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      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...
      April 1, 2005Mind & Brain

      Chronic Collectors

      July 11, 2008Mind & Brain

      Who's afraid? Not these brain cells

      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...
      July 1, 2015Mind & Brain

      Can We Spot Soldiers at Risk for PTSD?

      Telltale differences in the brain and immune system before deployment may predict which soldiers are most likely to succumb later on
      September 1, 2017

      In Baby Mode

      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...
      November 28, 2011Mind & Brain

      Dreams Help Soothe Your Bad Memories

      Research finds that dreams may help consolidate and soothe troubled memories and experiences. Christie Nicholson reports
      December 13, 2007Mind & Brain

      The Slow Down of Time in Crisis

      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

      Brain Differences in Boys and Girls: How Much Is Inborn?

      The preference for playing hockey, or house, is far from fixed. Sex differences in the brain are small—until experiences and expectations magnify them
      June 1, 1994Mind & Brain

      Emotion, Memory and the Brain

      The neural routes underlying the formation of memories about primitive emotional experiences, such as fear, have been traced
      December 1, 2005

      Can We Cure Fear?

      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?
      June 1, 1987Mind & Brain

      The Anatomy of Memory

      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...
      July 15, 2008Mind & Brain

      To Trust or Not to Trust: Ask Oxytocin

      When someone betrays us, how does the brain deal with it? A hormone associated with social attachment gives us clues.
      July 1, 2017Neuroscience

      How One Memory Attaches to Another

      A technical revolution provides insight into how the brain links memories, a process critical for understanding and organizing the world around us
      October 1, 2012The Sciences

      The Truth about Boys and Girls

      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
      May 1, 2010The Sciences

      The Truth about Boys and Girls

      The preference for playing hockey, or house, is far from fixed. Sex differences in the brain are small—unless grown-up assumptions magnify them
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