Male and female brains can vary from each other. After all, men and women behave differently, so it is reasonable to assume that their brains are at least partially responsible for those behavioral differences.
Are you losing precious sleep or worrying about losing sleep? You may start dreading bedtime as you predict you won’t be able to fall asleep for hours or that you’ll wake up at 4 a.m., as usual, and not be able to fall back asleep.
If so, you could be one of the 30% of the adult population that suffers from insomnia.
Put down your Sudoku and your crossword puzzles. There are promising new studies out that suggest you could improve your reasoning and problem solving abilities, actually boosting your reasoning scores rather than just making someone better at the specific skills they are practicing (like when you complete Sudoku or work a crossword puzzle). The appeal […]
Anatidaephobia (pronounced anna-tidy-phobia) is a pervasive and irrational fear that you are being watched by a duck. A person with this rare phobia fears that somehow, somewhere a duck is watching their every move. It can become a disabling condition that stops a person from maintaining daily functions and can interfere with the person’s personal […]
According to the United Nations, marijuana is the world’s most commonly used illegal drug. In 2004, the United Nations also reported that there were more than 162 million users worldwide (4% of the population) and 22.5 million people who use it on a daily basis (.6 % of the population). There are 16.7 million active […]
The effects of playing violent video games remain controversial as the research studies continue to come in with conflicting views on whether they are harmful or harmless. Although video games have been around since the late 1970’s, violent video games were not prevalent until the 1990’s with the advent of ‘killing games’ such as Mortal […]
Almost everyone has suffered severe pain sometime in their life, whether it was pain from a broken bone, child birth or a painful, throbbing headache. You understand when someone says their pain was excruciating. Unfortunately, there are currently over 30 million people suffering from excruciatingly painful headaches, that occur over and over, due to migraine […]
We all dream at night, although many of us aren’t able to remember our dreams. If you have ever had a nightmare where you were petrified or a dream that was so pleasant you wish you never woke up, you may have thought to yourself that it would be useful to have been able to […]
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) is also known as Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD); it is a circadian rhythm (internal sleep clock) sleep disorder in which a person’s sleep pattern is delayed 2 or more hours from a ‘normal’ sleep pattern (sleep at night, wake in the morning) causing you to sleep later and wake […]
“My son was just diagnosed with dyslexia. What is it?” Dyslexia is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty with reading despite normal vision and intelligence. Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in children; it is a lifelong challenge that they are born with. Although usually noticed in childhood, sometimes dyslexia may go undiagnosed until […]