February 9, 2010 Mind Individuals with amygdala damage are more likely to lay a risky bet Katie Moisse September 20, 2007 Mind A recent study with monkeys finds that the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain, has neurons that fire for good surprises, and different neurons that fire for bad surprises. July 19, 2006 Health David Biello October 31, 2013 Mind It’s Halloween. You’re listening to some creepy, scary music. Maybe it sounds like something like this* – SCARY! You are lying still, attending to the emotional qualities of the music... Princess Ojiaku November 18, 2004 The Sciences Sarah Graham October 26, 2012 Mind Researchers develop a model for how we find certain sounds, like nails on a chalkboard, unbearable. Christie Nicholson reports November 27, 2017 Mental Health More “prosocial” brains are more prone to depression, study suggests Jack Turban September 1, 2011 Mind City dwellers may handle pressure differently from those who live in less populated areas Alla Katsnelson September 2011 10.1038/scientificamerican0911-18 January 1, 2012 Mind Discovery hints at evolutionary importance of animals to human survival Andrea Anderson January/February 2012 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0112-8b Originally published as "Mind the Animals" in January/February 2012 February 4, 2013 Mind A growing body of work shows that the brain has different systems and mechanisms to respond to certain kinds of threats and physiological changes in the body Mo Costandi and Nature magazine March 1, 2013 Health Mounting evidence shows how city living can harm our mental health Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg Scientific American Mind Volume 24, Issue 1 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0313-58 Originally published as "Big City Blues" in Scientific American Mind Volume 24, Issue 1 September 20, 2006 Health David Biello March 27, 2007 The Sciences Welcome to Mind Matters Sciam.com's "seminar blog" on the sciences of mind and bbrain. Each week, top researchers in neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry explain and discuss the research driving their fields... David Dobbs November 17, 2011 Mind We hear a lot about PTSD these days, and with good reason. As more people confront trauma and come away with severely debilitating disorders, it becomes that much more important to understand the mechanism, in order to find ways to treat or prevent it... Scicurious January 12, 2017 Neuroscience Stimulating certain areas of the animals’ brains can trigger predatory behaviors including biting and grabbing Erin Ross and Nature magazine June 8, 2010 Mind Here are my ResearchBlogging Editor’s Selections for this week: Which conflicts consume couples the most? eHarmony Labs has some answers. Jason G. Goldman April 5, 2018 Behavior & Society Scans show people who can endure greater risk share certain neurological features Angus Chen March 7, 2005 Health Sarah Graham March 1, 2010 Mind A stifled fear response may explain why young victims stand by their abusers Erica Westly March / April 2010 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0310-10b September 21, 2012 Mind Emotion is a powerful driver of behavior, sometimes too powerful. Virtually everyone has had the experience of reacting in the heat of the moment only to later regret his or her words or deed... Ingrid Wickelgren Expertise. Insights. Illumination.
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