emotions
Abundant Neurogenesis Found in Adult Humans’ Hippocampi
Abundant Neurogenesis Found in Adult Humans’ Hippocampi
Ashley Yeager | Apr 5, 2018
Researchers identified thousands of immature neurons in the brain region, countering a recent result showing little, if any, signs of neurogenesis.
Different Alcoholic Drinks Tied to Different Moods
Different Alcoholic Drinks Tied to Different Moods
Catherine Offord | Nov 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.
Exploring Emotional Contagion
Exploring Emotional Contagion
Tanya Lewis | May 24, 2016
Researchers are beginning to pinpoint the mechanisms by which emotions can be “spread” among people.
Visualizing Interpersonal Connection
Visualizing Interpersonal Connection
Tanya Lewis | Apr 4, 2016
People are attracted to others whose emotions they feel they can easily understand, according to a neuroimaging study.
Opinion: On Animal Emotions
Opinion: On Animal Emotions
Allen Greer | Feb 16, 2016
Even if animals do have emotions, anthropomorphism and language impede our understanding of their experiences.
Fruit Fly Fear
Fruit Fly Fear
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.
Light-Activated Memory Switch
Light-Activated Memory Switch
Ruth Williams | Aug 27, 2014
Scientists use optogenetics to swap out negative memories for positive ones—and vice versa—in mice.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2014
The Sixth Extinction, Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love, Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why, and Ten Thousand Birds
A Lot Like Humans
A Lot Like Humans
Tracy Vence | Oct 15, 2013
Scientists find that bonobos can form friendships and show concern for others.
The Meaning of Pupil Dilation
The Meaning of Pupil Dilation
Joss Fong | Dec 6, 2012
Scientists are using pupil measurements to study a wide range of psychological processes and to get a glimpse into the mind.