4.5 The function of consciousness
What is consciousness? How does the brain generate consciousness and how can a science of the mind describe and explain it adequately? This unit will introduce you to the slippery phenomenon that is consciousness, as well as some of the difficulties consciousness presents to science and philosophy.
Order in Spontaneous Behavior
Brains are usually described as input/output systems: they transform sensory input into motor output. However, the motor output of brains (behavior) is notoriously variable, even under identical sensory conditions. The question of whether this behavioral variability merely reflects residual deviations due to extrinsic random noise in such otherwise deterministic systems or an intrinsic, adaptive indeterminacy trait is central for the basic understanding of brain function. Instead of random noise
Fix paint chips and scratches
This topic is covers the preparation and methods to be used for fixing paint chips and scratches. It includes text and photographic examples.
How to use a soldering iron to repair wiring
This is a demonstration on how to use a soldering iron to join broken wiring or to solder a connector or terminal to a wire.
Measuring Tools - Measuring Widths Tools
This resource provides information about the use and maintenance of vernier callipers used for measuring the widths of gaps and holes. Instructions are given on how to regularly clean vernier callipers.
Select target sites on the vehicle
In this task the learner is required to choose the correct hangers for targets for a laser measuring sytems and place them at the approriate positions on the vehicle in order for it to be accurately measured.
Recognise plants, products and
Learn how to recognise many common plants and say their names and products treatments and services in your workplace.
Light - by StudyJams
Light is a very important energy source that helps keep us warm and lets us see the world. Light travels in waves through bundles of energy called photons. The photons contain all seven colors of the rainbow. Grab a prism and check them out! Learn more about light with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
STS-134 Daily Mission Recap - Flight Day 13
A video recap of flight day 13 of the STS-134 mission of space shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station.
Arthur's First Sleepover Read-Aloud Online Storybook
This read-aloud is Arthur's First Sleepover written and illustrated by Marc Brown. Arthur is planning his first sleepover with Buster outside in a tent. Arthur's sister D.W. and all his friends are talking about the UFOs that have been sighted in the area. However, Arthur, Buster, and the Brain don't let the rumors interfere with their plans for a backyard adventure in Arthur's tent. In typical fashion, D.W. waits until the boys quiet down for the night and launches her own "alien" invasion
Natural Resources - by StudyJams
Natural resources are things occuring in nature, like air, water, sunlight, and crops, that can be used to fulfill a need. Some natural resources, like metals, plastics, fossil fuels, and old-growth forrests, are non-renewable, meaning they cannot be replaced in our lifetime. Learn more about natural resources with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant pictures are set to music, while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included
Fossil Fuels - by StudyJams
Heat and pressure have turned the fossils of dead plants and animals into deposits of fuel, such as oil, natural gas, and coal. Fossil fuels are a non-renewable resource, and they create pollution, so it is important to conserve them. Learn more about fossil fuels with this slide show from StudyJams. Details images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Six Traits of Writing
This 20 minute lecture is on using the Six Traits of Writing. It includes student examples and moves slowly through the traits.
Sensory Exam: Anatomy: Trigeminal Crossing (Localizing Lesions)
The descending trigeminal tract is ipsilateral to its origin and axons from the 2nd order neurons cross at the lower medulla-upper cervical spinal cord level. The first principle of neurologic diagnosis is regional or anatomical localization. In order to become skillful the student must understand how structure relates to function of the nervous system. The neurologic examination permits "dissection" of the nervous system and localizes the disease when present. Instead of simply memorizing the c
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Comment on Colombian politician to discuss citizenship culture at Vanderbilt by Ted Fischer
We are hosting Antanas Mockus on campus today--the man who changed Bogota. He hired 420 mimes to control traffic in Bogotu00e1u2019s chaotic streets and shut down the corrupt transit police. And traffic fatalities fell 50%. He asked citizens to put their power to use with 350,000 u201cthumbs upu201d and u201cthumbs downu201d cards that his office distributed. The cards were meant to approve and disapprove of other citizensu2019 behavior. He asked people to pay an extra 10% in voluntary taxes
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