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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

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

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

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

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
Stories by Ingrid Wickelgren

Confronting Common Wisdom