Posted Critical Periods for Language Learning to Fall 2011 Psy1001 Sec21
This week I was particularly interested in a concept from the reading regarding the idea that there is a critical period for learning a second language. The age and or developmental stage at which you learn a language determines the...
Posted Vision: Feature Detection to Fall 2011 Psy1001 Sec21
One important concept I learned from the text is feature detection. I had never known that our eyes actually contained feature detector cells, which are responsible for visual processing, and detecting lines and shapes of varying complexity. Without these cells...
Posted Illusory Correlation Assignment #1 to Fall 2011 Psy1001 Sec21
Illusory correlation is a rather common phenomenon that shapes society and people's actions and decisions. It is the belief or perception that two nonrelated events or occurrences are measurably and statistically correlated. These strange links are definitive and exemplary of...
Commented on "Comfort" Aldous Huxley; The Corrections (a selection) - Jonathan Franzen; "Not Just One Future" - David Nye
While reading “Not Just One Future,” I paid attention to Nye’s observations identifying that “Consumers generally prefer variety,” and that “Difference triumphs over uniformity;” both statements proving the earlier expectation for “The machine age to lead to a crashing homogeneity”...
- Posted Victoria Khosaeva: Processed Rice Product to Seeing Horticulture - Thursday Afternoon Lab, F2009
- Posted Victoria Khosaeva: Pineapple from Costa Rica to Seeing Horticulture - Thursday Afternoon Lab, F2009
Commented on "Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship" - d. boyd; "Adults and Social Network Websites" - Amanda Lenhart; "Are Baby Boomers Killing Facebook and Twitter?" - R. Strohmeyer
I found it very interesting how in earlier years, social networking sites did not catch on as widely with the public as they have in recent years. I can’t think of a better explanation for this occurrence other than the...
Commented on "The Net Effect"; "The Machine Stops" - E.M. Forster; "Breakfast Can Wait..." - Brad Stone
I found it very interesting how in The Net Effect piece John Lorinc pointed out the addictive nature of the Internet environment as the want “to get closest to some ideal of a perfect state of information.” I had never...
- Posted Victoria Khosaeva: Sheltered Situation2 to Seeing Horticulture - Thursday Afternoon Lab, F2009
- Posted Victoria Khosaeva: Sheltered Situation1 to Seeing Horticulture - Thursday Afternoon Lab, F2009
- Posted Victoria Khosaeva: Horizontal Cut to Seeing Horticulture - Thursday Afternoon Lab, F2009
- Posted Victoria Khosaeva: Vertical Cut to Seeing Horticulture - Thursday Afternoon Lab, F2009
Commented on "We are the Web" - Kevin Kelly; "PostSecret" website
I found it interesting how the PostSecret website revolves around anonymity. I like how the website presents the postcards/secrets as an art form and allows people to visually express personal and or interesting details about themselves without revealing their identity....
Commented on "What Computers Mean for Man and Society" - Herbert Simon; "Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer" - Wendell Berry; "20 Days Without a PC" - David Lake
The Simon article brought to my attention the setback of longitudinal data files being an “endangerment to human freedom and an enhancement to the opportunities of blackmailers” and hackers (Simon). I consider the constant improvement of comprehensive data files to...
Commented on "Mobile Telephony..." - Imar de Vries; "How Americans Use Their Cell Phones" -L. Rainie, S. Keeter; "I ♥ Novels" - Dana Goodyear
While reading “How Americans Use Their Cell Phones” I was surprised to find out that “Men who own cells are more likely than women cell owners to say they couldn’t live without their mobile phone (34% of men report that,...
Commented on "Telegraphy--the Victorian Internet" - T. Standage; America Calling - Claude Fischer (33-53)
It was interesting to read about how the Bell business existed as a monopoly for over a decade. I was previously unaware of Bell’s taking advantage of its economic standing to the point of infuriating customers and causing boycotts such...
Commented on "Power to the People: 7 Ways to Fix the Grid, Now" - B. Koerner; "Why Not Electricity?" - S. Scott & K. Pellman
After reading the “Power to the People: 7 Ways to Fix the Grid, Now” article, I come to support the idea of web applications such as Google’s PowerMeter, and Xcel Energy’s SmartGridCity. I recognize the potential risks of the systems...
- Posted Inconsistent Autumn Color: Victoria Khosaeva to Seeing Horticulture - Thursday Afternoon Lab, F2009
- Posted Callus Growth: Victoria Khosaeva to Seeing Horticulture - Thursday Afternoon Lab, F2009
Commented on "Hoover Dam: A Study in Domination" - Donald Worster; "Hoover Dam" (Bureau of Reclamation website); America as Second Creation - David Nye: chapter 10
While reading the Worstner article, I noticed quite a few connections being made to religion. Particularly within Henry Adams’s thoughts, there was a clear comparison of the psychological effect the technology of the dam had on people, to the Divine....
Commented on The Alaska Pipeline; "Choices" - David Nye
Upon viewing the Alaska pipeline video I was alarmed by how rushed the project was in its initiation stages. It is unbelievable and shocking that one of the primary engineering designs necessitated for the pipe to be laid underground. It...
Commented on "Industrial Tourism and the National Parks" - Edward Abbey; "The Car and the Road" - Alexander Wilson; "The Grid, Our Cars and the Net..." - David Weinberger
I very much appreciate Abbey’s negative view toward industrial tourism. In today’s society it seems rare to come across an individual who would rather walk an unmarked and/or unpaved trail than sit on their rear and take the scenic drive...
- Posted Victoria Khosaeva: Learning Process/Scientific Method to Seeing Horticulture - Thursday Afternoon Lab, F2009
Commented on "Automobiles and Automobility" - Ruth S. Cowan; "Roads Belong in the Landscape" - J.B. Jackson
While reading the Cowan article, it stuck out to me how great of an example the automobile is for a technology that has shifted in social status from being a luxury to being a necessity. As Cowan states, “The very...
- Posted Seed Dispersal by Wind Victoria Khosaeva to Seeing Horticulture - Thursday Afternoon Lab, F2009
- Posted Seed Dispersal by Animals Victoria Khosaeva to Seeing Horticulture - Thursday Afternoon Lab, F2009
- Posted Victoria Khosaeva: Botanical Fruit Image to Seeing Horticulture - Thursday Afternoon Lab, F2009
- Posted Victoria Khosaeva: Stressed Environment Image to Seeing Horticulture - Thursday Afternoon Lab, F2009
Commented on America as Second Creation - David Nye: Introduction and chapter 1
I agree with Nye’s interpretation of Emerson’s opinion regarding “Monomania.” Although this concept has little relevance to the rest of the chapter, I think there is significance behind the statement “Unimpeded exercise of the imagination might encourage single-minded obsessions, but...
Commented on Victoria Khosaeva: Inflorescence image
I found this plant in someone's front lawn on Como ave. I believe it has the structure of a bracteate inflorescence. As visible in the image, there is a peduncle from which emerge pedicels with flowers on their ends....