What Causes Alzheimer’s / Foster Intrinsic Motivation / AI Reads Mammograms

Dementia
What causes Alzheimer’s? Not toxic amyloid, a new study suggests. Many researchers have argued that the accumulation of toxic beta-amyloid in the brain causes Alzheimer’s. However, a new study offers some evidence contradicting this sequence. @mnt @PKanagaratnam @_atanas_

Best Practices For Fostering Intrinsic Motivation – Workplaces and schools often unintentionally create environments that disincentivize the exact behaviors they hope to encourage. @jessicatenuta @Forbes @Carmen_Restrepo @E_Sheninger

Mamograms
A.I. Is Learning to Read Mammograms. Computers that are trained to recognize patterns and interpret images may outperform humans at finding cancer on X-rays. @nytDeniseGrady @nytimes @TrippBraden @MFordFuture

Social/Mobile Media Education

Top Artificial Intelligence Influencers To Follow in 2020 – This was done in April 2019, but it’s still a good list. @asifrazzaq1988 @jamie_stark @jaypalter @ylecun @goodfellow_ian

Learning

Could hydration levels influence cognitive function? Dehydration can cause headaches and several physiological issues, and older adults are most at risk of experiencing it. Does it also affect cognitive function, however? And might overhydration also affect mental performance? @healthline @PKanagaratnam @_atanas_

Emotional Intelligence

Leadership/Parenting

High Emotional Intelligence Is Essential in Today’s Workplace. Here are seven qualities to look for to identify people with high emotional intelligence. @rhettpower @mariofocil

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

GapingVoid@gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Students Build The Tallest Toilet Paper Pyramid In The World. While on break for the holidays, high school students from Michigan built the world’s tallest toilet paper pyramid — at 16 feet 3 inches and 5/8ths of an inch. @MLiveMediaGroup @BoingBoing

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Inside the Box

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

You Are Awesome: 9 Secrets to Getting Stronger and Living an Intentional Life by Neil Pasricha

Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber

The Happy Mind: A Simple Guide to Living a Happier Life Starting Today by Kevin Horsley and Louis Fourie

The Leadership Mind Switch: Rethinking How We Lead In the New World of Work by D. A. Benton and Kylie Wright-Ford

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success by Albert-László Barabási

All Children, Including Those with Learning Disabilities, Benefit from the Arts by Lillian Brooks

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