While many of us are familiar with SAD, there are, in fact, people who get SAD in reverse. For a small group of people, the dark days of winter don’t elicit depression, but renewed vigor and improved mood.
The legalities of the claim that the NFL got their players addicted to painkillers will likely be argued for a long time. But the questions remain: why are prescription opioids used so often for pain relief, and why are they so addictive?
Many of us would like to believe that our decision-making is based in logic and objectivity. Studies have shown, however, that our preferences are not always based on inherent qualities, but rather are highly biased based on our expectations.
If you're going to experience cardiac arrest, a casino is one of the safest places to be! This is how a lifetime of poor health can be deadly when faced with acute stress, whether it be a $5,000 win or $5,000 loss.
When it comes to cover letters and personal statements, why do we find it so hard to write about ourselves? Of course, we’re not writing an autobiography here — we’re writing to seek the approval of others.
One of the biggest misconceptions in neuroscience is that we only use 10 percent of our brains. As ludicrous as the claim is, however, two thirds of the public and half of science teachers still believe it to be true. How did this misconception come about, anyway?
Sleep loss does nasty things to our bodies. But if you’re sleep-deprived while steering a 15-ton, 70 mile-per-hour bullet down a crowded stretch of highway, you're capable of doing terrible things to the unsuspecting bodies around you, too.
Harry Potter was emotionally-deprived during his childhood with the Dursleys. But did this affect more than just his psychological state before he entered Hogwarts? As it turns out, it may explain why he was so small.
To most, “Beatlemania” incites a vivid image of frenzied fans, predominantly teenage girls, looking as though they’ve just witnessed a gruesome murder. As it turns out, neuroscience can partially explain the phenomenon.
Despite the growing popularity of brain-training apps and programs like Lumosity, CogniFit, CogMed, and Jungle Memory, I’m not going to see any improvement in cognition or memory. They're totally bogus, you see.