A deep dive into the techniques that app developers use to get consumers hooked on their creations, and the impacts this may have By: Arshiya Sen and Meghana Somu The feeling of stopping your homework to pick up your phone and take a “quick five-minute break” resonates with the majority of teens today. An hour's … Continue reading How Apps are Created to be Addictive
A close look behind that uncomfortable “ha ha ha” and why it transpires By: Irene Tian and Amy Zheng Why was the broom late to school? It over-swept. … Did I get you? Just now, did you laugh at the awkwardness of this incredibly awkward pun? Are you laughing, although not genuinely, at my attempt … Continue reading ROFL: (A) Rumination On Fake Laughter
Exploring gender bias in individuals’ perception of inanimate objects
A teen recalls how her dreams and nightmares have changed over the years “Did you have nightmares growing up?” the lady asks, pulling out a notepad from her large wooden desk. I open my mouth to speak, but then pause to think about it. Growing up I remember having nightmares regularly. Looking back now, they … Continue reading Sweet Dreams
Food is often used to bring people together, but are there any proven benefits to sitting down and having a meal with someone? Whether it’s a potluck with neighbors, a picnic with friends or a dinner with family, food is often used to bring people together, whether it be sharing a meal with a friend … Continue reading Meaning Behind Meals
Exploring the development of a neural net powered by nanobots that can help treat depressive episodes in humans.
Exploring the ethics of new brain implant technology. By Dahlia Schilling and Kalyani Puthenpurayil Recently, the University of California San Francisco conducted a study on whether brain implants can help treat severe and treatment-resistant depression. The experiment has only been conducted on one patient thus far but results look promising and the scientists are looking … Continue reading The Expenses of Depression
How one summer illustrated the strength of grief and the importance of defeating it
Biased, or untrue, media plays a huge role in the believability and spread of conspiracy theories
Exploring the pros and cons behind psychiatric treatments in addition to the development of the wirelessly charged brain implant to treat the same.