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      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
      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
      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
      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 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...
      February 1, 2008Mind

      Irritable? Take a Nap

      Sleep deprivation leads to heightened emotions
      March 15, 2012

      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...
      December 4, 2014Mind

      Can Fear Be Erased?

      Hormone and gene therapies for anxiety and PTSD could be on the way
      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
      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...
      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...
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