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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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  • 05.06.15

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    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.
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Intl Management & Development Institute (IMDI) - $535,276.47 spent on 62 trips
63.1% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
36.9% spent on Republican Party

BENTSEN, KENNETH EDWARD JR - Democratic Party
May 25, 2001 - May 30, 2001 (6 days)
Copenhagen, Denmark - Oslo, Norway
Purpose - IMDI boardroom briefing
Total Cost - $2,876.03

BENTSEN, KENNETH EDWARD JR - Democratic Party
February 21, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (5 days)
Dusseldorf, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - U.S. Germany roundtable for the 21st century
Total Cost - $11,832.00

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
August 23, 2000 - August 26, 2000 (4 days)
Helsinki, Finland
Purpose - Keynote address at conference on convergence in telecommunications markets and migration of services to the Internet
Total Cost - $2,075.00

CHANDLER, BEN - Democratic Party
April 11, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (8 days)
Moscow, Russia - Vienna, Austria - Budapest, Hungary
Purpose - met with Russian government officials and civic groups about the current economic conditions and investment climate and how it will affect our relations. Met with Slovakian government officials and banking interests regarding the transition to the market
Total Cost - $17,784.60

COBLE, JOHN HOWARD - Republican Party
February 19, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (6 days)
Cologne, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - US-German Roundtable and Congressional visit to Liechtenstein
Total Cost - $7,720.00

CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
August 30, 2001 - September 1, 2001 (3 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Prague, Czech Republic
Purpose - Conference on Economic Development in Eastern
Total Cost - $2,503.00

DEGETTE, DIANA L - Democratic Party
February 18, 2003 - February 21, 2003 (4 days)
Cologne, Germany
Purpose - Policy trip
Total Cost - $630.00

DOGGETT, LLOYD A MR. - Democratic Party
January 12, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (9 days)
Singapore - Thailand - Cambodia
Purpose - Meeting with Singaporean governmental business and academic leaders
Total Cost - $16,592.00

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Munich, Germany
Purpose - 7th annual US-German Roundtable
Total Cost - $15,900.00

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
February 17, 2002 - February 24, 2002 (8 days)
Berlin, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - US-German Roundtable for the 21st Century conference
Total Cost - $17,268.51

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
February 17, 2003 - February 25, 2003 (9 days)
Cologne, Germany - Bonn, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - US - German Roundtable for the 21st century: IMDI Congressional.
Total Cost - $14,940.00

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
February 14, 2004 - February 24, 2004 (11 days)
Munich, Germany - Berlin, Germany
Purpose - fact finding trip and panel participant in the US German roundtable for the 21st century
Total Cost - $14,450.00

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
February 21, 2001 - February 24, 2001 (4 days)
Dusseldorf, Germany - Brussels, Belgium
Purpose - Participation in US - German Roundtable discussions
Total Cost - $6,208.70

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
August 23, 2000 - August 29, 2000 (7 days)
Helsinki, Finland - Stockholm, Sweden
Purpose - participate as a panelist at VA policy roundtable
Total Cost - $2,745.34

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
February 19, 2002 - February 24, 2002 (6 days)
Berlin, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - U.S.-German roundtable for the 21st Century conference
Total Cost - $17,299.50

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
February 17, 2003 - February 21, 2003 (5 days)
Cologne, Germany - Bonn, Germany
Purpose - US - German Roundtable
Total Cost - $14,660.00

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
January 12, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (5 days)
Baden-Baden, Germany
Purpose - participation in the "US-German Roundtables for the 21st Century"
Total Cost - $5,855.55

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
February 21, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (5 days)
Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - US - German Roundtable meeting
Total Cost - $7,497.50

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
August 30, 2001 - September 3, 2001 (5 days)
Prague, Czech Republic - Madrid, Spain
Purpose - IMDI Board Meeting
Total Cost - $4,047.40

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
February 16, 2002 - February 24, 2002 (9 days)
Berlin, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - US - German Roundtable for the 21st century
Total Cost - $15,042.00

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
February 18, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (6 days)
Cologne, Germany
Purpose - US - German Roundtable for the 21st century
Total Cost - $7,947.60

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
April 11, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (7 days)
Moscow, Russia - Bratislava, Slovakia - Budapest, Hungary
Purpose - IMDI Series of Board Room Briefings
Total Cost - $7,355.20

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
January 12, 2000 - January 18, 2000 (7 days)
Baden-Baden, Germany
Purpose - US/German roundtable for the 21st Century
Total Cost - $4,669.51

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
February 16, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (11 days)
Paris, France - Dusseldorf, Germany - Vaduz, Liechtenstein - Zurich, Switzerland
Purpose - US - German Roundtable for the 21st Century
Total Cost - $9,648.00

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
February 20, 2002 - February 26, 2002 (7 days)
Berlin, Germany - London, England
Purpose - U.S.-German roundtable for the 21st Century conference
Total Cost - $15,242.36

LAFALCE, JOHN J - Democratic Party
January 11, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (6 days)
Frankfurt, Germany - Baden-Baden, Germany
Purpose - "US-Germany Roundtables for the 21st century"
Total Cost - $6,892.55

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
January 14, 2000 - January 15, 2000 (2 days)
Baden-Baden, Germany
Purpose - keynote speaker, US-German roundtable
Total Cost - $967.78

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
April 15, 2000 - May 2, 2000 (18 days)
Budapest, Hungary - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vienna, Austria
Purpose - lead the discussions at the IMDI board room briefing in Vienna
Total Cost - $2,200.86

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
August 24, 2000 - September 5, 2000 (13 days)
Copenhagen, Denmark - Helsinki, Finland - Copenhagen
Purpose - participate in conference with Finnish business leaders
Total Cost - $909.20

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
November 25, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (8 days)
Denmark - China - Singapore
Purpose - participate in discussions with Singaporean and Chinese business leaders
Total Cost - $9,866.20

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
August 5, 2000 - August 7, 2000 (3 days)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Purpose - conference w Danish business and government leaders
Total Cost - $1,245.10

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
May 25, 2001 - June 4, 2001 (11 days)
Copenhagen, Denmark - Oslo, Norway
Purpose - Participate in IMDI board room briefings
Total Cost - $2,495.50

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
February 16, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (11 days)
Dusseldorf, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - Participate in U.S. German roundtable discussions
Total Cost - $12,802.20

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
February 16, 2002 - February 26, 2002 (11 days)
Paris, France - Berlin, Germany - Budapest, Hungary
Purpose - participate in discussions with government and business leaders
Total Cost - $16,301.51

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
January 12, 2000 - January 15, 2000 (4 days)
Baden-Baden, Germany
Purpose - U.S.-German roundtable for the 21st century
Total Cost - $7,916.59

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
February 20, 2002 - February 25, 2002 (6 days)
Berlin, Germany - Liechtenstein - London, England
Purpose - US-German Roundtable for the 21st Century
Total Cost - $8,433.00

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
January 18, 2003 - January 24, 2003 (7 days)
Singapore
Purpose - IMDI Congressional Visits to Singapore Program
Total Cost - $5,493.80

NEY, ROBERT W - Republican Party
February 21, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (5 days)
Dusseldorf, Germany - Liechtenstein - Germany
Purpose - U.S. - German Roundtable
Total Cost - $14,538.00

ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
March 26, 2002 - March 29, 2002 (4 days)
Hong Kong - Singapore
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $7,897.00

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
February 17, 2004 - February 24, 2004 (8 days)
Munich, Germany - Liechtenstein - Germany
Purpose - U.S. German Congressional roundtable in Germany that addressed key economic, monetary, trade and foreign policy issues
Total Cost - $11,741.80

SOUDER, MARK E - Republican Party
February 15, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (8 days)
Frankfurt, Germany - Munich, Germany
Purpose -
Total Cost - $14,500.00

STARK, PETE - Democratic Party
February 14, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (8 days)
London, England - Munich, Germany - Frankfurt, Germany
Purpose - U.S. - German Roundtable for the 21st century
Total Cost - $14,270.68

STEARNS, CLIFFORD B - Republican Party
February 18, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (6 days)
Cologne, Germany - Bonn, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - US-German Roundtable/IMDI Congressional Visit to Liechtenstein
Total Cost - $7,940.00

STEARNS, CLIFFORD B - Republican Party
January 20, 2003 - January 24, 2003 (5 days)
Singapore
Purpose - IMDI Congressional Visits to Singapore Program
Total Cost - $5,221.30

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
August 22, 2000 - August 27, 2000 (6 days)
Helsinki, Finland
Purpose - US-European Internet and e-commerce session
Total Cost - $1,584.30

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
February 18, 2003 - February 21, 2003 (4 days)
Cologne, Germany
Purpose - US Germany roundtable
Total Cost - $8,120.55

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
April 13, 2004 - April 19, 2004 (7 days)
Vienna, Austria - Bratislava, Slovakia - Budapest, Hungary
Purpose - Meetings with government officials
Total Cost - $3,787.72

WOLF, FRANK R - Republican Party
February 14, 2004 - February 20, 2004 (7 days)
Berlin, Germany - Munich, Germany
Purpose - U.S.-German Roundtable conference - visit embassy for briefings and meetings with U.S. government officials
Total Cost - $14,075.00

WOOLSEY, LYNN C - Democratic Party
November 27, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (6 days)
Singapore
Purpose - IMDI-Singapore Board Room Briefing
Total Cost - $6,350.40

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
February 19, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (10 days)
Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany
Purpose - Participation in the US-French Congressional Roundtable and the 8th Annual US-German Congressional Roundtable
Total Cost - $9,809.40

DOGGETT, LLOYD A MR. - Democratic Party
February 17, 2005 - February 23, 2005 (7 days)
France
Purpose - Participation in U.S.-French Congressional Roundtable
Total Cost - $7,494.52

DELAHUNT, WILLIAM D - Democratic Party
February 19, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (7 days)
Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany
Purpose - To evaluate US relations with the European Union, Germany, and France, and to discuss trade, security, and economic issues.
Total Cost - $4,921.20

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
February 21, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (7 days)
Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - Congressional Roundtable in France, Germany and Liechtenstein that addressed key economic, monetary, trade and foreign policy issues
Total Cost - $16,276.30

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
February 20, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (8 days)
Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - Participate in U.S.-French Congressional Roundtable and U.S.-German Roundtable
Total Cost - $11,692.40

OBERSTAR, JAMES L - Democratic Party
February 20, 2005 - February 26, 2005 (7 days)
Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany
Purpose - US-French Congressional Roundtable, US-German Congressional Roundtable
Total Cost - $9,408.40

CHANDLER, BEN - Democratic Party
February 20, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (8 days)
Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany - Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Purpose - US-French Congressional Roundtable; US-German Roundtable; Congressional visit to Liechtenstein
Total Cost - $11,116.80

HOLT, RUSH - Democratic Party
February 23, 2005 - March 1, 2005 (7 days)
Paris, France - London, England - Stuttgart, Germany - Vaduz, Liechtenstein - Bressanone, Italy
Purpose - To meet with business and government representatives to discuss economic, trade and foreign policy interests of mutual concern and interest
Total Cost - $11,304.55

FEENEY, TOM - Republican Party
February 20, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (6 days)
Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany
Purpose - US - French Congressional Roundtable and US - German Congressional Roundtable
Total Cost - $3,721.60

STEARNS, CLIFFORD B - Republican Party
February 19, 2005 - February 26, 2005 (8 days)
Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany
Purpose - Fact finding to learn about trade and international issues
Total Cost - $5,363.60

SOUDER, MARK E - Republican Party
February 19, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (9 days)
Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany
Purpose - An educational trip to discuss economic, trade and foreign issues
Total Cost - $5,916.60

MCGOVERN, JAMES P - Democratic Party
February 18, 2005 - February 23, 2005 (6 days)
Paris, France
Purpose - To evaluate US relations with the European Union and France, and to discuss trade, security and economic issues
Total Cost - $4,524.26

DEGETTE, DIANA L - Democratic Party
February 20, 2005 - February 26, 2005 (7 days)
Paris, France - Frankfurt, Germany
Purpose - US- German Congressional roundtable. [Amended sponsor, previously French American Foundation]
Total Cost - $5,386.00

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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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  • 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

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  • 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.