This week we learn about how walking enhances creativity, power posing, and why arguing with your teenager may be a good idea.
- Amy Cuddy
- Power-Posing TED Talk
- Zurich study on power posing
- Amy Cuddy's meta-analysis
- Data Colada article on power posing
- Photo of power poses
- Placebos without Deception: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Cultured bacteria from the hand of an eight-year-old
- Ig Nobel Price
- An analysis of the forces required to drag sheep over various surfaces
- Are cows more likely to lie down the longer they stand?
Tom is a PhD student in the Cognitive Science department of UCSD, where he uses computational methods and neural recordings to investigate how the brain communicates with itself. He did a Cognitive Science Bachelor's degree at McGill University and has research experience in neuroimaging and language studies. Outside of being a science nerd, he enjoys travel and music.
Kyle is a medical student at the University of Toronto, and is currently exploring a novel method for localizing breast tumors. He completed his undergraduate degree in Pharmacology at McGill University. He has research experience in psychostimulant-induced reward, oncolytic viruses, and renal immunology. He enjoys Shia LaBeouf.
Andrew holds a B.A. in English and Cognitive Science from the University of Georgia. He lives in Brooklyn, where he writes stories and essays and works at a legal publishing agency. He's been summarizing scientific studies for friends and loved ones for years (whether they wanted him to or not), so it's nice to be putting this skill to use. Other interests include philosophy, comedy, busking, and running.