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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

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  • 04.29.15

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Office of

Richard Durbin


Total cost of 58 office trips: $184,051.25


Trips by Richard Durbin
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $99,436.97

Destination: SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS; GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND AND RETURN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA (MEMBER AND SPOUSE)
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,842.60
source

Destination: CHICAGO; MIAMI; WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK TO SOUTH DADE COUNTY AIPAC ORGANIZATION
Date: May 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,519.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: APPEAR ON MEET THE PRESS
Date: Sep 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $9,550.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN
Sponsor: Council on Foreign Relations
Purpose: ATTEND CHICAGO COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS 2000 ATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,282.55
source

Destination: LITHUANIA; FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCES OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,673.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK TO MIDDLE EAST-TEL AVIV, BERLIN, LEBANON, SYRIA, ISRAEL
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $6,284.60
source

Destination: RIO DE JANEIRO
Sponsor: Council on Foreign Relations
Purpose: ATTEND THE ATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 20, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $14,461.00
source

Destination: NY TO ROME ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT. EXPENSES ARE FOR SENATOR AND HIS DAUGHTER, JENNIFER
Date: May 26, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,398.20
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: Alaska Wilderness League
Purpose: TO VIEW THE WILDERNESS AND OIL FIELDS IN ALASKA
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,104.00
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIAN RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,628.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $9,516.02
source

Destination: INDIA AND BANGLADESH
Sponsor: Results Educational Fund
Purpose: VISITS TO TUBERCULOSIS TESTING AND TREATMENT, COMMUNITY HEALTH, AIDS AND MICROCREDIT PROGRAM SITES
Date: Feb 13, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $8,800.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIAN-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $9,208.60
source

Destination: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Sponsor: CHICAGO COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS/SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Nov 9, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,168.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Richard Durbin

Sally Brown-Shaklee
Dan Cisek
Krista Donahue
Susan Gallagher
Ed Greelegs
Susan Hardesty
Ann Hwang
Nancy Kohn
Jessica Lenard
Elissa Levin
David Lieber
Anne Marie Murphy
Lynh Nguyen
Jessica Porras
David Sarokin
Darla Silva
Shannon Smith
Patrick Souders
Anne Steckel
William Weber
James Williams



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.