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Stories by Ingrid Wickelgren118 articles archived since 1845

Calisthenics for a Child's Mind

Scientists have concocted mental fitness regimens to strengthen weak thinking skills in students—in effect, making kids smarter

January 1, 2015 — Ingrid Wickelgren

Blood Test Tells How Long Concussion Symptoms Will Last

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.

January 6, 2015 — Ingrid Wickelgren

Blood Test Forecasts Concussion Severity

Levels of a protein fragment in the blood paralleled how long head injuries benched hockey players. Ingrid Wickelgren reports

December 15, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren

Brilliance Often Springs from Boredom

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.

September 11, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren

Multitask at Your Own Risk

        // Editor's note: Brain Basics from Scientific American Mind is a series of short video primers on the brain and how we feel, think and act.

July 2, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren
Acts of Kindness Explained [Video]

Acts of Kindness Explained [Video]

        // Editor's note: Brain Basics from Scientific American Mind is a series of short video primers on the brain and how we feel, think and act.

June 10, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren

What Is Vertigo? [Video]

  // Learn what causes dizziness in this new video from Scientific American‘s Instant Egghead series. In this short movie, I explain how your inner ears work to help you balance, orient yourself and see what’s around you in a stable fashion.

May 12, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren
The Hidden Power of Others Over You [Video]

The Hidden Power of Others Over You [Video]

        // Editor's note: Brain Basics from Scientific American Mind is a series of short video primers on the brain and how we feel, think and act.

April 29, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren

The Power of Dad

In the 1994 film Junior, a male scientist becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl. It's a rather ridiculous tale, but if any man could be given the superpower of giving birth, my dad should have been the one.

April 14, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren

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