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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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What can the flick of a rat’s tail tell us about opioid addiction? More than you might think.
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Can a frightening experience during pregnancy affect the development of an unborn child’s brain?
When a gentle glow feels like a spotlight and everyday sounds hurt your ears, life can get anxious and painful. But there may be an upside to being highly sensitive.
  • Wellcome Trust
Research to understand and cure disease is widely appreciated, but there is a larger unmet need to understand the neuroscience of violence.
The neuroscientist and professor discusses finding calm in the world of stress research.
  • People Behind the Science
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The disastrous earthquake in Kathmandu has killed hundreds of people and brought grievous tragedy to thousands. Even among the survivors, the earthquake will leave its mark in the form of altered brain structure.
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Didn’t sleep well last night? Your immune system may be in overdrive today, starting or continuing a cascade of stressors that could spell ill for your body and brain.
  • The Dana Foundation
Explore this site for an interactive experience that will teach you all about the intricate workings of your brain.
  • National Geographic
People differ enormously as to what they consider to be stressful and how they respond to it. In general, short periods of moderate stress can actually be a good thing for the brain.
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In response to signals from a brain region called the hypothalamus, the adrenal glands secrete glucocorticoids, hormones that produce an array of effects in response to stress.
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