Human Brain http://wvtf.org en Studying the Teen Brain http://wvtf.org/post/studying-teen-brain <p>Even though every adult today was once a teenager, the teen brain remains a mystery to almost everyone.&nbsp; Especially when it comes to risk taking.&nbsp;&nbsp; What makes some teens daredevils and others, not-so-much?</p><p>That’s what psychologists at The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute will be looking into in a new study that will last three years.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:13:41 +0000 Robbie Harris 24481 at http://wvtf.org Studying the Teen Brain Some Thinking on Brain "Mapping" http://wvtf.org/post/some-thinking-brain-mapping <p>Recently President Barack Obama announced a decade-long, $100-million&nbsp; project to map the human brain.</p><p>At Washington &amp; Lee University, Professor Tyler Lorig, chair of the Neuroscience program, offered mixed reactions.</p><p>Lorig says while he welcomes the attention to the new announcement—he knows the money won’t go nearly as far as the public might expect. He's&nbsp; also concerned about misconceptions which stem from the language describing the project as “mapping”.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 20:06:24 +0000 Connie Stevens 4507 at http://wvtf.org Some Thinking on Brain "Mapping" Golf by the Numbers http://wvtf.org/post/golf-numbers-0 <p>As the 2013 Masters Golf Tournament continues in Augusta, Georgia, a Roanoke College Professor of Mathematics says math is the most important skill for pros to duffers.</p><p>Ronald Minton is the author of the book, "Golf by the Numbers: How Stats, Math and Physics Affect Your Game."&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:54:20 +0000 Tab O'Neal 2756 at http://wvtf.org Golf by the Numbers