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HYDAC Virtual Meeting - June 2021

Our Halton Youth Disability Advisory Council are changing perspectives Learning about new things and advocating in your region was the theme of this month’s HYDAC meeting.

Did you know? Learning ‘New Things Make Us Feel Good”, did you know there is a section in the brain known as the SN/VTA. Here is what happens: * You experience something new. * The “novelty center” of your brain is activated. * You get a rush of dopamine that motivates you to follow through with the new thing. * You get another rush of dopamine when you finish the activity

Why learn something new? FUN! Why on earth learn something if it’s not fun? A sense of accomplishment and pride. Your brain chemistry changes. Your learning speed increases. Learning something new will make you happier.

Podcasts Part-Time Genius * Description - In each episode, these Part-Time Geniuses dive headfirst into a seemingly ridiculous topic, collecting memorable facts and uncovering secret histories in pursuit of genuine answers. * Website - https://www.parttimegenius.show/ Radiolab * Description - Radiolab is an investigation told through sounds and stories, and centered around one big idea. In the Radiolab world, information sounds like music and science and culture collide. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show is designed for listeners who demand skepticism, but appreciate wonder. * Website - http://www.radiolab.org/series/podcasts Stuff You Should Know * Description - How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. * Website - https://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts Suggested Apps - Elevate - luminosity are great and they are free to community. Advocating for Halton as a community https://www.halton.ca/The-Region/Advocating-for-a-Strong-Halton

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