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      March 27, 2007The Sciences

      Can We Control Our Fears?

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      Mind Matters's "seminar blog" on the sciences of mind and bbrain. Each week, top researchers in neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry explain and discuss the research driving their fields...
      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...
      September 1, 2003Mental Health

      Taming Stress

      New insights into the neurology of anxiety and depression—and how stress feeds them
      March 1, 2010Mind

      Abuse and Attachment

      A stifled fear response may explain why young victims stand by their abusers
      December 9, 2008Mind

      The Amnesia Gene

      Why some people are more likely to forget traumatic events
      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
      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
      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...
      August 1, 2007Mind

      Continuing Effects of 9/11

      High brain activity in people affected by the tragedy could lead to later health problems
      July 23, 2012

      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...
      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...
      May 1, 2011Mind

      Fascinated by Fear

      Researchers get a rare glimpse at life without fright
      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...
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