Kayt Sukel's Contributions
  • Always as good as the first time?

    In the 80's classic movie, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, experienced high school ingenue Linda Barrett tells her younger friend Stacy Hamilton that she should just lose her virginity already. "It's no huge...

  • You're actually awful at multi-tasking.

    A few weeks ago, I was in line at the grocery store and overheard the following exchange. "The cop gave her a ticket for texting and driving.  She wasn't speeding or anything." "I'm not sure why they make...

  • What can mindfulness really do?

    A good friend--I'll call her Tandy here--is a huge fan of meditation.  She spends a good hour each day practicing "mindfulness."  She credits her practice with a more calm demeanor, a faster-working brain and a...

  • Is Monogamy the Only Way to Be Happy?

    There's a pervasive notion that a monogamous relationship is the ideal.  Certainly, that's what most Americans have been hearing for as long as they can remember.  A committed, loving relationship between two...

  • Are all calories created equal?

    It's that time of year again.  My gym is chock full of New Year's resolutioners--hogging treadmills and filling up space in already tight Zumba classes, desperate to lose a few pounds in 2013.   We know that...

  • 2012 in Review - My Favorite Things

    It's the end of the year--which means I'm reflecting on all manner of things.  It's been an incredible year for me.  DIRTY MINDS: HOW OUR BRAINS INFLUENCE LOVE, SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS came out in January.  (As an...

  • Mapping Semantic Space in the Brain

    Every moment we walk around in this big, bad world, our brains somehow make sense of the environment around us.  They manage, somehow, to process an incredible amount of visual information as we move and interact...

  • Gut Feeling: A Q&A with the American Gut Project's Jeff Leach

    The American Gut Project is an open-source, community effort to better understand the diversity of our microbiomes. 

  • Digital "Brain Health" Market Predicted to Boom

    Have you gotten a measure of your attention skills on a site like Lumosity?  Has a physician recommended that your elderly parent give software like BrainHQ a try? Then you are already part of the booming Digital...

  • The Matter of Einstein's Brain

    Unique architecture may play a role in Einstein's creativity and ability to solve complex problems in physics.