In 1995, I found that if I see faces in the morning, I feel better the next day. If I see faces Monday morning, I feel better on Tuesday. Here is information about this discovery and related material.
- Self-experimentation as a source of new ideas: Examples from sleep, mood, health, and weight. Example 2 of this paper describes the discovery.
- A ‘sticky” interhemispheric switch in bipolar disorder? by John Pettigrew, an Australian neuroscientist. He argues that bipolar disorder may be caused by a sluggish internal oscillator that is overly prone to stay in a high or low state.
- The connection between depression and circadian rhythms is reviewed in this 2007 article.
- Van Gogh Defense Project: Rationale. Mood tracking to prevent manic episodes.
- A friend of mine tried it in 1997. He still does it. These posts tell what happened. Here is what he’s learned.
- A man who started doing it in 2006.
Sources of Faces
- Bloggingheads TV. This site contains many videos of hour-long conversations with two people look at the camera — perfect. On a large monitor, the picture size can be adjusted until they are life-size.
- An animated face. Pretty but slightly creepy.
- Life-size faces on YouTube.
- Big Think. Many interviews with experts.