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Power Causes Brain Damage

Subjects under the influence of power, he found in studies spanning two decades, acted as if they had suffered a traumatic brain injury—becoming more impulsive, less risk-aware, and, crucially, less adept at seeing things from other people’s point of view.

How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers’ Buttons

I never wanted to be an Uber driver, but now I really don’t want to be an Uber driver.

Could Probiotics Replace Prozac?

Study shows mouse depression can be eased with yogurt

How to Avoid Being Psychologically Destroyed by Your Newsfeed

Been thinking about this a lot

How I Got My Attention Back

Certainly the present day online environment is not conducive to sustained attention, but it’s a hard trick at the best of times (see: concept of monkey mind). Going offline helps! But the attention muscle must also be exercised.