November 19, 2015 Mind & Brain A balanced look at the cats vs. cucumbers craze. Julie Hecht Visual Cortexes: Brain-Art Competition Shows Off Neuroscience's Aesthetic Side These spindly etchings depict the brain as if seen through the base of the head, with the forehead on the bottom. Almond-shaped amygdalae—regions that help the brain regulate emotion—are highlighted in yellow [ left ].In the illustration at right, titled "palsy-walsy," a clown face hides between the amygdalae and "exemplifies the problems in processing facial emotional content" in those on the autistic spectrum, the creators wrote in their entry... Isabel Dziobek and Michael Madore/The Neuro Bureau July 1, 2010 Mind & Brain Imagine with me, for a moment, that the zombie invasion has begun. You try to escape, but the zombies are just too much to handle. You can’t run fast enough. Jason G. Goldman August 1, 2008 Mind & Brain Far from being a weak and unimportant sense, our odor-detecting ability is surprisingly acute and shapes our social interactions in ways we do not consciously realize Josie Glausiusz August/September 2008 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0808-38 February 1, 2007 Mind & Brain Could a little-known cranial nerve be the route by which human pheromones turn us on? R. Douglas Fields February/March 2007 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0207-20 January 1, 2012 The Sciences Provocative experiments suggest that insects have something resembling emotions Jason Castro January/February 2012 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0112-18 Originally published as "Perspectives: The Secret Inner Life of Bees" in January/February 2012 June 1, 1998 Mind & Brain The search for biological underpinnings of depression is intensifying. Emerging findings promise to yield better therapies for a disorder that too often proves fatal Charles B. 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