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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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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Stories help people connect with each other and make sense of the world.
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Once thought to merely coordinate movement, this region of the brain is proving to exert greater influence on cognition, emotion, and other functions.
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These were the top neuroscience stories for the week of August 17, 2020.
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Beautiful music doesn’t cause goosebumps — dangerous music does. At least, that’s what your brain thinks.
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Exposure to a certain single-celled parasite became the infamous face of ‘crazy cat people’ syndrome, but perhaps unjustly so.
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Visualization research lets people experience alternate perspectives, which could increase empathy.
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