neuroscience

mind

Socially Anxious People Are Taking MDMA and Other Psychedelics to Cope

Scientists say that combined with therapy, these drugs could be a promising treatment option.
Shayla Love
8.28.19
mind

The Vaccine That Could Prevent Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

As mental health disorders run rampant, scientists are trying to make an immunization from bacteria that could help.
Shayla Love
7.15.19
mind

The Chilling Mystery of High-Altitude Suicides

U.S. counties above 4,000 feet have twice the suicides as counties at 2,000 feet. Is it because there's less oxygen in the air, or is something else going on?
Shayla Love
6.25.19
mind

The Anatomy of Empathy

Joel Salinas can literally feel his patients' pain. But as scientists are learning, there's more to empathy than just mirroring someone else.
Shayla Love
5.7.19
This Week in Science

More People Are Feeling Despair and it Might Be Killing Us

A study of over 18,000 Americans found that despair increases in your 30s and could be leading to an increase of "deaths of despair."
Shayla Love
4.22.19
mind

The Power of the Nocebo Effect

Nocebo is the evil twin of the placebo effect—and my constant companion. I set out to find out what it is, and how I could learn to harness the more positive effects of medical mind games.
Shayla Love
3.27.19
This Week in Science

Watch These Bears Mimic Each Other’s Facial Expressions

This week in science: sharing a womb with a twin brother could affect women's behavior, humans might be able to detect the Earth's magnetic field, and these bears do something we didn’t know bears could do.
Shayla Love
3.22.19
This Week in Science

Your Choices Can Be Seen in Your Brain Before You’re Conscious of Them

This week in science: taking nutritional supplements can't prevent depression, a video of a droplet doing something you've never seen water do, and researchers predicted people’s choices before they made them.
Shayla Love
3.8.19
This Week in Science

Having Frequent, Terrifying Dreams Could Mean You Have Nightmare Disorder

This week in science: A lot of people don't feel much when they take CBD, the effects of microdosing, and what goes on in the brains of people with nightmare disorder.
Shayla Love
3.1.19
Health

Does How You Look Determine Your Personality?

This week in science: the difference between men and women's brains as they get older, how your appearance influences your personality, and how birth control could affect the way women read facial expressions.
Shayla Love
2.15.19
mental health

Being Attacked Changed How My Brain Works

Trauma has changed the way I perceive stress. I asked some experts how to cope.
Kate Willsky
2.12.19
psychedelics

Taking Ketamine Can Feel a Lot Like a Near-Death Experience

"It can generate a sense of detachment from the body and the self and, at higher doses, a full-blown dissociative experience."
Shayla Love
2.12.19
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