The Physical Sensation of Depression

The Physical Sensation of Depression

In the spirit of opening up about mental health, here’s the thing about depression: you know how depressed people sometimes talk about a sinking feeling in their gut? It isn’t metaphorical, they’re actually feeling that. It hasn’t been a well-studied part of mental health, but a new study published in Cognition and Emotion has looked into the physical sensations experienced

Getting Married? Trust Your Gut

Getting Married? Trust Your Gut

Wondering how your marriage will turn out? According to scientists, you may already know it in your gut. A study published in Science found that newlywed’s implicit feelings about each other—feelings that they couldn’t or wouldn’t verbalize—were pretty good at predicting how happy they’d be four years later. For the study, researchers had one hundred newlyweds participate in a reaction-time

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