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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.

What It's Like to Discover You Can't Visualize the World
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Aphantasiacs can't visualize images in their mind's eyes. But that doesn't stop them from dreaming.
How to Know When Your Boss is About to be a Jerk
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A simple change could help managers play nice, Monday through Friday.
Exploring the Sleep Struggles of a Genius: Franz Kafka's Insomnia
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Sleep struggles surfaced in the literary master's diaries.
My Freshman Year, I Shared a Bed With 3 Other People
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Nothing about the sleeping arrangement made sense.
Some Doctors Are So Tired They Can't Remember Saving Patients' Lives
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And it's birthed a new term: "Fatigue Amnesia"
Why Do Smokers and Ex-Smokers Struggle with Sleep?
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Pack-a-day problems.
How Do You Have the 'Ambien Talk' With Someone You're Dating?
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A cautionary tale.
My Adult Life, Told in Shows I Streamed Before Bed
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Age 22? House. Age 24: Repeat viewings of Mumblecore movies I meant to rent (but accidentally bought) on iTunes
How, Exactly, Does Ambien Work?
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What you need to know about America's favorite sedative.
The Art of Taking Breaks at Work
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It's about quantity, not quality.