Blog Posts

4.4% of Adults in the United States are clinically diagnosed with ADHD, and 32.7% of ADHD adults rely on stimulants for treatment. However, in 2022 the FDA announced that there was a drug shortage, which also impact Adderall production. Adderall is the most common medication prescribed to ADHD patients and a lack of this medicine leads to both physical and mental withdrawal effects.

What does an analogy between origami and the mind tell us about the current state of cognitive science?

Metal statue of Lady Justice, blindfolded and holding scales up high

The weapon focus effect can help us understand how people remember highly emotional events. Could this change how we think about eyewitness testimony?

What do older cognitive models of categorization tell us about memory that state-of-the-art neural networks do not? The difference between past and present is not just one of performance, but also of psychological insight.


One characteristic of autism that has been scarcely researched is manifestation differences between biological sexes, with damaging consequences. Moreover, male social rejection is much easier to detect than the more passive female exclusion in the autism population.

Non-sleep deep rest (NSDR) and Yoga Nidra are two trendy practices that are typically grouped together because they are both utilized to reduce stress, achieve deep relaxation, and induce sleep. In this blog post, I will outline the empirically demonstrated benefits and future potentials of Yoga Nidra.

What role does failure play in learning? While students tend to be aversive to failure, it plays a natural and important role in the learning process.

Today, we talk about the National Science Foundation and our experiences with applying for fellowships and working with the NSF.


Today, we are joined by Dr. Jennifer Silvers from UCLA to talk about emotional regulation and early life stress.

We had a discussion today with Dr. Adriana Galvan about how studying adolescent brains and the implications it has on how we understand risk taking.

Karina Agadzhanyan

Have you ever tried to predict the grade you would receive on an exam? If so, how did you do it? The answer is through metacognition. We discuss strategies students can employ to improve metacognitive accuracy and subsequent memory performance.

Is forgetting a bad thing? On the contrary, scientific research showed that forgetting is actually beneficial for your memory and learning!

Have you ever been in a situation in which you recognize someone but cannot quite recall their name? Or do you have a grandparent who struggles to remember names? We describe evidence-based techniques that could be used to enhance your memory for names.

The recent opioid epidemic has caused society to re-evaluate our current pain management practices. This article explores a unique option, music therapy, as a potential new treatment.