By: Dr. Pascale Michelon
Mental self-rotation is the cognitive ability to imagine yourself in different locations in space, and to imagine your body moving in space. We need it for everyday activities such as finding a place or reading a map. The ability involved is technically called egocentric spatial transformations (yes, that is the scientific expression) or mental self rotation, and the brain areas primarily involved are the parietal lobes.
Here’s an example.
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Please tell us about your interest in applied brain science. What areas are you most interested in?
I am mostly intrigued by brain training and behavioral response using neuro/biofeedback and augmented/virtual reality.
What is one important thing you are working on now, and where can people learn more about it?
We are working on ways to leverage augmented reality for fully immersive experiences that can impact mood. Read the rest of this entry »
You can now enjoy the slide deck from this session, which took place at the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (September 19-20th). Read the rest of this entry »
We’re glad to announce two more excellent speakers at the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, September 19-20th.
Louise Murphy, MA, LPC, CEAP is the Head of Aetna Behavioral Health in Hartford, CT. Louise led the team that launched Aetna’s EAP brand in July 2004, and continues to spearhead development of new programs and products for both the EAP and Behavioral Health division. Louise is a graduate of the University of Houston, where she received her Masters in Clinical Psychology as well as her undergraduate degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
We have always thought that “our brain shapes us.” I wrote my new book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain (May 2012; Free Press, Foreword by Norman Doidge), to prove that the reverse is equally true. I wanted to demonstrate how “we can shape our brains.”
Imagine having a brain that is capable and incapable at the same time. Growing up, I had severe learning disabilities. I lived in a world that was confusing and incomprehensible. As I was to later discover, a critical part of my brain was not working properly, the end result being that all language was experienced as foreign and my translator was Read the rest of this entry »