Caffeine causes widespread brain entropy (and that’s a good thing) neighbours chatting over the garden fence. This is a vital part of brain function. Increasingly however neuroscientists are zooming out and studying the information processing that happens within and between … Continue reading The better tonic
Walking in another’s virtual shoes: Do 360-degree video news stories generate empathy in viewers? Does immersion yield empathy? The aim of this report is to address the question of whether news media—in this instance, short-form journalistic stories—presented in a 360-degree … Continue reading Empathetic responses
Why you stink at fact-checking Here’s a quick quiz for you: In the biblical story, what was Jonah swallowed by? How many animals of each kind did Moses take on the Ark? Did you answer “whale” to the first question … Continue reading Fact-checking is not for all
How to Cope When Debt Damages Your Mental Health So much writing about personal finance focuses on the basics, like sticking to a budget or paying off debt. The emotional toll of money, however, is often missing from the conversation. … Continue reading How do you feel about debt?
No, You’re Not Left-Brained or Right-Brained At the fictional Hogwarts school for witchcraft and wizardry in the Harry Potter series, students are sorted into different school houses by a magic hat based on their personalities. Similarly, in elementary school, a … Continue reading We are all brain-ambidextrous
“Treat me with respect”. What happens before, during and after coercion? Incidents involving violence and aggression are a frequent occurrence in adult mental health inpatient settings. They are managed by use of restrictive interventions (coercive practices) such as restraint, seclusion, … Continue reading Brain and coercion
When Should You Trust Your Gut? Here’s What the Science Says Every day, we are met with intuitions that appear to provide the answers to questions in our lives. We step outside on a sunny day, and a nagging feeling … Continue reading In defense of gut feelings