Source: Wikipedia/Creative Commons Cerebellum and basal ganglia collaborate to anticipate timing in life and sport. by Christopher Bergland As the well-known adage states: “Timing is everything.” Watching Roger Federer serve and volley at lightning-fast speeds and consistently hit the ball in the sweet spot of his tennis racket is awe-inspiring. To spectators, it seems as if Federer has a sixth sense that makes it possible for him to prepare his hand-eye coordination in advance with the clairvoyance of a mind-reader, who can predict exactly where the ball is going to be, milliseconds before it’s actually within swinging distance. Athletes commonly … Continue reading How Your Brain Can Predict the Future
Mitchell Wessels / Getty Images Some antidepressants have sexual side effects like a loss of libido or difficulty with orgasms. by Lauren Strapagiel Antidepressants can be lifesavers but some of them can also, quite literally, be boner killers. A whole lot of us are taking antidepressants — almost 13% of teens and adults in the US, according to a report released in 2017 by the National Center for Health Statistics. One side effect of some of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants is what doctors would call sexual dysfunction. But for those who experience it, it might as well be called ruining something … Continue reading 8 Ways To Have Better Sex While Taking Antidepressants
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on November 20, 2018.BRENDAN MCDERMID / REUTERS If you’re going to worry about the economy, tumbling stocks are the least of America’s financial troubles right now. by Derek Thompson Staff writer at The Atlantic In December 2007, Larry Kudlow, then a talking head for the business network CNBC, proclaimed, “There’s no recession coming. It’s not going to happen.” That same month, the economy plunged into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.This week, Larry Kudlow, now the director of the National Economic Council, stood on the White House lawn … Continue reading Is a Recession Coming?