Srini Pillay

George Michael: Last Christmas-December 25, 2016

On December 25, 2016, George Michael died. An amazing singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist, his heart and liver failed him at the tender age of 53. When I think of George Michael, I think of his great songs: the dreaminess of “Careless Whisper”, the classic rock ‘n roll vibe of “Faith” and the incredibly […]

Jimi Hendrix—“Excuse me while I kiss the sky”—November 27, 1942

If Jimi Hendrix was alive, he would be 77 years old this month. Instead, he overdosed and died at the tender age of 27 in room 507 at The Samarkand Hotel in London. Widely regarded as one of the greatest instrumentalists of rock music, Hendrix’s guitar mastery remains an inspiration, my favorite songs of his […]

When does the brain first register unconscious fear?

unconscious fear in babies

Fear may be conscious or unconscious. Conscious fear results in symptoms such as palpitations and sweating. Unconscious fear is entirely outside your awareness. Yet, even though you do not register unconscious fear, it still activates and changes your brain. That’s why it matters. To understand when the brain starts reacting to unconscious fear, researchers showed 5 and 7- month-old […]