The Power of the Nocebo Effect
Nocebo is the evil twin of the placebo effect—and my constant companion. I set out to find out what it is, and how I could learn to harness the more positive effects of medical mind games.
Having Frequent, Terrifying Dreams Could Mean You Have Nightmare Disorder
This week in science: A lot of people don't feel much when they take CBD, the effects of microdosing, and what goes on in the brains of people with nightmare disorder.
I Hit My Head, How do I Know If It's Serious?
Although most head injuries are not severe and pass in a few hours, there are some serious cases where you're best off seeking emergency care. Here's how to assess the damage if you suffer a serious blow to the head.
This Is The Best Kind of Disguise To Conceal Your Identity
This week in science: using brain imaging to predict who will respond to antidepressants, how your personality rubs off on your cat, and a disguise that is surprisingly effective.