Credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Turning 21 is a rite of passage—your first (legal) drink! Drinking is typically seen as a reward for something great (like getting a grant!), something to take the edge off (like when you don’t get that grant…), or a way to loosen up in social situations. On occasion and in … Continue reading A Scary Side of Drinking: Alcohol Use Disorder
By: Jordan Gaines Lewis, 4th year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program My brief experience in a casino was pretty typical, I’d say. Flashing lights. The faint smell of booze. Not much chatter among patrons. The sounds of dice rolling, machines buzzing, and coins clanking. The same butts inhabiting the same stools for hours on end. … Continue reading This is Why There are So Many Defibrillators in Casinos
By: Caitlin Millett, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle Meditation is an ancient practice dating back at least three millennia. It’s a fundamental component of many Eastern religious traditions and belief systems including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism, to name just a … Continue reading Why Graduate Students Should Meditate
By: Jordan Gaines Lewis, 4th year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program “Perhaps it had something to do with living in a dark cupboard, but Harry had always been small and skinny for his age…[he] had a thin face, knobbly knees…and wore round glasses held together with a lot of Scotch tape because of all the … Continue reading Did Harry Potter Have Psychosocial Short Stature?
By: Alli Fries, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Chances are you have heard it from others and felt it yourself! One might experience that fluttery or squirmy feeling in their stomach in situations that trigger nervousness or fear, such as public speaking or climbing the first hill of an enormous roller coaster. … Continue reading Our Emotional Gut