Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Why we learn more from our successes than our failures

Why we learn more from our successes than our failures: "If you've ever felt doomed to repeat your mistakes, researchers at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory may have explained why: Brain cells may only learn from experience when we do something right and not when we fail.

In the July 30 issue of the journal Neuron, Earl K. Miller, the Picower Professor of Neuroscience, and MIT colleagues Mark Histed and Anitha Pasupathy have created for the first time a unique snapshot of the learning process that shows how single cells change their responses in real time as a result of information about what is the right action and what is the wrong one."

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The 'Web Squared' Era -

The 'Web Squared' Era - "O'Reilly Insights
The 'Web Squared' Era
Tim O'Reilly and Jennifer Pahlka, 09.24.09, 12:19 PM EDT
The Web is gaining ears, eyes and other senses through smart sensors. This will be big."