The COVID-19 pandemic can pit parts of our mind against each other with one trying to obey lockdown measures and the other desperately trying to find social connection.
Category: Social Sciences
Caitlin explores what has prompted discussions about a change in policy on vaccines and
whether these are likely to be effective.
The promotion of diet pills, laxative teas and weight-loss supplements is now the norm on social media. Siobhan McGeechan explores this phenomenon in relation to social media influencers, specifically how their promotion of these products may be affecting not just the mental health but also the physical health of their followers.
Nina Kratky investigates the different colours of noise and how they can help you wake up more refreshed!
How do we connect with others in times of the Coronavirus? Anna Henschel shares insights from social neuroscience on how we can feel close despite physical separation.
Rachael Sulaiman explores how Caroline Criado Perez’s Invisible Women gave her the language to articulate sexism in STEM. Erasure of all ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations exist throughout history in data, however the following article will focus on the gender data gap.
Katrina attended the Glasgow Science Festival event ‘Modern Medicine and Death – an Unhealthy Relationship?’ In the words of Lana Del Rey, “you and I, we were born to die” – so why does our society struggle so hard against the inevitability of death?
Watch that black cat crossing your path! But it may have its own superstitions…