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      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

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

      A New Twist on Treating Arachnophobia

      Researchers are focusing on a way to disrupt frightening memories of spiders
      Visual Cortexes: Brain-Art Competition Shows Off Neuroscience's Aesthetic Side

      DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SEXES VIA HIERARCHICAL EDGE BUNDLING

      This winning entry in the human "connectome," or brain connections, category is based on fMRI data gathered from the brains of more than 1,000 people.Major brain regions are depicted in the outer circle, and specific locations (for example, "Amygdala L" is the left amygdala) are listed in the inner circle.In brain locations where women have increased connectivity compared with men, the color shifts toward red...
      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 4, 2014Mind

      Can Fear Be Erased?

      Hormone and gene therapies for anxiety and PTSD could be on the way
      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...
      May 1, 2019Neuroscience

      The Roots of Human Aggression

      Experiments in humans and animals have started to identify how violent behaviors begin in the brain
      February 1, 2006Mind

      The Devil You Know

      September 1, 2010Mind

      You Must Remember This: What Makes Something Memorable?

      What stays with us, and what we forget, depends in part on how well our neurons keep time
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