Inside The Mind’s Eye: This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Hallucinate

Most of us have experienced mind-bending hallucinations that can be frightening once we realize that what we’re feeling, smelling, hearing, or seeing while awake isn’t real at all. Although they can be convincingly real, and are known as the hallmark of mental illness, hallucinations are not uncommon or dangerous, since almost half of the population experiences…





I Think, Therefore I Am: Epigenetics And How DNA Can Change From Just The Experience Of Living

Our DNA is the very essence of who we are. It determines every feature and characteristic about us, ranging from hair and eye color to aptitude for math and science. In this day of plastic surgery mania, DNA is the one human feature that is virtually unchangeable. But recent research into the amazing field of…




Flu Prevention: The Best Way To Avoid An Epidemic Is By Staying Home And Watching TV

In the event of an influenza epidemic, what’s your course of action? It’s something we rarely think about, but having a plan increases our likelihood of avoiding the flu altogether. Our plan for evading the flu would be a lot easier to follow if it consisted of sitting on our couch watching T.V. A recent…




Anxiety Leads To Egocentrism: Feeling Uncertain We Turn Inward To Consult Our Own Feelings

Anxiety, as defined by the American Psychological Association, is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes, such as increased blood pressure. A new study finds anxiety may shift your perspective from the outer to the inner. Anxious people, a team of University of Iowa researchers discovered, displayed more egocentrism than…




Measles Outbreak 2015: Student’s Mother Explains Why Daughter Didn’t Get Vaccine

The measles outbreak that started at Disneyland in San Diego, Calif. has quickly spread from 9 to 51 cases in a matter of weeks — leading to several unvaccinated teenagers at a high school being sent home for an undetermined amount of time. Amidst the backlash against the parents of unvaccinated students, one student’s mother,…





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