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James McEvoy

Director of Opperations, MKL Cable Solutions in Milton Keynes

Working with a Dyslexic Brain

PRESENTED ON APR 25, 2019
IN ST NEOTS @ VOL 12

"If you've got a dyslexic brain look at the problem solving and enjoy it" We hear from self-employed cable technician James McEvoy as he talks us through the skills he's developed over his life to overcome dyslexia both in education and the workplace.

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Problem-Solving in Animation

BY KEITH OTTO
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 05, 2013

Keith Otto has a passion for learning new skills, both inside and out of work. From attending developer conferences and reading tech blogs to buying books, he is always working to expand his knowledge. Most of Keith's career has been spent developing websites and working to perfect his knowledge of the associated languages. In more recent years, he has also been teaching himself to develop for Unity3D, which has quickly evolved into another aspect of his work.

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Hands On Learning

BY JAMES BUCK
IN YORK

As someone who has struggled with dyslexia throughout his life, James Buck noticed the way in which he picked up new skills and developed existing ones increased significantly once he left the classroom environment and simply immersed himself in hands on action. Through working with other creatives in his local community he has furthered his own goals and ambitions, whilst supporting others to do the same.

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Emotions in the musician's brain

BY ELVIRA BRATTICO
@ SPOT FESTIVAL ON APR 30, 2016

Under the headline "Music is language" Elvira Brattico, who is a brain scientist, is giving a presentation about the connection between brain and music.

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Reading the Brain for Learning

BY JAN WIGMORE
@ VOL 30 ON OCT 15, 2016

Jan Wigmore lifts the lid on understanding the functioning of the brain to better help children and adults that may have learning difficulties.

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Blame the Brain

BY SIMONE CASTELLO
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 20, 2017

Did you know that we have 50,000 thoughts in a day and in most people 70% of these are negative? Simone Castello shares her journey towards positive thinking, discarding toxic emotional baggage while trying to relax and enjoy life. 

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If I Only Had a Brain

BY SUSAN WADDLE
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 16, 2018

Susan Waddle visualizes and personalizes the impact a long ago car accident had on her brain and now her outlook on life.

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Re-wiring the addicted brain

BY MICHAEL TRAYFORD
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Substance use and compulsive behaviors cause structural changes in the brain that can be reversed. 21st century, brain-based treatment approaches to addiction recovery hold great promise in combating this growing public health crisis.

We explore the understanding that addiction is a brain problem, not a moral failing or character flaw. That addiction and associated disorders of learning and behavior can be effectively remediated through re-wiring of neural pathways and networks.

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A Brain Tumor Saved My Life

BY GLITCH (NOLASTNAME)
@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

Because of a brain tumor and the seizures, constant headache, etc., the one known as Glitch had to retire from working, but what he's learned has in a very real way, actually saved his life. The perspective he now has and the person he has become are exactly where he needs to be. As humans we have a tendency to walk through life complaining about the most minor things when we ought to be focusing on what really matters and not getting caught up in the bullshit. This is how he lives his life now. You should too and he'll tell you why. 

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The Brain Signals

BY JEAN VETTEL
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

Dr. Jean Vettel spends a lot of time working on brains. She spends her time studying signals in the brain in order to make lives better. Join her as she looks at MRIs and what they can tell us about the mind.