Mane Kara-Yakoubian

Mane Kara-Yakoubian is a graduate student in clinical psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto. Her research focuses on judgement and decisionmaking. Mane has been published in Areo Magazine and in academic journals such as Judgement & Decision Making

Thought: Putting Mental Health On The Back Burner

Mental health matters – at least that’s what we’re told. But Canada’s pandemic response has left me doubtful that mental health matters much at all. We have a mental health crisis unfolding and it is met with platitudes like, “we just have to hang in there”, “we’re all in this...

Ideas: When Your Brain Finally Gets Tired Of You

Humans spend a third of their life sleeping or trying to fall asleep. Sleep deprivation can result in a variety of cognitive problems, such as depressed mood, speech disfluency, reduced alertness, attentiveness, and the ability to learn or remember things. Sleep is essential to our physiological and psychological well-being,...

What Does The Research On Trigger Warnings Tell Us?

If I retained one lesson from my first graduate-level psychopathology course, it’s that “PTSD is a disorder of non-recovery.” This fact was repeated many times. And, for good reason - most of the time humans will overcome adversity. Most will recover from ugly traumas – war, rape, domestic violence,...

How Aesthetics Sway The Human Mind

In 1819, John Keats concluded his poem Ode on Grecian Urn with the lines, “Beauty is truth, truth beauty — that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” In an age of historical revisionism, where, every week, figures from our past are criticized for...