iOS app Android app

Carolyn Gregoire
GET UPDATES FROM Carolyn Gregoire
Carolyn Gregoire is a Senior Writer at the Huffington Post, where she reports on health and wellness, psychology and human behavior, and brain science. She has discussed her work on MSNBC, The TODAY Show, and The History Channel, and has spoken at TEDxYouth and the Harvard Public Health Forum.

She is the author of a forthcoming book on the science of creativity, with psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, to be published by Penguin Random House in January 2016.
More from Carolyn Gregoire on Le HuffPost

Entries by Carolyn Gregoire

This Bizarre Trick Will Get A Catchy Song Out Of Your Head

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2015 | 7:30 AM

Do you have an obnoxiously catchy song lyric stuck on repeat in your brain? New research suggests that the secret to getting rid of these "earworms" may be as simple as chewing a stick of gum.

According to a new study conducted by psychologists at...

Read Post

성생활을 위한 조언: 남자라면 ‘야동' 여자라면 ‘잠'

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 5:12 PM

성생활이 그저 그렇다고? 당신뿐 아니라 성생활 장애는 대략 미국인 여성 43%와 남성 31%가 겪고 있는 문제다. 다행히도 이번에 두 개의 새로운 연구가 과학적 해결책을 제시했다.

연구에 따르면 여성에겐 잠을 더 오래 자는 것이 좋은 해법이 될 수 있다고 한다. 남자의 경우에는 ‘야동’(포르노, 야한 동영상)을 시청하는 것이 발기부전...

Read Post

성생활을 위한 조언: 남자라면 ‘야동' 여자라면 ‘잠'

(1) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 5:12 PM

성생활이 그저 그렇다고? 당신뿐 아니라 성생활 장애는 대략 미국인 여성 43%와 남성 31%가 겪고 있는 문제다. 다행히도 이번에 두 개의 새로운 연구가 과학적 해결책을 제시했다.

연구에 따르면 여성에겐 잠을 더 오래 자는 것이 좋은 해법이 될 수 있다고 한다. 남자의 경우에는 ‘야동’(포르노, 야한 동영상)을 시청하는 것이 발기부전...

Read Post

Surprising Study Finds That Babies Feel Pain Like Adults

(110) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 12:25 PM

Many doctors believe babies' brains are not developed enough to feel pain, but a surprising new study suggests this may not be the case.

According to provocative new Oxford University research, days-old infants experience pain like adults do. Using MRI scans, the researchers saw infant brains "light...

Read Post

The Meditation Practice That Makes You Nicer, Healthier And More Focused

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 9:09 AM

Compassion is often presented as something you provide for others, but it can also be something you have for yourself.

According to new research, a compassion-infused meditation tradition may help you reap the benefits of more positive thinking and self-kindness. Simply named 'compassion meditation,' this type of mindfulness practice...

Read Post

New Study Finds Mindfulness Therapy As Effective As Meds Against Depression Relapse

(15) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 7:36 AM

Relapse is a common and devastating aspect of major depression, a mental illness that affects roughly 15 million Americans. The usual preventative treatment is long-term or maintenance use of antidepressants.

Now a large new study published in The Lancet suggests that mindfulness therapy can be just...

Read Post

Have We Taken The Wrong Approach To Treating Kids With ADHD?

(64) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 12:07 PM

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often told to be quiet and sit still in the classroom. But new research suggests that letting them move around may actually be a more effective way to help them learn.

The study, recently published in the Journal of...

Read Post

Here's What Happens When You Show Straight Guys Photos Of Male Abercrombie Models

(109) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 1:29 PM

Men compete with each other over all kinds of things, from cars to sports to physical stature. And, as it turns out, straight men also try to one-up other guys (especially more attractive ones) by taking bigger risks.

In a new Australian study, straight dudes took bigger money risks after...

Read Post

Why [Insert Health Condition Here] Awareness Days Aren't So Great

(3) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 11:16 AM

Did you know that April is National Autism Awareness Month, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Month and Women's Eye Health and Safety Month? And that National Infertility Awareness Week and Air Quality Awareness Week are coming up?

In 2014, nearly 200 health awareness days, weeks or months took...

Read Post

Anticoncepcionais podem alterar a estrutura cerebral da mulher

(1) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 1:36 PM

Pílulas anticoncepcionais têm possíveis efeitos colaterais problemáticos, incluindo variações de humor e até mesmo afetando a escolha de parceiros. Um novo estudo acrescenta uma potencial preocupação à lista: hormônios contraceptivos podem causar alterações na estrutura do cérebro e afetar suas funções.

É possível que os hormônios...

Read Post

'Happy Sweat' Is A Thing And It May Be Contagious

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 12:25 PM

If you're happy and you know it, sweat it out.

When you experience joy, you produce chemical compounds that others pick up on when they smell your sweat, according to a small study just published in the journal Psychological Science. Those chemicals create a contagion effect,...

Read Post

Conheça os efeitos do açúcar no seu cérebro

(7) Comments | Posted April 18, 2015 | 4:31 PM

Nós sabemos que o açúcar em excesso é ruim para a nossa boa forma e a saúde do coração, mas agora há evidências de que consumir altos níveis de açúcar pode ter também um efeito negativo sobre a saúde do cérebro – que vai da função...

Read Post

Stimulating Brain Waves May Boost Creativity And Ease Depression

(53) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 7:39 PM

The secret to stimulating creativity may be to literally stimulate the brain.

In a new study, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were able to measurably increase creativity by altering electrical activity in the brain -- a finding that may have significant implications...

Read Post

Probiotics May One Day Be Used To Treat Depression

(41) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 8:05 AM

What you eat can have a major impact on how you feel emotionally.

A diet rich in probiotics -- which support the growth of "healthy" bacteria in the gut -- is known to boost digestive health and can even improve a person's immune system. But now an...

Read Post

Why Overthinking Is Holding You Back

(10) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 7:38 AM

Do you have a hard time quieting your thoughts and keeping your brain from going into overdrive? In addition to making you more stressed and anxious, new research suggests that a hyperactive mind could hinder your ability to perform simple tasks.

In a study published...

Read Post

'Power Poses' Don't Make You Any More Powerful, Apparently

(11) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 4:08 PM

The secret to power lies in a powerful pose.

That's according to a famous 2010 Harvard Business School study that found expansive postures -- for example, sitting back in a chair with your feet up and your elbows stretched out behind your head -- increased...

Read Post

Plastic Surgery Can Change The Way People Perceive Your Personality

(1) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 1:54 PM

There's no doubt that plastic surgery can make you look younger, but can it also make people like you more?

A study published last week in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery found that women who underwent facial rejuvenation surgery were perceived to be not only more...

Read Post

Αυτό συμβαίνει στον εγκέφαλό σας όταν καταναλώνετε ζάχαρη

(2) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 9:38 AM

Έχετε ακούσει ότι η ζάχαρη δεν κάνει καλό στη σιλουέτα σας ή στην υγεία της καρδιάς σας, αλλά νέα στοιχεία έχουν έρθει στο φως που συνδέουν την κατανάλωση της ζάχαρης με την υγεία του εγκεφάλου, από τη νοητική λειτουργία μέχρι την ψυχολογική υγεία.

Αν και η ζάχαρη σε μικρές ποσότητες...

Read Post

Πώς θα καταλάβετε ότι έχετε ένα νάρκισσο απέναντί σας;

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 9:37 AM

Το να μιλάει κανείς συνέχεια για τον εαυτό του μπορεί να τον καθιστά αντιπαθητικό, αλλά όχι απαραίτητα και νάρκισσο.

Πολλοί υποθέτουν ότι οι ναρκισσιστές μιλούν περισσότερο για τον εαυτό τους από το μέσο άνθρωπο, άλλωστε αυτό που τους χαρακτηρίζει είναι ότι ασχολούνται συνεχώς με τον εαυτό τους και έχουν συναισθήματα...

Read Post

Science Reveals The Laziest Way To Better Your Mood And Maybe Your Relationship

(2) Comments | Posted April 11, 2015 | 7:30 AM

Some people consider daydreaming a waste of time, but a new study has found that daydreaming about your significant other can boost your mood. It might even strengthen your relationship.

Fantasizing about your partner can increase feelings of love and connection toward that person, according to the U.K. study recently...

Read Post