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Childhood Stress Decreases Size of Brain Regions

Children who experience neglect, abuse and/or poverty can have smaller amygdalas and hippocampuses, brain regions involved in emotion and memory, compared with kids raised in nurturing environments...

August 16, 2014 — Christie Nicholson

Beyond Classic Brain Illustrations That Make Us Drool

I threw down a bit of a challenge last month at the Association of Medical Illustrators Conference in Minnesota. But first, I had to—somewhat unexpectedly—accept some challenges presented by others...

August 13, 2014 — Jen Christiansen

Robin Williams' Comedic Genius Was Not a Result of Mental Illness, but His Suicide Was

Of course, the media is writing a lot today about the link between mental illness and creativity in light of Robin Williams' suicide. Here's the thing: Williams' comedic genius was a result of many factors, including his compassion, playfulness, divergent thinking, imagination, intelligence, affective repertoire, and unique life experiences...

August 12, 2014 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Lucy Film Hinges on Brain Capacity Myth

On July 25, French film writer/director Luc Besson's action thriller Lucy opens in theaters nationwide. The premise is that the title character, played by Scarlett Johansson, is exposed to a drug that unlocks her mind, giving her superhuman powers of cognition...

July 25, 2014 — Kate Wong
New Brain Implant Conquers Vertigo

New Brain Implant Conquers Vertigo

Surgeons have implanted a new prosthesis in four patients to correct disabling dizziness. The device may someday restore balance to hundreds of thousands more

July 24, 2014 — James Phillips
Music Might Boost Self-Awareness in Alzheimer's Patients

Music Might Boost Self-Awareness in Alzheimer's Patients

Many studies have found that familiar songs enhance mood, relieve stress and reduce anxiety in patients with Alzheimer's, perhaps because musical memory is often spared even when a patient has declined to a low level of cognition...

July 22, 2014 — Duncan Van Horn
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