Science

The Body of Information

Submitted by AndyW on Thu, 02/04/2010 - 01:49
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I just finished reading a New York Times article entitled “Abstract Thoughts? The Body Takes Them Literally” that came out a few days ago. Librarians certainly talk about how information is organized and how it can be accessed, and so I thought this article relates well in talking about how the brain (our ultimate end user) perceives information. It is part of an psychological field called embodied cognition.

Notable quote:

Noble Prize winner makes science fun for kids

Submitted by Jay on Sat, 09/26/2009 - 16:53

An FSU professor has turned to video lessons and the Internet to revolutionize the way schoolchildren learn science and math. The three-minute video is one of hundreds that Kroto is collecting in a free digital database (http://geoset.fsu.edu/home.html) that represents a sort of YouTube, Google, Wikipedia hybrid for science, math and technology instruction.

See the full article at:
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/5min/story/1252477.html