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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

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  • 04.29.15

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    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.

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BEAN, MELISSA L, Democratic Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 4
Total cost of trips - $6,834.82

Average cost per trip - $1,708.71
Total number of days spent traveling - 11 days
Rank of representative - 473 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Common Wealth Fund JFK School of Govt
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - To attend Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Chicago, IL - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Aventura, FL - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Chicago, IL Personal Expense 1/12

Travel Cost - $1,118.36
Lodging Cost - $1,473.39
Meal Cost - $932.40
Other Cost - $145.96
Total Cost - $3,670.11

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NYSE
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Congressional Member Visit
Notes - Chicago, IL - New York, NY -- Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $497.20
Lodging Cost - $358.39
Meal Cost - $46.47
Other Cost - $123.80
Total Cost - $1,025.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange
Dates - April 18, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $151.74
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $351.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 30, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - DLC spring retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - New Orleans, LA

Travel Cost - $1,313.10
Lodging Cost - $283.37
Meal Cost - $179.64
Other Cost - $11.00
Total Cost - $1,787.11

Additional family members - No

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.