User talk:Albert Chan
Welcome to the Citizendium! We hope you will contribute boldly and well. Here are pointers for a quick start. You'll probably want to know how to get started as an author. Just look at CZ:Getting Started for other helpful "startup" links, and CZ:Home for the top menu of community pages. Be sure to stay abreast of events via the Citizendium-L (broadcast) mailing list (do join!) and the blog. Please also join the workgroup mailing list(s) that concern your particular interests. You can test out editing in the sandbox if you'd like. If you need help to get going, the forums is one option. That's also where we discuss policy and proposals. You can ask any constable for help, too. Me, for instance! Just put a note on their "talk" page. Again, welcome and have fun! Hayford Peirce 18:24, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
Some ideas for contributions
Hi Albert, welcome aboard CZ. Hayford has already given you some hints as to how things work here in general, and I wish to add some more practical suggestions on what possibilities you have to contribute. For a start, I just took some of the keywords from the information you supplied upon registration, and display below the current state of related CZ articles (for icon documentation, see Template:Rpl/Doc):
- Cognitive science : The scientific study either of mind or intelligence and includes parts of cognitive psychology, linguistics and computer science.
- Human evolution : The study of the physical and behavioral genetic adaptations of the species belonging to the subfamily hominidae.
- Human cognition : Add brief definition or description
- Linguistics : The scientific study of language.
- Information technology : Add brief definition or description
- Evolution : A change over time in the proportions of individual organisms differing genetically.
- Biology : The science of life — of complex, self-organizing, information-processing systems living in the past, present or future.
- Anthropology : The holistic study of humankind; from the Greek words anthropos ("human") and logia ("study").
- Physical anthropology : The anthropological study of humans as a biological species.
- Brain : The core unit of a central nervous system.
- Brain development : The build-up of the brain from ectodermal cells to a complex structure of neurons, glia and blood vessels.
- Brain evolution : The process by which the central nervous system changed over many generations.
- Brain size : Umbrella term for various measures of how big a brain is.
- Fatty acid : A variant of lipids commonly found in cell membranes and characterized by a hydrophilic head and a hydrophobic tail.
- Iodine : A halogen and chemical element that has the symbol I and atomic number 53.
- Survival of the Fattest : A book by Stephen C. Cunnane that outlines why fat babies are important to human brain evolution.
- Aquatic ape theory : Add brief definition or description
- Kanzi : Male bonobo at the Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa, famous for his controversial and apparently exceptional cognitive and linguistic abilities (born 1980).
- Biolinguistics : An interdisciplinary field that explores human natural language’s fundamental properties, development in individuals, use in thinking and communicating, brain implementation, genetic underpinnings, and evolutionary origins.
- Bipedalism : Bipedalism is the act of walking upright on two limbs. It is key to understanding human evolution and biomechanics.
- Vocal learning : The ability of an organism to imitate sounds not inborn to it.
- Music perception : The study of the neural mechanisms involved in people perceiving rhythms, melodies, harmonies and other musical features.
- Origin of music : The evolutionary background of the human capacity for music.
- Evolution of language : Add brief definition or description
- Lund University : Add brief definition or description
- Sweden : Constitutional monarchy (population c. 9 million; capital Stockholm) situated on the Scandinavian Peninsula, between Norway and Finland; has a long eastern coastline on the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia.
Furthermore, in case you are involved in homework assignments, please consider doing so via Eduzendium articles.
Finally, you can help future newcomers by giving your feedback on the above suggestions. To do so, please leave a note on my talk page.
Looking forward to fruitful collaborative editing, --Daniel Mietchen 21:21, 25 March 2010 (UTC)