Emotions, Stress & Anxiety

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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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A cluster of neurons in the brain’s fear center may drive our innate fear of heights.
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When light hits our eyes, it does more than help us see.
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The phrase ‘starved for attention’ takes on real meaning for children experiencing the loneliness social distancing presents.
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Once thought to merely coordinate movement, this region of the brain is proving to exert greater influence on cognition, emotion, and other functions.
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Contrary to popular depictions, love resides in the brain — not the heart.
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Listening to music reduces anxiety, improves attention, and triggers endorphin release.
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Having an audience affects your performance, for better or worse.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 19, 2020.
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Childhood trauma physically alters the brain, with long-lasting consequences.
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How choices are framed can drastically influence our decisions ¬¬— even when outcomes are identical.
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Several timekeeping brain regions work together to create our perception of time.
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Do you know how your brain alerts you to fears? Learn more about it here.
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