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Yoga Journey

Working Our Way to Our Toes

Yoga is supposed to help provide balance and inner peace, contentment and mindfulness, and improve flexibility. This is important since none of us, Jenna, Jessica, or I, can touch our toes, hold a plank pose for more than a few seconds, or maintain focus for a very long time.

This is our yoga journey and we will update every day, doing 15 minutes of yoga in the morning and the afternoon, rating our flexibility on a scale from one to ten.

Yoga routines we use will be posted here so feel free to join us.

Morning routines:

Wake-Up Yoga

Afternoon routines:

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The Summer Thus Far, 16 June 2010

Getting here late...

So I got here a week later than Jenna and Jessica because of jury duty and living 3000 miles away from school. That said, I've caught up (I hope, anyway), and I can't wait to push farther into our research concerning the brain, education, and science.

What I knew/ expected...

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Education: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good, Elementary School:

My first few years of school were, as far as I remember, filled with curiosity and encouragement to explore and observe things I did not yet understand. My parents, during the summer especially, gave me and my younger sister extra assignments, reading lists and projects like spelling lists and sets of math and logic problems, model building, arts and crafts, nature hikes, and field trips to the Children's Museum of Boston, the Boston Aquarium, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Worcester Art Museum, Old Sturbridge Village, and more.

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Spectrum of Dissociation?

Virtual Reality and Dissociative Personalities

This final examination of dissociation will be looking at the projection of the self in daydreams and other fictional states and will suggest the incorporation of a fluid scale of dissociation…

The article that inspired this investigation is written by a woman in the forefront of the examination of the idea of “plural selves” and dissociation, especially in relation to technology and virtual reality. In the article “Who Am We?” professor and clinical psychologist Sherry Turkle writes about herself and her research in the 3rd person, a quirky self-reflexive approach that goes hand-in-hand with the concept of self-pluralism:

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Sudoku Journal

Date Time   Difficulty   Comments
01 June 2010 8:46 Easy I feel the need to pause, not because of distractions, but because my mind wanders...
  8:47 Easy  Tried to use the visible timer, freaked out, and restarted.
02 June 2010  7:10 
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Introduction

My name is Kathryn Gould and I am a rising senior majoring in English and minoring in Biology. While prepping for my upcoming thesis and doing work for the Summer Science Institute, I am also working on a few creative side projects, one of which includes writing, drawing, and designing a web comic with a friend. As someone who thoroughly enjoys both science and English, I am troubled to find evidence that there exists any kind of dichotomy between the two subjects. There is no "science mind" and "non-science mind," in my opinion. It's all just a matter of finding the best way to approach the information, to make it interesting, in order to find a comprehensive, unique understanding of the material.

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kgould's Summer 2010 Index

 
kgould's Summer 2010 Index

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Rifts in Time

 Kate Gould

Professor Grobstein

Neurobiology

27 April 2010

Rifts in Time

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Tackling Trauma

 Kathryn Gould

Professor Grobstein

Neurobiology

14 May 2010

Tackling Trauma

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A First Look at Depersonalization and Derealization

 A First Look at Depersonalization and Derealization

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