Shayla Love

Shayla Love is a staff writer at Tonic.

This Week in Science

Does How You Look Determine Your Personality?

This week in science: the difference between men and women's brains as they get older, how your appearance influences your personality, and how birth control could affect the way women read facial expressions.
Shayla Love
2.15.19
psychedelics

Taking Ketamine Can Feel a Lot Like a Near-Death Experience

"It can generate a sense of detachment from the body and the self and, at higher doses, a full-blown dissociative experience."
Shayla Love
2.12.19
mental health

When Watching a Movie Can Induce Psychosis

Esmé Weijun Wang describes what it's like for your mind to get pulled away from reality in her new book of essays.
Shayla Love
2.6.19
This Week in Science

We're Getting Closer to Turning People’s Thoughts into Speech

This week in science: genetically modified, drug-producing chickens, the health benefits of being a morning person, and using artificial intelligence to read minds.
Shayla Love
2.1.19
This Week in Science

This Is Why You Can't Tickle Yourself

"It actually feels better when someone else is touching you."
Shayla Love
1.25.19
allergy

Why Do Some People Suddenly Develop Food Allergies Later in Life?

It can be confusing and daunting to suddenly not be able to eat a food you've eaten your whole life.
Shayla Love
1.24.19
This Week in Science

Your Brain Is Paying Attention While You're Sleeping

Even if you don't remember, your brain is listening.
Shayla Love
1.18.19
This Week in Science

Birth Control Might Change Who Women Feel Attracted To

Women may be drawn to certain men because of the way they smell, and hormonal birth control could interfere.
Shayla Love
1.11.19
This Week in Science

What Researchers Learned from the Brain of a 27-Year-Old with Amnesia

It's possible to have knowledge without remembering.
Shayla Love
12.21.18
This Week in Science

Just Hearing the Results of a DNA Test Can Make Your Body Act Differently

People who were told that they were genetically at risk for poor exercise capacity couldn’t run as long as they could before they were told about their “risk.”
Shayla Love
12.14.18
mental health

The Dark Truths Behind Our Obsession With Self-Care

What this growing trend reveals about the flaws in mental healthcare.
Shayla Love
12.11.18
This Week in Science

Tortoise DNA Might Hold the Answers to Living Longer

The scientists used the DNA of Lonesome George, the last known Pinta Island tortoise.
Shayla Love
12.7.18
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