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Alcon
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Apparently frequently confronting viewpoints different from your own is very good for older brains.

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“The brain is plastic and continues to change, not in getting bigger but allowing for greater complexity and deeper understanding,” says Kathleen Taylor, a professor at St. Mary’s College of California, who has studied ways to teach adults effectively. “As adults we may not always learn quite as fast, but we are set up for this next developmental step.”

Educators say that, for adults, one way to nudge neurons in the right direction is to challenge the very assumptions they have worked so hard to accumulate while young. With a brain already full of well-connected pathways, adult learners should “jiggle their synapses a bit” by confronting thoughts that are contrary to their own, says Dr. Taylor, who is 66.

So we're doing it right here by constantly confronting each other with ideas that don't conform to each persons existing assumptions.

We're not fighting, we're jiggling our neurons!

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Oh God, you are SO WRONG.
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quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
Oh God, you are SO WRONG.

Well, if you expect to jiggle some of Alcon's old fart neurons, you need to provide some evidence to back that statement up, buster.
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Strider
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quote:
We're not fighting, we're jiggling our neurons!
I'm using that from now on.
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Kwea
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lol
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Mucus
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It's for your own good!
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Orincoro
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I can see your neurons jiggling.
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Samprimary
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Conflict certainly does feed me but I can't be sure it's my secret to eternal youth.

Oh well, whatever, I might as well go for it.

Everybody in this thread: you are so damn wrong it hurts me to even LOOK at you, ugh. How can a person be so wrong. Let's argue.

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Hank
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quote:
Originally posted by Alcon:

We're not fighting, we're jiggling our neurons!

Whoa, whoa, whoa! This is a family-friendly forum!
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malanthrop
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Spend less time online and more time on your cell phone.

http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/health/2010/01/07/2010-01-07_exposure_to_radiation_from_cell_phones_could_help_protect_against_alzheimers_mem.html

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Tara
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Pfff that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Gosh.
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I agree....just a comment on studies.
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