“You have power over your mind, not outside events.
Realize this, and you will find strength.”
— Marcus Aurelius
Change is hard.
We’ve all heard this.
We all know it to be true.
Instinctively and experientially
But why - is there a scientific reason behind it?
And how can we use that knowledge to help us achieve our goals?
“It’s April 2020, and the world is in the grip of a terrible viral pandemic”
We’ve all been asked to stay at home to flatten the curve and save lives.
The race is on to find a vaccine or a treatment for Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)
Meanwhile, one of the most pressing problems we’ve seen across the globe is the shortage of ventilators for the most vulnerable and critically ill patients.
I heard some acquaintances from the tech meetup scene in Dublin had founded a group with the intention of building emergency use ventilators using 3D printing and open-source hardware.
The strongest force in the universe is Compound Interest. — Albert Einstein
Warren Buffett, the so-called Oracle of Omaha is a man who needs no introduction.
He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of $82.5 billion, making him the third-wealthiest person in the world.
He amassed this fortune by perfecting the value investment philosophy pioneered by his former teacher Benjamin Graham. At its core this involves studying very deeply the annual reports of companies and picking stocks that appear undervalued but, crucially have real potential and pay dividends.
“ Myths which are believed in tend to become true.”
— George Orwell
Neuromyth — A commonly-held false belief about how the mind and brain function.
The term “neuromyths” was first coined by an OECD report on understanding the brain. The term refers to the translation of scientific findings into misinformation regarding education.
Once these myths take hold in the public consciousness, it’s often difficult for people to separate brain facts from fiction.
Let’s examine some of these myths more deeply.
The use of neuroscience in education is very young, relatively speaking. …
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
— Mahatma Gandhi
We are all learning machines. The process of evolution has dictated that we are programmed from the very moment we are born to be curious about the world around us. To learn from our mistakes. To seek pleasure and avoid pain.
It’s Darwinian Theory in it’s most pure form.
When we pursue and attain rewards, special pathways in our brain become activated and this leads us to seek out more rewarding stimuli in a phenomenon which is known as reinforcement.
If you are a software engineer looking to get started with developing on the Ethereum blockchain, it can be overwhelming at the outset to understand all the tools and technologies available to use today.
From decentralized browsers and wallets to terms like Truffle, Ganache, Infura, Parity and Geth this can all be very confusing and act as an impediment to your nascent blockchain learning journey.
So I have decided to compile a guide which lists out the leading software tools and packages and give you a brief overview of the function of each.
Hopefully this will help give you a…
Understanding the key processes that drive your learning can help turbo-boost your career.
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”
In the previous blog post, on the Neuroscience of Learning we explored the hardware infrastructure that runs your most important learning software — ie. the physiology of the Brain.
Now we move on to explore what could be described in some sense as the operating system:
An operating system is computer software that manages hardware and resources. It acts as an intermediary between programs and the computer hardware.
Read the first part here
“When I came up with Ethereum, my first first thought was, ‘Okay, this thing is too good to be true.’ As it turned out, the core Ethereum idea was good — fundamentally, completely sound.”
— Vitalik Buterin
Read part 2 here.
“The Blockchain cannot be described just as a revolution. It is a tsunami-like phenomenon, slowly advancing and gradually enveloping everything
along its way by the force of its progression.”
— William Mougayar
“How can a three-pound mass of jelly that you can hold in the palm of your hand imagine angels, contemplate the meaning of infinity, and even question its own place in the cosmos?”
In his 2015 book “Activate Your Brain”, Scott G. Halford draws on what neuroscientists call the Triune model of evolution by dividing our brains into three main parts, each of which developed with distinctive functions: