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Bipolar disorder causes children to misinterpret facial expressions

Bipolar disorder causes children to misinterpret facial expressions

It's a vicious circle - exposure to stress causes anxiety and depression

It's a vicious circle - exposure to stress causes anxiety and depression

Anxiogenic-like effect of chronic corticosterone in the light-dark emergence task in mice

Anxiogenic-like effect of chronic corticosterone in the light-dark emergence task in mice

Men's and women's brains behave differently

Men's and women's brains behave differently

Functional magnetic resonance imaging can predict effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy for treating depression

Functional magnetic resonance imaging can predict effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy for treating depression

Gene linked to impulsive violence weakens brain circuits that regulate thinking in humans

Gene linked to impulsive violence weakens brain circuits that regulate thinking in humans

New AF267B drug reverses key cognitive deficits, pathology in Alzheimer's

New AF267B drug reverses key cognitive deficits, pathology in Alzheimer's

How mammalian brains recognize other individuals

How mammalian brains recognize other individuals

Discovery of compound that reduces hallmark lesions of Alzheimer's disease in mice

Discovery of compound that reduces hallmark lesions of Alzheimer's disease in mice

Single memory is processed in three separate parts of the brain - important for search to understand memory disorders

Single memory is processed in three separate parts of the brain - important for search to understand memory disorders

Breakthrough in lupus research

Breakthrough in lupus research

Bidirectional behavioral plasticity of memory reconsolidation depends on amygdalar protein kinase A

Bidirectional behavioral plasticity of memory reconsolidation depends on amygdalar protein kinase A

Face perception is mediated by a distributed neural system in the human brain

Face perception is mediated by a distributed neural system in the human brain

Brain volume may be used as an early detection system for dementia

Brain volume may be used as an early detection system for dementia

Long-term stress can impair short-term memory

Long-term stress can impair short-term memory

Surprising autism finding

Surprising autism finding

Amygdala activation to interpersonal threat can be specifically linked to the severity of social anxiety symptoms

Amygdala activation to interpersonal threat can be specifically linked to the severity of social anxiety symptoms

Orbitofrontal thickness, retention of fear extinction, and extraversion

Orbitofrontal thickness, retention of fear extinction, and extraversion

Fear gene discovered

Fear gene discovered

Scientists discover gene which controls fear

Scientists discover gene which controls fear