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marykrontiris

marykrontiris has written 8 posts for WRT 102.21: Science and Society

Stasis as Invention: In-Class Assignment

1. Facts/Problem What are the facts? An eating disorder is more than just strict diet and excessive exercise. It is a mental issue that, if not treated immediately, turns into a physical illness. Is there a problem/issue? Yes, there is a problem. Many people are faced with this disorder and some may not even be … Continue reading

Possible Research Topics:

Possible Topics: 1. Eating Disorder: Although eating disorders are common in adolescents and adults, it is considered one of the highest percentage rates in death; health insurances refuse to cover patients because they do not consider an eating disorder as a medical illness.  2.Social Anxiety Disorder: There is an ongoing debate about what is considered … Continue reading

Summary and Response: “The Truth About Grit”

IQ Tests, SAT Scores, or even attending an Ivy League College does not make that person any smarter or successful than a person who has a lower IQ Test, SAT Score or goes to a community college or no college at all. Jonah Lehrer’s article, “The Truth about Grit,” published on August 2, 2009 in … Continue reading

Steve Pinker: The Moral Instinct

Steve Pinker’s article, “The Moral Instinct,” published in The New York Times on January 13, 2008 draws the readers with a simple question that seems easy to answer; “which of the following people would you say is the most admirable: Mother Theresa, Bill Gates or Norman Borlaug?” This question, as simple as it may seem, … Continue reading

Summary & Response to “The Eureka Hunt”

The article, “The Eureka Hunt,” introduces us with the story of a firefighter,Wag Dodge and his survival during an out-of-control fire in the Mann Gulch, in Montana. The fire was spreading faster and heading toward the direction of the firefighters. Dodge, in a moment of insight, had an escape plan; he stopped running, igniting the … Continue reading

Summary & Response: Could Conjoined Twins Share a Mind?

The article was about the lives of Krista and Tatiana, craniopagus twins, whose family contemplates the idea of  separating the girls or not. Based on their neural anatomy, their brain image reveals a thalamic bridge linked between the twins that control their sensory input. This organ allows them to experience and share what they feel, … Continue reading

Originally posted on WRT 102.21: Science and Society:
I actually found the article to be quite interesting. When I was in sixth grade I wanted to pursue a career in neuroscience. I wanted to become a neurosurgeon. My first impressions of this article was that it was informative as well as entertaining. It was not boring.…

Focused Free Writing: Thernstrom

I actually found the article to be quite interesting. When I was in sixth grade I wanted to pursue a career in neuroscience. I wanted to become a neurosurgeon. My first impressions of this article was that it was informative as well as entertaining. It was not boring. I actually wanted to read further more. … Continue reading

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