Heather L. Graham

Heather L. Graham is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Collin College in McKinney, Texas.

Recent blog posts by this author

What Meditation Can Do For Your Brain

Can meditation grow your brain, make you more compassionate, and slow the aging process? Sounds too crazy to believe, right? Like most, I tended to look at the supposed positive effects of meditation as, at best, a tree-hugger’s wishful thinking...

Can’t Hold Your Liquor? Blame Your Eye Color

You know that friend who drinks you under the table? The one who makes you look like a light-weight? What if it wasn’t a testament to his prowess or an extra strong splash of testosterone? What if it was something much less significant…like the...

Professor: Reality Humans Experience is an Illusion

What we observe with our eyes is real. Humans base much of their conception of reality on this basic principle. But what if we're wrong? What if what we’re seeing is what we need to believe rather than what really is? According to Donald...

How Emotions Hijack Our Reason

Most people have heard of the fight or flight response. We see a grizzly in the woods and our instinct is to run screaming. Makes total sense (though it will get you killed, so don't do it). What many people don't realize is that we often have...

Physicist Pioneers new Method for Making Chocolate

What if I told you that chocolate actually tastes better when you take fat out of it? You wouldn’t believe me, right? Well, it appears to have happened. Rongjia Tao, a physicist from Temple University in Philadelphia, appears to have stumbled...

Why Your Memory Is Not Nearly As Good As You Think It Is

False memories have gotten a lot of attention lately with the documentary series "Making a Murderer." The series chronicled Steven Avery, a man falsely imprisoned for 18 years on the word of eyewitness testimony. The eyewitness testified that she...