By Abigail Kendal (’22) Over the past year, we have become hypervigilant about our physical health, and for a good reason. As we have separated from loved ones, abandoned activities, and distanced ourselves from friends, one phrase has become eerily common. We are all in this together. From subway stops to school emails and store cancellations, this mantra has defined the past year. It’s a … Continue reading It’s Not Enough
By Abigail Kendal (’22) Oftentimes, we live in a dichotomous world: a world defined by black and white and yes and no decisions. Disciplines are either technical and scientific or creative and imaginative. Cures are medical or alternative. We study biology, chemistry, and physics or history, art, and literature. However, these intersections blur more often than we may expect. The study of psychiatry lies directly … Continue reading A New Wave
By Abigail Kendal (’22) As the most important election of our lives approaches quickly, many emotions are slowly starting to bubble to the surface. Our parents are worried about their crippling debt, our neighbors are pleading for racial justice, our grandparents are anxious about the future of our healthcare system, and our friends are fighting ceaselessly to restore our planet. We are all aware of … Continue reading The Brain and the Ballot Box
Abigail Kendal (‘22) We have all heard it before. Imagery. Symbolism. Visualization. Typically we associate these words with our literature classes and timed writing assignments, however, scientists are beginning to associate these common phrases with more recent findings. In essence, a study conducted at the University of New South Wales proved why some people can easily visualize mental images while others cannot. Dr. Rebecca Keogh … Continue reading What Do You See?
By Abigail Kendal (’22) No one needs a lecture. In this day and age, we are all experiencing the same fears, worries, and anxieties associated with COVID-19, and in this world of social distancing and self-quarantine, it is imperative that we remember to take care of ourselves in addition to caring for those around us. In an effort to spread positivity and promote healthy mental … Continue reading Psychology and the IA Brain: The Lost Year: A Guide to Coping with COVID