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      October 1, 2007Mind & Brain

      Brain Stains: In Sheri's Words

      Supplementary web-only content to the "Brain Stains" feature
      October 1, 2007Mind & Brain

      Brain Stains

      Traumatic therapies can have long-lasting effects on mental health
      February 1, 2006Mind & Brain

      One Person, One Neuron?

      Nerve cells devoted to recognizing Halle Berry or Bill Clinton? Absurd. That's what most neuroscientists thought—until recently
      January 27, 2009Mind & Brain

      The Legal Brain: How Does the Brain Make Judgments about Crimes?

      In our legal system, judges and juries have to assign responsibility for crimes and decide on appropriate punishments. A new imaging study reveals which area of the brain plays a key role in these cognitive processes...
      August 2, 2011

      Addiction: a Fault of Chemistry

      Chemistry is at the brunt of it all, isn’t it? Addiction, the sinuous, stealthy disease is controlled by neurochemicals. Simple as that. You’re an addict or you’re not.
      December 1, 2005Mind & Brain

      Erasing Memories

      Long-term memories, particularly bad ones, could be dissolved if certain drugs are administered at just the right moment during recall
      August 20, 2012Mind & Brain

      Anorexia and Obesity: opposite sides of the reward coin?

      We often think of anorexia as a psychiatric problem, a problem of self esteem, a problem of disordered body image. And while it's probably a lot of these things, treatments based on body image improvement and self-esteem can only do so much...
      April 1, 2012Fitness

      Everyday Stress Can Shut Down the Brain’s Chief Command Center

      Neural circuits responsible for conscious self-control are highly vulnerable to even mild stress. When they shut down, primal impulses go unchecked, and mental paralysis sets in
      May 30, 2012Evolution

      The Nose Knows: Telling Age Based On Scent

      Our sense of smell is often overlooked. After all, our 20 million smell receptors pale in comparison to the 220 million found in the noses of man's best friends.
      December 29, 2017Neurology

      The Chronification of Pain

      When physical agony persists without an evident cause, the culprit may be how the sufferer’s brain is wired
      July 14, 2011

      Crux of Schizophrenia's Emotional and Social Deficits May Be Cognitive

      [PART 2 OF 2 BLOGS ON SCHIZOPHRENIA. PART 1.]Before he got sick, my Uncle Glenn attended MIT and earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering. For a while, he made a living designing machine languages to, for example, recognize print and convert it to Braille...
      January 1, 1998Mind & Brain

      Don't Stress

      It is now known to cause developmental problems, weight gain and neurodegeneration
      October 1, 2006Mind & Brain

      Ask the Brains

      Why do we get food cravings? Why do we yawn?
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