Can ‘Lottery Fever’ Affect Your Brain?

The human brain can respond in an interesting way to lottery jackpots — especially when we are talking about winnings in the billions. What makes us succumb to “lottery fever,” a belief that we can win even when our chances are slim?

Believers in ‘Lady Luck’ Unhealthier

Are you the captain of your own ship? It seems that people who believe in their own effort to change their lives actually are healthier. And on the flip side, a recent Australian study found people who believe in luck or fate typically have unhealthier lifestyles. Scott Bea, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist, says the unhealthy behaviors may … Read More