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The stress and uncertainty of a crisis can kick your fight-or-flight response into overdrive.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of March 30, 2020.
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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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Scientists are trying to figure out why so many of us want to pinch babies’ chubby cheeks and squeeze adorable puppies.
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The junction between the cortex and the brainstem highlights the center of our emotions.
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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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From pregnancy to parenthood, child-rearing shapes the brain.
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The prolonged stress a child experiences by being separated from their parents has lasting implications for their mental health and the generations after them.
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Our capacity to learn and remember and to feel a range of emotions all arise from signaling in distinct regions of the brain.
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It’s hard to describe what an emotion is — let alone how many of them there are or whether everyone experiences the same ones. But we do know this: emotions arise from activity in distinct parts of the brain.
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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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Ray Dolan, Peter Dayan, Wolfram Schultz have demonstrated how the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine helps us learn.
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