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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Neglecting to take care of yourself and your surroundings can negatively affect your brain, which can make it harder to steady your mental health.
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Learn about the impacts that child poverty has on the developing brain with data from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and public health epidemiology.
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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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How does growing up less fortunate impact the brain and how can educators help their students overcome this obstacle?
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  • 21 min
How can educators help ease the effects of common negative experiences facing students from poor socioeconomic backgrounds?
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  • 12 min
While differences in brain size based on socioeconomic status could be considered stigmatizing, the brain is quite adaptable and plastic.
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  • 7 min
Growing up in poverty can negatively impact developing brain regions like the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex and, in turn, increases the risks of developing behavioral and learning problems.
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  • 23 min
Both stressful situations and a lack of resources can physically change the adult brain, which raises concerns of how living in poverty could negatively affect children, whose brains are still developing.
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  • 16 min
Learn about the prevalence of poverty in the US and its threats to childhood development.
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  • 16 min
AI programs assist clinicians in surfacing signs of depression through patient data.
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Studying the science behind laughter reveals that the best laughs usually have nothing to do with great jokes.
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Experts in neuroscience and the law answer questions about solitary confinement and how it affects the brain.
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  • 20 min

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