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      December 9, 2008Mind & Brain

      The Amnesia Gene

      Why some people are more likely to forget traumatic events
      February 1, 2006Mind & Brain

      Mastery of Emotions

      Joseph E. LeDoux discovered how fear arises. Now he is showing that the biology of emotions is what gives life meaning
      September 1, 2003Mental Health

      Taming Stress

      New insights into the neurology of anxiety and depression—and how stress feeds them
      April 1, 2005Mind & Brain

      Friend or Foe?

      How we instantly size up people has little to do with logic and a lot to do with looks
      August 1, 2007Mind & Brain

      Continuing Effects of 9/11

      High brain activity in people affected by the tragedy could lead to later health problems
      March 1, 2010Mind & Brain

      Abuse and Attachment

      A stifled fear response may explain why young victims stand by their abusers
      July 15, 2013Mind & Brain

      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)...
      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...
      June 8, 2013

      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...
      May 1, 2011Mind & Brain

      Fascinated by Fear

      Researchers get a rare glimpse at life without fright
      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...
      June 12, 2012Mind & Brain

      Using cannabinoids to overcome fear in the brain

      We all know exactly what fear feels like. Without our consent, our hearts begin to beat a little faster. The hairs on the back of our neck prickle. Our palms sweat through clenched fingers...
      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...
      August 16, 2014Mind & Brain

      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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