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      June 1, 2005Mind

      New View on Autism

      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...
      March 1, 2012Mind

      Claims & Caveats

      June 12, 2012Mind

      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...
      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
      July 1, 2016Behavior & Society

      What Is Loss Aversion?

      Russell A. Poldrack, a professor of psychology at Stanford University, replies 
      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...
      December 6, 2011Mind

      Are Psychopaths "Brain Damaged"?

        Pathway from the prefrontal cortex to the amygdala We all have a ghoulish fascination with the Hannibal Lecters of this world. That’s because many of the most-publicized stories about psychopaths can be quickly banged into a Hollywood script...
      March 15, 2012Health

      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...
      February 10, 2010Mind

      Catching the Brain at Work

      Scientists found a way to detect the order of activity in two regions of the brain using fMRI. And they found that the brain can register something as highly emotional before it actually processes what that something is...
      November 1, 2015

      How the Brain Purges Bad Memories

      A brain circuit has been isolated that allows us to forget fear, suggesting a treatment target for anxiety disorders
      December 15, 2008Mind

      What does Barack Obama's brain look like?

      Barack Obama still has a month before his inauguration as the 44th U.S. president, but there have already been a number of attempts to get inside his brain.
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