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Streams of Consciousness

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  • Blood Test Tells How Long Concussion Symptoms Will Last

    Blood Test Tells How Long Concussion Symptoms Will Last

    By Ingrid Wickelgren | January 6, 2015 |

    The Sunday after Thanksgiving last year proved tragic for family and friends of 22-year-old Kosta Karageorge. The defensive tackle for the Ohio State Buckeyes was found dead that day after apparently shooting himself in the head. Looking for a cause for this terrible event, his family noted that he had suffered several recent concussions, which had left him confused, disoriented and emotional. […]

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  • Neuroscientists Break into the Brain to Expose Its Workings

    Neuroscientists Break into the Brain to Expose Its Workings

    By Ingrid Wickelgren | October 30, 2014 |

    The brain is a dazzlingly complex web of somewhere around 100 billion neurons, each of which communicates with others through thousands of connections. The idea of manipulating such a complex system to figure out how it works seems, on the face of it, improbable. […]

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  • Brilliance Often Springs from Boredom

    Brilliance Often Springs from Boredom

    By Ingrid Wickelgren | September 11, 2014 |

    Every so often, we face a job we dread because it seems exceedingly dull. As a child, I felt that way about household chores—scrubbing a toilet, sweeping a floor, wiping a countertop, weeding. I remember one day my grandmother was visiting and announced that she would sweep the floor for me, because she liked sweeping. […]

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  • Parents of Young Athletes: Protect Your Child's Brain in 8 Steps

    Parents of Young Athletes: Protect Your Child's Brain in 8 Steps

    By Ingrid Wickelgren | August 5, 2014 |

    Courtesy of bil kleg via Flickr. When I was kid, I remember my dad scolding my brother and me when one of us decided to hold the other one upside-down. In that position, he reasoned, we could fall on our head. As a cognitive psychologist, my dad was always thinking about the brain. […]

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  • Do Actions Speak Louder than Feelings? [Video]

    Do Actions Speak Louder than Feelings? [Video]

    By Ingrid Wickelgren | July 15, 2014 |

       
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