Author: Paul Hershberger

Smartphone Screen Time and Sleep

by Volume 13, Number 3 The blue wavelength of the light spectrum has the strongest impact on the human circadian rhythm. Particular photo-receptors in the eye, intrinsically photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells (ipRGCs), are particularly sensitive to blue light and provide…

Partner Happiness

by Volume 13, Number 2 People who are happy and have a high degree of satisfaction with their lives are healthier, according to numerous research studies. It is also known that moods tend to be contagious in social interactions, and…

Brain Exercise

by Volume 13, Number 1 The ability to remember is one of the most critical functions of the brain. Memory is commonly taken for granted when one’s brain is working well, but memory impairment can cause profound disruptions in basic…

The IKEA Effect

by Volume 12, Number 12 The IKEA effect refers to the cognitive bias in which people place higher value on products that are self-assembled. IKEA is the name of a company founded in Sweden that emphasizes affordable home furnishing products,…