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Jordan Gaines Lewis, Ph.D.
When it comes to cover letters and personal statements, why do we find it so hard to write about ourselves?
A specific neural pathway explains why we perceive the new Hershey's logo to look like the poop emoji.
What's all that stuff they put on you when you get a sleep study done? Here's an explanation.
One of the biggest misconceptions in neuroscience is that we only use 10 percent of our brains. As ludicrous as the claim is, however, many still believe it to be true.
Sleep loss does nasty things to our bodies.
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?
We love him. We hate him. Mostly, we don't understand him. Who is Don Draper, and why is he the way he is?
Neuroscience can explain the phenomenon of binge-watching TV.
To most, “Beatlemania” incites a vivid image of frenzied fans looking as though they’ve just witnessed a 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.
Time seems to pass more and more quickly as we age. Why is this?
An extraordinarily nerdy rendition of the classic Clement Clarke Moore poem adapted describing the basic pathway of happiness one feels when one sees a pleasant image—like Santa!
There have been a startling number of suicides from former wrestlers and NFL players in the past few years. Science is just now beginning to unravel why.
Alcohol may put us to sleep faster, but it sure doesn't let us sleep well. What causes the dichotomous effect on alcohol on sleep quality?
Are sleep-tracking apps a scam or perhaps the placebo effect at work?
We've all been unable to put a name to a face at one time or another. But for 2% of the population, even the faces of family and friends can be strangers.
We cry when we're sad, frustrated, or stressed. But why do we sometimes find ourselves crying tears of happiness?
Are gendered toys affecting cognitive development? Actually, the more relevant issue may be social development and the negative consequences of gender non-conformity.
Perhaps LEGO faces have indeed become angrier since their 1975 debut. But is it actually affecting the emotional and mental well-being and learning of a developing child?
What do we know about spelling, and why are some of our most brilliant peers some of the greatest misspellers out there?
Hate the sound of tapping, chewing, or breathing? There's a name for it: misophonia.
The fourth post in a five-part series on how stores trick our senses into shelling out more money than we may intend.
The third post in a five-part series on how stores trick our senses into shelling out more money than we may intend.
Does sighing help us physically? Mentally? Is it a form of communication?
Do you feel woozy or pass out at the sight of blood? It may be a primitive survival reflex from our ancestors.
Why do smells bring back deep, emotional memories even when we're in unfamiliar places?
The second post in a five-part series on how stores trick our senses into shelling out more money than we may intend.
Surprisingly, women in committed relationships may perceive a bad gift as a sign of a strong bond.
The first post in a five-part series on how stores trick our senses into shelling out more money than we may intend.
Was the man sad when he bought "Christmas Shoes" for the boy's mother? If so, he may have spent more for them.
Jordan Gaines Lewis, Ph.D., is a science communicator and postdoctoral researcher at Penn State College of Medicine.