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2010-07-13 15:55:30

Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, finds that that feelings of hunger have less influence on how the brain responds to the smell and taste of food in overweight than healthy weight individuals.

2010-06-08 12:30:24

Researchers at India's National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and New York University's Center for Neural Science have identified novel synaptic defects in an area of the brain that is involved in the debilitating emotional symptoms of Fragile X Syndrome (FXS).

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2010-05-17 13:21:48

Fish become feisty but fearful when facing themselves in a mirror, according to two Stanford biologists.

2010-04-29 14:40:27

The neuropeptide oxytocin makes it easier to feel for other people.

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2010-04-03 08:54:07

The brain is capable of holding and retrieving memories for specific fears, revealing a more sophisticated storage and recall capacity than previously thought, neuroscientists have found.

2010-02-11 11:51:38

People with generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, have abnormalities in the way their brain unconsciously controls emotions.

2010-02-08 15:53:57

Two patients with rare lesions to the brain have provided direct of evidence of how we make decisions – and what makes us dislike the thought of losing money.

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2010-02-08 15:25:00

Neuroscientists have tied the human aversion to losing money to a specific structure in the brain – the amygdala.

2010-01-27 16:26:15

A new study demonstrates that cooperation between the hippocampus, best known for its critical role in learning and memory, and a principal downstream cortical target modulates anxiety-related behaviors in mice.

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2010-01-27 14:41:56

Draw a map of the brain when fear and anxiety are involved, and the amygdala—the brain's almond-shaped center for panic and fight-or-flight responses—looms large.


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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