October 22, 2012 Mind Picture this: the prince has won his way past the dragon, past the huge walls of briars. He paces slowly through the sleeping castle, toward the tower where the princess lies, in a deep, deep sleep... Scicurious August 14, 2007 New study finds it's not just dopamine-producing cells, but likely ones that secrete norepinephrine, as well, that kick-start the movement disorder Nikhil Swaminathan 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 September 12, 2011 Mind Seeing your life pass before you and the light at the end of the tunnel, can be explained by new research on abnormal functioning of dopamine and oxygen flow Charles Q. Choi January 1, 2004 Chronic stress makes people sick. But how? And how might we prevent those ill effects? Hermann Englert April 21, 2008 Health The U.S. government raises a red flag about a potentially dangerous chemical in plastics--and Canada announces it will ban it David Biello October 23, 2007 Mind Study shows that sleep deprivation leads to a rewiring of the brain's emotional circuitry Nikhil Swaminathan March 30, 2017 Neuroscience A new mouse study reveals a set of neurons that may point to physiological roots for the benefits of breathing control Diana Kwon September 1, 2012 The Sciences What can we learn about consciousness from anesthetized patients? Christof Koch Scientific American Mind Volume 23, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0912-24 January 1, 1998 It is now known to cause developmental problems, weight gain and neurodegeneration Kristin Leutwyler November 1, 1978 Mind Two decades ago it was discovered that the brain has "pleasure centers." These centers are now seen as belonging to a system of pathways that appear to play a role in learning and memory... Aryeh Routtenberg Scientific American Volume 239, Issue 5 10.1038/scientificamerican1178-154 November 1, 2016 Mental Health The male and female responses to stress are biologically different. What does that mean for treating PTSD, depression and other disorders? Debra A. Bangasser Scientific American Mind Volume 27, Issue 6 10.1038/scientificamericanmind1116-58 Originally published as "Stress" in Scientific American Mind Volume 27, Issue 6 August 1, 1977 Nerve cells communicate by secreting neurotransmitters. These chemical messages are translated by "second messengers" within the cell into transient and longer-lasting physiological actions... Paul Greengard and James A. Nathanson February 1, 1967 Light and deep sleep differ physiologically, deep sleep having much in common with being awake. Studies with cats now suggest that the two states of sleep are induced by different biochemical secretions... Michel Jouvet October 1, 1985 The Sciences Chemical messengers mediate long-range hormonal communication and short-range communication between nerve cells. The two systems differ in directness, but some messenger molecules are common to both... Solomon H. Snyder Scientific American Volume 253, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamerican1085-132 January 1, 2004 Mind By studying the brain's physical processes, scientists are seeking clues about how the subjective inner life of the mind arises Gerard Roth January 2004 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0104-32 June 1, 1998 The search for biological underpinnings of depression is intensifying. Emerging findings promise to yield better therapies for a disorder that too often proves fatal Charles B. Nemeroff August 1, 2000 Irwin Goldstein February 1, 2012 Health Football players diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease may suffer from the effect of repeated blows to the head, controversial new research says Jeffrey Bartholet February 2012 Expertise. Insights. Illumination.
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