How much are you paying attention? 🙂
by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically «teenage» behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
LinkedAge is a communication tool that serves elderly to exchange the accomodation facilities in different regions over the world, to create networks, increase mobility and promote social inclusion of elderly.
Communication platform LINKEDAGE provides global logistic facility for networking, creates a tool for extend mobility for elderly. It opens wide possibilities for accessibility to social infrastructure in the variety of destinations supported by diversified social services. Together with the increased visibility of different culture structures it presents leverage for higher quality of life for elderly.
It is an ICT tool with the objective to support networks and meet social objectives by extention of the activation period of elderly. With the exchange of place and area of living their independency period can be prolonged without being dependent on «external» support provided by relatives or nursing personnel. Consequently, with the activities of exchange and the extention of activation period, the period of dependency and of possible extra social costs and costs of national social and health system would be decreased.
With LinkedAge platform elderly may participate in the process of creation of new products for better services and consequently, to better quality and improved standard of social services provided in the region. It enables an exchange of good practices and the transfer of positive experiences from one area to another. Therefore the objective of promotion of the same or similar level of services for comparable groups of population will be achieved.
Young adults are a crucial segment for businesses and advertisers. As the 18-24-year-old demographic expands faster than any other young age group, so does its viewing and purchasing power. Today’s 17-year-olds will play a significant role in the young adult segment of the future, which is why it’s crucial to get to know them now in order to better understand who they’ll be tomorrow.
WHO ARE TODAY’S TEENS?
Today’s teens and young adults are quite the multicultural bunch—with purchasing power to boot. In fact, the 12-17, 18-24 and 25-34 groups are almost identically multicultural, as 42 percent of each comprises Hispanics, African-Americans and Asian-Americans. This is only the tip of the iceberg—U.S. Census data shows that African-Americans, Asian-Americans and Hispanics will generate the vast majority of the U.S. population growth over the next few decades.
Teens have serious purchase potential. In 2012, 29 percent of U.S. teens lived in high-income homes ($100k+), while only 25 percent of young adults lived in households within this same income bracket. There were also more teen households with middle incomes ($30k-$100k) than those of young adults. Finally, fewer teens lived in lower-income homes ($30k) than their slightly older counterparts.
DEVICE OWNERSHIP DETERMINES VIEWING
Within teen households, smartphones and tablets are growing faster than any other device. From Q4 2011 to Q4 2012, smartphone penetration increased by 45 percent among teens, 32 percent among adults 18-24 and 22 percent among adults 25-34.
Laptop penetration increases as teens age into young adulthood, but begins to decline when young adults enter their late 20s. Laptop penetration is highest among young adults, but all three age groups (12-17, 18-24, 25-34) have increased their laptop ownership over the past year.
Though young adults view most content on television, they are increasing their video watching
on other devices. According to Nielsen’s Fourth-Quarter 2012 Cross-Platform Report, all
consumers under the age of 34 increased their video consumption via mobile and the Internet
from Q4 2011 to Q4 2012.
While everyone under 34 is spending less time in front of the TV, viewing preferences aren’t
consistent across the 12-17, 18-24 and 25-34 year old groups. For example, teens like to
watch on mobile more than anyone else. In fact, they watched 18 percent more video on their
mobile phones than persons 18-24 and 46 percent more than persons 25-34, in Q4 2012.
While teens are watching more content on mobile devices, they watch less video online than
young adults. In fact, persons 18-24 spent almost 3 times more time watching video on the
Internet than teens 12-17 in Q4 2012.
Continuar leyendo «THE TEEN TRANSITION: ADOLESCENTS OF TODAY, ADULTS OF TOMORROW – ThnXz @Nielsen»
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Le più recenti statistiche mostrano come i casi di HIV attribuibili a rapporti sessuali non protetti sfiorino il 78,8%. E secondo le nuove diagnosi le donne italiane paiono essere le più colpite, con tassi d’incidenza in costante crescita.
The latest survey shows stress is on the decline overall, but still hover above healthy levels, especially for young adults.
In the national Stress in America survey, an annual analysis by Harris Interactive for the American Psychological Association, 35% of adults polled since 2007 reported feeling more stress this year compared to last year, and 53% said they received little or no support from their health care providers in coping with that heightened stress. The survey involved more than 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and older who answered an online survey in August 2012.
The participants ranked their overall stress level on a scale from one to 10, with 1 being ”little or no stress” and 10 being ”a great deal of stress.” Overall, stress in America has been declining since 2010, when 24% of Americans reported experiencing extreme stress compared to 20% in 2012. And on average, the participants reported a stress level of 4.9, compared to the 5.2 they reported in 2011. Continuar leyendo «The Most Stressed Out Generation? Young Adults // via healthland.time.com»
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I wish had the proverbial nickel for every participant in one of my sessions who has approached me after the program with a comment that began, “Have you got a minute for a question? My boss and I just don’t get along. We need to have a conversation, but he/she…” From there, the story and details diverge.But here’s the commonality: The conflict has been ongoing, stress has clearly altered productivity and results, and both parties have crashed against a communication barrier that seems insurmountable.
If you find yourself in that same predicament, consider these tips for a straightforward conversation that helps you break through that wall of hard feelings and misunderstandings.
1. Realize that two sides can be right. Conflict is not a competitive sport. The other person does not have to lose for you to win.
2. Communicate what happened, what you have concluded about what happened, and how you feel about what happened. Then listen for the same information from the other person. You will uncover hidden invalid assumptions, wrong interpretations, and inaccurate information.
3. Make a conscious choice about whether you will accommodate, compromise, overpower, or collaborate to come to resolution. Backing people into a corner rarely serves good purpose. But you yourself may decide to accommodate the other person’s wishes to “bank a favor” when something is not all that important to you. Remembering that you have a choice in the matter helps.
4. Define areas or issues that you agree on and move forward from there. Refocus on your goal rather than the obstacle. Continuar leyendo «Communication Skills: Top 10 Tips for Tough Conversations With Your Boss, Business Partner, Or Best Bud»
The patient sits on the bed, his head wrapped in thick gauze bandages. He looks his doctor in the eye and says, “You just turned into somebody else… You almost look like somebody I’ve seen before, but somebody different. That was a trip.”
No, 47-year-old Ron Blackwell hadn’t taken any psychedelic drugs. He wasn’t delirious or psychotic following the brain surgery he had recently undergone. Instead, he was responding to signals from electrodes implanted in his brain to help determine the source of his seizures. By coincidence, the test electrodes had been placed in his fusiform gyrus, the brain region involved in recognizing faces.
“Your nose got saggy and went off to the left,” Blackwell said, describing the changes he was seeing in his doctor Josef Parvizi’s face in a video released along with a new study. The research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, was led by Parvizi, who is an associate professor of neurology at Stanford.
While having surgery to treat epilepsy, Blackwell agreed to take part in an experiment led by Parvizi aimed at understanding what the fusiform region actually does and how specific it is to recognizing faces.
That is the question Philips ask in their current open innovation challenge. Here students, entrepreneurs, and other budding inventors are encouraged to innovate around specific business challenges defined by product categories within the Consumer Lifestyle division at Philips.
En un estudio publicado por la revista Journal of Neuroscience, se han puesto de relieve lasinteracciones entre la región del cerebro responsables del análisis del sonido, la corteza auditiva, y la amígdala, que participa en las emociones. Para llegar a esta conclusión, los científicos analizaron el cerebro de imágenes fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) de 13 voluntarios. Situados en un escáner, escuchaban que cada vez resultaban más desagradables. Luego, los investigadores estudiaron la respuesta del cerebro de cada voluntario para cada sonido.
Los 10 sonidos más desagradables
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