How Your Brain Slows You Down When You’re Sick

Photo 78651149 / Sick © Kurhan |

all know that feeling when you’ve fallen sick, and you just want to curl up in your bed sheets and sleep the day away. You have little desire to move, and also probably aren’t hungry either.

You may not know, but can probably work it out, that this is actually good for you — it helps recovery. For example, in animals that are forced to eat when sick, mortality increases. So…



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Andy Hab

The brain and human behaviour, in business, society, learning, and health.