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      June 1, 2005Mind

      New View on Autism

      March 1, 2012Mind

      Claims & Caveats

      November 25, 2009Mind

      Amygdala's Acidic Aspiration Answer

      A study in the journal Cell shows that the buildup of carbon dioxide when we stop breathing causes a pH change that signals proteins in the brain to force us to inhale. Karen Hopkin reports...
      July 1, 2016Behavior & Society

      What Is Loss Aversion?

      Russell A. Poldrack, a professor of psychology at Stanford University, replies 
      February 1, 2008Mind

      Irritable? Take a Nap

      Sleep deprivation leads to heightened emotions
      May 1, 2005Mind

      His Brain, Her Brain

      It turns out that male and female brains differ quite a bit in architecture and activity. Research into these variations could lead to sex-specific treatments for disorders such as depression and schizophrenia...
      April 6, 2018Neuroscience

      Brain Scan Might Reveal Appetite for Risk

      Volunteers willing to place riskier bets tended to sport larger amygdalas—a region associated with processing fear. Christopher Intagliata reports.
      Brain Scan Might Reveal Appetite for Risk
      March 15, 2012

      Your Teen s Brain: Driving without the Brakes

      What was he thinking?The next time your teenager behaves inexplicably, remember: his brain is like a car without brakes. The more primitive parts of the brain are well developed, acting like a powerful accelerator encouraging teens to take risks, act on impulse and seek novel experiences...
      July 1, 2014Mind

      SSRIs May Help Us See the Glass Half Full

      Common antidepressants may also affect learning and digestion
      May 1, 2014Neuroscience

      Synesthesia Helps Explain Mysterious Spelunker's Illusion

      Why some people believe they can see their hands in total darkness
      September 4, 2014

      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...
      February 1, 2008Mind

      The Character Code

      Researchers have found a gene that influences our ability to cope with stress and to bounce back from the misfortunes of life
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