So I just discovered this was a thing. It’s a neurodiversity-positive handbook for people who have been recently diagnosed with autism/aspergers/ASD that’s designed to introduce people to what an autism diagnosis means and provide them with resources and education about their legal protections.

It’s put together by ASAN and some group called Autism NOW and there are versions for adults and adolescents.

Welcome To The Autistic Community! | Autistic Self Advocacy Networkhttp://autisticadvocacy.org/2014/02/welcome-to-the-autistic-community/

So I just discovered this was a thing. It’s a neurodiversity-positive handbook for people who have been recently diagnosed with autism/aspergers/ASD that’s designed to introduce people to what an autism diagnosis means and provide them with resources and education about their legal protections.

It’s put together by ASAN and some group called Autism NOW and there are versions for adults and adolescents.

nanokelvin:

Don’t know if this will actually help, but none the less this is important. If anything this will help get everyone in in the know and maybe we can keep the internet as open as it can. 

The NSA has a weakness -- it's up to us what we do now.http://www.resetthenet.org/

nanokelvin:

Don’t know if this will actually help, but none the less this is important. If anything this will help get everyone in in the know and maybe we can keep the internet as open as it can. 

Reblogged from nanokelvin.

neurosciencestuff:

Deep sleep promotes our well-being, improves our memory and strengthens the body’s defences. Zurich and Fribourg researchers demonstrate how restorative SWS can also be increased without medication – using hypnosis.

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Sleeping well is a crucial factor contributing to our physical and…

Hypnosis extends restorative slow-wave sleephttp://neurosciencestuff.tumblr.com/post/87739442556/hypnosis-extends-restorative-slow-wave-sleep

neurosciencestuff:

Deep sleep promotes our well-being, improves our memory and strengthens the body’s defences. Zurich and Fribourg researchers demonstrate how restorative SWS can also be increased without medication – using hypnosis.

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Sleeping well is a crucial factor contributing to our physical and…

Reblogged from neurosciencestuff.

sproodles:

neuropsyched:

trillgamesh:

lovelydeck:

arkane81:

prostheticknowledge:

SCiO

This is a bit future-shock …

A small consumer-level molecular scanner lets you analyze the objects around you for relevant information, from food calories or quality, medicine, nature etc … This could be the start of the Internet of Everything

The Kickstarter was launched yesterday and made it’s $200,000 goal within 24 hours - the potential for this tech is huge. Watch the video embedded below to see the potential:

Smartphones made it easy to research facts, capture images, and navigate street maps, but they haven’t brought us closer to the physical environment in which we live – until now. 

Meet SCiO. It is the world’s first affordable molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand. SCiO is a tiny spectrometer and allows you to get instant relevant information about the chemical make-up of just about anything around you, sent directly to your smartphone.

Out of the box, when you get your SCiO, you’ll be able to analyze food, plants, and medications.

For example, you can:

  • Get nutritional facts about different kinds of food: salad dressings, sauces, fruits, cheeses, and much more.
  • See how ripe an Avocado is, through the peel!
  • Find out the quality of your cooking oil.
  • Know the well being of your plants.
  • Analyze soil or hydroponic solutions.
  • Authenticate medications or supplements.
  • Upload and tag the spectrum of any material on Earth to our database. Even yourself !

You can find out more about the product at it’s Kickstarter page here

WTF!??!?!

Whoa could you drug test your drinks to make sure no one puts anything in it?!

Wasn’t there a big thing already about how the technology for this object, especially in this small of a form factor, literally does not exist and that this project is necessarily a scam

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It’s extremely dubious, yes. The technology that it claims to use (infrared spectroscopy) is pretty commonly used in laboratories but it’s also much more limited. Most importantly, with IR spectroscopy the sensor and sample have to be shielded from ambient light, which makes me very skeptical that they’ve made one that works without being in physical contact with the thing you’re scanning.

So actually after looking into this a bit more it looks like at least one outside person has verified that it works(http://pando.com/2014/04/30/consumer-physics-kickstarter-campaign-shows-that-not-all-crowd-funding-has-to-be-a-dishonest-mystery/) so…it might be legit?

Reblogged from sproodles.