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Clenching your right hand may help form a stronger memory of an event or action, and clenching your left may help you recollect the memory later, according to research published April 24 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Ruth Propper and colleagues from Montclair State University.
The group that clenched their right fist when memorizing the list and then clenched the left when recollecting the words performed better than all the other hand clenching groups. This group also did better than the group that did not clench their fists at all, though this difference was not statistically ‘significant’.
“The findings suggest that some simple body movements — by temporarily changing the way the brain functions- can improve memory. Future research will examine whether hand clenching can also improve other forms of cognition, for example verbal or spatial abilities,” says Ruth Propper, lead scientist on the study.
image via flickr:CC | DenisGiles
A three page comic I did about my thoughts on merit pay for teachers.
I’ve just started a longer comic themed around teaching similar to this one; I think it’s going to end up being really good. Unfortunately, it’s going to take me a few weeks before I have anything ready to show you all. In that time, I’m going to post some of my older comics about teaching here. Given the feedback I’ve received from people, I know a lot of these strips are “brand new” to my Tumblr readers.
I love the daintiness of it.
Today is the 105th International Women’s Day. The theme this year is “The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum.”
It’s hard at times to keep the movement forward in focus given the war on women’s rights on the past year. For every piece of good news, there is a piece of bad news. The good news is the President Obama signed the Violence Against Women act yesterday. The bad news is that there are 22 members of the United States House and 31 members of the US Senate who voted against it.
In the micro level of comics it also seems like for every two steps forward there is one step back.
But let’s focus on the positive today. Let’s focus on the things that make us happy and give us hope.
What is it in superhero comics that you think is worth celebrating for women, right now? What best represents how you want to see women portrayed. Please let me know. You can see what others have said in the past this blog and I welcome your submissions.
Sitting above my home office is one my favorite pieces of superhero artwork. The piece by Lucy Knisley is, I think, close to perfect for today.
Every Woman, a Wonder Woman!
Are you sure?
incidentalcomics bakes up:
Pi vs. Pie
There’s a new Klout professor in town. Ryan Thornburg is basing twenty percent of his students’ grades on how much they can raise their Klout score. Unfortunately for the kids, that means they’re shooting blindly into the ether and hoping for the best. So far, it’s barely working.
My cats like to challenge themselves sometimes.
g: Happy Caturday!