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      May 1, 2019Neuroscience

      The Roots of Human Aggression

      Experiments in humans and animals have started to identify how violent behaviors begin in the brain
      Visual Cortexes: Brain-Art Competition Shows Off Neuroscience's Aesthetic Side


      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...
      February 1, 2006Mind

      The Devil You Know

      August 17, 2011

      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

      Emotion, Memory and the Brain

      The neural routes underlying the formation of memories about primitive emotional experiences, such as fear, have been traced
      April 1, 2007Mind

      Addicted to Food?

      What drives people, against their better judgment, to eat more food than they need? Scientists look to the brain for answers
      September 3, 2009Mind

      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...
      November 1, 2009Mind

      Why the #! Do We Swear?

      Expletives may not only be an expression of agony but also a means to alleviate it
      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
      November 1, 2011Mind

      City Living Can Heighten Social Stress

      Urban dwellers are more likely to have overactive emotional centers in the brain
      June 26, 2012Mind

      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
      September 1, 2014Neurological Health

      Does Marijuana Harm the Brain?

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