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Communication and Media student at UOW

Brain Implants Case Study

Brain Implants have the capability to restore movement to the body by interrupting brain signals and replacing them with their own.

In 2015, Nathan Copeland was implanted with one of the first iterations of brain implants with four electrodes connected to his brain. In 2005, Copeland was paralysed in a car accident, however, this brain implants allowed him to regain feeling in his fingertips and control robotic arm using his brain.

The innovation of brain implants opens a new world of possibilities for people suffering from diseases and medical conditions.

 

Reference:

Kasulis K 2016 ‘Mind control brain implants are real don’t be scared they could do a lot of good,’ Mic Daily <https://mic.com/articles/177409/mind-control-brain-implants-are-real-dont-be-scared-they-could-do-a-lot-of-good#.VuBGPCE2d&gt;

Brain Implants and what it really means for society

Brain implants have been around for years with one of the first being the Cochlear Implant which improved hearing ability. In recent years, more and more medical devices have been toggling with the capabilities of brain implants to cure diseases, medical conditions and birth defects.

The Deep Brain Stimulator is a brain implant that has been rolled out within the last few years to cure diseases such as Parkinsons. It uses two electrodes connected to the brain that interrupt the synapse between nerves. This means that the implant is able to alter the information the brain receives in order to change the motion of the body. This is the first wave of invasive brain implants with the capability to control movement and interrupt normal bodily function.

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ANTHONY TAKATAKA X LOVE IS LOVE

Written by me on Dance Editorial

Dance Editorial

As a thirteen year old, Anthony Takataka, like many young teenage boys, would have rather played rugby league than dance. Anthony’s mum wanted him to dance for years but he couldn’t shake the ‘male dancer’ stereotype.

“One day my mum asked me again to try a hip hop class at Dorothy Cowie School of dancing, and for some strange reason I ended up going to it, 6 years later here I am, all about that live love dance life” he said.

In 2016, Anthony enrolled in Brent Street’s Fulltime Triple Threat course where he had the opportunity to learn from some amazing choreographers and dancers. However, he draws inspiration from choreographers David McLean, Cameron Mitchell and Marko Panzic.

“My favourite choreographer would have to be David McLean because every class I attend of his is never a disappointment,” he said.

“No matter how hype or deep the class is, I…

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Social Media Mythbuster: Posting Times

For years, there has been this Instagram myth that if you post on Instagram at 8pm, you’re bound to receive the optimal amount of engagement.

The brand that I am testing this myth on requires that I post three times a day at 12, 5 and 8. Due to this restriction, there isn’t much leniency for me to test all times, so I tested times at 15 minute intervals.

I conducted research in the area to test if these were in fact he best times to post in Instagram. According to Instagram scheduling site, Later, the best time to post is outside of work hours.

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Social Media Mythbuster: Aesthetic

Instagram is a platform based within the premise of being a photo sharing network. Therefore, it is important to post content that is visually appealing. However, what’s visually appealing to some may not be visually appealing to others.

As a brand, social media sites like Instagram are the face of the company. For most followers, they will never met the people behind the brand, therefore, their only association with the brand is what they see online. As a result, consumers/ followers make up their mind about a brand based on what kind of content they see. This proves that the aesthetic of an Instagram profile as a whole has a huge impact on the perception of their consumers.

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