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      August 16, 2011Mind & Brain

      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...

      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...
      April 1, 2007Mind & Brain

      Addicted to Food?

      What drives people, against their better judgment, to eat more food than they need? Scientists look to the brain for answers
      August 17, 2011Mind & Brain

      How the Brain Remembers 9/11

      When the first plane hit, I was literally shaken out of the shower. What was that? I remember the precise look on my roommate's face when I walked into the living room of the tiny tenement-style apartment we shared on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, about a mile from the World Trade Center: a mix of bewilderment, disbelief, and only a touch of the sarcastic smirk he typically wore...
      April 1, 2002Mind & Brain

      Emotion, Memory and the Brain

      The neural routes underlying the formation of memories about primitive emotional experiences, such as fear, have been traced
      September 3, 2009Mind & Brain

      Can fearful memories be erased?

      In the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind , Joel and Clementine's relationship ends so sourly that the couple elects to have their mutual memories swept away via a non-surgical procedure called "targeted memory erasure." No such tool actually exists...
      September 1, 2010Mind & Brain

      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
      November 1, 2009Mind & Brain

      Why the #! Do We Swear?

      Expletives may not only be an expression of agony but also a means to alleviate it
      June 26, 2012Mind & Brain

      How the Brain Views Race

      Research on the link between implicit race preference and brain activity could be used to prevent unintended consequences of race bias
      November 1, 2011Mind & Brain

      City Living Can Heighten Social Stress

      Urban dwellers are more likely to have overactive emotional centers in the brain
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