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Psychology

Psychoactive Drugs: Reducing Our Conscious Awareness

June 18, 2022

Psychoactive drugs do help treat disorders such as PTSD. However, they are also highly addictive and force the brain to become reliant on them for stimulation. Th brain then slowly loses its ability to produce its own natural pain-killing neurotransmitters. […]

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Psychology

Levels of Consciousness and Focusing Attention

June 7, 2022

Our brain can easily put away stressful thoughts and remain inattentive to it. Conversely, it can also focus at will. However, there are times when it is genuinely distracted and unable to pay attention. […]

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Psychology

Why Do We Dream?

June 5, 2022

Dreams, as one theory proposes, could be just random stimulation of our brain cells. According to the cognitive theory, however, they are a regurgitation of our daily life experiences. […]

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Psychology

Theories on Sleep and Sleep Cycles

June 5, 2022

Sleep is extremely important as it gives our brain time to purge, make new connections, and a chance to repair muscles and re-balance its biochemistry. […]

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Psychology

Understanding Sleep Deprivation

June 5, 2022

Sleep deprivation can have short-term effects such as feeling tired, groggy or being irritable. It can also have long-term health effects, causing our immunity to go down, making us more susceptible to infections. […]

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Psychology

What Causes Pain Catastrophizing?

May 26, 2022

Our thoughts about pain have a major influence on our experience. People who believe their pain is caused by something serious, perceive the pain as worse than those who believe the pain is caused by something minor and treatable. […]

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