• Spill Ink, Not Tears

    Writing can heal. You have probably heard of the health benefits of undertaking activities like yoga, meditation or psychotherapy. But these activities do not help everyone. We all have different needs, preferences and interests. I would like to talk about a method you might be acquainted with – writing....
  • International Women’s Day: Nottingham’s Women of Science

    It’s International Women’s Day! In celebration of this, the science sector of the magazine wanted to show you  some of the incredible women across the University of Nottingham’s campuses who study Science. We figured you would rather hear it from their own mouths than ours, so here are just...
  • Why it’s Good to Say No

    As a society we are constantly encouraged to say ‘yes’. Say yes to new opportunities, to challenging ourselves, to pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zones. Growing up I hated saying ‘no’ to people, believing that I was letting both them and myself down in some way. This year,...
  • The story of Mrs F: how music therapy can benefit individuals with dementia, one memory at a time

    How can dementia be treated? Can only pharmaceutical drugs improve the livelihoods of those with a dementia diagnosis? Or are there other interventions that are effective in treating the symptoms of dementia? Dementia is not an illness itself, but is a syndrome where two or more cognitive capacities decline,...
  • Post-Truth and Cognitive Bias Part I: Bias, Bias Everywhere

    ‘May you live in interesting times’ is a Chinese curse condemning the recipient to live through times of turmoil – a phrase that members of the political class have recently taken to heart. A phrase that, on further research, isn’t a Chinese curse at all but one that still...
  • Disorders In Drama: how mental illness is framed in the media

    The evident stigma surrounding those with mental health issues is slowly dissipating as our awareness of the issues increases. However, this hasn’t stopped the display of some negative stereotypes and attitudes to disorders in modern society. The most common cases of this are in film, T.V. and even the...
  • Are you a psychopath?

    There’s a cliché that psychology students will self-diagnose or diagnose their friends with whatever they’re currently studying. Usually they’re woefully incorrect about their housemate’s narcissism or their own OCD, but every now and then people will research something that sometimes becomes altogether too personal. James Fallon is one of...