LA TÉCNICA POMODORO PARA COMBATIR LA PROCRASTINACIÓN (incluye App)

SI ESTÁS COMPROMETIDO CON LA IDEA DE SUPERAR LA PROCRASTINACIÓN y ser más productivo, posiblemente la técnica Pomodoro pueda ayudarte a formar un nuevo hábito de estudio o trabajo. Esta creada en la década de los 80 por Francesco Cirillo y todavía hoy sigue siendo una de las técnicas para administrar el tiempo más populares en el mundo. El nombre Pomodoro (“tomate” en español) que le dio su creador, viene de que usó un temporizador de cocina en forma de tomate.

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“¿Existe el transplante de cerebro?”

Una estudiante de este curso hizo la pregunta: “¿Existe el transplante de cerebro?” en clase. Por el momento, la respuesta  es no.

Sin embargo, el neurocirujano Sergio Canavero tiene planeado hacer el primer transplante de cabeza (¿o de cuerpo?) a finales de este año.  ¿Tendrá éxito? Aquí está el link de su TedX Talk en donde explica cómo funcionará el procedimiento:

Pero como buenos escépticos, tenemos que investigar más a profundidad. A continuación les presentamos algunos links sobre el tema:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530103-700-first-human-head-transplant-could-happen-in-two-years/

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2106382-head-transplant-teams-new-animal-tests-fail-to-convince-critics/

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PROCRASTINATION, DEADLINES, AND PERFORMANCE: Self-Control by Precommitment

Dan Ariely and Klaus Wertenbroch

Abstract—Procrastination is all too familiar to most people. People delay writing up their research (so we hear!), repeatedly declare they will start their diets tomorrow, or postpone until next week doing odd jobs around the house. Yet people also sometimes attempt to control their procrastination by setting deadlines for themselves. In this arti- cle, we pose three questions: (a) Are people willing to self-impose meaningful (i.e., costly) deadlines to overcome procrastination? (b) Are self-imposed deadlines effective in improving task performance? (c) When self-imposing deadlines, do people set them optimally, for maximum performance enhancement? A set of studies examined these issues experimentally, showing that the answer is “yes” to the first two questions, and “no” to the third. People have self-control problems, they recognize them, and they try to control them by self-imposing costly deadlines. These deadlines help people control procrastination, but they are not as effective as some externally imposed deadlines in improving task performance.

Foundations for a New Science of Learning

Human learning is distinguished by the range and complexity of skills that can be learned and the degree of abstraction that can be achieved compared with those of other species. Homo sapiens is also the only species that has developed formal ways to enhance learning: teachers, schools, and curricula. Human infants have an intense interest in people and their behavior and possess powerful implicit learning mechanisms that are affected by social interaction. Neuroscientists are beginning to understand the brain mechanisms underlying learning and how shared brain systems for perception and action support social learning. Machine learning algorithms are being developed that allow robots and computers to learn autonomously. New insights from many different fields are converging to create a new science of learning that may transform educational practices.

Andrew N. Meltzoff,1,2,3* Patricia K. Kuhl,1,3,4 Javier Movellan,5,6 Terrence J. Sejnowski5,6,7,8

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