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      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
      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...
      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
      December 4, 2014Mind

      Can Fear Be Erased?

      Hormone and gene therapies for anxiety and PTSD could be on the way
      January 1, 2017Cognition

      A New Twist on Treating Arachnophobia

      Researchers are focusing on a way to disrupt frightening memories of spiders
      May 1, 2014Neuroscience

      Synesthesia Helps Explain Mysterious Spelunker's Illusion

      Why some people believe they can see their hands in total darkness
      July 1, 2014Mind

      SSRIs May Help Us See the Glass Half Full

      Common antidepressants may also affect learning and digestion
      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
      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...
      August 16, 2011Mind

      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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