Igor Rafalovich

Igor Rafalovich is a doctoral candidate studying brain physiology at Northwestern University. He is a National Science Foundation Fellow and a contributing writer for Science in Society's online magazine, where he aims to leverage his understanding of neuroscience to help the general public build healthier lives through knowledge. He has been involved in various community outreach efforts to educate audiences about the brain, has done research in a wide variety of areas, and co-authored a book chapter and a number of publications. 


Content by Igor Rafalovich


The battle with drowsiness ensues in the hour after lunch. When there’s work to be done, struggling to pay attention and focus on the task at hand, we often turn to caffeine as our savior. But is there another way? Can we minimize or prevent the post-lunch crash? Why does it even happen at all?