Secrets in the Brains of People Who Have Committed Murder
Secrets in the Brains of People Who Have Committed Murder
MRI scans from more than 800 incarcerated men pinpoint distinct structural features of people who have committed homicide, compared with those who carried out other crimes.
Secrets in the Brains of People Who Have Committed Murder
Secrets in the Brains of People Who Have Committed Murder

MRI scans from more than 800 incarcerated men pinpoint distinct structural features of people who have committed homicide, compared with those who carried out other crimes.

MRI scans from more than 800 incarcerated men pinpoint distinct structural features of people who have committed homicide, compared with those who carried out other crimes.

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Karaoke-Sleep Study Links Disrupted REM With Poor Memory Processing
Karaoke-Sleep Study Links Disrupted REM With Poor Memory Processing
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 11, 2019
An unusual experiment suggests that interrupted REM sleep can interfere with the amygdala’s ability to process emotional memories overnight—in this case, the distressing memories of listening to oneself sing out of tune.
Goats Prefer Happy Human Faces
Goats Prefer Happy Human Faces
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2018
Like dogs and horses, goats can discern happy from angry facial expressions. But whether these animals possess empathy remains unclear.
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.