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.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Barbara Rothbaum answers your questions about phobias and therapies.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Jeremy Jamieson answers your questions on the stress response and resilience.
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Mohammad Milad answers your questions about anxiety and anxiety disorders.
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After the torrential rains end, or the flood recedes, or the fire burns out, many people continue to feel the emotional wounds of a natural disaster.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Whether it’s the hum of an always-on TV or the window-rattling noise of airplanes overhead, the din of modern life poses a threat to mental and physical health.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Charles A. Nelson answers your questions on how separation is harmful to a child’s developing brain.
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Neuroscientists are beginning to reveal how chronic stress can impact the brain, body, and behavior.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
What happens during that split second decision to stay or go?
  • Genetic Science Learning Center
Ray Dolan, Peter Dayan, Wolfram Schultz have demonstrated how the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine helps us learn.
  • The Brain Prize
  • 5 min
There’s no mistaking a broken heart for a broken bone — but our brains might look at both kinds of pain the same way.
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This film investigates whether dogs love us by reviewing behavioural and neuroscientific evidence.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min
How severe are the effects of trauma on a young, learning brain?
  • Edutopia

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