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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.

2012-05-18 02:14:41

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on my parahippocampal gyrus.

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2012-03-14 10:54:49

Sanford-Burnham researchers discover the molecular basis of autistic symptoms in children with a rare bone disorder -- findings that also provide new insights for the general autistic population

2012-03-12 15:11:46

Children with multiple hereditary exostoses (MHE), an inherited genetic disease, suffer from multiple growths on their bones that cause pain and disfigurement.

2012-02-02 09:20:17

Rutgers scientists have uncovered genetic clues as to why some mice no longer in danger are still fearful while others are resilient to traumatic experiences – knowledge that could help those suffering with crippling anxiety and PTSD.

2012-01-27 14:26:09

In a 2007 episode of the television show Boston Legal, a character claimed to have figured out that a cop was racist because his amygdala activated – displaying fear, when they showed him pictures of black people.

2012-01-23 13:16:49

In the classic film "12 Angry Men," Henry Fonda's character sways a jury with his quiet, persistent intelligence.

2011-12-10 01:32:05

The study, initiated by the Swiss researchers and published in Nature, constitutes ground-breaking work in exploring emotions in the brain.

Domestic Violence Triggers Brain Changes In Children
2011-12-06 05:23:17

Children exposed to family violence show the same pattern of activity in their brains as soldiers exposed to combat, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Current Biology.

2011-09-29 22:58:44

Responding to faces is a critical tool for social interactions between humans.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.