Neuroscience and Society

Neuroscience and Society

Are you interested in the role that neuroscience and psychology play in our society? How presidents, CEOs, and leaders are influenced by their brains? If so, this is the perfect section for you!

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The Necessity of Sleep

The Necessity of Sleep


Introduction     The average human adult sleeps for 8 hours a night. This amounts to one third of your lifetime. Now at first glance, one might wonder: why must we spend so much time doing nothing? While it seems as if sleep is just a waste of time, a worthless period that we must spend doing absolutely nothing, those 8 hours of rest s...

To Forget or Not Forget? Why and How Memories are Lost

To Forget or Not Forget? Why and How Memories are Lost


Abstract     Forgetting a piece of information now and then is a very ordinary part of life; in fact, it is part of what makes us human. But why do we forget some things and remember others? Information is forgotten when our brain fails to retrieve a memory or an interference occurs. Failure to retrieve a memory is usually caused by th...

Classifications of Addictions

Classifications of Addictions


Introduction Addiction is a pain that many people know all too well. It is the immense, never ending struggle of battling monstrous, undefeatable impulses. Addictions can create such a feeling of desire that even the most strong-willed person cannot resist. In fact, many people unaffected by addiction assume that those addicted to a substance or...

Rehabilitation: The Uphill Battle

Rehabilitation: The Uphill Battle


Introduction As a crisp apple-scented breeze swayed the auburn leaves on maple trees, one could feel the autumn season starting to set in. For a particular teenage boy, this meant the start of high school football season. But this excitement only lasted for a few days, after which he was met with a terrible head collision on the field. Post-surg...

Stigmas and Stereotypes: The Societal Pressures of Memory Loss and Learning Disorders

Stigmas and Stereotypes: The Societal Pressures of Memory Loss and Learning Disorders


   After over two months of relaxing summer break, kids from all around the country start to stumble into school hallways, energized and anxious for the new year. But some are different. Among the crowds of smiling faces are the gloomy ones portraying sheer misery. This particular group of students may love to learn, but nonetheless, they...

The Right to Restfulness

The Right to Restfulness


Abstract How people get their rest at night and stay awake in the morning is constantly changing. Good sleep has always been a necessity; however its true purpose has largely been misunderstood. In recent years, the number of people who have reported difficulty in sleeping and being alert has increased rapidly. This has caused medications allevi...

How Does Media Use Influence Brain Development In Adolescence?

How Does Media Use Influence Brain Development In Adolescence?


Abstract For the current generation of adolescents, technology has been integrated into every aspect of their lives, including school work, entertainment, and communication among peers. With an increasing number of teenagers owning mobile devices, such as smartphones, the number of accounts on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram,...