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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

    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.

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Trips sponsored by

Alfred P Sloan Foundation


Total cost of 30 trips: $29,052.60


Traveler: Chris Delacy (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Purpose: CONFERENCE-"TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND THE 107TH CONGRESS"
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $366.58
source

Traveler: Harlan Watson (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Purpose: ATTEND THE FORUM ON TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION RETREAT FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF-"TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND THE 107TH CONGRESS"
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $350.58
source

Traveler: David Rapallo (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: MIT SENIOR STAFF SEMINAR - "DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY"
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE WITH DEFENSE TECH. EXPERTS
Date: Apr 13, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,001.80
source

Traveler: Harlan Watson (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: CAMBRIGE, MA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF: "DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY"
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,404.20
source

Traveler: William Bonvillian (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: BOSTON, MASS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINARS AND BRIEFINGS AT MIT AND LINCOLN LABORATORY ON DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,001.80
source

Traveler: Frederick Downey (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT 2001 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,001.80
source

Traveler: David Sewell (from the office of John Tierney)
Destination: DCA/BOS, 3 DAY CONFERENCE
Purpose: SENIOR STAFF SEMINAR-"DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY"
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,039.30
source

Traveler: Arun Seraphin (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Purpose: DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,026.80
source

Traveler: John Rishel (from the office of James Hansen)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR AT MIT ON "ENERGY: TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY CHOICES"
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,122.00
source

Traveler: Allen Cutler (from the office of Pete Domenici)
Destination: BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS
Purpose: MIT 2002 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR. ENERGY TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY CHOICES
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $866.60
source

Traveler: Kristen Sarri (from the office of Jack Reed)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON "ENERGY: TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY CHANGES"
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $886.60
source

Traveler: Tracy Nagelbush (from the office of Jim Davis)
Destination: BOSTON, MIT
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ENERGY POLICY AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $699.05
source

Traveler: Antonio Santalucia (from the office of John Spratt)
Destination: ROUND-TRIP FROM WASHINGTON, DC TO CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING ON ENERGY POLICY
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $883.60
source

Traveler: Sharon Barkeloo (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: BOSTON LOGAN
Purpose: TO ATTEND MASSACHUSSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,123.30
source

Traveler: Donald Marron (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MIT CAMPUS-CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: 2004 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,037.05
source

Traveler: John Mcinerney (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MIT CAMPUS-CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: 2004 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,173.60
source

Traveler: James Brannon (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MIT CAMPUS-CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: 2004 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,016.05
source

Traveler: Chad Stone (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MIT CAMPUS-CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: 2004 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,030.05
source

Traveler: Tom Miller (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MIT CAMPUS-CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: 2004 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,015.55
source

Traveler: Michelle Mcmurry (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,008.05
source

Traveler: Christal Sheppard (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: TO ATTEND MIT'S 2005 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR, "THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNET REVOLUTION, ITS POLICY AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,018.87
source

Traveler: Marsha Shasteen (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: TO ATTEND MIT'S 2005 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR, "THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNET REVOLUTION, ITS POLICY AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES"
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,179.52
source

Traveler: Michael O'rielly (from the office of John Sununu)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN SEMINAR ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND THE INTERNET AS PART OF AN MIT SERIES FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $833.15
source

Traveler: Tom Miller (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MIT CAMPUS, CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: 2005 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,020.52
source

Traveler: Chad Stone (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,004.98
source

Traveler: Peter Rooney (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOSTON, MA
Purpose: TO ATTEND A SEMINAR FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF ON TELECOMS POLICY HOSTED BY MIT
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $977.32
source

Traveler: Johannes Loschnigg (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: DC - CAMBRIDGE, MA - NY, NY
Purpose: ATTENDING MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,046.32
source

Traveler: James Turner (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOSTON, MA
Purpose: TO ATTEND MIT 2005 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR "THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNET REVOLUTION, ITS POLICY AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES"
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $927.20
source

Traveler: Allen Littman (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MASS
Purpose: TO ATTEND SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR, "THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNET REVOLUTION, ITS POLICY AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES," AT MIT
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $985.19
source

Traveler: Nancy Scola (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE MA
Purpose: ATTEND 2005 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFFER SEMINAR ON "TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND THE INTERNET FOUNDATION"
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,005.17
source



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.