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The Daily Decision-27-Illusion of control

The Daily Decision-27-Illusion of control

Hello Hello This is Dr. Z, Zachary Brooks, with The Daily Decision

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The People Behind the PhDs 06: Steve Przymus -Should I translanguage, I’m not sure about education? 2-3

The People Behind the PhDs 06: Steve Przymus -Should I translanguage, I’m not sure about education? 2-3

Dr. Steve Prymus studies translanguaing, bilingual education, and the assessment of teaching culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional students at Texas Christian University.

In this episode, we talk about how a kid wondering about the world during midnight talks while wandering around a small North Dakota town went on to study translanguaging with stops as a junior high teacher, Peace Corps volunteer, and Fulbright scholar.

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Dr. Steve Przymus Bio

Steve Daniel Przymus, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Bilingual Education/ESL at Texas Christian University. Steve’s experiences as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer (Dominican Republic, 2003-2005), Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Grantee (Mexico, 2010), and U.S. public school teacher have driven his passion for developing and promoting multimodal/multilingual pedagogies that recognize individuals’ full semiotic repertoires and educational life histories. Steve’s research focusses on the language and identity development of emergent bilinguals through innovative bilingual instruction in the classroom, through socialization in interest-based communities of practice beyond the classroom, and through bilingual semi-anonymous communicative interactions online.The Subliminal Influence of Street Signs in Schoolscapes

Professor Steve Przymus sitting
Professor Steve Przymus sitting

 

  • In the south part of Tucson a majority of the population identifies as Hispanic or Mexican.
  • In the north part of Tucson a majority of the population does not identity itself as Hispanic or Mexican.
  • Yet, in the south part of Tucson a majority of the street signs are in English, and in the north part of Tucson the majority of streets signs are in Spanish.
  • In the south, students are discouraged from speaking Spanish. In the north, students are encouraged to learn Spanish. What gives?
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More info at: https://coe.tcu.edu/faculty-staff/steve-przymus/?fbclid=IwAR2I-O0dm2Jxw7i9lvNDCS79vcfivqhjbrOR265Z5qRMcASLkkiE_154s4o

Music by Kate SC

Abstract

Mensajes de los abuelitos: Multimodal Zapotec literacy development via the assertion of local
ontologies and community-based xkialnana (knowledge) in Oaxaca, México

Steve Daniel Przymus, Texas Christian University
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1882-453X

Felipe Ruiz Jiménez, Escuela Primaria Intercultural Bilingüe: Ramón López Velarde
Virgilia Pérez García, Escuela Primaria Intercultural Bilingüe: Luz y Progreso

Abstract

A challenge facing Zapotec teachers in multicultural bilingual schools in Oaxaca, México is a
persistent colonial and Eurocentric system of national education curriculum that places greater
value on Western, monolingual, epistemological knowing-about knowledge over profound,
community-based, traditional, ontological, Indigenous knowing; a knowledge that is vital to the
maintenance of the Zapotec language and way of life. A “decolonial” (ontological) way of
thinking that values and legitimatizes Indigenous categories of thought can lead to decolonial
education models, such as community-based teaching approaches to literacy development
(Francisco Antonio, 2015, p. 1). The literacy teaching methods, shared within, derive from and
honor community-based xkialnana, local ontologies that work to develop Zapotec
literacy/identity development and challenge normalized/official/colonial knowledge acceptance
at schools. Questions of language planning and policy remain, however, as Zapotec teachers
struggle to find ways to infuse the Zapotec language in curriculum in meaningful ways, amid
critique and concerns from parents that doing so slows down literacy instruction in Spanish.
This microethnographic case study of two native Zapotec teachers at two Zapotec bilingual
schools, addresses both ways to achieve decolonial teaching and solutions for including
meaningful Zapotec literacy instruction that builds community-based xkialnana among youth and
keeps mensajes de los abuelitos alive.

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Wednesday Wisdoms 36

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Human Algorithm 04: Felix Vermette: Culberson Power 3-3

Human Algorithm 04: Felix Vermette: Culberson Power 3-3

Who do you know who is trying to makes electricity from water with zero emissions? Meet Felix Vermette

Being shot at during the Vietnam War, working at American Telephone and Telegraph Company (ATT), and serving in multiple posts with the State Department served as the basis for Felix to sit down one day to work on the most important problem of his life. This led to the creation of Culberson Power LLC to work towards Felix’s goal of “clear air, clean water, clean earth.”

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Felix Vermette, Culberson Power
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The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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The People Behind the PhDs 06: Steve Przymus -Should I translanguage, I’m not sure about education? 1-3

The People Behind the PhDs 06: Steve Przymus -Should I translanguage, I’m not sure about education? 1-3

Dr. Steve Prymus studies translanguaing, bilingual education, and the assessment of teaching culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional students at Texas Christian University.

In this episode, we talk about how a kid wondering about the world during midnight talks while wandering around a small North Dakota town went on to study translanguaging with stops as a junior high teacher, Peace Corps volunteer, and Fulbright scholar.

Listen to the episode in 3 parts

Part 1 m4a mp3Part 2 m4a mp3Part 3 m4a mp3

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Dr. Steve Przymus Bio

Steve Daniel Przymus, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Bilingual Education/ESL at Texas Christian University. Steve’s experiences as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer (Dominican Republic, 2003-2005), Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Grantee (Mexico, 2010), and U.S. public school teacher have driven his passion for developing and promoting multimodal/multilingual pedagogies that recognize individuals’ full semiotic repertoires and educational life histories. Steve’s research focusses on the language and identity development of emergent bilinguals through innovative bilingual instruction in the classroom, through socialization in interest-based communities of practice beyond the classroom, and through bilingual semi-anonymous communicative interactions online.The Subliminal Influence of Street Signs in Schoolscapes

Professor Steve Przymus sitting
Professor Steve Przymus sitting

 

  • In the south part of Tucson a majority of the population identifies as Hispanic or Mexican.
  • In the north part of Tucson a majority of the population does not identity itself as Hispanic or Mexican.
  • Yet, in the south part of Tucson a majority of the street signs are in English, and in the north part of Tucson the majority of streets signs are in Spanish.
  • In the south, students are discouraged from speaking Spanish. In the north, students are encouraged to learn Spanish. What gives?
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People behind the PhDs

 

More info at: https://coe.tcu.edu/faculty-staff/steve-przymus/?fbclid=IwAR2I-O0dm2Jxw7i9lvNDCS79vcfivqhjbrOR265Z5qRMcASLkkiE_154s4o

Music by Kate SC

Abstract

Mensajes de los abuelitos: Multimodal Zapotec literacy development via the assertion of local
ontologies and community-based xkialnana (knowledge) in Oaxaca, México

Steve Daniel Przymus, Texas Christian University
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1882-453X

Felipe Ruiz Jiménez, Escuela Primaria Intercultural Bilingüe: Ramón López Velarde
Virgilia Pérez García, Escuela Primaria Intercultural Bilingüe: Luz y Progreso

Abstract

A challenge facing Zapotec teachers in multicultural bilingual schools in Oaxaca, México is a
persistent colonial and Eurocentric system of national education curriculum that places greater
value on Western, monolingual, epistemological knowing-about knowledge over profound,
community-based, traditional, ontological, Indigenous knowing; a knowledge that is vital to the
maintenance of the Zapotec language and way of life. A “decolonial” (ontological) way of
thinking that values and legitimatizes Indigenous categories of thought can lead to decolonial
education models, such as community-based teaching approaches to literacy development
(Francisco Antonio, 2015, p. 1). The literacy teaching methods, shared within, derive from and
honor community-based xkialnana, local ontologies that work to develop Zapotec
literacy/identity development and challenge normalized/official/colonial knowledge acceptance
at schools. Questions of language planning and policy remain, however, as Zapotec teachers
struggle to find ways to infuse the Zapotec language in curriculum in meaningful ways, amid
critique and concerns from parents that doing so slows down literacy instruction in Spanish.
This microethnographic case study of two native Zapotec teachers at two Zapotec bilingual
schools, addresses both ways to achieve decolonial teaching and solutions for including
meaningful Zapotec literacy instruction that builds community-based xkialnana among youth and
keeps mensajes de los abuelitos alive.

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The People Behind the PhDs 05: Jay Sanguinetti -Rude awakening, first grades back, brain stimulation 3-3

The People Behind the PhDs 05: Jay Sanguinetti -Rude awakening, first grades back, brain stimulation 3-3

Dr. Jay Sanguinetti studies consciousness, brain stimulation, and meditation at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque where he works as a Research Assistant Professor. He is also the Assistant Director to the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona.

In this episode, I talk with Jay about his journey into discovering that he wanted to study consciousness and and noninvasive brain stimulation. His research also includes:

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Dr. Jay Sanguinetti Bio

Jay Sanguinetti is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico. His team investigates novel forms of brain stimulation, including ultrasound and light-based stimulation, with the goal of enhancing memory, perception, and well-being.  Over the past year, has worked with Shinzen Young to combine brain stimulation and mindfulness to accelerate the positive benefits of mindfulness. Jay was trained in neuroscience and philosophy and is the Assistant Director to the Center for Consciousness Studies in Tucson, Arizona.

Jay currently works with Shinzen Young, a famous meditation teacher, to combine focused ultrasound brain stimulation with meditation.

Dr. Jay Sanguinetti
Dr. Jay Sanguinetti

 

Dr. Jay Sanuinetti with Shinzen Young
Dr. Jay Sanuinetti is putting a focused ultrasound transducer on Shinzen Young‘s head.

 

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Increased Excitability Induced in the Primary Motor Cortex by Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fneur.2018.01007/full

Benjamin C. Gibson1Joseph L. Sanguinetti1,2Bashar W. Badran1,2,3,4Alfred B. Yu2, Evan P. Klein1Christopher C. Abbott5, Jeffrey T. Hansberger6 and Vincent P. Clark1,7,8*

Background: Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation (tUS) is an emerging technique that uses ultrasonic waves to noninvasively modulate brain activity. As with other forms of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS), tUS may be useful for altering cortical excitability and neuroplasticity for a variety of research and clinical applications. The effects of tUS on cortical excitability are still unclear, and further complications arise from the wide parameter space offered by various types of devices, transducer arrangements, and stimulation protocols. Diagnostic ultrasound imaging devices are safe, commonly available systems that may be useful for tUS. However, the feasibility of modifying brain activity with diagnostic tUS is currently unknown.

Objective: We aimed to examine the effects of a commercial diagnostic tUS device using an imaging protocol on cortical excitability. We hypothesized that imaging tUS applied to motor cortex could induce changes in cortical excitability as measured using a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) motor evoked potential (MEP) paradigm.

Methods: Forty-three subjects were assigned to receive either verum (n = 21) or sham (n = 22) diagnostic tUS in a single-blind design. Baseline motor cortex excitability was measured using MEPs elicited by TMS. Diagnostic tUS was subsequently administered to the same cortical area for 2 min, immediately followed by repeated post-stimulation MEPs recorded up to 16 min post-stimulation.

Results: Verum tUS increased excitability in the motor cortex (from baseline) by 33.7% immediately following tUS (p = 0.009), and 32.4% (p = 0.047) 6 min later, with excitability no longer significantly different from baseline by 11 min post-stimulation. By contrast, subjects receiving sham tUS showed no significant changes in MEP amplitude.

Conclusion: These findings demonstrate that tUS delivered via a commercially available diagnostic imaging ultrasound system transiently increases excitability in the motor cortex as measured by MEPs. Diagnostic tUS devices are currently used for internal imaging in many health care settings, and the present results suggest that these same devices may also offer a promising tool for noninvasively modulating activity in the central nervous system. Further studies exploring the use of diagnostic imaging devices for neuromodulation are warranted.

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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The Daily Decision-26-Next-in-line effect

The Daily Decision-26-Next-in-line effect

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The People Behind the PhDs 05: Jay Sanguinetti -Rude awakening, first grades back, brain stimulation 2-3

The People Behind the PhDs 05: Jay Sanguinetti -Rude awakening, first grades back, brain stimulation 2-3

Dr. Jay Sanguinetti studies consciousness, brain stimulation, and meditation at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque where he works as a Research Assistant Professor. He is also the Assistant Director to the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona.

In this episode, I talk with Jay about his journey into discovering that he wanted to study consciousness and and noninvasive brain stimulation. His research also includes:

Listen to the episode in 3 parts

Part 1 m4a mp3Part 2 m4a mp3Part 3 m4a mp3

People behind the PhDs 05: Jay Sanguinetti – Preview

Dr. Jay Sanguinetti Bio

Jay Sanguinetti is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico. His team investigates novel forms of brain stimulation, including ultrasound and light-based stimulation, with the goal of enhancing memory, perception, and well-being.  Over the past year, has worked with Shinzen Young to combine brain stimulation and mindfulness to accelerate the positive benefits of mindfulness. Jay was trained in neuroscience and philosophy and is the Assistant Director to the Center for Consciousness Studies in Tucson, Arizona.

Jay currently works with Shinzen Young, a famous meditation teacher, to combine focused ultrasound brain stimulation with meditation.

Dr. Jay Sanguinetti
Dr. Jay Sanguinetti

 

Dr. Jay Sanuinetti with Shinzen Young
Dr. Jay Sanuinetti is putting a focused ultrasound transducer on Shinzen Young‘s head.

 

Music by Kate SC

Increased Excitability Induced in the Primary Motor Cortex by Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fneur.2018.01007/full

Benjamin C. Gibson1Joseph L. Sanguinetti1,2Bashar W. Badran1,2,3,4Alfred B. Yu2, Evan P. Klein1Christopher C. Abbott5, Jeffrey T. Hansberger6 and Vincent P. Clark1,7,8*

Background: Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation (tUS) is an emerging technique that uses ultrasonic waves to noninvasively modulate brain activity. As with other forms of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS), tUS may be useful for altering cortical excitability and neuroplasticity for a variety of research and clinical applications. The effects of tUS on cortical excitability are still unclear, and further complications arise from the wide parameter space offered by various types of devices, transducer arrangements, and stimulation protocols. Diagnostic ultrasound imaging devices are safe, commonly available systems that may be useful for tUS. However, the feasibility of modifying brain activity with diagnostic tUS is currently unknown.

Objective: We aimed to examine the effects of a commercial diagnostic tUS device using an imaging protocol on cortical excitability. We hypothesized that imaging tUS applied to motor cortex could induce changes in cortical excitability as measured using a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) motor evoked potential (MEP) paradigm.

Methods: Forty-three subjects were assigned to receive either verum (n = 21) or sham (n = 22) diagnostic tUS in a single-blind design. Baseline motor cortex excitability was measured using MEPs elicited by TMS. Diagnostic tUS was subsequently administered to the same cortical area for 2 min, immediately followed by repeated post-stimulation MEPs recorded up to 16 min post-stimulation.

Results: Verum tUS increased excitability in the motor cortex (from baseline) by 33.7% immediately following tUS (p = 0.009), and 32.4% (p = 0.047) 6 min later, with excitability no longer significantly different from baseline by 11 min post-stimulation. By contrast, subjects receiving sham tUS showed no significant changes in MEP amplitude.

Conclusion: These findings demonstrate that tUS delivered via a commercially available diagnostic imaging ultrasound system transiently increases excitability in the motor cortex as measured by MEPs. Diagnostic tUS devices are currently used for internal imaging in many health care settings, and the present results suggest that these same devices may also offer a promising tool for noninvasively modulating activity in the central nervous system. Further studies exploring the use of diagnostic imaging devices for neuromodulation are warranted.

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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Wednesday Wisdoms 35

It’s “mostly lovely” is as lovely as lovely gets. ~ Dr. Z

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The People Behind the PhDs 05: Jay Sanguinetti -Rude awakening, first grades back, brain stimulation 1-3

The People Behind the PhDs 05: Jay Sanguinetti -Rude awakening, first grades back, brain stimulation 1-3

Dr. Jay Sanguinetti studies consciousness, brain stimulation, and meditation at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque where he works as a Research Assistant Professor. He is also the Assistant Director to the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona.

In this episode, I talk with Jay about his journey into discovering that he wanted to study consciousness and and noninvasive brain stimulation. His research also includes:

Listen to the episode in 3 parts

Part 1 m4a mp3Part 2 m4a mp3Part 3 m4a mp3

People behind the PhDs 05: Jay Sanguinetti – Preview

Dr. Jay Sanguinetti Bio

Jay Sanguinetti is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico. His team investigates novel forms of brain stimulation, including ultrasound and light-based stimulation, with the goal of enhancing memory, perception, and well-being.  Over the past year, has worked with Shinzen Young to combine brain stimulation and mindfulness to accelerate the positive benefits of mindfulness. Jay was trained in neuroscience and philosophy and is the Assistant Director to the Center for Consciousness Studies in Tucson, Arizona.

Jay currently works with Shinzen Young, a famous meditation teacher, to combine focused ultrasound brain stimulation with meditation.

Dr. Jay Sanguinetti
Dr. Jay Sanguinetti

 

Dr. Jay Sanuinetti with Shinzen Young
Dr. Jay Sanuinetti is putting a focused ultrasound transducer on Shinzen Young‘s head.

 

Music by Kate SC

Increased Excitability Induced in the Primary Motor Cortex by Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fneur.2018.01007/full

Benjamin C. Gibson1Joseph L. Sanguinetti1,2Bashar W. Badran1,2,3,4Alfred B. Yu2, Evan P. Klein1Christopher C. Abbott5, Jeffrey T. Hansberger6 and Vincent P. Clark1,7,8*

Background: Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation (tUS) is an emerging technique that uses ultrasonic waves to noninvasively modulate brain activity. As with other forms of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS), tUS may be useful for altering cortical excitability and neuroplasticity for a variety of research and clinical applications. The effects of tUS on cortical excitability are still unclear, and further complications arise from the wide parameter space offered by various types of devices, transducer arrangements, and stimulation protocols. Diagnostic ultrasound imaging devices are safe, commonly available systems that may be useful for tUS. However, the feasibility of modifying brain activity with diagnostic tUS is currently unknown.

Objective: We aimed to examine the effects of a commercial diagnostic tUS device using an imaging protocol on cortical excitability. We hypothesized that imaging tUS applied to motor cortex could induce changes in cortical excitability as measured using a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) motor evoked potential (MEP) paradigm.

Methods: Forty-three subjects were assigned to receive either verum (n = 21) or sham (n = 22) diagnostic tUS in a single-blind design. Baseline motor cortex excitability was measured using MEPs elicited by TMS. Diagnostic tUS was subsequently administered to the same cortical area for 2 min, immediately followed by repeated post-stimulation MEPs recorded up to 16 min post-stimulation.

Results: Verum tUS increased excitability in the motor cortex (from baseline) by 33.7% immediately following tUS (p = 0.009), and 32.4% (p = 0.047) 6 min later, with excitability no longer significantly different from baseline by 11 min post-stimulation. By contrast, subjects receiving sham tUS showed no significant changes in MEP amplitude.

Conclusion: These findings demonstrate that tUS delivered via a commercially available diagnostic imaging ultrasound system transiently increases excitability in the motor cortex as measured by MEPs. Diagnostic tUS devices are currently used for internal imaging in many health care settings, and the present results suggest that these same devices may also offer a promising tool for noninvasively modulating activity in the central nervous system. Further studies exploring the use of diagnostic imaging devices for neuromodulation are warranted.

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
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