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  • Tips For Dealing with Digital Burnout

    New era brings new challenges. Biologically, we’re the same beings like we used to be a hundred years ago but the amount of information consumed and the velocity of life has increased by a large margin. How do we adapt and stay sane?


  • Biologist Dmitry Zhukov on Stress, Depression, and Displacement Activities

    As part of the Mental Health Month, ITMO University arranged a lecture on stress and ways to deal with it, given by Dmitry Zhukov, a biologist, professor at the Pavlov Institute of Physiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, writer, laureate of the Enlightener Prize, and author of the best-selling book Стой, кто ведет? Биология поведения человека и других зверей (Stop, Who’s Leading? Biology of Human and Animal Behavior). He discussed the biological meaning of stress in humans and animals, ways of dealing with it, and how to minimize the harm it causes. ITMO.NEWS has prepared a summary of the lecture.


  • Life During Exams: Self-Care 101

    Have you ever found yourself not fully enjoying something exciting when it happens before you submit an important assignment? Or maybe you don’t even allow yourself to meet up with friends or take a quiet walk before you finish a task? Today, we are here to hopefully fix that and tell you how self-care can mean much more than just indulging in bath bombs or delicacies. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy (even if you haven’t crossed out everything on your to-do list yet)! 


  • Elena Rybnikova on Why You Shouldn’t Fight Stress

    Everyone from school students to CEOs complains about stress. Stress is considered to be one of the key factors that reduce life expectancy. Does this mean that stress is our enemy? Elena Rybnikova, DSc and deputy head of scientific affairs at Pavlov Institute of Physiology RAS, gave a lecture about fighting (or helping?) stress as part of the Open Lectorium of New Holland Island and the Mental Health Month.


  • To Fear or Not to Fear: Psychologist Alexander Palin on the Nature of Phobias

    The first step to fighting your fear is to learn more about it. In this ITMO.NEWS article, Alexander Palin, a board certified psychiatrist and therapist, explains how phobias work, where they come from, and whether it is possible to battle them.


  • Building Resilience and Coping With Stress

    With the ongoing pandemic and increasing distance learning fatigue, this year has demonstrated (and still does) that stress and setbacks are unavoidable. While a bit of stress isn’t necessarily a bad thing, being constantly on high alert can affect both your physical and mental well-being. That’s why we must understand stress and know the ways to manage it in order to lead a happy and healthy life.


  • What Is Stress and How to Cope With It During Self-Isolation

    What happens inside our brain in stressful situations? What is the connection between the brain and human needs? How to remain sane during self-isolation? How can procrastination actually be useful? Vyacheslav Dubynin, DSc, professor at the Faculty of Biology of Lomonosov Moscow State University, and a specialist in physiology of the brain, answered these and other questions during an open lecture as part of KSTATI (КСТАТИ) scientific festival by the Network of Nuclear Technology Information Centers. Here are the key points of his presentation.


  • How to Deal with Exam Stress: Advice from Scientists

    Feeling stressed out during exams is completely normal. In fact, it’s not always a bad thing. A bit of stress can make a person more energetic and efficient. This happens when for example, you have some serious cramming to do the night before an exam. There is also “good” stress which includes falling in love, travelling, going through change, and being a beginner. But a lot of stress, on the contrary, can interfere with exam preparation, decrease efficiency, impair your memory and communication skills. ITMO.News discusses how to manage stress, and what you can and can’t do so that your brain works better during exams.