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Amygdala and Anxiety

Amygdala and Anxiety

Response to anxiety in previously institutionalized youths The amygdala is commonly known as the fear control center of our brain, but it also plays an important role in ensuring our survival by directing attention to salient stimuli. Studies have shown

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Know Too Much?

Know Too Much?

The Downside of Genetic Testing for Depression Picture yourself as a participant in a study: you receive a kit containing mouthwash and a color-changing strip of paper. Sleek text on the professional label reads “Saliva Self-Testing Kit for 5-Hydroxylindoleacetic Acid.”

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A False Fixation on Nitrogen: How nitrogen-fixing trees may slow forest regrowth

A False Fixation on Nitrogen: How nitrogen-fixing trees may slow forest regrowth

Understanding forest regrowth is crucial to predicting and mitigating environmental damage, and with over half of the word’s tropical forests currently recovering from human land use, insight into forest regrowth mechanisms is more important than ever. To accurately model and

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Timing Your Thoughts

Timing Your Thoughts

A study published in PNAS in August 2017 showed how the mistiming of someone’s thoughts may be linked to a person’s tendency to hold delusional thoughts.

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Now You Hear Me, Now You Don’t

Now You Hear Me, Now You Don’t

A Yale-led study published in Science showed that a behavioral test could distinguish voice-hearers who need psychiatric treatment from those who don’t as well as predict the susceptibility of certain people to experiencing auditory hallucinations.

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Tetris as Therapy

Tetris as Therapy

Who would have guessed that the classic puzzle game Tetris could have applications in trauma treatment? Recent findings from a European group suggest that this may be the case.

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Predicting Human Behavior Using the Brain’s Unique Signature

Predicting Human Behavior Using the Brain’s Unique Signature

In a whole-brain connectivity study, Yale researchers have developed a novel predictive model capable of predicting an individual’s behavior based on how their brain is wired.

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Predicting Suicide: Using Brain Imaging Techniques to Identify At-Risk Individuals

Predicting Suicide: Using Brain Imaging Techniques to Identify At-Risk Individuals

Yale study finds new way to identify individuals at risk of attempting suicide using brain-imaging techniques.

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The Evolution of Color Linguistics: A Phylogenetic Approach to Color Terms

The Evolution of Color Linguistics: A Phylogenetic Approach to Color Terms

Evolution applies to more than living organisms. Yale scientists Hannah Haynie and Claire Bowern investigate the evolution of color terms and its implication on linguistics.

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A New Excuse for Playing Video Games?

A New Excuse for Playing Video Games?

Imagine if video games were a key to improving learning. Yale psychiatry professor Bruce Wexler believes they are. A study found that a video game-based learning regimen improved the test performance of 583 schoolchildren compared to both those without the

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