Emotions, Stress & Anxiety

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It’s hard to describe what an emotion is β€” 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
The neuroscientist and professor discusses finding calm in the world of stress research.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 32 min
Chronic stress can cause significant changes to your brain.
  • TED
  • 4 min
Boo! What happens in the brain when we are frightened?
  • 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 β€” 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.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Bullying is more than a painful experience β€” 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

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