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      December 15, 2008Mind

      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.

      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...
      November 25, 2009

      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...
      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
      December 4, 2014Mind

      Can Fear Be Erased?

      Hormone and gene therapies for anxiety and PTSD could be on the way
      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...
      July 1, 2014Mind

      SSRIs May Help Us See the Glass Half Full

      Common antidepressants may also affect learning and digestion
      May 1, 2019Neuroscience

      The Roots of Human Aggression

      Experiments in humans and animals have started to identify how violent behaviors begin in the brain
      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...
      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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      The Essential Guide to the Modern World

      The Essential Guide to the Modern World