Musical earworms??
Bonus resources / Human mind, feelings & emotions

Musical earworms??

As well as summarising some key points that I discussed in Is listening on repeat … an addiction? this short TED-Ed cartoon created by Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis introduces the concept of ‘musical earworms‘, the common phenomena of music stuck in your head.     Musical earworms: The word earworm originated from the German word Ohrwurm (literally translates to ear worm) A 1978 novel … Continue reading

Procrastination: What is an instant gratification monkey?
Bonus resources / Mental Health

Procrastination: What is an instant gratification monkey?

“Brains of procrastinators are actually different to brains of other people” -Tim Urban In the scientific literature procrastination naturally falls under the wider topic of research on self-control. In life we do things, some things are fun and take minimal effort and time, while other things are more tedious and less fun. For example: catching … Continue reading

How anesthesia works
Bonus resources / Human mind, feelings & emotions

How anesthesia works

A recent Ted Ed video explains some concepts that I have recently discussed regarding opiates in my endorphins post! But it mainly addresses anesthetics/anaesthetics and how anaesthesia/anesthesia works (spelling depends on the English you speak, I will continue using the New Zealand/British English for the remainder of the blog post). Use this post to take a … Continue reading