Research has found that over time stress can be very harmful to the brain, draining it of a certain protein involved with helping neurons in the hippocampus — affecting memory, mood, and cognition. “The findings suggest that BDNF is one of the proteins that play a role in mediating the brain’s plasticity,” said Bruce S. McEwen one of the researchers at Rockefeller University.
Biology plays an important role in emotional reactions, but neuroscientist Kristen A. Lindquist posits that our culture is just as influential.
Ancient organic chemistry.
“Only a narcissist would want to become president.” This is the psychology of an authoritarian unpacked.
Combining years of neurological research and mindfulness techniques, Dr. Heather Berlin helps us better understand how the body’s most complex organ can easily be misled into negative thinking - and how we can stop that from happening.
Tea Partiers, Three Percenters, Truthers, Minutemen, Oath Keepers, and now Hutaree: the list of extreme right groups seems to get longer every day, and the media could be helping to […]