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Shame and guilt feel awful, but they do serve a good purpose: to make you be a better human.
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We may be hardwired to look at spiders and snakes differently than other critters, but we aren’t born afraid of them.
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Fear experts Michael Telch, a psychologist at the University of Texas, and Kerry Ressler, a psychiatrist at Emory University, explain how facing our fears can retrain the brain.
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Feeling panic is a natural response to danger. The problem comes when you feel panic without a threat.
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Barbara Rothbaum answers your questions about phobias and therapies.
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Mohammad Milad answers your questions about anxiety and anxiety disorders.
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Charles A. Nelson answers your questions on how separation is harmful to a child’s developing brain.
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Neuroscientists are beginning to reveal how chronic stress can impact the brain, body, and behavior.
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How severe are the effects of trauma on a young, learning brain?
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Can a frightening experience during pregnancy affect the development of an unborn child’s brain?
Research to understand and cure disease is widely appreciated, but there is a larger unmet need to understand the neuroscience of violence.
We are on the brink of a new understanding of the neuroscience of violence. Like detectives slipping a fiber optic camera under a door, neuroscientists insert a fiber optic microcamera into the brain of an experimental animal and watch the neural circuits of rage respond during violent behavior.