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Re: New Inquiry: Schizophrenia (treatment and stigma)

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
This is a cool area of research you have.I was reading on a local paper and came across this article about mental illness even though not specifically schizophrenia. According to statistic detailed,more than 25% of Kenyans at some point in their lifetime had had a mental disorder.As a result,adoption of the Kenyan Health Mental policy 2015-2030 in a bid to shift attention to mental illnesses[a long neglected issue in Kenya]It feels good that schizophrenia issue is not neglected in Butterfly...
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Re: New Inquiry: Schizophrenia (treatment and stigma)

Hey Samuel, Thanks for sharing your information about Kenya's view on schizophrenia, I will totally look into that too. What is quite fascinating for me, even if its negative, but no mater at which place or country, I did schizophrenia research so far, that disease was not accepted by the society. To hear that from your view about Kenya again, makes me continuing research and posting, because I think it's at us to make a change.
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Re: Prosthetics- research

do you think that it 's possible for a human to have multiple prosthetics on at once or will that somehow cause the human body and the prosthetics to malfunction?
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Re: Prosthetics- research

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Have you ever considered what the potential negative aspects of prosthetics might be, like if we had unlimited access to artificial body parts in the not-so-far future?
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Re: Mental Heath FAQ part 2

Before reading your post, I didn't know that much about mental health and how the body is affected. Now I have a much better understanding because of your post. I am excited to read your future posts.
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Re: Research Notes 2

Hi Jess: I think you are making some very interesting "real world" connections with your work on dystopias. I personally believe that dystopias do exist as Orwell's 1984 (one of the most famous dystopias ever written) was a fictional response to the form of communist totalitarianism, and Orwell was so dismayed by the lived reality within this kind of system, that he portrayed it as a dystopia. I like how you are making connnections to modern equivalents! Good work!
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Re: Research Notes 2

I find the real world connections very interesting. You don't usually think of some places as being a dystopia or utopia, but to put it into that perspective is quite intriguing. Another thing that might be interesting to look at is how these countries, cities, states, etc. have become utopian or dystopian. Your project is going really well so far, I look forwards to seeing how it progresses
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Re: How Music Preserves the Cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of Southeast Asia

Wow, Desi. This is really interesting research. I find it really amazing that the traditions of the Tampuan tribe survived so many obstacles against them. I wonder how different the older songs are from the newer ones. Did the music evolve in ways other than the creation of new individual songs? That is, did the style change at all?
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Re: How Music Preserves the Cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of Southeast Asia

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Thanks for the comment, Jessica I agree, their resiliency is quite remarkable. According to my research, the new songs didn't change much in style. They are all being written and performed in the traditional style, but what is important is that the new songs are creating more interest among Tampuan youth and also bringing the community together. Learning about the traditions and creating new elements of the culture is creating an inter-generational bond in the community as well.
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Re: How Music Preserves the Cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of Southeast Asia

I appreciate the response, Desi. It's amazing that even after all those obstacles, the style of the music still managed to be preserved. It's a cool example of how strong cultural traditions can be, and how important they are to a community.
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Re: Food For Thought

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
Great work desi,I also think our researches count on each other,the tips actually teach me something and I like them,the next stage of my research is on health and healthy food so I think they will help out,keep up!
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Re: Food For Thought

That's a tonne of information you have there, I really like it. Many people don't know how to balance their diets and they end up taking too much of something which then translates to having poor health. I really like the last part where everything is outlined It is very important how you said in the beginning that our bodies are different and that different people have different needs. Each person should strive to understand their own bodies and maintain good health according to the body's...
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Re: Why sugar is good for your memory

This is very interesting research! Many personal trainers creating diets for clients take lots and lots of time and effort to create each individual meal plan. You said there is no "one size fits all" which makes a lot of sense and is probably why these trainers take so long to make these personalized diets. It's because they have to make it especially for each person. Wish I could say more, but I'm not completely educated on this subject. Anyways, great work and good luck!
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Re: Effects of Heartbreak - Research 3

This is really cool research, Marisa! I wonder why humans go through such a specific process after going through a loss or heartbreak. Many of these steps seem to be unhealthy situations, and it seems strange that humans would devote so much energy to recovery in this way. Would it not make sense to get back to life sooner? For instance when humans feel pain, after a short time they will go into shock. I don't know much on the subject, so I apologize if my question sounds obvious. If you...
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Re: Effects of Heartbreak - Research 3

I really like this research! Heartbreak is one of the hardest things that people go through in my opinion. There is nothing harder than losing someone you love. I think that this research is very true. All of these "stages" that people go through are the same things I went through when I have lost people I love. I also think that it is very true that these stages come and go. People deal with heartbreak in different ways, and some of the "stages" will take longer to overcome than others. I...
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Re: Food For Thought

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Thanks for the comment! In the corner of the info-graphic there is a little running man that says "stay active." So, they did include exercise, but I decided not to mention it because I am focusing on nutrition. However, you are completely right about it being a vital part of being healthy. In combination, good nutrition and exercise leads to a healthy mind and body. To answer your other question, In my previous research I found that having a balanced diet improved learning. So, following a...
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Re: Effects of Heartbreak - Research 3

Jessica those are all valid questions! In fact many human interactions or reactions are confusing and require deeper explanation. I'd love to find out more of the science behind it but as you probably know it's quite difficult finding a credible source online.
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Re: Effects of Heartbreak - Research 3

I find it very interesting that the cause of a heartbreak whether it be a death of a loved one or a breakup has the same stages of grief. Why do you think that is?
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Re: Effects of Heartbreak - Research 3

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Looking forward to your survey and the questions you will come up with. If heartbreak can be compared to death, could falling in love be compared to being reborn?
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Re: Effects of Heartbreak - Research 3

Karlie La Rose (Alumni) ·
This research is awesome! The quote “Someone who is dealing with heartbreak follows patterns similar to those of the stages of death.” I believe is very true. Do you think that gender has anything to do with the grieving process? I look forward to more information! The topic of heartbreak is something I believe all of us have, or will face in our life time.
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Re: Food For Thought

This is some really interesting research! I really like your topic. I think that it is something that everything should know to have a healthier lifestyle. I really like the tips from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. It is very interesting tips, that I think I will use in the future. I really like this topic, good research!
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Re: Students in Canada living in poverty

I think that this is some really interesting research! Everything that you said is true, and it's very sad. It's very upsetting that families that live among us live in these conditions. It's very hard to think about.. I think this topic is very cool! Good luck with the rest of your project!!
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Re: Students in Canada living in poverty

Kaylie Maughan (Mentor) ·
Well said. I love how you get to the emotional impacts on these youth dealing with these situations. Too often we focus on academics and these students ability and less on what they are having to deal with in their every day lives. I also think it is fantastic that you are focusing on resiliency. Often these experiences of hardship can develop a sense of internal strength and resolve to overcome. Resiliency is the new darling of much Psychology and Criminology research these days, as many...
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Re: Students in Canada living in poverty

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
wow it is really touching and kinda sad getting to know that there are such people living under such conditions.some are too young to face some of this challenges but the projects that you guys in Canada have are very helpful and i think that most students are really appreciating that.One should not lose hope because of the circumstances she is in but instead should work hard hard in order to change the situation that she is in.
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Re: Upcoming Research

Carl Trepanier (Mentor) ·
Hi Tiana: This is not an area of expertise for me but one of interest. Stephen Hawking is one of the leaders in Black Hole Theory. He recently published a paper on how information about matter destroyed in a black hole is preserved. Here is a link to an article summarizing his work which includes a link to his latest paper: http://www.sciencealert.com/st...-information-paradox Some of the other aspects of black holes that I find interesting are the possibilities of black holes leading to...
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Re: Upcoming Research

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
I don't really no much about outer space, and black holes, but what is on the other side of a black hole? I know it still a very new topic of study, and not much is known about it. I would just start with what is a black hole, and for me I would come across something I find interesting and go from there. Sorry I couldn't be more help. Good Luck! I am interested to see what you find.
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Re: EXPERIMENT - PLEASE DO THIS

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Interesting experiment! It's so strange how a video where a man has no facial expression can be given so much emotion through music and the same video can be given so many different emotions. I wonder how this experiment would change if the man had some sort of expression. As well, do you think titling the videos with the emotion you are supposed to feel has an effect on the viewer? When I read the title "creepy" I immediately thought "I'm supposed to feel scared when I watch this." I think...
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Re: EXPERIMENT - PLEASE DO THIS

Wow! Really cool experiment, Paige! I'm really excited to read other people's responses of this as time goes on! Question 1 - Yes! it totally did. For the first video I felt like the man was part of a horror movie, peering in through a window about to stab my face or something. For the second I felt like it was one of those olympic training clips - maybe an advertisement for bottled water or monster energy drink. The third didn't really inspire a lot of emotion for me. It sort of felt like...
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Re: EXPERIMENT - PLEASE DO THIS

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Thanks for taking the survey, guys! Desi: I totally forgot that I had the emotions written on there, whoops! That probably has an effect on people... I'll remember to add a control sample if I do a later experiment. It's so cool that you guys had such intense (or not so intense, with the third one) reactions to such a simple video!
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Re: EXPERIMENT - PLEASE DO THIS

Paige if you're having trouble getting people to do this experiment, it might be worthwhile to bring this outside the butterfly effect community. Try talking to friends/bugging family/ spamming Facebook or twitter. I've found that strategy merits me more responses than just the website.
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Re: EXPERIMENT - PLEASE DO THIS

Emily Trepanier (Charles Best) ·
1. All of the clips changed the way i felt about the music except for the third one. I felt it was too out of place and didn't go well with the clip so it was hard to relate an emotion. The second video reminded me of a tv show that i like watching called Once Upon a Time. Its about fairy tale characters so the energy of the music was similar. 2. first video 2/4 second video 3/4 third video 1/4 fourth video 3/4. 3 and 4. The first video feels like the man is creepily standing outside...
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Re: EXPERIMENT - PLEASE DO THIS

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
This is a really cool experiment, I hope my answers help. 1) Yes, each video had a different feeling yo it. 1 is really creepy like he is going to show up at your door and kill you. 2 is adventurous like is is about to go on a mission to save the world. For 3 the music and to video don't really reflect each other, since he looks somewhat serious it doesn't really work as well as the others. 4 is sad you want to cry for him because something bad just happened. 2) video1 - 4/4 video2 - 3/4...
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Re: EXPERIMENT - PLEASE DO THIS

Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Wow I found this really, really intersting! 1. Yes is totally did! Even though it was the same clip over and over the music really changed how I thought about it each time. The first one I felt like I was watching a horror movie, the music really built suspense. The second one totally made me think of someone about to run into somekind of battle. The third one reminded me of a buddy movie of some kind. The forth one changed the clip the least for me 2. First video: 4/4 Second video: 4/4...
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Re: EXPERIMENT - PLEASE DO THIS

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
Really cool experiment. Going off of what Desiree said, it might have been more accurate if there were a control group and the videos weren't labelled. I kept trying to make myself feel creeped out with the first one. 1) Definitely. But some more than others. The first didn't really make me feel creeped out, so that one didn't change how I felt cause there weren't any feelings to begin with. The second made me want to run into battle and be heroic haha. The third felt awkward because the...
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Re: EXPERIMENT - PLEASE DO THIS

Elinor Atkins (Alumni-LFAS) ·
This was a very interesting experiment to do, it was cool to see how music can truly impact your view on things, but also as Desi said it might be a good idea to remove labels of the exact emotion you were trying to portray it made me think that I needed to try to feel that way, ya feel? haha 1) most certainly they did, the first made me get a really eerie vibe like he was a really disturbed person maybe a killer? and the second made me feel like he just won a battle or something in medevil...
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Re: Greenhouse Progress (Research week 4)

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Banice Mwangi: hey Grace and Desi after you are done constructing your greenhouse what plants will you grow in there?You could maybe try tomatoes,kales or onions if you want to test the efficiency of you greenhouse.Goodluck. Thanks for the suggestions! I still need to discuss with one of the community gardeners who will be mentoring me next school year about which vegetables we will grow. She will be helping us start up our greenhouse in September.
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Re: Agriculture Education: Research (week 5)

Mr. Mburu (Admin) ·
You're right. The agriculture classes normally cover the theory which is translated into practical skills in the farm. Ordinarily this would be the best approach. .. we're it not for shortage of time versus a bloated quantity of curricula to be covered. In your country, it looks like agriculture is handled like a snack! Meanwhile it's really not the amount of work covered but how thorough it has been covered. Both ways, there are merits so I would urge that it's handled as recommended by...
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Re: Agriculture Education: Research (week 5)

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Mr. Mburu (teacher): You're right. The agriculture classes normally cover the theory which is translated into practical skills in the farm. Ordinarily this would be the best approach. .. we're it not for shortage of time versus a bloated quantity of curricula to be covered. In your country, it looks like agriculture is handled like a snack! Meanwhile it's really not the amount of work covered but how thorough it has been covered. Both ways, there are merits so I would...
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Re: Agriculture Education: Research (week 5)

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
I also wonder how can a student learn without doing practical activities?Any way you can not blem for the government because it is a tradition.If the government will accept your idea then it could be a very good thing for the students.For us in Kenya we don't only relay on curriculum we also do farm activities.For example in the exam the invigilator supervises the students in the farm in order to give them marks.This method enables the learners to acquire enormous skills.It teaches the...
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Re: Agriculture Education: Research (week 5)

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
Desi,its good seen your approach on agriculture education in Kenya but come to think of home science,art and craft and music.Nice topics,aren't they?But they no longer exist in public schools.They preferred agriculture to them.Its so ironic that agriculture is a composery in some schools.Why should i go by agriculture when my passion is arts that don't exist in my sch timetable
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Re: Greenhouse Progress (Research week 4)

Dennis Waweru (Tigithi) ·
Interesting.Good job.I look forward towards your completion.
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Re: Agriculture Education: Research (week 5)

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
too bad that you guys dont have agricultural classes like we kenyan students do to get more information about agriculture activities
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Re: Agriculture Education: Research (week 5)

Hezekiah Maina (Thome) ·
agriculture helps very much because it involves practical and we learn how to grow our food.I wonder how you people glow your crops without the knowledge about agriculture.
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Re: Greenhouse Progress (Research week 4)

Banice Mwangi (Loise) ·
hey Grace and Desi after you are done constructing your greenhouse what plants will you grow in there?You could maybe try tomatoes,kales or onions if you want to test the efficiency of you greenhouse.Goodluck.
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Re: Greenhouse Progress (Research week 4)

wow great i will you you all the best in your project guys
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Re: Boneace Chagara (Mentor)

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Hello Boneace! I am very interested in a possible mentorship. I am an aspiring film/animation student, it would be wonderful if you could check out some of my previous posts on my film
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Re: Recent Malaria Discoveries

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
I loved the article on UBC, although I'm wondering if there would potentially be any negative effect on the body from the malarial protein. It's cool that you mention this now, as my Bio 11 class is currently learning about bacteria and viruses such as malaria and how they can be used to cure other diseases. Do you know if the protein exposure could be considered a vaccine? It seems to be similar in effect, as the treatment originates from another disease. (although malaria and cancer have...
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Re: Boneace Chagara (Mentor)

Boneace Chagara (Mentor) ·
Hello Flora Xia, I would be happy to do so. Kind regards.
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Re: Recent Malaria Discoveries

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
It's really interesting how the possible cure to cancer was found in malaria. It'll be cool to see the results when the human trials start in a few years. I wonder if there will be any adverse side effects to using the malaria protein. Do you know if the malaria protein is able to treat any diseases other than cancerous tumours? Like Paige mentioned, what's your inquiry question?
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Re: Hive Mind (Research and asking for feedback+/ideas)

Welcome back, Flora! I don't know a lot about film, but maybe you could use colour to your advantage. Try making the body or clothing (if you use clothes) slightly greyer, or less intense than the rest of the colony. The research you're doing is really cool! Transactive memory in particular is interesting, and thought provoking in the context of humans. At the beginning of your post, you said that you were researching these terms and how "humans are moving to become a 'superorganism'." It...
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