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      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 24, 2015Mind

      How Quickly Can (and Should) You Judge a Face?

      The internet is filled with claims about how we form initial assessments of other people within the first ten minutes - or even the first ten seconds - of meeting them.
      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...
      July 1, 2016

      What Is Loss Aversion?

      Russell A. Poldrack, a professor of psychology at Stanford University, replies 
      May 1, 2005

      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...
      June 1, 2005Mind

      New View on Autism

      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...
      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, 2015Neuroscience

      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
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