January 2010 Blog Posts (10)

AAIDD ID/MR 11th edition manual -1 SD below average

I just posted the final of a 3-part series of comments re: problems I see in the latest official AAIDD manual for defining and classifying individuals with intellectual disabilities. The final post is actually in the form of a lenghtly on-line (and downloadable) PPT slide show that is described below:



"This presentation traces the evolution of psychometric theories of intelligence from Spearman's g to contemporary CHC. In… Continue

Added by Kevin McGrew on January 26, 2010 at 11:58am — No Comments

For a wedding in New Zealand

I am fascinated by natural beauty of earth

in New Zealand. Last year I went to Auckland after 17 years and Auckland had changed a lot and like everywhere else lot of construction had taken place. The road leading to underwater world was no more lonely and lot ofbuildings had come up. Despite all that the city was as beauiful as ever. Bungy jumping was possible even at the city centre. That time they were thinking of one central agency for all subarbs… Continue

Added by Karam Chand Sharma on January 21, 2010 at 9:55am — No Comments

Can distractions really enhance motor performance?



Texting while driving seems to score pretty high up there on the "I really shouldn't be doing this right now" list. A recent… Continue

Added by William Lu on January 21, 2010 at 12:58am — No Comments

Pushing the edge of CHC intelligence theory and the WJ III measurement model

New online PPT. Pushing the edge of the CHC IQ theory and the WJ III measurement model. http://tinyurl.com/ykg73lz

Added by Kevin McGrew on January 14, 2010 at 10:55am — No Comments

Neatly trephined bone in a case of cerebellopontine meningioma.

For posterior fossa lesions also only craniotomy should be done. Karam Chand trephine is available in various sizes and it has an adjustable dura guard.

Added by Karam Chand Sharma on January 12, 2010 at 8:09am — No Comments

music and healing

I have been reading that there may be a connection between music and Heart Surgery recovery. Even some Health Insurance companies are beginning to consider therapy along these lines. Do you all know if there is a connection between the brain sending the right signals to other areas of body to facilitate healing?… Continue

Added by Cindy Fallsen on January 10, 2010 at 8:25pm — 4 Comments

Decoding forearm EMG signals to control electronic devices



Microsoft Research has recently applied for a patent to develop a new way we interact with electronic devices. Typically, the mechanical force we exert on objects (e.g., using a keyboard) has been the interaction of choice to control electronic devices. This emerging technology uses the electric activity of muscles detected by electrodes on the skin.… Continue

Added by Mike Pascoe on January 7, 2010 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Anticipating reward improves learning during sleep



Rocking out on the guitar is by far one of my most cherished pastimes. At the angst ridden age of 15 I picked up a cheap Ibanez strat and learned my very first Nirvana song, "Teen Spirit". Little did I know a good night's rest would play such a crucial role in my learning those simple power… Continue

Added by William Lu on January 5, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

China making real progress

In hard times China and India have shown resilience and have made good progress. China has done much better than India. Stereotaxic radiosurgery using gamma rays has become popular in China because they have invented their own systems. Window of world in one of chinese cities has replicated most of prominent landmarks in the world.…

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Added by Karam Chand Sharma on January 4, 2010 at 5:07am — No Comments

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