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Protein within neurons in the amygdala controls development of alcohol withdrawal symptoms and drinking behaviors

Protein within neurons in the amygdala controls development of alcohol withdrawal symptoms and drinking behaviors

Genetic variations increase risk of anxiety disorders

Genetic variations increase risk of anxiety disorders

Genetic tags reveal secrets of memories' staying power in mice

Genetic tags reveal secrets of memories' staying power in mice

Oxytocin hormone promotes bonding

Oxytocin hormone promotes bonding

Video games activate reward regions of brain in men more than women

Video games activate reward regions of brain in men more than women

Overweight people may not know when they've had enough

Overweight people may not know when they've had enough

Stress causes whole body deterioration

Stress causes whole body deterioration

Brain response differences found in way women with irritable bowel syndrome deal with pain

Brain response differences found in way women with irritable bowel syndrome deal with pain

Brain abnormalities found underlying borderline personality disorder

Brain abnormalities found underlying borderline personality disorder

Stress-induced analgesia - new understanding

Stress-induced analgesia - new understanding

Why do mental illness and drug addiction so often go together?

Why do mental illness and drug addiction so often go together?

Novel imaging technique shows more gray matter in brains of autistic children

Novel imaging technique shows more gray matter in brains of autistic children

Blue light and brain function

Blue light and brain function

Is there an objective biological basis for the experience of beauty in art?

Is there an objective biological basis for the experience of beauty in art?

Lonesome people may have lower levels of specific brain hormone

Lonesome people may have lower levels of specific brain hormone

Optimism - how the brain generates the human tendency

Optimism - how the brain generates the human tendency

Can a lack of sleep drive you crazy?

Can a lack of sleep drive you crazy?

Fearful eyes and happy faces - how we perceive certain cues

Fearful eyes and happy faces - how we perceive certain cues

Poor self-esteem can trigger the primal fight-or-flight response

Poor self-esteem can trigger the primal fight-or-flight response

How emotionally charged events leave their mark on memory

How emotionally charged events leave their mark on memory