story telling

Brain Behavior Institute 2008 - Session 1



Being a Scientist/Explorer/Creator (Theory)
Starting Wherever We Are, To Get it Less Wrong, Together

Getting to know each others' stories

Brains as Scientists

Brains as Scientists

Notes for a discussion with students in the Bryn Mawr College Science for College program

Paul Grobstein, 24 June 2008


From the Reflex Brain to the Exporatory Input/Output/Input Brain: The Inside/Outside Loop

Thinking About Science: Fact Versus Story Telling and Story Revising

Thinking about Science: Fact versus Story Telling

Notes for a discussion with students in the Bryn Mawr College Science for College program

Paul Grobstein, 24 June 2008


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Education: Between Two Cultures

An interesting conversation has broken out, at several different places on Serendip and beyond, among (so far) two scientists, three humanists, and several college students of whom at least one has yet to declare an identity. Among the things that make it interesting, to me at least, is that it isn't actually about the two cultures per se (see also Two Cultures or One?), but rather about experiences teaching and learning in different contexts - with the intriguing suggestion that humanists might have something to learn in this regard from scientists and vice versa.

Computers and Education: Teaching Virtuality

Between Reality and the Virtual:
Education in the 21st Century


Paul Grobstein
23 June 2008

(notes for a talk in the Computer Science Education Summer Institute)

Questions to start

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The Brain's Constructions and Deconstructions of "Reality"

Illusions, ambiguous figures, and impossible figures:
informed guessing and beyond
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Conflicts of interests and science

"Researchers Fail to Reveal Full Drug Pay" (NYTimes, 8 June 2008) touches on enough hot button issues that a deeper problem may get lost in the arguments about the specifics of the particular case at hand. Is bipolor disorder over diagnosed and over medicated in children? Perhaps. Have Harvard scientists violated federal policies and/or university policies designed to prevent confict of interest from impacting research findings? Perhaps. Does Iowa Senator Grasslie have some hidden agenda in publicizing this matter as he has? Perhaps.

What's important to keep in mind, though, as these and related issues are argued about is that this particular case is not at all a special one

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