Event Title

Paradigms & Plasticity: Life through your lenses, a curvy road to innovation

Location

Allegheny B, Hotel Madison, JMU

Start Date

4-5-2019 5:30 PM

Description

This presentation focuses on the perception we have of the world and the influence of our life experience, our interests, and our social environment. Our paradigms are shaped by our environment, but in return we can change our environment. It is a challenge to realize when we are biased, even for scientists. Biases even influence the scientific method. As a member of the Honors Program at Northern Virginia Community College, I am exposed to a diverse community and different paradigms. Regularly being confronted with different paradigms is beneficial for scientific research and innovation. Advancements and discoveries in one field can come from information learned in another field. Our brain and nervous system can change and readapt with time, this is called plasticity, and we should take advantage of plasticity to maximize progress.

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Apr 5th, 5:30 PM

Paradigms & Plasticity: Life through your lenses, a curvy road to innovation

Allegheny B, Hotel Madison, JMU

This presentation focuses on the perception we have of the world and the influence of our life experience, our interests, and our social environment. Our paradigms are shaped by our environment, but in return we can change our environment. It is a challenge to realize when we are biased, even for scientists. Biases even influence the scientific method. As a member of the Honors Program at Northern Virginia Community College, I am exposed to a diverse community and different paradigms. Regularly being confronted with different paradigms is beneficial for scientific research and innovation. Advancements and discoveries in one field can come from information learned in another field. Our brain and nervous system can change and readapt with time, this is called plasticity, and we should take advantage of plasticity to maximize progress.