neuroscience en Decoding Dyslexia <p>Thanks to new legislation, a definition of dyslexia will now be included in the Iowa Code.&nbsp; The neurological condition, which often runs in families, causes individuals difficultly with learning to read, write and spell.</p><p>The law is the result of strong advocacy from a number of groups, including the parent-lead, grassroots organization <a href="">Decoding Dyslexia</a>. DD aims to bring attention to educational intervention for dyslexic students.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:51:03 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 38860 at Decoding Dyslexia The Teenaged Brain <p>The drama of mood swings, impulsiveness and bizarre behaviors during adolescence<br />can take a toll on both teens and their parents. Neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author <a href="">Dr. Daniel Siegel</a> says that there is a lot of misinformation about this developmental period.</p><p>“There are common myths that we all hear about…that are actually not only wrong, they’re misleading and in some ways they’re disempowering. &nbsp;So by learning the truths you can actually understand things as they actually are and then do something about them.”</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:12:24 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Katherine Perkins & Sarah Boden 36873 at The Teenaged Brain How the Internet Is Changing Our Brain <p>Technology, culture and economics writer Nicholas Carr’s most recent book <a href="">"The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains"</a> was a 2011 Pulitzer Prize nominee. He speaks with host Ben Kieffer about why he doesn't have a smartphone and how the internet is changing our society.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:56:51 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 35786 at How the Internet Is Changing Our Brain The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain <p>The criminal brain has always held a fascination for neuroscientist James Fallon.&nbsp; A few years ago, he inadvertently discovered his brain scan perfectly matched a pattern that he’d found in the brains of serial killers. Today on River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Fallon.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:11:20 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 33637 at The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain An Organ of Mystery <p>Do you ever wonder why, at a loud party, you are able to comprehend what the person next to you is saying? It’s not because they are louder… It’s due to your brain’s ability to filter and hone in on certain stimuli.</p><p>Today on River To River, we focus on the science of the brain with three prominent neuroscientists visiting Iowa. Host Ben Kieffer talks with them about their research on the sense of sound and gets their thoughts on the latest brain-science news.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:08:36 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 29355 at An Organ of Mystery Geral Blanchard on Ancient Healing <p>Geral Blanchard spent 35 years working as a counselor. He embraced modern theory and practices. Then, he traveled to Africa. One encounter with a shaman changed his world forever. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Blanchard about that encounter, the journey it began, and his book, <em>Ancient Ways: Indigenous Healing Innovations for the 21<sup>st</sup> Century</em>.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 15:12:20 +0000 Charity Nebbe 6045 at Geral Blanchard on Ancient Healing