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I am so pleased that I had the opportunity to participate in this exciting experiment! Emanuel Grant’s introduction to the world of massive open online courses – a/k/a “MOOCs” – came this spring in his final undergraduate semester at the University of Virginia.The Italian studies major from Fairfax served as a volunteer “Community TA” for…
Week 10 – Know Thyself | An end but also a beginning
Thank you, Professor Green and all those at UVa who worked so hard to produce this superb MOOC! This is my final post for this course, but just the beginning of the newest “me” …
Week 9 – Know Thyself | Maybe dementia has no “self” to steal
Today I am fine, and I will enjoy this moment! If we have no “selves” to lose, perhaps living in the present rather than dwelling on the past
Week 7 – Know Thyself | OF COURSE chocolate is good for you
I have to admit that I love chocolate! As Professor Green was talking about confirmation bias, I kept thinking of my friends’ jokes about my knack of finding all available reports of health benefits for things that I especially like – especially chocolate.
Week 6 – Know Thyself | Now you have hit a nerve, Prof Green!
Old Dog/New Tricks In listening to Lecture 11.4, I was silently agreeing with the idea that a two year old probably cannot will to change his/her behavior, when I was struck by a sentence further on which stated that we may lose the ability to change the way we behave as we get older. Now that is…
Week 5 – Know Thyself | The adaptive unconscious – my brain is a computer with programs running in the background
My favorite novel of all time is Jane Eyre I found it interesting when I saw that Jane Eyre was mentioned in the title of one of the lectures, and now I must say that the fifth week of Know Thyself has made me even more glad that I am participating in this adventure! Prof…