There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Our sense of time in aging.
When a leader of a nuclear country embraces the ultimate war threat, we had better pay attention.
Are our beliefs influenced simply by our culture, our intelligence, or general familiarities?
The fear of nuclear war has Europeans building bomb shelters and buying potassium iodide pills. Is it time for nucleomituphobia therapy?
The weakest nuclear weapon today is capable of far more destruction than what followed the Hiroshima bombing 77 years ago. If one dropped, we'd all need therapy.
A former mayor of Hiroshima discusses the traumas of Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors and renewed anxieties after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Wars bring anxiety, but a nuclear-power's leader saying that hindering his invasion could lead to consequences "that you have never encountered" brings chills.
Is there a definitive connection between poor sleep habits and Alzheimer’s disease in older people?
Age thoughts are always with us to keep us aware of the time we have left.
How does one begin to research whether or not an ill person heals due to the prayers of strangers thousands of miles away?
Why do seemingly reasonable people gamble with death when the odds against them are overwhelming?
There seems to be a widespread view that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is alive. Some viruses are. SARS-CoV-2 is not one of them.
Preliminary data confirms that Omicron will be the next superspreader but not as deadly as other variants. Could it give us enough immunity to get us to herd?
We might not be thinking about Omicron, or writing about it, correctly. It could actually turn out to be the variant that saves us.
What constitutes proof and evidence of truth, and the experiential sensations of a belief that comes from familiarity?
Do sympathy and empathy diminish as a function of human face remoteness?
Every generation lives through at least one pan-troubling experience. This pandemic is one. But for those not infected, the days are a comparatively minor disturbance.
Sunlight, even feebly radiating from the low winter horizon, helps to keep us emotionally healthy. Why do we mess with it in November?
What horrors of history do we remember? Which do we forget? Which do our neurotransmitters bury for protection against psychological problems?
As with all difficult times, we yearn for an end. Sometimes we just have to be satisfied with challenges being at least under control.
In this era of COVID-19 problems, can an angry reaction to another person’s opinion reflect insecurity of one’s belief?
Symptoms of tachysensia are frightening and most common in children and adolescents, who either outgrow the syndrome completely or experience it far less frequently.
The young child is slow to develop an awareness of time as experiences get pigeonholed in hippocampus cells to be orderly recorded as the past.
Could it be that media bombardment of Covid information has twisted our rational thinking about vaccine efficacy?
Anxieties of the last century are different from those of this. How has the public’s sense of time changed from the last century to this one?
We have no SARS-CoV-2 variants of “high consequence” yet. To avoid that highly catastrophic consequence, the G-7 and the UN must take a more active role.
mRNA vaccines prevent symptomatic and severe Delta variant illness, but what if infected persons, vaccinated and not, carry equal quantities of virus?
We tend to think our smartphones are always smarter than we are. Do our phones know facts better than our gut feelings?
When a peer-reviewed journal published a false, flawed article about COVID vaccines, the damage was swift.
What would it take to get vaccination-hesitant people vaccinated? If a few of the 3.6 million survivors were to speak out, we could bring COVID-19 down to relative harmlessness.
Databanks hold answers to lingering health conditions after COVID-19. From what researchers have found, there are more reasons than ever to be vaccinated as soon as possible.
Joseph Mazur, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at Marlboro College and author of books including The Clock Mirage: Our Myth of Measured Time.