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Stories by Ingrid Wickelgren

What Is Vertigo? [Video]

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

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
A Transformation of Light: How We See [Video]

A Transformation of Light: How We See [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 2, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren
Cultivate Your Character [Video]

Cultivate Your Character [Video]

The term "character" has numerous and widely varied meanings. It defines each of these letters and symbols I am typing. It can be used to refer to features of wines, and it captures fictional folks in movies in books.

March 20, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren
Who Needs Stimulants for ADHD?

Who Needs Stimulants for ADHD?

In 1970, 150,000 U.S. children were taking stimulant medications. By 2007, that number had risen to 2.7 million, according to pediatrician Sanford Newmark of the University of California, San Francisco.

February 13, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren
How To Coach Parents [Audio]

How To Coach Parents [Audio]

Most moms and dads are not taught how to parent. We are supposed to just know what to do, I suppose. But even if you have a relatively calm and obedient child, moments inevitably arise when you could really use an owners manual.

February 13, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren
Take Care of Your Brainand Your Friendships

Take Care of Your Brainand Your Friendships

Fighting back emotion, Tony Dorsett, the former Dallas Cowboys running back, told ESPN last fall: Its painful, man, for my daughters to say theyre scared of meits painful.

January 7, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren
Teen Builds Gateway to the Brain for Girls

Teen Builds Gateway to the Brain for Girls

The Synapse Project “encourages young women to enter the field of neuroscience through information and mentorship,” according to its website.

November 6, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren
Repent for Your Sins—or Turn Them into Something Good

Repent for Your Sins—or Turn Them into Something Good

The November/December Scientific American Mind is a tribute to the seven deadly sins. Not that gluttony, envy, greed, sloth, wrath, lust and pride are necessarily laudable traits, but we can learn a lot from them.

October 24, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren
How to Teach Long Division through Guided Discovery

How to Teach Long Division through Guided Discovery

Guest Post by John Mighton Many educators now believe that algorithms such as long division are simply a series of rote rules that do not involve any “concepts,” so students should invent their own algorithms instead of learning the ones people have already devised.

August 15, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren
The Making of a Mathematical Mind: 1 Step at a Time

The Making of a Mathematical Mind: 1 Step at a Time

One time when I was in the third grade, I got sick and missed a week of school. My dad wanted me to keep up with my schoolwork, so he brought my assignments and books home.

August 15, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren

How to Avoid the Self-Esteem Trap

I have always assumed that having a strong sense of self-worth was important. I figured it made a person happier, healthier, more successful, and easier to be around.

August 9, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren
Benefits of Online Attraction: The Movie

Benefits of Online Attraction: The Movie

Biologist Carin Bondar features my blog, "Meeting Your Spouse Online May Lead to a Better Marriage," (and me!) in her video compilation of Scientific American blog network hits for the month of June.

July 17, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren
How to Become More Resilient

How to Become More Resilient

I clearly remember the day in the ninth grade that a classmate accosted me in the hallway of my junior high to recruit me for the high school debate team.

June 19, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren
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