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mental health

There's a Creative Benefit to Watching Trashy Reality TV

A short break from thinking could yield your best work yet.
Caroline Shannon-Karasik
2.16.18
Dolls
Dolls

There's a Psychological Reason Dolls Are So Spooky

They're in a gray area between person and thing.
Shayla Love
2.15.18
psychedelics
psychedelics

This Is What LSD Does to a Musician’s Creative Process

When melodies mimic the arc of an acid trip, the result can be some really adventurous music.
Suzannah Weiss
2.13.18
psychedelics
psychedelics

I Took Shrooms and Made Up Nonsensical Words

Thinking up nonsense words is a common effect of psychedelics.
Suzannah Weiss
2.7.18
The High Life
The High Life

This Is Why Weed Makes Some People Anxious

It’s a cruel irony that the very people who could benefit from weed’s relaxing effects are often the ones who don’t feel them.
Suzannah Weiss
2.6.18
besties
besties

Brain Science Confirms You And Your Best Friend Really Do Think Alike

Not only are you genetically similar to your friends, you think a lot like them too.
Shayla Love
2.2.18
Your Brain
Your Brain

Do You Hug Left or Right?

The answer might say something fundamental about your brain.
Shayla Love
1.31.18
mind
mind

Your Brain Can be Tricked Into Thinking an Experience Is Meaningful

We search for it in in art, relationships, religion—but meaning is actually made inside of our brains.
Caroline Beaton
1.30.18
Brains on trial
Brains on trial

Should A Criminal With Brain Damage Get A Lighter Sentence?

Whether or not we're ready, neuroscience is being used in court.
Shayla Love
1.25.18
hard data
hard data

Most People Want a Partner Who's Smart, But Not Too Smart

There's an optimal level of intelligence when it comes to attraction.
Justin Lehmiller
1.24.18
Got the touch
Got the touch

These Women Help Detect Breast Cancer. They’re Blind.

Research suggests blind people might have enhanced sensory abilities.
Shayla Love
1.19.18
mind
mind

Why Some People Are More Creative Than Others

Creative brains are wired differently.
Roger Beaty
1.16.18