Share this article Share Prior to each speech, participants were encouraged to discuss how they felt about public speaking with the researchers, and their fellow participants. Other participants were told not to discuss their feelings. Levels of the stress hormone cortisol were measured before, during and after each participants speech. The researchers found that stress levels were significantly reduced when the participants were able to vocalise how they felt about the speeches.
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They are bad in several ways, and modern glyphs are little better. For example, v and w, or m and n. People confuse them all the time, both in reading and in writing.
Even though they share relatively few pixels, they are still identical under rotation, and we can see that. We could confuse them if we were reading upside down, or at an angle, or just confuse them period. OK, so we now have a set of unique and dissimilar glyphs that are unambiguous about their orientation.
Well, we might want them to be easy to write as well as read.
How do we define easy to write? We could have a complicated physiological model about what strokes can easily follow what movements and so on, but we will cop out and say: Rather than unwritable pixels in a grid, our primitives will be little geometric primitives. The fewer the primitives and the closer to integers or common fractions the positioning of said primitives, the simpler and the better.
We throw all these rules in, add a random starting population or better yet a population modeled after the existing alphabet, and begin our genetic algorithm. What 26 glyphs will we get? Dehaene describes some fascinating and convincing evidence for the first kind of innateness. In one of the most interesting chapters, he argues that the shapes we use to make written letters mirror the shapes that primates use to recognize objects.
After all, I could use any arbitrary squiggle to encode the sound at the start of Tree instead of a T. But actually the shapes of written symbols are strikingly similar across many languages.
It turns out that T shapes are important to monkeys, too. When a monkey sees a T shape in the world, it is very likely to indicate the edge of an object - something the monkey can grab and maybe even eat. A particular area of its brain pays special attention to those important shapes.
Human brains use the same area to process letters.A Trouble Shared is a Trouble Halved by Bill Davies An old maxim but how true. I have as some of you are more aware than others fitted this past winter a Moto Guzzi cc engine to replace a worn 2CV unit.
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Mar 03, · a problem shared is a problem halved Discussion in ' French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais ' started by Jezza_Price, Mar 3, Previous Thread Next Thread. Shared joy is joy doubled Shared sorrow is sorrow halved When shared with a friend.
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