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      January 1, 1998Mind

      Don't Stress

      It is now known to cause developmental problems, weight gain and neurodegeneration
      December 23, 2014Mind

      It's Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Christmas: The Neuroscience of Our Nostalgia

      Have you ever smelled something so familiar that it felt like you were transported back through time into one of your earlier memories? Have freshly baked cookies, your grandmother's chili sauce, or a specific brand of sunscreen after a long winter actually affected the way you feel?...
      October 30, 2017Cognition

      The Neuroscience of Paid Parental Leave

      Having parents present is crucial during an infant’s first weeks of development—but institutions that train physicians don’t always seem to care...
      June 1, 2006Mind

      Controlling Epilepsy

      One woman's journey through diagnosis and treatment shows how far we have come in using surgery to defuse seizures
      March 14, 2007The Sciences

      How to Make—or Break—Memory

      Study shows memories formed by the same gene-silencing tool used in embryonic development; a finding could set the stage for new therapies for schizophrenia
      July 1, 2015Mind

      Why Do Cops Kill?

      June 29, 2020Cognition

      Why Do Smells Trigger Memories?

      Your sense of smell may be a better memory trigger than your sense of sight. Here's why a whiff of apple pie may instantly transport you home in your mind
      December 3, 2012

      Does Neuroscience need a Newton?

      This past weekend, I read an interesting piece in the New Yorker. It's another one of the current rash of pieces that are warning us (rightly!) to beware of neuro-hype.
      June 24, 2013Mind

      Review of The Autistic Brain

      To many, Temple Grandin is the public face of autism. A professor of animal science at Colorado State University, Grandin's story has significantly increased autism awareness around the world, and has increased society's appreciation of the unique and positive characteristics of the autistic mind...
      January 1, 2004Mind

      Sussing Out Stress

      Chronic stress makes people sick. But how? And how might we prevent those ill effects?
      November 22, 2013Mind

      Creativity, Madness and Drugs

      San Diego—Would we have Poe’s Raven today if the tormented author had taken lithium to suppress his bipolar illness? Not likely, considering the high frequency of psychiatric illnesses among writers and artists, concluded psychiatrist Kay Jamison of Johns Hopkins Medical School speaking last week at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego...
      October 19, 2012Neuroscience

      Is Homosexuality a Choice?

      Ask this question, and you will probably receive one of two responses: Yes. People choose to be gay. They are making an immoral choice, which government should discourage.
      September 1, 2010Mind

      Inside the Mind of a Psychopath

      Neuroscientists are discovering that some of the most cold-blooded killers aren't bad. They suffer from a brain abnormality that sets them adrift in an emotionless world
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