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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Fluctuating levels of estrogen during a period known as perimenopause can wreak havoc on the mental health of women in midlife.
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At last, neuroscientists are learning how the hormone shapes social behaviors such as pair-bonding and parental care. It’s more complicated than they thought.
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Physician-scientist Phyllis Zee lays out the implications obstructive sleep apnea can have on sleep-wake cycles and health.
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How neuroscientists elucidated the neural underpinnings that link learning and reward.
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Check out the breaking neuroscience news from the Society for Neuroscience’s 2021 annual meeting.
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Mice born without this small group of neurons don’t find touch rewarding and become more sensitive to the negative effects of stress.
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The COVID-19 pandemic sparked increased interest in the effects of social isolation on our brains and mental health.
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Soft sounds and gentle touches can trigger so-called “brain tingles.” Here’s why.
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Surges of different neurotransmitters give rise to the emotional whirlwind that characterizes the early stages of romantic relationships.
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Neuroscientists are learning how our brains process poetry and how poetry can change the way we learn about neuroscience.
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Our existing beliefs can distort the way we process information.
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Some researchers suspect these bacterial ancestors living within our cells may contribute to a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
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