Self

43,440.00 Seconds Less

Or a difference of little over two hours. Hello and a warm welcome from me, the President of the Procrastination Club, honorary member of the Intrinsic Motivation-Lackers Association. All jokes aside, I would like to start of by saying that neither the digital nor the analogue is inherently better or worse than the other. Last week I dared myself to limit my…

Digital Media As An Accelerator Of Perfectionism

Can you remember when you first heard of the concept, ‘mental health’? (I can’t.) I don’t remember being informed about mental health, its examples and potential causes neither in primary nor in middle school. I don’t think that I could have defined psychology or mental health until taking a psychology class in 10th grade. However, I remember people joking around about psychological…

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out.

The psychedelic art of Andrey Ballandin

Pop a tab, slip under an MRI and what you would see might surprise you. Brain networks that normally handle vision, attention, movement and hearing communicate with each other in novel ways, leading to what looks like a “more unified brain”. What I would like to zoom into, however, is the Default Mode Network. Scans revealed a deactivation of the tightly linked…

The Magical School Bus of the Internet

As a late-nineties baby, I derive this laughable sense of comfort from distinctly remembering a time before the internet was a household necessity. Somehow I am serendipitous about having had the opportunity to construct my basic schema of human relationships and interactions outside of the WWW. My younger brother was born the day after 9/11 – only a month before my 4th…

It Is Too Loud Outside

Humans Are Social Animals “We, as humans, are social animals.” This is a phrase that I have been hearing since middle school. I have learned that the need to belong is one of the core evolutionary needs which we seek to obtain in life. It covers a lot of explanations that underlie our behaviors such as following the trends, looking to make…