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Size is the only difference between male and female brains, shows study

Size is the only difference between male and female brains, shows study

Amygdala activity influences a person's mood and psychological wellbeing

Amygdala activity influences a person's mood and psychological wellbeing

Study: Graphene nanoparticles interfere with the development of anxiety-related behaviors in vertebrates

Study: Graphene nanoparticles interfere with the development of anxiety-related behaviors in vertebrates

Study maps SARS-CoV-2 infected brains

Study maps SARS-CoV-2 infected brains

Traumatic or stressful events in childhood may lead to changes in key brain structures

Traumatic or stressful events in childhood may lead to changes in key brain structures

Early life experiences can shape brain development in subsequent generations

Early life experiences can shape brain development in subsequent generations

New tool may help monitor serotonin transmission with greater fidelity than current methods

New tool may help monitor serotonin transmission with greater fidelity than current methods

Studies provide clues about possible types of autism linked to brain structure

Studies provide clues about possible types of autism linked to brain structure

Study shows an inflammatory response in the mice brain is responsible for severe COVID-19

Study shows an inflammatory response in the mice brain is responsible for severe COVID-19

Study finds potential target for the treatment of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder

Study finds potential target for the treatment of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder

Stress levels in mothers during pregnancy may shape infants' brains

Stress levels in mothers during pregnancy may shape infants' brains

UNC scientists find brain cells that help drive arousal responses to strong emotions

UNC scientists find brain cells that help drive arousal responses to strong emotions

Researchers identify anti-inflammatory mechanisms that drive alcohol addiction

Researchers identify anti-inflammatory mechanisms that drive alcohol addiction

Compounds block stress-enhanced reacquisition of nicotine in rats

Compounds block stress-enhanced reacquisition of nicotine in rats

Fear circuit extends far beyond the amygdala, research shows

Fear circuit extends far beyond the amygdala, research shows

Social threat can change a specific brain region

Social threat can change a specific brain region

Expression of a specific gene could regulate feelings of fear and its extinction

Expression of a specific gene could regulate feelings of fear and its extinction

Newborns analyze the emotional content of their surroundings only at a very basic level

Newborns analyze the emotional content of their surroundings only at a very basic level

Researchers provide new evidence that fear and anxiety reflect overlapping brain circuits

Researchers provide new evidence that fear and anxiety reflect overlapping brain circuits

Overemphasizing the ending may trigger poor decision-making, shows research

Overemphasizing the ending may trigger poor decision-making, shows research