How Music Can Literally Heal the Heart
In a maverick method, nephrologist Michael Field taught medical students to decipher different heart murmurs through their stethoscopes, trills, grace notes, and decrescendos to describe the distinctive sounds of heart valves snapping closed, and blood ebbing through
Why We Laugh at the Most Inappropriate Times and What It Says About Us
Laughter is best described as a physiological response to humor. In fact, humans can giggle as early as three months old. The fact that laughter kicks in before babies can even speak shows us the importance it plays
Ever Feel Your Skin Crawling? Maybe You Can Thank Evolution.
In a way, nausea is our trusty personal bodyguard. Feeling nauseated is widely accepted to be an evolutionary defense measure that protects people from pathogens and parasites. The urge to gag or vomit is “well-suited” to defend
Meet Virtual Reality, Your New Physical Therapist
… To really push the use of virtual reality for physical and occupational therapy, “we’ll need to build a body of evidence that shows it’s effective, how we pay for it and how we can
Bottling the Symphonic Scents of Emotion
APS Past Board Member Gün R. Semin is exploring what he calls the “invisible orchestra” of bodily scents related to happiness, fear, and other emotional experiences.
Why daylight saving time can be bad for your health
Fox News: Daylight saving time is Sunday, and losing sleep after clocks “spring forward” an hour could be more than just an annoyance. This small time shift can significantly raise the risk of health-related issues.