ashley92193 has written 7 posts for WRT 102.21: Science and Society

“The Truth About Grit”- Ashley Yevick

“The Truth about grit” from the Boston Globe is about how having ‘grit’ (sticking to one main goal) can make a person more successful in life. When an individual has one long-term goal that they never give up on even when it’s getting difficult, they are more likely to achieve hat goal and in return be more successful … Continue reading

The Moral Instinct- Steven Pinker

The Moral Instinct, by Steven Pinker goes over what having morals is defined as and how they change due to different cultures or from changes in the circumstances. He provides multiple examples of what the ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ thing would be in specific cases and involves the reader by asking them these questions without providing … Continue reading

The Eureka Hunt by Jonah Lehrer

“The Eureka Hunt” by Jonah Lehrer discusses the process of how and where your brain has insights that can help you survive or solve a word puzzle. The article goes into detail about how this ‘Aha!’ moment takes place in the right hemisphere of the brain and the anterior superior temporal gyrus (aSTG) is active … Continue reading

  Even though the conjoined twins may not be able to do normal things, such as bending down to pick up a crayon, but they work around that and adapt to what they have and can do. “Neither girl could draw the letter X, but if there were a standardized test for grasping with toes, … Continue reading

“Could Conjoined Twins Share A Mind?” Response

The article “Could Conjoined TWins Share a Mind?” by Susan Dominus is about twin 4 1/2-year-old girls that are conjoined at the head, known as craniopagus. The passage discussed how the girls go about their daily lives by doing things such as picking up a crayon differently than most children, but also how they fight and … Continue reading

Analysis of My Pain My Brain

1) What were your first thoughts on “My Pain, My Brain” by Thernstrom. At first I was slightly reluctant to read it because I’ve only had to read scientific articles for AP exams and such, but after I read the first paragraph it was evident that this passage was much more personal than formal. Her … Continue reading

Ashley Yevick

  The story “My Pain, My Brain” by Melanie Thernstrom is mainly about her experience of learning how to control her brain and level of chronic pain with simply her mind. With the technology of fMRI scans for a Stanford University study she was able to see her brain in action and begin to understand … Continue reading