Describe Your Desk Doohickey for Fidget Widget!

By: Nina Friedman

When I hit a mental roadblock while I’m working, moving always helps. I can’t keep my brain moving unless my body is moving. I might get up from my desk and take a little walk but if I’m in a time crunch I’ll just fidget around in my chair or tap out a fun rhythm. As a growing body of research shows, cognitive functioning increases when we move. In other words, moving helps us think.

Michael Karlesky, a PhD candidate at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering teamed up with hi

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