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ALOUD Science Series: On Seeing and Being - The Body Has a Mind of Its Own

Sandra & Matt Blakeslee
In conversation with Margaret Wertheim, founder, the Institute for Figuring
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
1:23:50
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Episode Summary

How does your mind know where your body ends and the outside world begins? Two acclaimed science writers discuss the largely unconscious ways that your brain builds maps of your body parts, your movements, the space around your body, the actions of others, and the sensations that lead to human emotions, health and disease.

Made possible by a generous contribution from K&L Gates


Participant(s) Bio
Sandra and Matthew Blakeslee, mother and son, are the third and fourth generation of science writers in the Blakeslee family. Sandra's grandfather Howard worked for the Associated Press starting in the 1920s and was one of the pioneers of American science writing. Howard's son Alton - Sandra's father, Matthew's grandfather - took over as AP science editor until retiring in 1985.


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