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In a piece for Psychology Today, a man with hypochondria attempts to understand his disorder.
Why people can feel someone staring at them, experience deja vu, and other paranormal experiences: One of the most common anomalous experiences is the sense of being stared at. When you see someone gazing directly at you, emotions become activated—it can be exciting or comforting or creepy—and this visceral charge can give the impression that […]
A man with hypochondria attempts to understand his disorder: Eleven years ago, when he was still a medical resident at Columbia University, Fallon was asked to help a man who was convinced, despite medical results to the contrary, that he was saddled with a brain tumor. ‘He tried Prozac, and it made a dramatic change,’ […]
The story of the Polgar sisters, chess whizzes who were trained by their father from an early age: When Susan was the age of many of her students, she dominated the New York Open chess competition. At 16 she crushed several adult opponents and landed on the front page of The New York Times. The […]