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Can how you move change how you think?

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American RadioWorks |
Image: Wikipedia (public domain)

Can how you move change how you think?

Scientists have long thought of the brain as a “control center” for the body – a kind of computer that dictates how we move. But what if how we walk and stand and gesture could actually change how we think?

Recent Posts

  • 05.12.15

    Forest Schools

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  • 04.29.15

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RILEY, BOB, Republican Party
Alabama

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $37,385.62

Average cost per trip - $7,477.12
Total number of days spent traveling - 28 days
Rank of representative - 171 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office
Dates - August 9, 2000 - August 13, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Hong Kong

Purpose - To discuss trade relations
Notes - Spouse Patsy Riley accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,742.00
Lodging Cost - $875.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $134.00
Total Cost - $3,751.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Vision Technologies
Dates - August 4, 2000 - August 9, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Singapore

Purpose - To discuss economic development and trade issues
Notes - Spouse Patsy Riley accompanied

Travel Cost - $15,472.00
Lodging Cost - $824.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $706.00
Total Cost - $17,402.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - August 13, 2000 - August 17, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Spouse Patsy Riley accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,400.00
Lodging Cost - $355.00
Meal Cost - $240.00
Other Cost - $134.00
Total Cost - $2,129.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - General Atomics
Dates - May 25, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (10 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia - St. Petersburg, Russia

Purpose - to inspect the former Soviet Union's compliance with an international treaty to dispose of chemical weapons and to speak with scientists formerly employed in the Soviet Union's nuclear weapons program
Notes - spouse: Patsy Riley under other expenses -- 421 = local transportation, 231, visa processing, 190 -- same for spouse

Travel Cost - $9,834.00
Lodging Cost - $1,344.00
Meal Cost - $690.00
Other Cost - $842.00
Total Cost - $12,710.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - May 20, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - educational visit to NASDAQ Stock Market, participation in opening of NASDAQ Stock Market
Notes - spouse: Patsy Riley

Travel Cost - $1,058.68
Lodging Cost - $290.80
Meal Cost - $44.14
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,393.62

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
Image: Wikipedia (public domain)

Can how you move change how you think?

Scientists have long thought of the brain as a “control center” for the body – a kind of computer that dictates how we move. But what if how we walk and stand and gesture could actually change how we think?

Recent Posts

  • 05.12.15

    Forest Schools

    What if one day a week, school was in the woods? On the podcast, Emily Hanford takes us to Vermont to understand why teachers wanted to take their students into the forest, and what the kids -- and the teachers -- are learning from it.
  • 05.06.15

    Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

    There are 183 federally-run Bureau of Indian Education schools in the nation, and about a third of these are in poor condition. Some students at BIE schools deal with poorly-insulated classrooms, holes in the roof, rodents, and other issues on a daily basis.
  • 04.29.15

    Green Teachers

    A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.
  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.