This sounds like a far-fetched dream, but Nicolelis – a big soccer fan – is talking to the Brazilian government to make it a reality. He has created an international consortium called the Walk Again Project, consisting of non-profit research institutions in the United States, Brazil, Germany and Switzerland. Their goal is to create a “high performance brain-controlled prosthetic device that enables patients to finally leave the wheelchair behind.” Read Read More…
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The Early Learning Images product includes a master binder containing 192 separate photos of items – known as elliecards™- commonly used by young children and therapists. Each photo is laminated and affixed to the pages of the binder with hook and loop fasteners (commonly called Velcro®). The binder is organized into categories by plastic color-coded pages. The complete set also includes a “choice board” where a smaller number of the images can be easily mounted and interchanged for travel or training exercises. This highly organized system makes it an easy process for anyone who is familiar with how to exchange images properly, including parents, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, behavioral tutors and physical therapists to name a few, to use this learning tool.
The set of 192 elliecards™ contains a variety of foods, snack reinforcers and toys commonly used by young children and therapists. There are also cards indicating places such as potty, bath and outside as well as a selection of colors.
Each elliecards™ is labeled with the name of the item in the photo. This is done for two reasons. When an exchange is made, all those implementing the elliecards™ can consistently emphasize the same word to the child. This repetition of words aids in language development. Secondly, as the child sees the elliecards™ over and over, it can be beneficial for that child to also view the letter characters and possibly aid in sight-reading as he or she develops.
Early Learning Images also offers the option of a custom package in the event you require specific pictures not supplied in the original set of elliecards™. These can be tailored to the specific needs of a child, including specially requested items and photographs of a child’s specific home and/or school environment.
Using fMRI, the researchers recorded their brains’ responses and found that by comparing an individual’s brain to the average of the pedophiles and the average of the controls, they could assign them to the correct group more than 90% of the time. Their handling of the statistics avoids the most obvious pitfalls: they used an analyses technique called leave-one-out cross-validation to avoid comparing a given scan to an average that Read More…