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Unit 4:  Module 16

The Hands of Time

How attention molds learning & behavior

Before we meet:


Download your class notes before your scheduled class and I'll see you there! 


Where we'll meet:

This week we’ll revisit the concepts of the last three weeks and solidify our understanding.

Class me in my Zoom Room

Our meeting time is listed by time zone in the email you got with the deets for this week.


After we meet:

Studio Coursework:

  • Principle 1: Hunn - shifting attention

  • Principle 2: Hunn-ee - doing the math

  • Principle 3: The Nasty Triangle - creating conditions, allowing changes: a tool for blend & mix

  • Principle 4: Cartoon Mouse - M2 applications & coordinationsPop sounds for M2 and vocal camouflage

    • Register separation exercises - yodel, Wile E. Coyote​

  • Principle 5: Power Breathing - engaged respiration & embodied learninga sometimes-tool for high M2 and high mix

  • Principle 6: Dog Mouth - predictive vocal tract


  • Submit your 30-minute video: You teaching NVM principles

  • Book your 1:1 sessions: Are they all booked?

Optional Coursework:

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Khan Academy video

This video is short & sweet. It goes over the basic ideas of paying attention, including “priming” and the 3 things that influence our ability to “multitask.”

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Podcast Interview with Johann Hari

This podcast is an interview with Johann Hari, a research journalist & writer whose interest in attention, and how attention works in our lives, resulted in the book Stolen Focus. He’s an engaging and smart speaker.

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Quanta Magazine article

This article from Quanta Magazine showcases three major areas of study in the field of attention, and what they have revealed so far. We learned that the thalamus suppresses data so we can pay attention, that our attention “blinks,” and that (NVM relevant) attention and movement are linked from the get-go.

Support Materials

Support Materials #1

Here are the instructions for

submitting your 30-minute

video for feedback

How to Submit a Video for Feedback Your video should be about 30 minutes. It can include c

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