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Posts published in July 2018

The Powers and Perils of Intuition

“The heart has its reasons which reason does not know.” ~Pascal, Pensees, 1670   “He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool.” ~Proverbs 28:26   “Buried deep within each and every one of us, there is an instinctive,…

Blog Post » Mental Health Research—Diversity Matters

In recognition of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Dr. Gordon highlights efforts within the NIMH research portfolio to address disparities in mental health and access to care. Source: NIH

How the Brain Perceives Colors?

Color vision is the ability to distinguish different wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation. Color vision relies on a brain perception mechanism that treats light with different wavelengths as different visual stimuli (e.g., colors). Usual color insensitive photoreceptors (the rods in human…

Is Social Media the Bad Guy? Redefining Beauty in a Digital World

We’re living in an age of hyper-connectivity where social media is being widely used by almost every age group in the world. It’s connected people from all corners of the planet and given us the opportunity to have global conversations…

VIDEO: How Facebook Preys on Our Mental Health

In an ironic turn, the recent controversy surrounding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica eclipsed another controversy brewing months before. As 2017 came to close, the million-dollar question surrounding the company was, Does Facebook make us depressed? Back in December, even Facebook…