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The Nuance

Why Things Never Seem to Get Better

Researchers may have identified a brain quirk that promotes pessimism

Photo by Tobias Bjerknes on Unsplash

Your brain is like a faultless movie projector. Sights, sounds, and a jumble of other sensory information pass into it via the spinning reel of your existence, and your brain reconstitutes that hodgepodge into an objective, lossless experience…

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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.