Stanford University

How to Keep Your Cool

Developed by Stanford professors,  Core Control is a way to improve athletic performance via body temperature regulation. Stanford University biologists Dennis Grahn and H. Craig Heller discovered a novel way of treating patients with a condition known as post-anesthetic hypothermia, in which patients emerging from anesthesia are so cold that they shiver for up to an hour. The condition develops in part because anesthesia reduces the body’s ability to control its own temperature.

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More on Language

Lera Boroditsky, a cognitive scientist from Stanford University is taking the concept of Linguistic Relativity even further in her study of linguistic differences and their implications for human behavior. For example, in English, if a person were to knock a table and break a cup, one would say, “she broke the cup” but in Spanish the literal translation of the accident would be “the cup broke itself.” So as outlined in a recent issue of Stanford magazine, “Does the fact that one language tends to play the blame game while the other does not mean speakers of those languages think differently about what happened?” Lera’s ground-breaking work aims to find out.