The Second Arrow: Thoughts that Kill

Siddhartha Gautama, or simply the Buddha as he would later be known, lived in eastern India somewhere around 400 BCE. The Buddha, meaning, “awakened one,” spoke of a Middle Way, or halfway point, between...

Risk Perception: From Ebola to Airplanes

As our therapy session came to a close, I handed General Public (or “the General” as he liked to be called) a claim receipt for submission to his insurance company. The receipt listed the...

The Newtonian Consciousness

To understand the nature of a city we must study its occupants. In much the same way, today I wish to explore the mind by studying its constituent parts. Until now, my articles have...

The Neuroscience of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a native language to all humans. Let’s imagine anxiety as a 100-floor skyscraper with a metaphorical elevator capable of containing the entire world’s population (sorry if you’re claustrophobic or afraid of heights)....