Monthly Archives: October 2010


Another digression: I’m managing a project looking at whether engaging with museums can have a positive impact on the wellbeing of older people. Surprisingly, once I started looking I managed to find a great deal of information on the topic. … Continue reading

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cerebellum and speculation

I was listening to Lecture 9 from Prof. Gerald Schneider’s course from MIT Open Courseware on Neuroscience & Behaviour . He made a comment to the effect that the cerebellum (which deals with learnt action routines) receives input from all … Continue reading

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The poetics of experience

The danger with the approach I’m following is the problem that is always linked with the fine scale approach – it looses sight of the bigger picture. All this stuff that goes on inside the head is not experienced. For … Continue reading

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Nuggets about memory

Two areas that lie at the heart of understanding object handling are the notions of memory and association. Unfortunately, these topics seem to be at the limits (or perhaps beyond the limits) of scientific understanding of human thought. Some stuff … Continue reading

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The Sensory Homunculus

“This model shows what a man’s body would look like if each part grew in proportion to the area of the cortex of the brain concerned with its sensory perception.” From the Natural History Museum Advertisements

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