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spiders on the brain
2014-11-03 05:24:21

We all have fears, rational or not. Some fear the dark, some fear snakes, and some fear the unknown. Most of us just have to accept our fears and try to live with them. Except, perhaps, if you are a certain 44-year-old business man in the UK.

Our Brains Can Judge A Face's Trustworthiness Even When We Can't See It
2014-08-07 03:47:28

Our brains are able to judge the trustworthiness of a face even when we cannot consciously see it, a team of scientists has found.

2014-08-04 09:45:12

The tiny addition of a chemical mark atop a gene that is well known for its involvement in clinical depression and posttraumatic stress disorder can affect the way a person's brain responds to threats.

2014-08-04 09:42:54

Issues of crime and punishment, vengeance and justice date back to the dawn of human history, but it is only in the last few years that scientists have begun exploring the basic nature of the complex neural processes in the brain that underlie these fundamental behaviors.

stress and mental illness
2014-08-02 05:31:14

A specific electrical pattern has been identified in the brains of genetically identical mice which accurately predicts how well individual animals will fare in stressful situations, according to new research by Duke University scientists.

2014-07-01 11:43:59

When evaluating another person's emotions – happy, sad, angry, afraid – humans take cues from facial expressions.

2014-06-28 09:57:22

Patients with persistent ringing in the ears – a condition known as tinnitus – process emotions differently in the brain from those with normal hearing.

child stress
2014-06-28 05:41:36

Chronic stressors such as poverty or abuse can have a lasting negative impact on children and could be linked to behavioral, health or employment-related problems later on in life, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the journal Biological Psychiatry.

2014-04-01 13:22:59

Making a snap decision usually means following your initial reaction -- going with your gut.

emotions in the brain
2014-03-06 04:56:45

A new study on the brains of mustached bats could provide a window into our own cognitive processes, according to a report published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology on Tuesday.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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