Podcast Episode 26: This is Your Brain, This is Knitting

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You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com.

In this week’s episode, Casey talks with psychologist Dr. Art Markman about about your brain on knitting – process vs. project knitters, multi-task knitting, and other topics.

Dr. Art Markman, Ph.D., is Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He got his Sc.B. in Cognitive Science from Brown and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois. He has published over 150 scholarly works on topics in higher-level thinking including the effects of motivation on learning and performance, analogical reasoning, categorization, decision making, and creativity. Art serves as the director of the program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations at the University of Texas.

His NPR show and podcast is Two Guys on Your Head
His latest book we mention is called Brain Briefs: Answers to the Most (and Least) Pressing Questions About Your Brain

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Things we talk about in this episode:
Blocking (photo tutorial)
Steam Blocking
Finer Points of Garment Fitting and Blocking
Provisional Cast-On
Provisional Cast-On Using a Crochet Hook
German Short Row Socks
Playlist of Portuguese Knitting videos
Knit Companion App

3 comments on “Podcast Episode 26: This is Your Brain, This is Knitting

  1. I loved this podcast.I found the small segment on the process vs project interesting.I learned that I am like Casey and am a project knitter.

  2. OMG! I’m in my usual chair in Starbucks, knitting and listening to my favorite Podcast, VeryPink. A question comes up about Knitting Apps and about half-way through I realize IT”S ME!!! I’m glad I’m a regular at Starbucks because my reaction was loud and goofy, but I didn’t get thrown out.
    I mentioned my knitting group Knit Nirvana in Forest Park IL so naturally I played the podcast at our next meeting. There we were, a bunch of “ladies of a certain age” squealing like teenagers. THANKS

  3. We Brits pronounce Ian in exactly the same way as Americans. I’ve never come across the pronunciation ‘eye-an’ rather than ‘ee-an’.

    Aluminium however, now there you’re just wrong! 😉

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