Can a frightening experience during pregnancy affect the development of an unborn child’s brain? Yes.
A new study of 1,024 mammal species has determined which animals are the most vicious killers of their own kind. Killer whales perhaps? Pit bulls maybe? For the answer, just look in the mirror. Continue reading
New research shows that the Zika virus can infect neural stem cells in the adult brain. Continue reading
In an interesting article in the magazine Nautilus, J.B. MacKinnon, reports that a brain scan (fMRI) of free solo climber, Alex Honnold’s brain explains why he is so willing to risk his life to climb rocks without a rope. The fear circuitry in his brain is dysfunctional.
The first dead person I ever saw was a policeman. . . Continue reading
“A tendency to melancholy, let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault.”- A. Lincoln Continue reading
We are on the brink of a new understanding of the neuroscience of violence. Like detectives slipping a fiber optic camera under a door, neuroscientists insert a fiber optic microcamera into the brain of an experimental animal and watch the neural circuits of rage respond during violent behavior. Continue reading