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      November 17, 2011Mind

      SfN Neuroblogging: PTSD in twins

      We hear a lot about PTSD these days, and with good reason. As more people confront trauma and come away with severely debilitating disorders, it becomes that much more important to understand the mechanism, in order to find ways to treat or prevent it...
      December 9, 2008

      The Amnesia Gene

      Why some people are more likely to forget traumatic events
      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...
      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...
      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, 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...
      May 1, 2011

      Fascinated by Fear

      Researchers get a rare glimpse at life without fright
      June 22, 2011Health

      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...
      February 19, 2008Mind

      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...
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