Author: Dr. Ileana Berman

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What Triggers OCD Symptoms? 

OCD is a condition that doesn’t have a cure, but the symptoms have to managed throughout one’s life. The symptoms of OCD can ebb and flow over time depending on different factors.  As a cognitive science researcher with over 30 years of experience in the…

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Does OCD Go Away On Its Own? 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition that affects about 1-2% of the global population. Many people have a lot of misconceptions about OCD, including what help is available and whether or not it can go away on its own.  As a Cognitive Science Research,…

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Cognitive Science

3 Careers For Cognitive Science Majors 

If you are thinking about going to college and are interested in the way the human brain thinks, then a degree in cognitive science could be for you! It is an interdisciplinary field that combines neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, and more. But what kind of…

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Cognitive Science, OCD

What Causes OCD? 

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a fairly common condition. In the United States, around 1 in every 100 adults has OCD. Globally, it is estimated that about 1.1% – 1.8% of the population deals with OCD. If you or someone you know struggles with this condition, you…

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Cognitive Science, Self Care

4 Self Care Tips For Autumn 

With the busy summer season over, autumn is a great time to get into self-care routines. Colder weather and shorter days have a tendency to bring people’s moods down and have a negative effect on emotional health. However, autumn is the perfect time to relax…