7 Types of Drugs and What Personalities They Attract, According to Science

By | 2018-03-01T20:32:33+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Categories: Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Do different kinds of personality attract certain types of drugs, or do people that become addicted simply have an addictive personality? Will someone who is addicted to cocaine, for instance, be as likely to become addicted to alcohol? Or is it our personalities that dictate what types of drugs we are most likely to take? [...]

How the Addicted Brain Works: the Anatomy of Drug Addiction

By | 2018-02-09T14:27:07+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Today, we will talk about the way the addicted brain works to better understand what drug addiction does to the most important human organ on a physiological level. When you sit down to eat an ice cream sundae, how do you feel? You probably feel happy or excited in anticipation of the yummy treat you’re [...]

The Stoned Ape Theory Offers an Unconventional View of Human Evolution

By | 2018-01-16T20:10:43+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Stoned Ape Theory was founded by none other than the American author, lecturer, ethnobotanist and psychonaut Terence Kemp McKenna. Before we discuss the Stoned Ape Theory itself, let’s talk about its author. Terence McKenna was born on November 16, 1946, and died on April 3, 2000. He had a hobby of fossil hunting in [...]

7 Signs Someone You Love Is a Functioning Alcoholic

By | 2018-01-13T15:56:05+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Being a functioning alcoholic doesn’t mean falling over in the drunken stupor. Sometimes alcoholics hide their problems really well. I'm not here to bash social drinking and I’m not here to act as an advocate, either. What I am here to do is warn you about the effects of alcohol addiction as it relates to [...]

5 Subtle Symptoms of Cognitive Decline Which Indicate Your Brain Is Slowing Down

By | 2018-01-15T20:57:37+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are many symptoms of cognitive decline which show that your brain is actually slowing down. It can happen at any age or for any number of reasons. Determining whether your brain is functioning properly or not might be a bit confusing, but you should pay attention to certain kinds of situations. For instance, you may [...]

The Link between Big Pharma Companies and the Increasing Mental Health Problems in Modern Society

By | 2017-04-14T23:46:19+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , |

Mental health in modern society is constantly getting worse. What do big pharma companies have to do with that? Hundreds of years ago we didn’t know much about mental illnesses. In the 19th century, there were no actual mental disorders, instead, people were categorised into four groups and described as either feeble-minded, idiots, imbeciles or [...]

4 Unusual Signs Of Intelligence That Show You Might Be Smarter Than Average

By | 2018-01-30T22:16:56+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you think you are smart, you might want to take an IQ test to prove it. However, science has recently discovered a few rather unusual signs of intelligence that you probably haven’t even considered. These 4 unusual signs of intelligence are... 1. You're politically liberal. Smart people tend to be socially liberal in their [...]

Religious Experiences Activate the Same Part of Your Brain as Taking Drugs and Having Sex

By | 2018-01-16T22:22:10+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Intense religious experiences are coordinated by the same brain pathways that are aroused when we fall in love, listen to music, take recreational drugs or have sex. Researchers found this evidence through the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging technology (FMRI). They scanned nearly 20 devout Mormon’s brains, as they were asked to perform actions [...]