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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.

2011-05-16 20:50:04

Individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) have numerous motor, behavioral, and cognitive difficulties.

2011-05-04 15:03:20

A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that the brain has built-in mechanisms that trigger an automatic reaction to someone who refuses to share.

2011-05-03 14:36:44

A pianist is playing an unknown melody freely without reading from a musical score.

2011-05-02 23:35:21

Nurses who care for patients with dementia now have a tailored approach to dental hygiene for their charges, thanks to a pilot study by a team of nurses.

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2011-04-21 10:45:01

Breakthrough study offers hope for targeted treatment of stress-related disorders.

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2011-04-06 11:15:50

Research has identified a critical brain pathway responsible for the effects of cannabinoid drugs on how the brain processes emotional information.

2011-03-15 07:53:19

Adolescence is usually characterized as a tumultuous time.

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2011-03-10 13:59:11

A new study sheds light--both literally and figuratively--on the intricate brain cell connections responsible for anxiety.

2011-03-09 16:32:53

Stimulation of a distinct brain circuit that lies within a brain structure typically associated with fearfulness produces the opposite effect: Its activity, instead of triggering or increasing anxiety, counters it.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.