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      September 1, 2009Mind & Brain

      MIND on Pain: When Pain Lingers

      Researchers are revealing the biological basis of persistent, pathological pain—and providing clues to better treatments
      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 10, 2011

      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 ScientificAmerican.com ...
      July 1, 1976Mind & Brain

      Interactions between Hormones and Nerve Tissue

      Steroid hormones secreted by the gonads and the adrenal cortex can be traced to target cells in the brain. In the newborn animal the sex hormones help to lay down brain circuits that control later behavior...
      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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