware or sophisticated software that loosely model the learning and remembering functions of the human brain. They are an attempt to simulate the multiple layers of processing elements in the brain, called neurons. These elements are implemented in such a way so that the layers can learn from prior experience and remember their outputs. In this way, the system can learn to recognize certain patterns and situations and apply these to certain priorities and output appropriate results....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Neural Vision System - Neural Vision System Researchers at the University of Houston in Texas have developed a neural vision system that allows a robot to adapt to a changing world. The machine is designed to explore, experience (for better or worse) and then make future decisions based on that experience: typical behavior for any neural device. What is unusual is its ability to "learn new tricks" if the rules it learned through experience no longer apply. In both simulated and hardware experiments, the robot was shown to be able to identify objects correctly, even if the value associated with them changed over time....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Neural Cells as Harmony Detectors - Neural Cells as Harmony Detectors The issues of harmony have notably low profile in the current AI research. Meanwhile, when it comes to brain architecture, harmony plays the central role. As we hope to demonstrate in this essay, neural cells act primarily as local harmony detectors. On a less local scale, the consensus is that perceptions correspond to certain stable periodic patterns of neuron firing. A harmony-based architecture would probably be more successful than current AI paradigms. It would help here to recall the basics of neuron firing theory....   [tags: Neurology Brain Essays]
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Neuromodulation and Neural Plasticity - Neuromodulation and Neural Plasticity Neuromodulatory synaptic transmission differs from classical chemical synaptic transmission in both mechanism and function. The function of a classical synapse is to convey information rapidly from the presynaptic neuron to its target cell, producing a short-term effect. The neuromodulatory synapse may do the same initially, but its primary function is to transmit information that will have long-lasting effects on the postsynaptic neuron's metabolic activity, and on its response to subsequent input....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Assessing the Neural Mechanisms of Anxiety - A "Lesser Wrong" Model of Assessing the Neural Mechanisms of Anxiety The objective of our class and the neuroscientific community is to understand the complex neural pathways of the brain. The neural mechanisms of anxiety have long puzzled researchers. Thus far, the belief is that two structures of the limbic system known as the lateral septum and the amygdala regulate anxiety. The present paper will examine the role of the lateral septum and the amygdala in propagating anxiety (supporting the brain = behavior paradigm), discuss the neural connection that exist between the Am and LS, consider the effects that benzodiazepine anxiolytics have on this neural connection, as well as introduce findings from my current research that supports the "lesser wrong" model of anxiety....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Sensori-neural Deafness - Sensori-neural Deafness Sensori-neural deafness is medically irreversible. It is caused by a malfunction of the inner ear. So when sounds reach the inner ear, they go no further. In normal cases the sound will be transmitted to the brain. The cause of hearing impairment has various forms. Such as, a fault in the genetic blueprint, if one chromosome from either parent is damaged. This is the main cause of a child having it before birth....   [tags: Papers] 593 words
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Neural Masculization and Feminization - Neural Masculization and Feminization American society separates two sexes and distinguishes two genders. Through innumerable cues, we are taught that men and women are different. Most public places provide separate restrooms for men and women. Most department stores sell men's and women's clothes in separate departments. Even separate clothing size scales exist for men and women. Many health forms and applications for schools or jobs inquire about sex. Clubs and organizations, such as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, exist solely for one gender or the other....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Neural Precursor Cells and Neuro-Regenerative Medicine - Introduction The adult central nervous system (CNS) is comprised of cells from two distinct lineages- neurons and glial cells. Neurons are the basic building block of CNS that responsible for communicating information via eletro-chemical mechanisms. Glial cells (astrocytes and oligodendrocytes) surround the neurons; provide them support and insulation. “No new neuron after birth” or “the adult human brain cannot regenerate” was the dogma of neurosciences for the past century (1). Recently, this principle has been challenged by the discovery of NPC in both embryonic and adult mammalian nervous system (1, 2)....   [tags: Medicine] 636 words
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Artificial Neural Network Based Rotor Reactance Control - ... 5. A power spectrum analyzer was used to measure the active, reactive power readings, stator voltage and current values. The relations between the optimal efficiency, efficiency at rotor shorted, duty ratio for optimal efficiency and stator current are shown in Fig.6. The experiment is repeated to ensure the relationship shown in Fig. 6. The following tests were performed: Variable torque with fixed capacitor: In the first instance, the tests were conducted for obtaining the efficiency, variation of speed at different loads with varying duty ratio....   [tags: Engineering]
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IMPAIRMENT NEURAL DEVELOPMENTS AND SYMPTOMS OF AUTISM DISORDER - ... It has been shown that the brain stem of people with autism is smaller than normal individual (Alexander et al., 2006). The cell bodies of cranial nerve are found in the brain stem and these nerve control eye, face and tongue muscles (Rodier, 2000). Dysfunction of cranial nerve causes failure to use eye contact and facial expression (Rodier, 2000). additionally, DTI studies, a sensitive measure of water molecule diffusivity in the brain, indicate disturbed location of Fractional anisotropy (FA) that is involve in social cognitive processes (Cheng et al., 2010)....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Neural Network Concept in Artificial Intelligence - Neural Network Concept in Artificial Intelligence Abstract Since the 1980's there have been renewed research efforts dedicated to neural networks. The present interest is largely due to the difficult problems confronted by artificial intelligence, and due to the deeper understanding of how the brain works, the recent developments in theoretical models, technologies and algorithms. One motivation of neural network research is the desire to build a new breed of powerful computers to solve a variety of problems that have proved to be very difficult with conventional computers....   [tags: Computer Technology]
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The Neural Depths of Our Ever-Changing Cognition - ... mindfully or unmindfully) will affect both the experiential state of the person and the state of his/her brain (5). Therefore, Schwartz, Stapp and Beauregard posit that the way we choose to direct our attention can have significant effects as to how our brain functions and how the genome expresses itself. Thus with the advent of technology and the increasing knowledge of ways we can better retrieve information by using our brains’ cognitive mechanisms more efficiently, our society and the individuals in it can reshape the way their brain works; hence, they can become better learners and thinkers who contribute immensely to society....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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The Neural Depths of Our Ever-Changing Cognition - ... mindfully or unmindfully) will affect both the experiential state of the person and the state of his/her brain (5). Therefore, Schwartz, Stapp and Beauregard posit that the way we choose to direct our attention can have significant effects as to how our brain functions and how the genome expresses itself. Thus with the advent of technology and the increasing knowledge of ways we can better retrieve information by using our brains’ cognitive mechanisms more efficiently, our society and the individuals in it can reshape the way their brain works; hence, they can become better learners and thinkers who contribute immensely to society....   [tags: Neuroscience]
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The Neural Depths of Our Ever-Changing Cognition - ... Schwartz—who is a well know neuroscientist and professor of psychiatry at UCLA’s Resnick Institute for Neuropsychiatry— as well as Henry P. Stapp and Mario Beauregard, the power of self-directed neuroplasticity can induce lasting-biological changes to the structure of the brain: When people practice self-directed activities for the purposes of systematically altering patterns of cerebral activation they are attending to their mental and emotional experiences, not merely their limbic or hypothalamic brain mechanisms… It is, in fact, the basic thesis of self-directed neuroplasticity research that the way in which a person directs their attention (e.g....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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The Neural Depths of Our Ever-Changing Cognition - ... Therefore, Schwartz, Stapp and Beauregard posit that the way we choose to direct our attention can have significant effects on how our brain functions and how the genome expresses itself. Thus, with the advent of technology and the increasing knowledge of ways we can better retrieve information by using our brains’ cognitive mechanisms, our society and the individuals in it can reshape the way their brain works; hence, through this effect, they can become better learners and thinkers who contribute immensely to our society....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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The Neural Score for Language and Related Action - The Neural Score for Language and Related Action In the web page, GESTURAL EQUIVALENCE (EQUIVALENTS) OF LANGUAGE (http://www.percep.demon.co.uk/gesture.htm) , the development of language with respect to movements of the arms and hands are discussed. It is proposed that there are certain neural patterns, a score, to these movements that correspond to certain sounds. One can get so general as to say that there is one pattern of movement for each phoneme in language. Phonemes are the basic sounds of which a spoken language is constructed....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Artificial Neural Networks for Misuse Detection - Artificial Neural Networks for Misuse Detection Misuse detection is the process of attempting to identify instances of network attacks by comparing current activity against the expected actions of an intruder. Most current approaches to misuse detection involve the use of rule-based expert systems to identify indications of known attacks. However, these techniques are less successful in identifying attacks which vary from expected patterns. Artificial neural networks provide the potential to identify and classify network activity based on limited, incomplete, and nonlinear data sources....   [tags: Technology Computer Security Essays]
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Fetal Neural Transplantation in the Treatment of Parkinson's and Huntington - Two Diseases, One Hope: Fetal Neural Transplantation in the Treatment of Parkinson's and Huntington's Disease Parkinson's Disease (PD) and Huntington's Disease (HD) are neurodegenerative diseases that are caused by malfunctions within the motor sector of the nervous system. These malfunctions, which are caused either by the surplus (as in HD) or absence (as in PD) of hormones, are a direct result of neural cell deterioration within the brain. PD and HD illustrate two very different behavioral patterns that are subsequently caused by two opposite and extreme biological abnormalities....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Mechanisms of Originality: Comparing Language Systems to Neural Systems - Mechanisms of Originality: Comparing Language Systems to Neural Systems "When I was a boy I felt that the role of rhyme in poetry was to compel one to find the unobvious because of the necessity of finding a word which rhymes. This forces novel assocations and almost guarantees deviations from routine chains or trains of thought. It becomes paradoxically a sort of automatic mechanism of orginality ..." ---- Stan Ulam, Adventures of a Mathematician In a previous paper, I began exploring a comparison between language and DNA based on their function as information systems....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Critically Evaluate the role of Neural Structures in Subserving a Specific Psychological Function. - ... The subjects retrieval performance of their episodic memories was scanned. It was found that some activation occurred in the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, but not in areas symmetrical to those in the right. Activation was also found in the parietal lobe. From this study, and several others, encoding and retrieval were found to be localized in specific areas in the left and right hemispheres of the brain. This lead researchers to create of model that represented the idea that encoding involves the left hemisphere more than the right, and that retrieval involves the right hemisphere more than the left....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Linking Brain and Behavior: Reflections on Neurodegenerative Diseases and Fetal Neural Transplantat - Linking Brain and Behavior: Reflections on Neurodegenerative Diseases and Fetal Neural Transplantation Neurodegenerative diseases are caused by malfunctions within the motor sector of the nervous system. These malfunctions, which are caused by the presence or absence of hormones, are a direct result of neural cell deterioration within the brain. Thus, biological problems of the brain, or rather predicaments arising between cellular connections within the brain, and the treatment of such conditions, illustrate how the brain organizes movement and behavior (11)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Speaker identification and verification over short distance telephone lines using artificial neural networks - SPEAKER IDENTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION OVER SHORT DISTANCE TELEPHONE LINES USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS Ganesh K Venayagamoorthy, Narend Sunderpersadh, and Theophilus N Andrew gkumar@ieee.org sundern@telkom.co.za theo@wpo.mlsultan.ac.za Electronic Engineering Department, M L Sultan Technikon, P O Box 1334, Durban, South Africa. ABSTRACT Crime and corruption have become rampant today in our society and countless money is lost each year due to white collar crime, fraud, and embezzlement. This paper presents a technique of an ongoing work to combat white-collar crime in telephone transactions by identifying and verifying speakers using Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs)....   [tags: essays research papers] 2884 words
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The Neural Depths of Our Ever-Changing Cognition - ... Therefore, Schwartz, Stapp and Beauregard posit that the way we choose to direct our attention can have significant effects as to how our brain functions and how the genome expresses itself. Thus, with the advent of technology and the increasing knowledge of ways we can better retrieve information by using our brains’ cognitive mechanisms more efficiently, our society and the individuals in it can reshape the way their brain works; in view of that, they can become better learners and thinkers who contribute immensely to society....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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The Neural Depths of Our Ever-Changing Cognition - ... Accordingly, some people with learning disabilities and mild cognitive impairment can use part of their functioning brain to compensate for the partially/non-functioning part. As taken directly from a quote by Donald Hebb in H. Sebastian Seung’s article “Half a Century of Hebb”—the father of neuropsychology, Dr. Donald Hebb, described the inherent changes on the functions of our brains’ plasticity through neuronal firing. According to Hebbs’ theory in Seung’s article, “When an axon of cell A is near enough to excite B and repeatedly or persistently takes part in firing it, some growth process or metabolic change takes place in one or both cells such that A's efficiency, as one of the cells firing B, is increased” (1166)....   [tags: Psychology, IQ Tests]
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