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And other neuroscience news for the week of May 18, 2020.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Ray Dolan, Peter Dayan, Wolfram Schultz have demonstrated how the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine helps us learn.
  • The Brain Prize
  • 5 min
Where do love ballads and beautiful poetry come from? What about the fear of heights and spiders? It’s all in the brain! In this lesson, explore the wonders of emotions and the brain with your students.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Fears may be acquired over a lifetime, but our brains are wired for fear from birth.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
One woman with a rare disease taught scientists about fear, by being fearless.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 8 min
Stem cells in the hippocampus may hold clues about treating learning and mood disorders.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Although scientists continue to debate the purposes and benefits of sleep, one thing is clear: sleep deprivation is really bad for brain function.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
For Valentine's Day, read up on how love affects the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Guys who need it have Viagra; Ladies with the similar needs have nothing now that the FDA has denied approval of a new drug, flibanserin, which would treat sexual dysfunction in women.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Students are introduced to brain structure, neurotransmitters, hormones, and neural networks in this nine part lesson.
  • Baylor College of Medicine
People with depression often report dramatic changes in mood over the course of the day.
  • BrainFacts/SfN