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      November 25, 2013MIND Guest Blog

      How to Erase Bad Memories

      I’ll never forget it. They strapped electrodes to my wrist, cranked up a black dial on a frightening electronic device encrusted with switches and knobs, and shocked me repeatedly with jolts of electricity...
      July 15, 2013Mind

      When feeling anxious, it really does help to get more sleep

      It seems like the worst sort of cycle. The less sleep you get, the less effective you are. Then you have more to do, get more stressed, and stay up trying to get it all done (or lie awake stressing about it)...
      December 9, 2008Mind

      The Amnesia Gene

      Why some people are more likely to forget traumatic events
      January 12, 2017Neuroscience

      Lasers Activate Killer Instinct in Mice

      Stimulating certain areas of the animals’ brains can trigger predatory behaviors including biting and grabbing
      February 1, 2006Mind

      Mastery of Emotions

      Joseph E. LeDoux discovered how fear arises. Now he is showing that the biology of emotions is what gives life meaning
      August 1, 2007Mind

      Continuing Effects of 9/11

      High brain activity in people affected by the tragedy could lead to later health problems
      June 8, 2013Mind

      Neuroscience in Fiction: Fear and panic in Jaden and Will Smith s After Earth

      “You must realize that fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.” ― Will Smith as General Cypher Raige in After Earth Just in time for Father’s Day weekend, the father-and-son duo Will and Jaden Smith costar in the new filial love epic/sci-fi adventure After Earth...
      April 1, 2005Mind

      Friend or Foe?

      How we instantly size up people has little to do with logic and a lot to do with looks
      June 22, 2011

      City Living Changes Brain's Stress Response

      Cities can be stressful places, and are a far cry from the sparsely populated landscapes in which our prehistoric ancestors evolved. All of that noise, traffic, pollution and crowding has a well-documented impact on our mental health...
      July 23, 2012Mind

      Is that guy threatening you? Or is it that extra cup of coffee?

      Ah, coffee, the beautiful stimulant without which about 90% of science and medicine would instantly retreat to the dark ages. Seriously, who hasn't needed that extra cup of joe (or two, or three) to make it through another 14 hour experimental day, a 10 hour surgery, or, you know, both?(Source)But our favorite adenosine antagonist has a downside...
      August 16, 2014Mind

      Childhood Stress Decreases Size of Brain Regions

      Children who experience neglect, abuse and/or poverty can have smaller amygdalas and hippocampuses, brain regions involved in emotion and memory, compared with kids raised in nurturing environments...
      February 19, 2008

      The Stress of Poverty Changes the Brain

      _____________________ A Neural Correlate for Social Class Mauricio Delgado
      Rutgers University Membership in a high social class is thought to contribute to good mental well-being and physical health...
      May 1, 2011Mind

      Fascinated by Fear

      Researchers get a rare glimpse at life without fright
      March 24, 2015Mind

      How Quickly Can (and Should) You Judge a Face?

      The internet is filled with claims about how we form initial assessments of other people within the first ten minutes - or even the first ten seconds - of meeting them.
      March 1, 2012Mind

      Claims & Caveats

      September 4, 2014Mind

      Could Deep Brain Stimulation Fortify Soldiers' Minds?

      As many as 20 percent of war veterans return from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or major depression, according to a 2008 report from the RAND Corporation...
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