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Theresa Fisher

Theresa Fisher is VW's science editor. She does her best sleeping in the early morning light and her best thinking late at night.

Four Sleepy Conspiracy Theories
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When in doubt, the Illuminati did it.
Why I Always Bring a Pillowcase on Trips
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Advice from an overly paranoid house guest.
The Science of Pillow Talk
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Does more testosterone mean less patience for post-sex chatting?
The New Science of Not Giving a Shit
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Slackers' brains might have something in common. Or, whatever.
The Time I Bought Brain-Enhancing Powder on the Internet
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And the brief and exciting fling that followed.
Are Sarcasm and Creativity Linked?
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Go ahead, roll those eyes.
Chew on This: The Case for Gum's Brain-Boosting Abilities
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For 75 years, scientists have looked for a connection between gum-chewing and cognition. Does one exist?
Can Believing You Sleep Well Erase the Effects of a Poor Night's Rest?
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Is ignorance about a poor night's sleep really bliss?
One Sleep or Two? Understanding the Debate Over Segmented Sleep
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How did our ancestors sleep? Does it matter?
Why We Burn Out in Jobs That Don’t Fit Our Personalities
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It makes a lot of sense.