Culture

In this culture section, you’ll find the latest news about psychology. Discover more about literary topics, articles, philosophy, and explore our stories and reflections. Because there’s no better way to stimulate the mind than culture in all its different forms: cinema, music, books…

The Heart Has Neurons Too

Most people don’t know this, but the heart can feel, think, and decide for itself. It has around 40,000 neurons and a whole network of neurotransmitters with very specific functions, which makes it a perfect extension of the brain. It’s…

5 Lies We Like to Believe

As terrible as they may be, lies never stop having an attractive and seductive quality about them. While many truths hit us with a directness that disappoints us, the exact opposite happens when many lies: they give us hope –…

Sleep Paralysis: Scary but Harmless

Sleep paralysis is an experience that tends to produce a lot of anxiety. It occurs primarily when falling asleep or waking up, and it’s characterized by the inability to move or talk despite being aware of your environment. It also…

Problems Are Also New Opportunities

Problems also represent new opportunities, which is a truth that has been proven over and over again. It’s also something we say to give our friends encouragement during times of difficulty, but that we forget when we’re the ones who…

The Burden of Being the Best

Being the best at something isn’t always as positive as people think. People who excel at something can end up being the object of rejection, jokes, and even abuse. We all know examples of children who are excellent students, but instead of being…

Rosemary Kennedy and Her Sad Story

Sister of Robert, Ted and John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy was the victim of one of the most terrible psychiatric techniques of that time: the lobotomy. The history of lobotomies is still very recent. For much of the twentieth century,…

How Do Dogs Recognize Faces?

Dogs are one-of-a-kind animals that, when well-behaved, are an inexhaustible source of companionship and love. They’re always ready to play, follow you around, and be with you. They’re the first ones to notice when you come home and usually the…

The Iceberg Theory and Our Decisions

Hemingway’s Iceberg Theory has been applied throughout history to different areas from literature to human resources, and we present to you today this theory applied to the field of psychology. Hemingway’s theory in psychology is to say that we only deal…