Remember that diagram of “The Scientific Process” from every high school science textbook? I’ll jog your memory: data is collected that may conflict with a previously held assumption, so a new hypothesis is devised. Experiments are done, the new data is analyzed, the hypothesis appears to hold true, and a conclusion is made. Science! Only later do many of us learn that the course of science doesn’t always run so smoothly.
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So perhaps I exaggerated with this title, but “it’s all in your nervous system” wasn’t quite as sexy. The truth is, your nervous system is the driver of your body. Most people forget this and just focus on the muscular system. As a yoga therapist and lifelong runner, I see plenty of people plagued with running injuries. I myself was slotted to undergo the knife twice (and twice declined) to treat my Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome and patellofemoral pain (more on what that means later).
Clifford Bridges is a force of nature. His unrelenting energy is tangible as he describes a long list of pursuits ranging from artistry to athletics—outside of his graduate studies in mathematics. “In all of life, I’m just going for it,” he says.
Clifford was a reluctant academic. Though he hated school when he was younger, this changed when he discovered geometry. Suddenly there were rules to follow and reasons to use them. “If I follow this rule, I’ll get the exact right answer every time.”
What’s the difference between Batman and your average Joe? Batman doesn’t actually have any super powers—arguably, all that separates Bruce Wayne from the rest of the population are a few handy, high-end pieces of wearable technology (including a sweet cape that can make him fly). In recent years, wearable technology has surpassed science fiction into the realm of reality, with the potential to greatly improve the human experience. While science has yet to perfect capes for human flight, CU researchers are optimizing garment-based assistive technology for people with disabilities.