Teaching Your Brain to Knit
About This Show
This podcast is about knitting (and crochet), learning and the brain. Margaret and Catherine talk about what they are learning from their knitting, something about the brain, Behind the Redwood curtain, the area where they live along the Northcoast of California, and a knitting tip.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 053 Gut Instinct and the Brain
Brainy Thing: 13:02 Behind the Redwood Curtain: What We’re Learning From Our Knitting: Catherine returns to an old favorite, The Age of Brass and Steam by Orange Flower http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-age-of-brass-and-steam-kerchief Margaret tries a new tool, Embellish-Knit https://www.amazon.com/Caron-20293-Embellish-Knit-Machine-Kit/dp/B003W0AUQ4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483493507&sr=8-1&keywords=embellish-knit+machine+kit which makes a wicked-fast i-chord to create some Wreath Ornaments by Lorna Miser. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wreath-ornaments-3 and the Fino necklace by Laura Nelkin. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fino Brainy Thing: Gut Instinct and the Brain Scientists are showing a direct link between the human gut and the brain which accounts for those “gut feelings we get. Switzerland science researchers at ETH in Zurik, Urs Meyer German and his team at the Swiss Federal insititude of technology, research gut brain afferance https://www.ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2014/05/how-the-gul-feeling-shapes-fear.html