Author: Lena Groeger

Lena Groeger studied biology and philosophy at Brown University and is especially interested in the intersection of these two fields. After working as a graphic designer for Brown Health Education, she decided to think outside the poster and explore new means of communication, which led her to SHERP. She's excited to write about the multidisciplinary questions of science and ethics for the general public. Visit her web site at www.lenagroeger.com.

A new drink of champions?

A new drink of champions?

Chocolate milk may be the athlete performance aid of choice.

By Lena Groeger | Posted December 5, 2011

The trouble with eyewitness identification, explained

The trouble with eyewitness identification, explained

Why our memories don’t hold up in court

By Lena Groeger | Posted December 1, 2011

Is backwards the new barefoot?

Is backwards the new barefoot?

A cautionary tale about running

By Lena Groeger | Posted July 20, 2011

Greening the screen

Greening the screen

To reach a broader public, environmentalists need to go beyond the documentary

By Lena Groeger | Posted June 23, 2011

A very controlled chaos

A very controlled chaos

Artist Lori Nix builds disaster – in miniature

By Lena Groeger | Posted May 19, 2011

Political —  or politicized? — psychology

Political — or politicized? — psychology

Scientists combat the charge of ideological bias

By Lena Groeger | Posted March 8, 2011

Happiness: Do we have a choice?

Happiness: Do we have a choice?

The many dimensions of what makes us happy, today and over a lifetime

By Lena Groeger | Posted January 28, 2011

Blood and lace

Blood and lace

Laura Splan’s artwork will make you look – twice

By Lena Groeger | Posted January 25, 2011

The world through language

The world through language

What language can tell us about how we think

By Lena Groeger | Posted January 7, 2011

Rethinking the gene

Rethinking the gene

The popular notion of genetics is wrong

By Lena Groeger | Posted December 24, 2010

The Reins of Self-Control

The Reins of Self-Control

Changing your expectations could change your willpower

By Lena Groeger | Posted December 15, 2010

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Scientists, Get Political

To move forward on climate change, the illusory boundary between science and politics must come down

By Lena Groeger | Posted November 17, 2010

No Glass Slipper for Runners

No Glass Slipper for Runners

Current running shoe recommendations won’t protect you from injury.

By Lena Groeger | Posted November 16, 2010

voting booth

The Brain in the Voting Booth

How hidden biases influence our vote

By Lena Groeger | Posted October 27, 2010

The original Gap logo and the redesigned one

Gap and the Neuroscience of Logo Design

What neuromarketing can tell us about logos (and why designers already knew it)

By Lena Groeger | Posted October 24, 2010

The Brain Scan Appeal

The Brain Scan Appeal

Bringing neuroscience into the courtroom may influence more brains than we think

By Lena Groeger | Posted October 4, 2010