I have terrible hand-eye coordination, lack awareness of my surroundings, and don’t know what to look at when observing martial arts (aikido) demos (or most sports for that matter). How do I improve my observational skills? Should I focus on nage (attacker)? Uke (receiver of attack)? What do I look for? Can I approach my observations systematically? [more inside]
I'm trying to set up a number of "stations" at home for long-term observation and record keeping. The observers are ages 3-7, but I'm not looking for crafty or disposable, cheap science projects or stations like they sell at hobby stores. These stations can be built all at once, or assembled over time (as the kids get older). [more inside]
I'm looking for lessons, exercises or examples of how one can learn to be more vigilant or to improve their situational awareness. I realize some people develop this trait naturally, but are there examples of such things being actively taught? Lessons of a law-enforcement/investigatory nature will be extra helpful, but I'll happily take other examples. [more inside]
I've recently started doing observations in primarily medical but also research settings (in Audiology). I'm new at this and I'm looking for tips and advice on how to be a gracious, respectful observer while getting the most out of it. [more inside]
How to be a thoughtful observer during a friend's teaching of middle schoolers? [more inside]
You have very poor observational skills. You're bad at noticing things. What strategies have you used to compensate for this? How has your spouse helped you in this? [more inside]
Where in NYC can I go that's really high up and will allow me to set up a rather large camera on a tripod?
Accessible rooftops (or other really high places) in Manhattan or Brooklyn? [more inside]
Help me decode the signals of the natural world! [more inside]
Can you find me a clip from an observational comic that I can use in class tomorrow? I am looking specifically for a clip where a comic (relatively cleanly) notices some everyday annoyance and potentially notices a solution... [more inside]
what-do-you-know? filter: When you first meet strangers, what things about them can you discern just from casual observation and interaction? [more inside]
I pride myself in being a "picker-up of learning's crumbs" (R. Browning) and an aspiring polymath, but I have atrocious observational skills. How do I fix this? [more inside]
What are some examples of psychological studies demonstrating how people are less perceptive than they believe?
What are some examples of psychological studies demonstrating how people are less perceptive than they believe? [more inside]
Appreciating the visual arts: what should I be looking at? What should I be thinking about? [more inside]
Why do most large trucks and other heavy vehicles have wheels with hubs that protrude outward in front?
Minneapolis: I want to find an observation deck downtown where I can take pictures of the city from above. [more inside]
A topic for a simple, observation-based research project on Chinese celebrities? [more inside]
Religionfilter: what percentage of Jews in the US observe the Sabbath every week? (or how many out of the total). Thanks!