mersenneforum.org  

Go Back   mersenneforum.org > Extra Stuff > Blogorrhea > chalsall

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2022-06-26, 22:03   #1
chalsall
If I May
 
chalsall's Avatar
 
"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002
Barbados

24·661 Posts
Default Being dyslexic.

So... This thread was one of the ones promised on my To Do... thread.

A surprising number of people are dyslexic. Within my own family, most are and were generally told they were stupid (by the teachers and their peers) because they couldn't easily read.

New research has suggested that this isn't actually a handicap, but rather an advantage.

YMMV, depending on the environment...
chalsall is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2022-06-27, 03:56   #2
Uncwilly
6809 > 6502
 
Uncwilly's Avatar
 
"""""""""""""""""""
Aug 2003
101×103 Posts

2·13·409 Posts
Default

Somewhat related:

Last fiddled with by Uncwilly on 2022-06-27 at 03:56
Uncwilly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2022-06-27, 14:12   #3
mahbel
 
"mahfoud belhadj"
Feb 2017
Kitchener, Ontario

61 Posts
Default Here's another article on dyslexia

Research Suggests There's a Big Overlooked Benefit of Having Dyslexia
.
https://www.sciencealert.com/having-...tter-decisions
mahbel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2022-06-27, 14:51   #4
retina
Undefined
 
retina's Avatar
 
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair

2·3·1,093 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mahbel View Post
Research Suggests There's a Big Overlooked Benefit of Having Dyslexia
.
https://www.sciencealert.com/having-...tter-decisions
Same link posted by two people now. Does that mean it is really good/important/accurate? Or does it just mean someone posted without reading the previous posts?
retina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2022-06-27, 22:46   #5
chalsall
If I May
 
chalsall's Avatar
 
"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002
Barbados

24×661 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by retina View Post
Same link posted by two people now. Does that mean it is really good/important/accurate? Or does it just mean someone posted without reading the previous posts?
Well, since the post was after mine, this is most likely a "copycat" post.
chalsall is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2022-06-30, 22:20   #6
chalsall
If I May
 
chalsall's Avatar
 
"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002
Barbados

24×661 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chalsall View Post
YMMV, depending on the environment...
How many of you lucid dream?

I do so regularly. In Analog Hardware, C, Perl, and then Human. In that order of frequency.

I sometimes wish I could turn it off... Seriously.
chalsall is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2022-07-01, 03:29   #7
Dr Sardonicus
 
Dr Sardonicus's Avatar
 
Feb 2017
Nowhere

2·7·421 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chalsall View Post
How many of you lucid dream?

I do so regularly. In Analog Hardware, C, Perl, and then Human. In that order of frequency.

I sometimes wish I could turn it off... Seriously.
I'm not sure about "lucid," but vivid, sure. Oftentimes dreams, recollected after awakening, make absolutely no logical sense, so even if vivid, are not "lucid."

If you haven't already done, read The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin. Sweet dreams!

The word "lathe" is an egregious mistranslation, but hey - sounds better than "potter's wheel" or whatever in the title.
Dr Sardonicus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2022-07-02, 01:25   #8
chalsall
If I May
 
chalsall's Avatar
 
"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002
Barbados

24·661 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr Sardonicus View Post
I'm not sure about "lucid," but vivid, sure. Oftentimes dreams, recollected after awakening, make absolutely no logical sense, so even if vivid, are not "lucid."
My apologies. I thought the term Lucid dream was generally known and accepted.

When I meditate I start with a four-dimensional space. I'm at the origin. X, Y, Z, T.

Once that stabilizes, I then bring in other dimensions. Other variables. Other experiments. And then run them.

I have found I can actually do this while I am sleeping.

Makes problem solving rather interesting...
chalsall is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2022-07-02, 16:07   #9
Dr Sardonicus
 
Dr Sardonicus's Avatar
 
Feb 2017
Nowhere

134068 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chalsall View Post
My apologies. I thought the term Lucid dream was generally known and accepted.
It may well be so. It's a new one on me, though. My vocabulary has been increased.

Yes, I have had lucid dreams. Sometimes I realize I'm dreaming because it's a recurring theme I'm familiar with. Sometimes it's because there are elements of the dream that are contrary to facts known to me - such as being in a building I know was demolished years ago.

I have even had lucid dreams where I woke up - or thought I woke up, at least momentarily - only to realize I had only dreamt that I had awoken, but was still dreaming.
Dr Sardonicus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2022-07-02, 16:23   #10
Dr Sardonicus
 
Dr Sardonicus's Avatar
 
Feb 2017
Nowhere

10111000001102 Posts
Default

When I was in graduate school, an unusual mathematics graduate student was admitted to the program.

He had a slight speech difficulty, and was very poorly socialized.

He had dyslexia. As a result, he had as a child been deemed mentally retarded, and at age twelve he was considered to be uneducable.

At age 17, he was admitted as a graduate student in mathematics.
Dr Sardonicus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2022-07-02, 21:37   #11
mart_r
 
mart_r's Avatar
 
Dec 2008
you know...around...

11×71 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chalsall View Post
How many of you lucid dream?
I have lucid dreams occasionally.
(Not that anyone cares...)
mart_r is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


All times are UTC. The time now is 23:51.


Wed Aug 10 23:51:43 UTC 2022 up 34 days, 18:39, 2 users, load averages: 1.53, 1.11, 1.04

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

This forum has received and complied with 0 (zero) government requests for information.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
A copy of the license is included in the FAQ.

≠ ± ∓ ÷ × · − √ ‰ ⊗ ⊕ ⊖ ⊘ ⊙ ≤ ≥ ≦ ≧ ≨ ≩ ≺ ≻ ≼ ≽ ⊏ ⊐ ⊑ ⊒ ² ³ °
∠ ∟ ° ≅ ~ ‖ ⟂ ⫛
≡ ≜ ≈ ∝ ∞ ≪ ≫ ⌊⌋ ⌈⌉ ∘ ∏ ∐ ∑ ∧ ∨ ∩ ∪ ⨀ ⊕ ⊗ 𝖕 𝖖 𝖗 ⊲ ⊳
∅ ∖ ∁ ↦ ↣ ∩ ∪ ⊆ ⊂ ⊄ ⊊ ⊇ ⊃ ⊅ ⊋ ⊖ ∈ ∉ ∋ ∌ ℕ ℤ ℚ ℝ ℂ ℵ ℶ ℷ ℸ 𝓟
¬ ∨ ∧ ⊕ → ← ⇒ ⇐ ⇔ ∀ ∃ ∄ ∴ ∵ ⊤ ⊥ ⊢ ⊨ ⫤ ⊣ … ⋯ ⋮ ⋰ ⋱
∫ ∬ ∭ ∮ ∯ ∰ ∇ ∆ δ ∂ ℱ ℒ ℓ
𝛢𝛼 𝛣𝛽 𝛤𝛾 𝛥𝛿 𝛦𝜀𝜖 𝛧𝜁 𝛨𝜂 𝛩𝜃𝜗 𝛪𝜄 𝛫𝜅 𝛬𝜆 𝛭𝜇 𝛮𝜈 𝛯𝜉 𝛰𝜊 𝛱𝜋 𝛲𝜌 𝛴𝜎𝜍 𝛵𝜏 𝛶𝜐 𝛷𝜙𝜑 𝛸𝜒 𝛹𝜓 𝛺𝜔