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      January 7, 2009Mind & Brain

      "Love hormone" may also help us recognize faces

      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...
      May 1, 2011Health

      Protozoa Could Be Controlling Your Brain

      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
      March 1, 2014The Sciences

      Is Depression Just Bad Chemistry?

      The disorder is complex and has so far eluded a simple biological explanation
      April 20, 2010Health

      Can the Peace Drug Help Clean Up the War Mess?

      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...
      April 1, 2005Mind & Brain

      Right Brain May Be Wrong

      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
      July 26, 2011Neuroscience

      The Science Behind Dreaming

      New research sheds light on how and why we remember dreams--and what purpose they are likely to serve
      October 14, 2012Evolution

      Could You Look Down from 24 Miles Up and Jump? Felix Baumgartner Just Did

      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!!!!!!!!!!!...
      October 10, 2011Evolution

      Cooperation Is Child's Play

      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...
      January 20, 2009Mind & Brain

      Do men or women have an easier time resisting food?

      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 ...
      September 1, 2005The Sciences

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      July 1, 2015Mind & Brain

      People Who Are Double-Jointed Are More Likely to Be Anxious

      An underlying collagen abnormality may heighten both flexibility and fight-or-flight response
      September 1, 2013Mind & Brain

      Sex Matters in Migraines

      Female migraineurs may need different treatments than male sufferers
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