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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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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Neuroscientists are learning how our brains process poetry and how poetry can change the way we learn about neuroscience.
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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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A new study in mice shows chronic stress reprograms gene expression in sperm.
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Twenty years of research have established the connection between adverse childhood experiences and long-term health. Now researchers are looking for ways to measure the biology behind the correlation and try to reverse it.
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Treating fears in a virtual environment could make therapies for phobias less difficult and more accessible.
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Stories help people connect with each other and make sense of the world.
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For many people, the winter poses an onslaught of a seasonal depression known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
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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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