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Why Time Seems to Stop When You Look at the Clock

You’re in a long, boring meeting. You look up at the clock again, hoping time is passing by faster than it feels, but instead the clock’s seconds hand doesn’t seem to move at all. No, the clock didn’t just pause to mock you, your brain is playing tricks on you.Read more… Continue Reading at

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Want to, Like, Really Connect With Nature? Try Some LSD

Ever wonder why hippies love trees so much? It might be thanks to that handful of mushrooms they ate at Burning Man, according to a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology that found a (perhaps unsurprising) relationship between one’s experience consuming psychedelics and their perceived connectedness…Read more… Continue Reading at

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The NFL’s Commitment to Medical Research Costs Less Than a Single Good Quarterback

The NFL announced this week that they will soon award $40 million to scientists for medical research on brain trauma. That’s a lot, in the sense that if I had $40 million I would change it into gold coins and try to swim in it. But is it a lot of money to the NFL?Read […]

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Video Games Aren’t Totally Damaging Your Brain

A recent study found that people who played first-person shooter video games showed shrinkage in their hippocampus, the region of the brain responsible for both memory management and spatial navigation. But is playing Call of Duty really that bad for you, and if so, can a daily dose of Super Mario 64 balance…Read more… Continue […]

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Using Social Media During Class Can Lower Exam Scores

Getting a laptop for your upcoming foray into college is great, but you should leave it alone come class time. According to scientists at Michigan State University, students who voluntarily installed browser tracking software on their laptops were found to spend almost 40 minutes per 100-minute class using the web for…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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