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Extreme gene pin-pointed

Extreme gene pin-pointed

Researchers selectively knock out memory associations connected with receiving cocaine

Researchers selectively knock out memory associations connected with receiving cocaine

Researchers pinpoint specific cause of defects in motor learning in Fragile X patients

Researchers pinpoint specific cause of defects in motor learning in Fragile X patients

Neuroscientists identify how the brain processes and stores emotional experiences as long-term memories

Neuroscientists identify how the brain processes and stores emotional experiences as long-term memories

Researchers have identified a protein that is crucially involved in how our memories are stored and processed

Researchers have identified a protein that is crucially involved in how our memories are stored and processed

Oxytocin raises aggression, cuts anxiety during lactation

Oxytocin raises aggression, cuts anxiety during lactation

Researchers find genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans

Researchers find genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans

Size of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) in the brain may be associated with the ability to recover emotionally from traumatic events

Size of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) in the brain may be associated with the ability to recover emotionally from traumatic events

Researchers discover genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans

Researchers discover genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans

Secrets of how the brain is wired for sex revealed

Secrets of how the brain is wired for sex revealed

Brains of both black and white people have been programmed by racist stereotyping

Brains of both black and white people have been programmed by racist stereotyping

African Americans and Caucasians viewing African American faces display extremely similar changes in the activity of brain structures that respond to emotional events

African Americans and Caucasians viewing African American faces display extremely similar changes in the activity of brain structures that respond to emotional events

Suspect gene may increase susceptibility to anxiety and depression

Suspect gene may increase susceptibility to anxiety and depression

Discovery of brain's first known 'safety circuit' gives new perspective on anxiety disorders

Discovery of brain's first known 'safety circuit' gives new perspective on anxiety disorders

Evidence for a self-reinforcing "memory loop" - brain emotional center triggers the memory center

Evidence for a self-reinforcing "memory loop" - brain emotional center triggers the memory center

Two important brain systems can influence an individual's behavior and emotional expression in times of need

Two important brain systems can influence an individual's behavior and emotional expression in times of need

Autistic children shy from eye contact because they perceive even the most familiar face as an uncomfortable threat

Autistic children shy from eye contact because they perceive even the most familiar face as an uncomfortable threat

Clearance of beta amyloid accumulation within neurons stops memory decline

Clearance of beta amyloid accumulation within neurons stops memory decline

Scientists reveal how we recognise the look of fear

Scientists reveal how we recognise the look of fear

Scientists identify a protein that regulates alcohol-withdrawal seizures

Scientists identify a protein that regulates alcohol-withdrawal seizures