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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.

Will Sleep Scratching Become the New Sleepwalking?
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Sleep experts want to make sleep-related scratching a diagnosable condition.
Reinterpreting Dreams: Debating Freud’s Legacy in Today’s Modern Psychoanalytical World
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Is there any room for Freudian dream interpretation in today's scientific world?
Let’s Call “Female Viagra” What it Is: A Mediocre Antidepressant
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Flibanserin targets the brain, not the blood vessels.
Are You a Psychopath? Depends on How You Yawn
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Coldhearted humans won't catch your yawns.
The Older We Are, The Better We Sleep?
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Everybody knows it hurts to grow old. But a Swiss study shows that sleep improves as we age.
How to Defeat the Afternoon Slump Without Caffeine
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Not crushing it after lunch? A thirty-minute nap or light therapy session can keep you energized all day.
Scientists Have Pinpointed a Sleep-Wake Switch in the Brain
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This could be big, people. Researchers from Northwestern have pinpointed sleep-wake mechanism in the brains of mice and fruit flies.
Light Therapy Kills Nighttime Cravings
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Midnight-snack enthusiasts might have off-kilter circadian rhythms.
Brain Scans Can Now Reveal What Emotions Look Like
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Want to know what a case of the sads really looks like? Dartmouth neuroscientists find signature "negative emotion" brain pattern.
Open Offices are Working Against You
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Those trendy open-air offices are screwing with your ability to hear and process information properly.