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A new University of Colorado at Boulder study sheds light on the brain mechanisms that allow us to make choices and ultimately could be helpful in improving treatments for the millions of people who suffer from the effects of anxiety disorders.
Humans and other animals use this circuitry to make basic decisions about things like food, discounting the involvement of a specific 'moral sense'.
Research on the molecular biology of fear could lead to better methods for treating individuals suffering from anxiety disorders.
Standard therapeutic techniques decrease cravings of cigarette smokers by regulating activity in two separate but related areas of the brain, a new study led by a Yale University researcher shows.
Imagine if your brain lost its working memory â€” the ability to hold and manipulate information in your mind's eye.
Researchers said on Tuesday that brain scans may be able to predict what you will do better than you can yourself, and be a powerful tool for health officials or advertisers seeking to motivate consumers.
Psychological scientists have found that the size of different parts of people's brains correspond to their personalities.
Researchers of the University of Granada have demonstrated that patients who have damage to the right prefrontal cortex of the brain present a deficit in intentional anticipation (for example, when we put the vehicle in gear before the traffic light turns green).
Sex "addiction" is a concept that has had particularly high visibility recently with the publicity associated with Tiger Woods.
The ability to infer what another person is thinking is an essential tool for social interaction and is known by neuroscientists as "Theory of Mind" (ToM), but how does the brain actually allow us to do this?
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