In its early days, LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) was exclusive to labs. In fact, many of the early experiments were by doctors themselves, not patients. It wasn’t until 1966 that LSD became illegal in California (23 years after its psychedelic properties had been discovered), so there were many years of research before then. Now there […]
You’re trying to spell the word niehbor. Nieghbor. Neigbhor. Neighbor. Or you repeat a word aloud several times, “Gallop… gallop… gallop… gallop…” The word becomes meaningless sounds on your tongue. The subject has been a curiosity for a long time. Elizabeth Severance and Margaret Washburn wrote on the topic in 1907: “If a printed word […]
There are many emotional and personal motivations for heaving a sigh, but what is the physical purpose for it? What is the physiological benefit for inflating your lungs fully, holding for a moment, then releasing all at once? The answer has actually been researched in recent years.
Can you prove that someone is sane? It would probably be difficult for the layperson, but is that something a professional could do? That is the question psychologist David Rosenhan attempted to answer in a 1973 study dubbed “the Rosenhan experiment”.
Until 1991, Ernest Hemingway’s death was believed to be suicide due to slow psychological degradation. And it was very well documented that over a period of about 10 years (from the early 1950s to his death in 1961) his mind was slowly being lost in a flurry of unfortunate nonsense. But documents released in 1991 […]
This unexplained phenomenon gets its name from the prisoners that have reported it in the past. Prisoners who are put in solitary confinement, with zero light, report seeing a “light show” of sorts, appearing out of the darkness. While most find it difficult to describe its form, some have reported the “cinema” lights forming human figures. […]
The Fregoli sydrome is a “monothematic delusional” disorder in which a person holds the belief that different individuals are in fact a single individual who morphs their appearance simply to deceive them or those around them. It is often characterized by paranoia, with the affected person believing themselves followed by the deceiver. Causes According to […]