Up to 30% of people with depression do not adequately respond to our current treatments. This is a tremendous problem given the detrimental effects of depression on a person’s well-being and their environment. In the past years, Esketamine—a new drug for depression—has emerged, but is it the solution we have been waiting for?
(Social) science needs participants, whether we like it or not. Without participants there is no data, and without data there is no knowledge. The reliability of our findings is inseparable from the identity of our participants and how we are able to motivate them.
Just last month NASA published a one-of-a-kind twin study, describing what physiological, molecular and cognitive changes could happen to us from exposure to spaceflight hazards. This study proves, once again, the capability of our body to adapt to extreme environments.
Houseplants are more popular than ever and the media are eagerly responding to this. Experts and random websites alike claim that houseplants can cause all kinds of cognitive and psychological benefits. But is this true?