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"..maybe 10 years from now, Supekar says, scientists might be able to scan children’s brains and place them into programs that cater to their specific mental signatures. "--

That will end well... \s

1 posted on 05/05/2013 6:30:36 AM PDT by equalator
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2 posted on 05/05/2013 6:38:21 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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I’m pretty sure if they scanned my brain they’d exclaim, “That’s amazing! Her math portion is almost non-existent! And one drink neutralizes even that tiny sliver!”


3 posted on 05/05/2013 6:41:04 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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I can believe this. People’s brains are wired up differently and we learn best in different ways.

I CANNOT CANNOT CANNOT learn by being told things—just can’t take in and retain information received through my ears. I learn by reading, or (preferably) by reading and then doing the thing with my hands. If my life or the lives of my children were on the line I still could not remember what I hear. Something isn’t hooked up for aural processing.

It’s genetic. My father was this way, and so are my children. But we are intelligent and talented, and we do well in college and grad school—with the stipulation that we learn in our own way.

A quick PET scan to elucidate our learning issues could have saved us a lot of time, grief, self-chastisement, and loss of motivation and self-esteem.


4 posted on 05/05/2013 6:41:23 AM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare--now a Marine Mom)
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IMHO the only thing publications like this do in the long run is add another paper to the investigator's CV, increasing their chances of promotion and getting more of your tax dollars in federal funding.
5 posted on 05/05/2013 6:41:39 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle (Hil)
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Don't hate me because I'm smart.

6 posted on 05/05/2013 6:46:20 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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Size matters? The Neanderthals were more intelligent than we are?/S.


7 posted on 05/05/2013 6:47:18 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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