Brain Awareness Week 2008

The Brain Awareness Week campaign connects a coalition of over 1,200 science, advocacy, and other health organizations that share an interest in elevating public awareness of brain and nervous system research.

2007BAWLogo_menu.gif During the week-long educational blitz, Society members sponsor a variety of educational activities for the general public including lectures, lab tours, classroom visits, and exhibits across North America to demonstrate the importance of basic neuroscience research to the health and well-being of the American public. See “Helping Superman To Walk and Other Miracles on the Horizon Through Brain Research,” for some of the medical miracles brewing in neuroscience research today!

Australian Thinker of the Year

Australia Day, 2008:

jg.thumbnail.jpg The ‘mammal lady’, who controversially claimed through her comparative genomics research that the male determining Y chromosome will become extinct, was named Australian Thinker of the Year.

The prestigious award, created by the School of Thinking in partnership with the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, is in its third year and was created to recognise the contribution Australian thinkers make globally.

• Click here for more about the Australian Thinker of the Year Award …

THE BOOK: “cvs2bvs: software for your brain”.

Long before The God Delusion and even before The Da Vinci Code there was Software For Your Brain!

Start 2008 with this valuable freebie! Give the gift that gives back ten times more: give Software For Your Brain to all your family and colleagues, friends and enemies.

Just give them this link to click through here …

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Read. Enjoy. Escape.

The God Delusion was published in 2006 and The Da Vinci Code was published in 2003. In 1989, the best-seller, Software For The Brain (Wrightbooks 1989), was first published by Michael Hewitt-Gleeson 18 years ago in Australia and internationally and is now in its Fourth Edition.

This book is a freebie from the School of Thinking with our compliments. It presents the ‘universal brain software’ which is currently the most powerful brain software in the world.

To get your copy click through here …

SOT Advanced Leadership Training

SOT has been conducting advanced leadership training, originally in New York, since 1981.

Dr Eric Bienstock, was the first graduate of SOT Advanced Leadership Training. He graduated as a Thinking Instructor, and later Chief Instructor SOT. He became the first Managing Director of SOT in New York and Eric is now the Vice Principal SOT.

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We have recently upgraded the leadership training and the first intake of the School of Leadership recently completed Level One training. If you are interested to know more about SOT Advanced Leadership Training and would like to be considered for the next intake of leadership candidates email me personally here for further information.

6 Stars for Melbourne’s new Convention Centre

MECC Media release:

World first environmental rating for Melbourne’s new Convention Centre

WNIM_mecc.jpg The new Melbourne Convention Centre has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star environmental rating, the first in the world for a convention centre.

NOTE: The School of Thinking will be hosting the WORLD THINKING CONGRESS 2010 at this exciting new venue from August 16-18, 2010.

images.jpeg Opening for business in 2009, the new centre is the centrepiece of a $1.4 billion development project in South Wharf, central Melbourne. A 6 Star Green Star rating stands out as setting new global standards for a convention centre.

Victorian Premier John Brumby says the design of the new Melbourne Convention Centre was put through a rigorous process to achieve a 6 Star Green Star rating and has set a new global standard for convention centres: “The Convention Centre will not only be a landmark building in Melbourne’s developing landscape, but this new level of sustainability will be a major drawcard for convention organisers in an increasingly environmentally conscious world climate.”

Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre chief executive Leigh Harry says the end result will create a whole new experience for delegates attending conferences: “Delegates will literally breathe easier. Cool air will be released at a lower level of the building, not second hand air which is traditionally pumped through the ceiling of large buildings.”

Swimming and Thinking

From SWIMMING WORLD:

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David Long of Fairport Area Swim Team wrote this piece as a college admission essay, and plans on attending Colgate University.

Long’s piece, reprinted below, is about how swimming is a thinking man’s sport. It truly gives you time to contemplate your life while training.

My sport is thinking. Others go out to the baseball diamond, others to the track, and yet others to the basketball court; I go to the pool to swim and think. While my practice routine changes from day to day, the one common theme is thinking; thinking during the hour-long car ride into Fairport, thinking during the two hour practice, thinking on the way home, thinking at night in bed.

Don’t get me wrong; I certainly love the swimming and time with my friends, but …

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Astronomical discovery!

NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes have joined forces to discover nine of the smallest, faintest, most compact galaxies ever observed in the distant universe.

Blazing with the brilliance of millions of stars, each of the newly discovered galaxies is a hundred to a thousand times smaller than our Milky Way Galaxy.

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These are among the lowest mass galaxies ever directly observed in the early universe,” says Nor Pirzkal of the Space Telescope Science Institute and the European Space Agency in Baltimore, Md.

The conventional model for galaxy evolution predicts that small galaxies in the early universe evolved into the massive galaxies of today by coalescing.

These nine Lego-like “building block” galaxies initially detected by Hubble likely contributed to the construction of the universe as we know it.

• For more on this click through here …

“pinch, rotate and swipe” …

I got my first Mac in New York over 20 years ago the day it was released. I’ve been using Macs ever since and it has been one of the best thinking tools I’ve ever laid my hands on.

In 1995, I built and launched the world’s first internet school on my Mac and I still run http://www.schoolofthinking.org on my trusty MacBook Pro.

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So, Steve Jobs has just let the new Mac news out of the bag–MacBook Air–and I just can’t wait to “pinch, rotate and swipe” as soon as I can get my hands on one in a couple of weeks.

Bravo Steve and the gang!