Weekly IQ Roundup

Welcome to the weekly roundup where we gather five or more articles and/or videos that we think will interest you.

A viral photo of a teacher in Ghana explaining how computers work — without computers — has resulted in a promise by Microsoft to send him new computer equipment.

Information and communication technology (ICT) teacher Richard Appiah Akoto shared a photo of himself using a blackboard to show his students how to use Microsoft Word.

“Teaching of ICT in Ghana’s school is very funny,” Mr Akoto said in a Facebook post.

The post was shared thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter, and gained prominence after being picked up by international websites and tech enthusiasts.

Read the full article here.

Sleep Matters

Actor, comedienne, and sleep deprived new dad Lawrence leung explores the latest science behind sleep to find out what he’s missing and if he really needs it at all.

Watch the full episode here.

Does your brain make your decisions before you do?

The experiments in question involved brain scans that could predict people’s conscious choices before they were aware of choosing.

Based on these studies, some have claimed that the brain does the choosing for us, and what we perceive as our free decisions are really just part of some deterministic chain of events initiated by merely physical causes.

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Boost your ADHD IQ: Latest Diagnosis and treatment guidelines.

Impress your friends and family with your high “ADHD IQ,” by reading up on the most current diagnosis and treatment guidelines for kids and adults.

Attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) seems to be everywhere these days. In recent years, the number of diagnoses has skyrocketed. More than 6.4 million U.S. youth — one in nine children between the ages of 4 and 17 — have now, at some point in their lives, received a diagnosis of ADHD, according to a major national survey of parents.

The disorder has recently become the second most frequent diagnosis of a chronic condition for children, after asthma.

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Design Thinking. Getting Started with Empathy.

In a general sense, empathy is our ability to see the world through other people’s eyes, to see what they see, feel what they feel, and experience things as they do.

Of course, none of us can fully experience things the way someone else does, but we can attempt to get as close as possible, and we do this by putting aside our own preconceived ideas and choosing to understand the ideas, thoughts, and needs of others instead.

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