Sixth International School On Mind, Brain And Education

2011 August 3-7

Education in the
Digital Era

Directors: Antonio M. Battro and Kurt W. Fischer
Program officer: MarĂ­a Lourdes Majdalani

Abstract: Hideaki Koizumi
Hitachi, Japan

University students and social media: reflections from an empirical research
Discontinuity and continuity are fundamental concepts in mathematics, physics and philosophy. They are related with those of differentials and integrals, or subtraction and addition. Subtraction is a major part of the concepts of comparison, symmetry and invariability, e.g., symmetry means that nothing is produced in subtraction before and after an operation. In contrast, addition can produce structural systems by synthesizing components by reducing entropy with energy. Information processing in the brain is performed by the left and right hemispheres which are connected through neuronal fibers, i.e., corpus callosum and anterior commissure fibers. Human thought systems including language may also be formed on the aforementioned fundamentals.