Swearing Actually Works, Using F-word When Hurt Actually Improves Pain Tolerance

It’s official – swearing DOES help us tolerate pain, according to scientific research. A study found using the F-word when pain strikes, increases pain tolerance by up to a third. A panel of experts including Keele University’s senior lecturer in psychology, Dr Richard Stephens; language expert and author, Dr Emma Byrne; and acclaimed lexicographer Jonathon Green, explored how effective real … Continue reading

Would You Know If You’re Talking to a Psychopath? Here’s How to Tell

Approximately 1% of the human population fit the description of a psychopath: a personality type defined by a lack of care for others, a lack of empathy, violent and aggressive tendencies, shallow emotions, selfishness, dishonesty, overconfidence in themselves, and the ability to manipulate people. These types of people often exhibit behavioral traits known as the Dark Triad, a trio of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and … Continue reading

Do Horror Movies Inspire Serial Killers?

Of both the murderers and the victim, their trial was heavily publicised. Just before the abduction—the two ten year olds had allegedly been watching Child’s Play 3. Quickly intermingled with the trial’s headlines, Child’s Play was raised in court as an influence on the boys’ actions—as there was a scene in the film where the Chucky doll is covered in … Continue reading

Mental Illness Or the Devil’s Work?: A Psychiatrist Speaks About Demon Possession

In the late 1980s, I was introduced to a self-styled Satanic high priestess. She called herself a witch and dressed the part, with flowing dark clothes and black eye shadow around to her temples. In our many discussions, she acknowledged worshipping Satan as his “queen.” I’m a man of science and a lover of history; after studying the classics at … Continue reading

Understanding Déjà vu

via MysteriousUniverse The word déjà vu is French for “already seen.” Most of us, at least 80% of us have experienced the uneasy feeling of having “been there, done that.” A new study conducted by Michelle Hook, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine addresses the … Continue reading