January 7, 2009 Mind & Brain Oxytocin, a hormone associated with trust and social bonding, also helps people recognize familiar human faces, according to a new study. Researchers say the findings, published today in The Journal of Neuroscience , could shed light on the causes of mysterious neurological and psychological disorders... Coco Ballantyne May 1, 2011 Health Some protozoa infect the brain of their host, shaping its behavior in ways most suited to the pathogen, even if it leads to the suicide of the host Christof Koch May / June 2011 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0511-16 Originally published as "Consciousness Redux: Fatal Attraction" in May / June 2011 March 1, 2014 The Sciences The disorder is complex and has so far eluded a simple biological explanation Hal Arkowitz and Scott O. Lilienfeld Scientific American Mind Volume 25, Issue 2 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0314-66 April 20, 2010 Health At a conference last weekend, researchers reported positive results on the effectiveness of MDMA in relieving PTSD and talked about psilocybin in reducing stress in late-stage cancer patients... Brian Vastag April 1, 2005 Mind & Brain Classical neuroscience holds that the brain's right hemisphere processes the emotions behind faces and voices, while the left hemisphere handles the facts involved. Or not Steve J. Ayan April 2005 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0405-82 July 26, 2011 Neuroscience New research sheds light on how and why we remember dreams--and what purpose they are likely to serve Sander van der Linden August 21, 2019 Neuroscience A new study provides an extraordinary close-up of the menagerie of neural cell types, yielding possible leads for neurological and psychiatric treatments Lydia Denworth May 14, 2012 Mind & Brain Over the years, I have taught my copy of Microsoft Word a lot of neuroscience terminology: amygdala, corpus callosum, dendritic spines, voxel. But it always knew what neuron meant. Ferris Jabr October 14, 2012 Evolution DID YOU WATCH! Did your heart pound, your palms get sweaty, your muscles tense! Did you join the millions around the world gripped by fear and tension as Felix Baumgartner rose to more than 24 miles in a balloon-lifted capsule, opened the door (OH MY GOD!) stood out on the bar outside with a camera over his head looking down (OH MY GOD!!!!!),…AND JUMPED!!!!!!!!!!!... David Ropeik October 14, 2009 Mind & Brain A new study of people with "blindsight," who can only see on an unconscious level, suggests that empathy rather than simple mimicry causes us to mirror the emotions of others Carina Storrs October 10, 2011 Evolution Cooperation confounds us: Humans are the only members of the animal kingdom to display this tendency to the extent that we do, and it's an expensive endeavor with no guarantee of reciprocal rewards... Krystal D'Costa November 16, 2016 Cognition Eighteen-year-old me would have—without a doubt—endorsed Donald Trump’s rhetoric Daniel Barron June 28, 2010 Mind & Brain You might be surprised if you knew just how many scientists out there play in rock bands. When the sun goes down, garages, basements and living rooms throughout the land are filled with guys and gals who have shed their lab coats and strapped on their guitars... Joseph LeDoux January 20, 2009 Mind & Brain Men have more willpower than women when it comes to resisting food, a small new study suggests. "We didn’t expect such striking differences between males and females," study co-author Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, tells ScientificAmerican.com ... Jordan Lite September 23, 2013 Biology Mitigating fears during sleep could help to ease anxieties felt when awake Helen Shen and Nature magazine August 12, 2014 Health The new identification of possible genetic markers for post-traumatic stress disorder supports treatment with a steroid hormone a few hours after trauma Helen Shen and Nature magazine September 1, 2005 The Sciences September 2005 10.1038/scientificamerican0905-124 July 1, 2015 Mind & Brain An underlying collagen abnormality may heighten both flexibility and fight-or-flight response Tori Rodriguez Scientific American Mind Volume 26, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0715-10b Originally published as "Double-Jointed and Anxious" in Scientific American Mind Volume 26, Issue 4 September 1, 2013 Mind & Brain Female migraineurs may need different treatments than male sufferers Cat Bohannon Scientific American Mind Volume 24, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0913-16 May 18, 2021 Behavior People have been manipulated to think that beliefs needn’t change in response to evidence, making us more susceptible to conspiracy theories, science denial and extremism Andy Norman | Opinion Support Science Journalism
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