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      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...
      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.
      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...
      January 1, 2017Cognition

      A New Twist on Treating Arachnophobia

      Researchers are focusing on a way to disrupt frightening memories of spiders
      December 4, 2014Mind

      Can Fear Be Erased?

      Hormone and gene therapies for anxiety and PTSD could be on the way
      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
      June 12, 2014Guest Blog

      What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain?

      As you read this, wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes, and the weight of your feet on the floor. Really think about what your feet feel like right now - their heaviness...
      February 1, 2008Mind

      Irritable? Take a Nap

      Sleep deprivation leads to heightened emotions
      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
      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...
      August 16, 2011

      City Living and your Mental Health: Is city living driving you crazy?

      I recently moved to a big city from a series of smaller, suburban cities and towns. I love my new city dwelling, the opportunities that are available to see the arts, the large universities and hospitals which allow for scientific collaboration, the cool, fun bars, and of course, the fact that I can get Ethiopian food freakin' DELIVERED at 2am if I should so choose...
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