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      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...
      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, 2009Mind

      Why the #! Do We Swear?

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

      City Living Can Heighten Social Stress

      Urban dwellers are more likely to have overactive emotional centers in the brain
      January 16, 2015Cross-Check

      What Is “Ironic Science”?

      I was scanning my Twitter feed recently, pretending to look for “news” while really searching, as usual, for items that praise, condemn or merely allude to me—I mean, let’s face it, all of us social-media addicts are narcissists–when the bells in my amygdala started clanging...
      September 3, 2009

      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...
      April 1, 2005Mind

      Chronic Collectors

      September 1, 2014Neurological Health

      Does Marijuana Harm the Brain?

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