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Stress During Infancy Affects Brain Development Of Females
2012-11-13 06:16:34

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently discovered that early family stress during infancy could be related to changes that occur in the daily brain function and anxiety of teenage girls.

2012-11-09 11:10:26

Researchers supported by the Wellcome Trust have discovered that we use a different part of our brain to learn about social hierarchies than we do to learn ordinary information.

Most Annoying Sound Ever
2012-10-13 09:14:36

Heightened activity between the emotional and auditory areas of the brain can explain why the sound of chalk on a blackboard, a knife on a bottle, or a joint popping is so unpleasant.

Forget About Fear
2012-09-21 04:44:51

Emotional memories can be erased shortly after they are formed through behavioral intervention alone, without the aid of medications.

2012-09-14 15:29:39

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have found new links between a protein that controls our urge to eat and brain cells involved in the development of alcoholism.

Crows Are Smart Than You Think!
2012-09-11 14:29:14

If crows ever freaked you out before, then you’re in for a whole new set of chill bumps. New research indicates that crows are able to recognize faces and associate them with feelings.

Emotion To Vividness Of Perception Linked To Creation Of Vivid Memories
2012-08-20 13:41:57

Have you ever wondered why you can remember things from long ago as if they happened yesterday, yet sometimes can't recall what you ate for dinner last night?

2012-07-06 10:25:40

Feelings of anxiety very effectively prevent people from getting into situations that are too dangerous.

2012-06-12 11:16:35

Mildly stressful situations can affect our perceptions in the same way as life-threatening ones

2012-06-12 10:25:32

Researchers at Duke University and the National Institutes of Health have found a way to calm the fears of anxious mice with a drug that alters their brain chemistry.


Word of the Day
abactinal
  • Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
The word 'abactinal' comes from a Greek root meaning 'ray' and a Latin prefix meaning 'away'.
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