“Therapeutic Touch” Expert’s New Discovery: Chair-Slumping and Mathematics

Erik Peper, co-author of an Ig Nobel Prize-winning book about how to cure ill people by holding one’s hand near them but not touching those ill people, has a new research study of students who did mathematics whilst slumping in their chairs. The new study is: “Do Better in Math: How your Body Posture May […]

Quantifying ballet dancers’ leg-lift angles

Very few scientific studies have formally investigated the angles to which ballet dancers lift their legs. But in 2009, a team from : the Dipartimento di Neuroscienze and Centro di Biomedicina Spaziale, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy, the Dipartimento di Fisiologia Neuromotoria, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy, the Dipartimento di […]

If you lose teeth, will you topple over?

If you lose a tooth, another tooth, and several more teeth, will your balance suffer? That’s the question behind this study: “The effect of tooth loss on body balance control among community-dwelling elderly persons,” M. Yoshida et al., International Journal of Prosthodontics, 2009 Mar-Apr;22(2):136-9. The authors, at Hiroshima City General Rehabilitation Center, Japan. begin by […]