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Why You Do Sh*t That’s Bad For You

Why You Do Sh*t That’s Bad For You

IMAGE: Georg Emanuel  Opitz Der Säufer, 1804 It’s funny. I was recently asked to give a talk to undergraduates interested in psychology.  I was told to pick any topic I wanted, but advised to pick something that sums up the overarching theme of what I study.  Until that moment I’d never thought about the congruence of […]

This is Your Brain on Chocolate

This is Your Brain on Chocolate

Choc-o-late. Simply uttering those three syllables gives your taste buds a sense of anticipation. A feeling of pure satisfaction ensues once you indulge in it, and the experience concludes with an endorphin-induced relaxation of your being. Breathe in, savor in it, and breathe out… Chocolate! The spectrum of hues and shades that the delicate, ground […]