In the last decade, autism has changed from a rare phenomenon into a common disorder. However, a lot of dubious information is still going around about autism. It is sometimes thought that autism can be caused by wrong eating patterns, and that a change in diet can undo the symptoms of autism. What does science have to say about it?
Ritalin is prescribed to people diagnosed with ADHD so that they can study better. For this reason, students without ADHD have also begun to use Ritalin. But does such a pill work as well for them as it does for students with ADHD?
Who’s never felt the urge to work during holidays? Setting boundaries between work and time off can be challenging. But maybe we should consider taking a break as also part of the job. An opportunity to step back, think differently, and take time for yourself and others.
Long, bright days ahead, heat waves coming and going: summer is here. Yet, Covid-19 restrictions have compromised many plans to travel to exotic destinations. Is there still a way to make our ‘staycation’ remarkable?
Since May, the protests centered around the Black Lives Matter movement have forced us to gaze into a mirror and ask ourselves this very question. Resultant discussions among friends, in the news, and on social media have shown us that we must no longer ignore racism or remain silently complicit in its propagation. This uncomfortably challenging examination of ourselves and society requires an open mind and honest self-reflection.
The level of your intelligence is fixed. You can’t train it as if it’s a muscle—at least that’s what I was taught during my bachelor’s in Psychology. A new meta-analysis is not so sure about this ancient mantra. It shows that even adults can raise their IQ scores…by performing boring tasks endlessly.
More and more people choose to not eat meat or animal products, that is, to become vegetarian. One of the most often heard counterarguments for being vegetarian is that you would miss out on several nutrients. But is this true?
Modern illusionists such as the Dutch performer Victor Mids don’t attribute their abilities to the paranormal, but to the scientific. Can you really use your brain’s mistakes to create magic? We will use neuroscience to explain a single illusion.