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Stories by Ingrid Wickelgren

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 30, 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

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
Children Reason Differently from Adults [Video]

Children Reason Differently from Adults [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.

July 8, 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

Why Do Facts Fail?

Why Do Facts Fail?

Deconstructing Denial