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Aug. 13th, 2016 09:30 am
rydra_wong: stick figure on an indoor climbing wall -- base image taken from the webcomic xkcd (climbing -- xkcd)
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They put Honnold in an fMRI scanner, for SCIENCE (okay, clearly just out of raging curiosity):

The Strange Brain of the World’s Greatest Solo Climber

Unrelatedly, but I'll sneak in the self-promo in while I can -- I started a comm, [community profile] bodies_in_motion, which might be of interest to some people here. The brief is that it's:

A comm for exploring the experiences and meanings of movement practices, whether an activity is labeled as “sports”, “art”, “exercise” or something else completely, whether it’s Olympic lifting or Zumba or rock climbing or ballroom dancing or tai chi or Pokemon Go or a walk around the block.
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In November, my article on math anxiety and climbing came out in the magazine Math Horizons. It's about how I used what I know about teaching math to talk myself into climbing a wall. My first climbing partner, Megan, was on the magazine cover:

http://www.maa.org/mathhorizons/nov11.jpg

I've posted a proof of the article on my professional website:

http://people.uwec.edu/whitchua/notes/mathandgymclass-mathhorizons.pdf
rydra_wong: stick figure on an indoor climbing wall -- base image taken from the webcomic xkcd (climbing -- xkcd)
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BoingBoing on climbing:

Climb On! by Lisa Katayama

I want to entertain an offhand theory that I've had ever since I became obsessed with indoor rock climbing two and a half years ago: It's great for geeks, and we should all be doing it.

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