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      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...
      March 1, 2012Mind & Brain

      Claims & Caveats

      December 15, 2008

      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.
      July 1, 2016Behavior

      What Is Loss Aversion?

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

      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...
      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
      February 10, 2010Mind & Brain

      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...
      December 6, 2011

      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...
      October 1, 2012The Sciences

      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...
      September 4, 2014Mind & Brain

      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...
      June 1, 2005Mind & Brain

      New View on Autism

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