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another online word processor

April 17th, 2006 (06:11 pm)
current mood: typing furiously

Check this out...group projects anyone?


AjaxWrite is a streamlined word processor, comparable to Microsoft Word. To keep the program lean, we left out some obscure advanced features; you'll find the functions you use most often, right where you'd expect them to be. (We're still working on the spell checker.) You can import and export documents in all popular formats, including documents with graphics. The save function lets you save your work to a drive on your computer. Also, since you run ajaxWrite from your web browser, it is platform independent and can therefore be used with any operating system.

Chuck Robertson, Ph.D. [userpic]

Odeo -- leave me a message.

April 17th, 2006 (06:05 pm)
current mood: yap yap yap

Hey Scholars.

I'm sharing a link to a service called Odeo. You can make voice recordings and share them. It's free. Give the way you guys so naturally use cell phones and leave message I think that a lot of you will really like this service. The link goes to their FAQ page. Get an account and try it out.

Odeo: FAQ:

Chuck Robertson, Ph.D. [userpic]

attention INTRO PSYCH scholars

April 13th, 2006 (12:01 pm)
current mood: coat of many colors

Hello Intro Psych students!

No class tomorrow. Please use this time to catch up on your reading, to practice your distributed practice, and to participate in extra-credit activities. They still need participants.

Congrats to Lanie and Alan, they won the trivia contest.

We will have our next exam on Monday.

Chuck Robertson, Ph.D. [userpic]

Psi Chi News

April 12th, 2006 (09:24 am)
current mood: hubris

Congrats to Chris and Garrett for making the Psi Chi presentation for the American Democracy Project at Honors Day. I was stuck in traffic coming back from Atlanta, but I heard they did a bang up job. When you see them be sure and give them a pat on the back or a hug and tell them they did a great job. This is the type of thing we want to positively reinforce ;-)

I am including a snippet of an email I got from Dr. Alexander:


Congratulations! Psi Chi was chosen unanimously as the winners of the Great Challenge at Honors Day. The Churchills did a fantastic job of presenting a truly outstanding effort by the organization. They were by far the most deserving of this award. ..... Congrats again.


We need to hold elections soon. At the very least, we need to elect a treasurer.

Chuck Robertson, Ph.D. [userpic]

NCUR 2006

April 10th, 2006 (09:56 am)
current mood: proud pappy


My congratulations to Megan Oliver and Quentin Farmer for making an excellent presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Asheville, NC this past weekend.

They stood toe to toe with scholars from all over the country. I saw representatives from a variety of Research I Universities, Ivy League schools, small private liberal arts colleges, and wonderful state universities like our own North Georgia College and State University.

I just wanted to let all of you know that you were well represented and that everyone left with an excellent image of the undergraduate research that is going on here at NGCSU.

Congratulate these two when you see them. They will be carrying really orange bags (at least Q-dog will).

image of Megan and Q-dog at NCUR

Chuck Robertson, Ph.D. [userpic]

What's going on?

April 7th, 2006 (06:25 am)
current mood: rainy


Just a quick update for those of you that skipped class during the beautiful weather this week. I am headed to Asheville this weekend with some students to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

Intro Students, please use our class time to engage in some quality reading over the S&P modules. In addition, please read the modules on Memory too.

Sensation (Modules: 11, 12, 13, 14)
Perception (Modules: 15, 16)
Memory (Modules: 23, 24, 25, 26, 27)

Chuck Robertson, Ph.D. [userpic]


April 5th, 2006 (07:25 pm)
current mood: dumb

Trivia Night: Win money, have fun!

sign-up in the psych office and get your tickets.

Chuck Robertson, Ph.D. [userpic]

Spring Forward...

April 3rd, 2006 (07:51 am)
current mood: Rosie -- Jackson Browne
current song: Rosie -- Jackson Browne, Running on Empty


Don't forget to move your clocks ahead an hour. Here is a link to the atomic clock, eastern standard time.

This means that when we meet in Intro Psych today at 11 it will feel like 10. Bring caffeine! and if you get up early enough and read this, browse over the modules on perception. (modules 15 and 16)

Chuck Robertson, Ph.D. [userpic]

Intro Psych -- What and Where are the Otoliths?

March 31st, 2006 (09:44 am)
current mood: balanced


Questions came up while discussing the auditory system the other day about parts of the ear (specifically, the otoliths, of which we have two on each side). I felt confident that these are a part of the vestibular system (along with the more familiar semicircular canals of which we have three on each side) and that they must not have anything to do with hearing because I had never heard of them. Since that time I've done a little reading on what makes up the vestibular system and I'm sharing info with you now. Just follow the links to any of the hot words in this ramble to learn more. This is the kind of thing that happens when you have a cognitive psychologist that knows a lot about memory talking about sensation. The main problem is that the term "inner ear" is very generic and refers to an area that contains parts of both the auditory and vestibular systems.

Figure 1 Human Labyrinth, from the left ear. It contains i) the cochlea (yellow), which is the peripheral organ of our auditory system; ii) the semicircular canals (brown), which transduce rotational movements; and iii) the otoliths (in the blue/purple pouches), which transducer linear accelerations. The light blue pouch is the endolymphatic sac, and contains only fluid.

If you want to learn more read the Vestibular System Primer!

Chuck Robertson, Ph.D. [userpic]


March 29th, 2006 (04:36 pm)
current mood: bummed, I love LSD tests


We will not have class tomorrow due to our lab space being used for the leadership conference.

Please spread the word and work on your homework problems for the oneway ANOVAs.

We will pick up were we left off on Tuesday.