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.

Cupping Helps Michael Phelps Recover Faster. Can It Also Help Us Sleep?
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Does the ancient Chinese alt-massage actually work?
How Sleep Affects Our Chances of Remembering ‘That One Thing We Need to Do'
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The science of sleep and remembering to remember.
Here’s How Dentists Feel About the ‘Flossgate’ Controversy
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The evidence for flossing is weak. Will dentists stop shaming us now?
Why Sleeping in Spandex Makes Sense
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Swaddling isn't only for babies.
Study: Relationship Status Influences Which Faces We Find Sexy
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Single people have strong preference for faces dissimilar to their own.
Did a Glitch in fMRI Software Nullify Years' Worth of Sleep Research?
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The internet is freaking out.
What Jokes and Dreams Have in Common, According to Sigmund Freud
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It all comes back to repressed sexual desires, of course.
What Scientists Learned From 50 Years of Lucid Dreaming Studies
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Among other things? The state of controlling your subconscious wanderings is more common than many might think.
This Is When You're Most Likely to Space Out While Driving
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A new study sheds some light on daydreaming while driving.