The science behind lucid dreaming and its positive impacts on metacognition and mental health. At one point or another, we all have had to make a tough choice. We think, should I rent or buy this house? or should I stay in Cupertino or move to Fremont? More often than not, when we don’t know … Continue reading Give Lucid Dreaming a Try
Investigating what makes horror movies so popular.
The dangers of social media addiction. Swipe. A girl cuts open the packaging to her brand new phone. Click. She powers it on. Tap, tap. Logging on to the boundless expanse of the internet... Meanwhile, her brain facilitates all her bodily functions and thought, serving as a never-resting machine. Chemical messengers, hormones and neurotransmitters, deliver … Continue reading Zero followers
The neuroscience and changes in mental health during the pandemic. After staying separate for so long, social isolation has taken a toll on many’s mental health. According to Science News, studies on the psychological effects on those that were under heavy quarantine during the Ebola, SARS and other widespread diseases during the 2000s showed that … Continue reading Mental Health During the Pandemic
Comparing the Pixel 4 and the iPhone 11 to examine the actions of consumers on Black Friday.
The psychology and economics behind trend setting Hydroflasks, scrunchies and sksksksksk have seemed to take over not only the MVHS campus but the environment surrounding teens on social media platforms. Viral crazes like the “VSCO girl,” Billie Eilish and more have managed to infiltrate the screens of TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram user in the past … Continue reading From Conventional to Cool
The science behind attention and the brain’s vulnerability to distractions
A closer look at what drives the competition at MVHS
By Jeffrey Gong He named himself Rorschach. He did not know why he decided to name himself thusly. He could have figured out why. There were free deep psychoanalysis stations everywhere. Just walk in, sit down, sleep for a couple minutes, then an artificial intelligence with an pleasant voice tells you exactly how your brain … Continue reading The Transience of Memory
By Seth Berger A pounding heartbeat. Sweat trickling down your forehead. Sticky palms. Eyes widening. Fear. The quintessential emotion that was built into humans to warn us of possible dangers, pumping adrenaline into our brains. However, some humans have developed an irrational and persistent fear towards certain things, causing unwanted stress and melancholy. This is … Continue reading The World Beyond Fear