Psychologists work to make labs more inclusive

Professor Arthur Glenberg, PhD, was finishing up his 12th year as a faculty member at Arizona State University when he realized he could count on one hand the number of ethnic minorities he’d seen in ASU’s cognitive science psychology programs. “We had a grad student who had applied to be…

Can you get a weed ‘hangover?’

The legalization of weed in multiple states is prompting more and more people to become interested in its after effects, including whether or not it can lead to a “hangover.” Researchers have studied the health effects of marijuana, but they currently know very little about “weed hangovers.” In this article,…

What to know about pagophagia

The primary symptoms of pagophagia are the compulsive consumption and constant craving of ice. It is unclear what causes pagophagia, but it could relate to underlying nutrient deficiencies. Treating these nutrient deficiencies may reduce the symptoms of pagophagia. Pagophagia is a form of pica. Pica is an eating disorder in…

Single dose of psychedelic drug eased cancer patients’ anxiety, depression for years

Nearly five years after a group of cancer patients were given a single dose of a psychedelic drug to ease depression and anxiety, new research finds that many of them are still feeling the positive effects. The patients were among a group of participants who had been given a dose…

Auto-brewery syndrome: Everything you need to know

Auto-brewery syndrome, or gut fermentation syndrome, is a rare condition in which fungi in the gut rapidly convert carbohydrates into alcohol. In recent years, news outlets have covered stories of people claiming that they have auto-brewery syndrome, but researchers are still uncovering its causes. In this article, we discuss what…