2.3.4 Lateralisation

It has long been suspected that unusual patterns of cerebral lateralisation (i.e. the ‘division of labour’ between left and right hemispheres of the brain) may have some connection with dyslexia. Early researchers noticed an apparent excess of left-handedness in children with specific reading difficulties (and their relatives). However, most dyslexic people are in fact right-handed, and most left-handed people are not dyslexic. Nonetheless, large-scale analyses of the research find
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1.6 Conclusion

This course has presented an overview of the ways in which organisms living in temperate habitats are adapted to survive the winter. The course has shown how a limited set of environmental changes associated with the onset of winter can lead to a diversity of adaptations and therefore a large diversity of species.

On the basis of the examples discussed in this course, we can identify four factors that contribute to the diversity of adaptive strategies for coping with winter.


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Nicole Atkins and XPN | 07/06/10
Singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins is performing at the XPoNential Music Festival on the Camden Waterfront this weekend. State of the Arts producer Christopher Benincasa chats with the Jersey shore native about sharks, couch surfing, touring in mini-vans, and, of course, making music. For more information about the festival, check out jerseyarts.com/festivals and xpn.org.
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Spanish Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners #19 - Talking About a Party in Mexican Spanis
  Learn Mexican Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Do you find yourself only understanding bits and pieces of Mexican Spanish conversations? Do you spend hours trying to figure out what that person said to you in Mexican Spanish? Then this Mexican Spanish Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners series is for you! In each lesson of this five-part series, [...]
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Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights: Style
TIn this video the style of Emily Bronte's writing in the novel, Wuthering
heights is examined.  Style means the way in which a text is written, and how a writer uses literary devices and language.  This video is bland visually but is very informative.

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2.5 Is the author dead?

When Roland Barthes (1915–80) wrote ‘The Death of the Author’ (first published 1968, reprinted in Barthes 1977), he did not mean that, like Wimsatt and Beardsley, the author had been, or should always have been, absent in the interpretation of art works. Instead his position is a historicised one: while once it might have been acceptable to refer to the author in the interpretation of an art work, now, in a post-modern world, it is not. Michel Foucault (1926–84) responded to Barthes (
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FIRST AID App for Android
The application puts suggestions to treat everyday emergencies in your hand.Features:· Easy to use Spanish language toggle to switch translation directly inside the app.· HEAT STROKE AND RELATED CONTENT NOW INCLUDED IN LEARN AND EMERGENCY TABS· Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through everyday first aid scenarios.· Fully integrated with 9-1-1 so you can call EMS from the app at any time.· Videos and animations make learning first aid fun and easy.&mid
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Eric Carle's-I See A Song Animation
In this video, Eric Carle's I See A Song is put to a clever, whimsical animation. The violinist(black and white) begins the show by stating: I see a song. I paint music. I hear colors. I touch the rainbow.....let  your imagination see your own song. The violinist begins to play and beautiful colorful shapes come out of his music. These shapes morph from one image to others. Some of the images include planets, violins, moon, sun, ocean, mermaid
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Walls that Divide: Out There and In Here

A Presentation and Conversation with Professor Scott Bollens School of Social Ecology recorded on February 29, 2012 as part of the Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity Campus Conversations Series.

Scott Bollens is UCI Professor of Urban Planning and the Warmington Chair in Peace and International Cooperation. He studies the intersection of cities and nationalistic conflict and has interviewed more than 240 individuals in the cities of Beirut, Jerusalem, Belfast, Johannesburg, Nicos
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The majority of people who sleep on the streets, and in hostels and night shelters are men. However, the number of women, particularly younger women, in these circumstances has increased (Anderson et al., 1993). They are often people with complex care and support needs, which go way beyond the provision of accommodation. But, as you will learn in this unit, complex needs are both a cause and a product of homelessness.

In this audio unit, you will hear from four people, who will each be
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British Parliament: Print and Politics
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3.3.1 Try some yourself

1 Look at the diagram below and answer the following questions:

  • (a) Write down the coordinates of the points P, Q, R, S and T.

  • (b) On this diagram,
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Inca, Part 3
Highlights of this segment include watching and listening to an archaeologist as she unwraps a mummy (!), skull deformation practiced by Incan predecessors, brain surgery, and introduction to the Nazca lines.
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1.4 Subject knowledge

Subject knowledge is a critical factor at every point in the teaching process: in planning, assessing and diagnosing, task setting, questioning, explaining and giving feedback.

(Alexander et al., 1992, paragraph 77)

Subject knowledge, which lies at the heart of this course, comes in different forms. One well-known typology (Shulman, 1986) identifies three kinds:

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Exploring Greek vases
What can you learn about an archaic community from the art they created? Can the way in which their artefacts are displayed enhance the experience of viewing it? Very few remains still exist from Ancient Greek culture on the whole. However because of the durability of the material, pottery is a large part of the archaeological record from this period in Greece’s history, and as a result these vases have exerted a disproportionately large influence on our understanding of Greek society. These f
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2.5.4 Activités 30 et 31

Activité 30

Listen to people talking about dates in the French calendar. Note the dates of the events in the table below.

Écoutez et notez les dates:

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Have you ever been wondering if the efforts of Medecins Sans Frontieres in providing development and emergency aid to developing countries are matched by the veterinary profession? At least since Nick Short co-founded VETAID, the British daughter organisation of the European Veterinaires Sans Frontieres, vets from the UK have actively been trying to help the lives of thousands of Africans by helping them improve the health of the animals they live with. Listen to the podcast to find out more abo
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4.2.5 Emotions

Emotions can be easily misunderstood when you can't see faces or body language. People may not realise you are joking; irony and satire are easily missed. Smileys or emoticons such as :-) and :-( can be used to express your feelings (look at these sideways). Other possibilities are punctuation (?! #@*!), or , , or even using mock HTML tags such as smileys are stupid.

Remember that many discussion systems only support plain text so you can't rel
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3.1.1 Treatment or management?

In the preceding paragraph you will notice that we talked generally about the treatment of conditions, but referred to ‘managing’ dyslexia. Why did we do this? It relates to the following important general issues:

Is treatment (i.e. intervention) warranted ? We mentioned this issue when we were discussing sociocultural or personal distress based definitions of abnormality. Intervention is not always desi
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Michio Kaku Explains Why He Is No Longer A Climate Change Denier Global Warming Is Real
This is an excellent discussion from a scientist. (04:55)
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