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  1. Jun 2022
    1. let me show you how quickly our brains can redefine normality, even at the simplest thing the brain does, which is color. 00:05:29 So if I could have the lights down up here. I want you to first notice that those two desert scenes are physically the same. One is simply the flipping of the other. Now I want you to look at that dot between the green and the red. And I want you to stare at that dot. Don't look anywhere else. We're going to look at it for about 30 seconds, which is a bit of a killer in an 18-minute talk. (Laughter) But I really want you to learn. 00:05:55 And I'll tell you -- don't look anywhere else -- I'll tell you what's happening in your head. Your brain is learning, and it's learning that the right side of its visual field is under red illumination; the left side of its visual field is under green illumination. That's what it's learning. Okay? Now, when I tell you, I want you to look at the dot between the two desert scenes. So why don't you do that now? (Laughter) 00:06:21 Can I have the lights up again? I take it from your response they don't look the same anymore, right? (Applause) Why? Because your brain is seeing that same information as if the right one is still under red light, and the left one is still under green light. That's your new normal. Okay? So, what does this mean for context? It means I can take two identical squares, put them in light and dark surrounds, and the one on the dark surround looks lighter than on the light surround. 00:06:47 What's significant is not simply the light and dark surrounds that matter. It's what those light and dark surrounds meant for your behavior in the past.

      BEing journey 4 Color persistence Try noticing this throughout your life to see how often it occurs.

  2. Apr 2022
    1. Social networks may thus be “sticky” because social integration provides both benefits that encourage staying and social deterrents to leaving, increasing the chances of persistence.

      Important point - persistence can be because of negative reasons.

    2. persistence is the product of not only individual processes but also relational ones
  3. Mar 2022
  4. Jan 2022
    1. Persisting across apps Your notifications can persist across multiple apps / page reloads, as long as they use this library. This is useful for a scenario where you show a notification and then redirect the browser to a different application, or trigger a full reload of the page. This is completely automatic and uses session storage.
    1. by adopting a replicator/interactor framework, where ‘perpetuation’ can mean differential persistence – persistence doesn’t require continuous presence – replication is taken to include reproduction, recurrence and re-production – and processes such as the nitrogen cycle can be considered entities that are perpetuated (the replicators, as it were)

      Hier kann man dann eine Verbindung zu dem framework der planetaren Grenzen sehen. Es handelt sich hier um Prozesse wie den Stickstoffzyklus, die persistent sind und das Überleben der verschiedenen Entitäten fördern, die in sie eingebettet sind oder die zu Ihnen beitragen.

    2. it comes to Gaia, then, perhaps the relevant unit of selection is the process that multiple and redundant species implement – not the collective made up of those species itself. A

      Hier kann man sagen, dass auf dieser dritten Argumentationsebene die interactors beziehungsweise der interactor Gaia als ein Prozess verstanden wird, der durch unterschiedliche Arten implementiert werden kann.

    3. So we need not restrict ourselves to material reproducers or replicators (the inner four ellipses) to consider level-specific properties to be adaptations – ‘functions’ resulting from evolution by natural selection

      Das ist vielleicht der entscheidende Gedanke: Es gibt Eigenschaften von interactors, die ihnen Persistenz verleihen und gleichzeitig den replicators oder reproducers, die in sie eingebettet sind, größere Erfolgschancen geben.

    4. are thus differentially perpetuated through the success of a human-microbial holobiont, interacting with its environme

      Der interactor, der im Vergleich zu anderen also beständiger ist, vergrößert die Chancen der reproducer, die ihm angehören, sich fortzupflanzen. Er selbst kann sich nicht fortpflanzen, aber er erhält auf diese Weise größere Beständigkeit.

    5. One element in this approach is multilevel selection theory sketched above, now illustrated in the figure below.

      Gaia ist also eine Entität, und nicht die einzige biologische Entität, die persistent ist, ohne sich selbst zu reproduzieren. Hier wird also der Gedanke der differentiellen Persistenz aufrecht erhalten und noch einmal überlegt, welche Entität diese Eigenschaft aufweisen kann. Unterhalb von Gaia oder in sie eingebettet haben Gemeinschaften verschiedene Arten ebenfalls diese Eigenschaft der differentiellen Beständigkeit.

  5. Sep 2021
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  8. Oct 2020
    1. According to the endurantist view, material objects are persisting three-dimensional individuals wholly present at every moment of their existence
    1. It's easy to persist the entire application state in a way that is backwards-compatible, so persisted states can survive application changes.
  9. Sep 2020
    1. Considerable research indicates that college students are bothmore likely to persist and to perform at high academic levelswhen they perceive themselves to be members of a cooperativeand supportive learning community (Kuh, 2009; Tinto, 2006;Zhao & Ku, 2004)

      For another study, being a member of a cooperative and supportive learning environment may moderate the rates for persistence and academic performance in college.

  10. Jul 2020
  11. Apr 2020
    1. The clinical effects of pneumonia have been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease up to 10-year follow-up16 and it is likely that cases infected via respiratory virus outbreaks will experience similar adverse outcomes. Therapeutic use of corticosteroids further augments the possibility of adverse cardiovascular events. However, long-term follow-up data concerning the survivors of respiratory virus epidemics are scarce. Lipid metabolism remained disrupted 12 years after clinical recovery in a metabolomic study amongst 25 SARS survivors,17 whereas cardiac abnormalities observed during hospitalisation in eight patients with H7N9 influenza returned to normal at 1-year follow-up.
  12. May 2019
  13. Apr 2019
    1. Elizabeth Evans Getzel is the Director for Transition Innovations at Virginia Commonwealth University and has a long history of working with students with disabilities in higher education. The article focuses on how the integration of support for students with disabilities is extremely important to their persistence and this includes technology integration and requires buy-in from the faculty.

    1. This journal article, written by Amaury Nora, who is currently the Dean for Research at the University of Texas San Antonio and Blanca Plazas Snyder who was pursuing a degree in educational psychology at the time this article as written. The author's bring an honest review of technology and include the benefits, the downfalls and they identify areas where more research needs to be conducted (especially around student persistence).

      Rating: 9/10. The article is informative and takes many perspectives. The only flaw is that when discussing technology in Higher Education, this article is from 2008, but it was also helpful to get the perspective from 10 years ago.

  14. Oct 2018
    1. Cloninger has trained rats and mice in mazes to have persistence by carefully not rewarding them when they get to the finish. “The key is intermittent reinforcement,” says Cloninger. The brain has to learn that frustrating spells can be worked through. “A person who grows up getting too frequent rewards will not have persistence, because they’ll quit when the rewards disappear.”

      I wonder if this could be applied to my cat?

  15. Sep 2018
    1. Through thesoup, new and unanticipated tools can accessdomain objects. These tools might need to be notified of statechanges which do not yet trigger an observer notification.As thesoupcan contain objects from arbitrary classes, tooldevelopers can not manually adapt these domain classes totrigger notifications.

      The soup is a generic storage mechanism, while in Grafoscopio, being focused only on interactive documents writing, the GrafoscopioNode is specific storage mechanism, that can persist outside the image by being serialized to the file system (via STON).