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Hal Cooper
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Attended University of Idaho
Lives in Whitefish, MT
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Shooting YouTube with a drone.  I'm surprised you can do that in the city.
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It's like Steve Duke is "bewitching"  the Soprano Sax.  He is using magic!
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In a digital age—that puts a premium on facts, figures, and data—crystallized intelligence has become disproportionately valued over fluid intelligence. A wide range of new studies are finding that motor skills, hand-eye coordination, aerobic conditioning and daily physicality are important for maintaining working memory and fluid intelligence.
Fluid intelligence is the capacity to think logically and solve problems in novel situations, independent of acquired knowledge. Fluid intelligence involves the ability to identify patterns and relationships that underpin novel problems and to extrapolate these findings using logic.
On the other hand, crystallized intelligence is the ability to utilize information, skills, knowledge, and experience in a way that could be measured on a standardized test. Crystallized intelligence represents your lifetime of cerebral knowledge, as reflected through your vocabulary, general explicit knowledge and Trivial Pursuit types of declarative memory of people, places, things...
Although there is some controversy and debate on the best ways to improve fluid intelligence, studies are showing a strong link between non-academic pursuits and improved fluid intelligence. I have written a wide range of Psychology Today blog posts about improving cognitive function through: physical activity, playing a musical instrument, making art, improving motor skills, meditation, daydreaming, getting a good night's sleep... The ultimate goal of The Athlete’s Way is to identify daily habits that optimize the function of the brain, body, and mind throughout a person’s lifespan.
Many experts believe that one of the backlashes of overemphasizing standardized testing as part of ‘no child left behind’ is that young Americans are gaining crystallized intelligence at the expense of their fluid intelligence. As the father of a 6-year-old, I am determined to encourage my daughter to flex both her crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence every day and would encourage other parents to do the same.
I hated school when I was growing up and did terribly on standardized tests. My SAT scores were barely above average. My older sister, on the other hand, literally got double 800s on her SATs and was a national merit scholar. Throughout my childhood the unspoken family framework was that my older sister had the ‘book’ smarts, and I had the ‘athletic’ smarts. I never had a chip on my shoulder because I didn’t like reading books or being in school. I wanted to be outside playing, listening to music or just hanging out with friends. How was your "intelligence" categorized by your parents and teachers when you were growing up?
How can you improve fluid intelligence in an era of crystallized intelligence?
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Quentin Tarantino flare.  What is this guys job anyway?
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Low-budget Hong Kong movie "Ten Years" has gripped audiences with its dark vision of the city's future under greater Chinese rule.
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I Reface Saxophone mouthpieces.  If you want good high notes and good low notes, check out what I can do for you.  Extended range is much easier with a thin tip rail.
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Best Saxophone Refacer
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Skiing Full Time
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Musician, Investor, Buddhist, Mogul Snow Rider
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  • Portallatro
    Saxophone Mouthpiece Refacing, present
  • Atlas Telecom
    Oracle DBA, present
  • GW International
    Oracle Apps DBA, present
  • Univ. Idaho
    Saxophone Teacher, present
  • North Idaho College
    Saxophone/Piano Teacher, present
  • The Monarch School
    Drum teacher, present
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Senate Rejects Obama Nominee over Legal Defense of Mumia Abu-Jamal
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A group of Senate Democrats has broken ranks with President Obama to block a key nominee. In a 52-47 vote, the Senate rejected the nominatio

FBI Director: We Use Drones In The U.S.
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Traveled to the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas on Sunday and communicated with some of its feathered residents. Proud, techni-colored birds, w

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