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Researchers identified thousands of immature neurons in the brain region, countering a recent result showing little, if any, signs of neurogenesis.

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Different Alcoholic Drinks Tied to Different Moods

By Catherine Offord | November 22, 2017

An online survey finds that people report feeling most relaxed with a glass of red wine or beer, and most aggressive when drinking spirits.

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Exploring Emotional Contagion

By Tanya Lewis | May 24, 2016

Researchers are beginning to pinpoint the mechanisms by which emotions can be “spread” among people.

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Visualizing Interpersonal Connection

By Tanya Lewis | April 4, 2016

People are attracted to others whose emotions they feel they can easily understand, according to a neuroimaging study.

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Opinion: On Animal Emotions

By Allen Greer | February 16, 2016

Even if animals do have emotions, anthropomorphism and language impede our understanding of their experiences.

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Fruit Fly Fear

By Jenny Rood | May 15, 2015

Drosophila exhibit component behaviors of the fear response, suggesting that researchers might use the model organisms to investigate the neural underpinnings of the emotion.

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Light-Activated Memory Switch

By Ruth Williams | August 27, 2014

Scientists use optogenetics to swap out negative memories for positive ones—and vice versa—in mice.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | March 1, 2014

The Sixth Extinction, Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love, Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why, and Ten Thousand Birds

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A Lot Like Humans

By Tracy Vence | October 15, 2013

Scientists find that bonobos can form friendships and show concern for others.

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The Meaning of Pupil Dilation

By Joss Fong | December 6, 2012

Scientists are using pupil measurements to study a wide range of psychological processes and to get a glimpse into the mind.

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