September 1, 2014 Neurology Simon Makin Scientific American Mind Volume 25, Issue 5 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0914-17a January 16, 2015 Cross-Check 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... John Horgan April 1, 2005 Mind & Brain Jonathan Beard April 2005 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0405-8a July 11, 2008 Mind & Brain Rutgers University researchers have found brain cells responsible for helping people overcome fear of things they once found scary. The finding, published in Nature , could pave the way for these so-called intercalated cells in the amygdala, a brain region that processes fear, to become drug targets for treating phobias (such as fear of heights and closed spaces) as well as post-traumatic stress disorder in soldiers and others... Nikhil Swaminathan July 1, 2015 Mind & Brain Telltale differences in the brain and immune system before deployment may predict which soldiers are most likely to succumb later on Moises Velasquez-Manoff Scientific American Mind Volume 26, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0715-56 Originally published as "Before the Trauma" in Scientific American Mind Volume 26, Issue 4 July 17, 2007 The Sciences New study counteracts neurobiological dogma, which says inhibiting new protein formation in the brain causes memory loss Nikhil Swaminathan September 1, 2017 The birth of a first child alters parents’ lives suddenly and forever: sleepless nights, afternoons in pajamas and hardly a moment’s respite. Parents are able to make this transition because of changes that take place in the brain... Anna von Hopffgarten 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0917-49 January 22, 2011 Mind & Brain A study published this week finds that an eight-week meditation course leads to structural changes in the brain. Christie Nicholson reports November 28, 2011 Mind & Brain Research finds that dreams may help consolidate and soothe troubled memories and experiences. Christie Nicholson reports December 13, 2007 Mind & Brain Recent research from the Baylor College of Medicine tackles the fascinating experience we have of time slowing down during a terrifying event, like a car accident. Does our brain track time differently during crisis?... March 1, 2016 The preference for playing hockey, or house, is far from fixed. Sex differences in the brain are small—until experiences and expectations magnify them Lise Eliot 10.1038/scientificamericansex0316-64 Originally published as "The Truth about Boys and Girls" in June 1, 1994 Mind & Brain The neural routes underlying the formation of memories about primitive emotional experiences, such as fear, have been traced Joseph E. LeDoux June 1994 10.1038/scientificamerican0694-50 November 9, 2010 Mind & Brain Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week. To start things off, be sure to check out the “What is Mental Illness? Jason G. Goldman December 1, 2005 We naturally view any risk we witness as a personal threat--even when it is on the opposite side of the globe and we see it only on TV. Is popping a pill the answer? Marc Siegel 10.1038/scientificamericanmind1205-44 June 1, 1987 Mind & Brain An inquiry into the roots of human amnesia has shown how deep structures in the brain may interact with perceptual pathways in outer brain layers to transform sensory stimuli into memories... Mortimer Mishkin and Tim Appenzeller Scientific American Volume 256, Issue 6 10.1038/scientificamerican0687-80 July 15, 2008 Mind & Brain When someone betrays us, how does the brain deal with it? A hormone associated with social attachment gives us clues. Mauricio Delgado July 1, 2017 Neuroscience A technical revolution provides insight into how the brain links memories, a process critical for understanding and organizing the world around us Alcino J. Silva Scientific American Volume 317, Issue 1 10.1038/scientificamerican0717-30 Originally published as "Memory's Intricate Web" in Scientific American Volume 317, Issue 1 June 21, 2018 Biology Researchers map out a cellular mechanism that offers a biological explanation for alcoholism, and could lead to treatments Bret Stetka October 1, 2012 The Sciences The preference for playing hockey, or house, in the brain are small—unless grown-up house, is far from fixed. Sex differences up assumptions magnify them Lise Eliot His Brain, Her Brain 10.1038/scientificamericanbrain0512-12 May 1, 2010 The Sciences The preference for playing hockey, or house, is far from fixed. Sex differences in the brain are small—unless grown-up assumptions magnify them Lise Eliot May / June 2010 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0510-22 Support Science Journalism
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