Harvard researcher, Aditi Shankardass, Ph.D., discusses at a TED Talk how brain imaging is being used to properly identify mental disorders in children so that they can receive appropriate intervention. Could this be a resource for your child or student? What is the potential for this technology in the improvement of individualized instruction for different types of learners, I wonder?
We’ve been talking about the placebo effect in my statistics class and something the narrator said in this video made me do a double-take. He said that placebos don’t have to be pills; they could be lotions, medical procedures, or even just buttons we can push (suggesting that the “close door” button on the elevator or the crosswalk buttons at protected street crossings are actually not triggering anything but rather giving you a false sense of control over your environment).