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
Scientists are studying the brains of tadpoles to understand how neural circuits develop and absorb information from the surrounding environment.
  • National Science Foundation
  • 5 min
For years, researchers have struggled to understand how emotions are formed and processed by the brain.
  • National Science Foundation
  • 4 min
On Saturday, July 4, 2015, a horrifying bloodbath erupted before the eyes of passengers on the Red Line Metro subway train heading to Fourth of July festivities in Washington, DC.
Want to travel to Mars? Bring empathy, communication skills; expect trouble with seeing, thinking — and keeping food down.
  • The Dana Foundation
Yesterday I encountered a colleague outside the elevator. He was profoundly troubled, as are many, anguished by the violence in Baltimore this week.
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Bullying is more than a painful experience — it can have lasting repercussions on the developing brains of young people.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The disastrous earthquake in Kathmandu has killed hundreds of people and brought grievous tragedy to thousands. Even among the survivors, the earthquake will leave its mark in the form of altered brain structure.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Researchers are teasing out brain areas and networks that respond to threats, real and imagined.
  • The Dana Foundation
For Valentine's Day, read up on how love affects the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Efforts to uncover nature's way of initiating labor led to the basic science discovery of a brain chemical that is involved in a host of social behaviors.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Didn’t sleep well last night? Your immune system may be in overdrive today, starting or continuing a cascade of stressors that could spell ill for your body and brain.
  • The Dana Foundation
What happens in the brain when we are frightened?
  • American Chemical Society
  • 4 min

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