Violins and enhanced sensory maps

Originally posted on Sunlight in Winter:
I recently learned about a fascinating study that I had to share with you all.  Researchers took two groups of people– professional violinists and regular, everyday people off the street– and pricked everyone’s index finger with a pin.  The violinists reported feeling much more pain than the non-violinists, even…

Introducing the Sunlight in Winter Youtube Channel

Ever have one of those days where you want to keep working/thinking/being productive, but your body just wants you to lie down with a heating pad? That, unfortunately, has been happening to me quite a bit recently.   I’ve been wanting to sit at my computer and either study or work on my blog, but myContinue reading “Introducing the Sunlight in Winter Youtube Channel”

New York Times: The Heart Perils of Pain Relievers

An interesting look at the risks that come from taking anti-inflammatory medications. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/17/the-heart-perils-of-pain-relievers/?_r=0 The article quotes one doctor as saying, “If these drugs are making your life a lot better, that may be worth the risks.  But a lot of people will tell you, ‘I can’t tell if they’re doing anything, I just take themContinue reading “New York Times: The Heart Perils of Pain Relievers”

My thoughts on the Boston Marathon Bombings

When I first started this blog, I promised myself I wouldn’t get into any political issues on it.  I actually love discussing politics and current events, but in this space, I want to help people regardless of their political views. However, this blog means a lot to me personally, and I have poured a lotContinue reading “My thoughts on the Boston Marathon Bombings”