You Can Teach Old Dogs New Tricks

  Conventional wisdom used to be, that once you hit adulthood the brain your basically set in concrete. We now know that this isn’t the case and there’s lifelong potential for new brain growth. This is called neurogenesis or brain plasticity. As the brain changes, so does the mind. But the reverse is also true. It’s known that too much […]

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Domestic Abuse Changes Brain

Individuals who have suffered domestic violence show similar brain patterns to veteran soliders exposed to combat violence. That’s according to recent research published in scientific journal, Current Biology. Threat Detection The study found that the Amygdala in both groups showed similar patterns of heightened activity, when shown photos of angry faces. This suggests that victims of domestic abuse may have […]

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Sex a Good Stress

Stress is bad for you. This truism is virtually undisputed, and for good reason. Glucocorticoids, stress hormones, and their negative effects have been studied extensively. Conditions linked with high glucocorticoid levels are extensive, and diverse: heart disease, Alzheimer’s, back pain, depression… even the common cold! Good Stress For this reason, researchers at Princeton University’s Neuroscience Institute were surprised to discover […]

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Is Love More Powerful than Sex?

Sex and romance may seem inextricably linked, but the human brain clearly distinguishes between the two, according to a new study. The upshot: Love is the more powerful emotion.

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