February 9, 2010 Mind & Brain Individuals with amygdala damage are more likely to lay a risky bet Katie Moisse April 12, 2020 Behavior It reveals that they involve the amygdala, the prefrontal cortex, the posterior cingulate and the anterior temporal cortex Pragya Agarwal | Opinion September 20, 2007 Mind & Brain A recent study with monkeys finds that the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain, has neurons that fire for good surprises, and different neurons that fire for bad surprises. July 19, 2006 Health David Biello October 31, 2013 It’s Halloween. You’re listening to some creepy, scary music. Maybe it sounds like something like this* – SCARY! You are lying still, attending to the emotional qualities of the music... Princess Ojiaku October 26, 2012 Mind & Brain Researchers develop a model for how we find certain sounds, like nails on a chalkboard, unbearable. Christie Nicholson reports February 4, 2013 Mind & Brain A growing body of work shows that the brain has different systems and mechanisms to respond to certain kinds of threats and physiological changes in the body Mo Costandi and Nature magazine August 3, 2020 Neuroscience A separate set of cells in the same region regulate sexual behavior Emily Willingham November 18, 2004 The Sciences Sarah Graham November 27, 2017 Mental Health More “prosocial” brains are more prone to depression, study suggests Jack Turban September 1, 2011 Mind & Brain City dwellers may handle pressure differently from those who live in less populated areas Alla Katsnelson September 2011 10.1038/scientificamerican0911-18 June 8, 2010 Here are my ResearchBlogging Editor’s Selections for this week: Which conflicts consume couples the most? eHarmony Labs has some answers. Jason G. Goldman January 1, 2012 Mind & Brain Discovery hints at evolutionary importance of animals to human survival Andrea Anderson January/February 2012 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0112-8b Originally published as "Mind the Animals" in January/February 2012 March 1, 2013 Health Mounting evidence shows how city living can harm our mental health Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg Scientific American Mind Volume 24, Issue 1 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0313-58 Originally published as "Big City Blues" in Scientific American Mind Volume 24, Issue 1 September 20, 2006 Health David Biello September 21, 2012 Cognition Emotion is a powerful driver of behavior, sometimes too powerful. Virtually everyone has had the experience of reacting in the heat of the moment only to later regret his or her words or deed... Ingrid Wickelgren July 15, 2013 Mind & Brain It seems like the worst sort of cycle. The less sleep you get, the less effective you are. Then you have more to do, get more stressed, and stay up trying to get it all done (or lie awake stressing about it)... Scicurious January 12, 2017 Neuroscience Stimulating certain areas of the animals’ brains can trigger predatory behaviors including biting and grabbing Erin Ross and Nature magazine November 17, 2011 We hear a lot about PTSD these days, and with good reason. As more people confront trauma and come away with severely debilitating disorders, it becomes that much more important to understand the mechanism, in order to find ways to treat or prevent it... Scicurious March 27, 2007 Welcome to Mind Matters Sciam.com's "seminar blog" on the sciences of mind and bbrain. Each week, top researchers in neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry explain and discuss the research driving their fields... David Dobbs Support Science Journalism
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