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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Our capacity to learn and remember and to feel a range of emotions all arise from signaling in distinct regions of the brain.
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Researchers are studying the chemicals and structures behind charitable brains.
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Behind every economic decision you make is a host of biases, hormone fluctuations, and firing neurons.
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Not only does exercise help us maintain a healthy weight and heart, it can also support brain function and mental health.
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Cognitive psychologist Sian Beilock, explains performance anxiety, choking under pressure, and what we can do to perform our best.
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Learn more about the different strategies used for managing trauma in the classroom.
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How much does it hurt? Researchers are examining the neuroscience behind emotional and physical pain.
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Trauma and stress can have a negative impact on students' brain function.
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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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Fear experts Michael Telch, a psychologist at the University of Texas, and Kerry Ressler, a psychiatrist at Emory University, explain how facing our fears can retrain the brain.
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Most people feel a little anxious when they go to the doctor. Some see their blood pressure spike. Andrew Sherwood explains why.
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Feeling panic is a natural response to danger. The problem comes when you feel panic without a threat.
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