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2011-09-15 12:17:14

Fluctuations of serotonin levels in the brain, which often occur when someone hasn't eaten or is stressed, affects brain regions that enable people to regulate anger.

Study: Humans Are Wired To Respond To Animals
2011-09-12 09:11:59

Researchers from the California Institute of Technology found in a new study that an area of your brain is hard-wired to respond to animals, whether they are cute and fluffy or ugly and threatening.

2011-09-09 11:44:34

Some people feel compelled to pet every furry animal they see on the street, while others jump at the mere sight of a shark or snake on the television screen.

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2011-08-19 15:56:23

Researchers have discovered that male rats infected with the parasite Toxoplasma respond strongly to the odor of cat urine.

2011-08-18 14:41:32

New research shows how a brain parasite can manipulate rodent fear responses for the parasite's own benefit.

2011-08-15 22:34:36

Researchers think that brains are sensitive to the quality of child care.

2011-07-12 12:43:07

The study, which was supported by the German Research Foundation, brought together scientists from the Universities of Bonn and Köln, as well as from the Charité in Berlin. 28 younger persons who had been smoking for quite a number of years and an equal number of non-smokers participated in this study.

2011-06-30 19:25:48

How easy is it to falsify memory?

2011-06-20 13:40:47

Picture a menacing drill sergeant, a gory slaughterhouse, a devastating scene of a natural disaster.

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2011-06-04 15:55:00

Moral responses change as people age says a new study from the University of Chicago.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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