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Around the world, women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with depression.
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Growing up in poverty can negatively impact developing brain regions like the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex and, in turn, increases the risks of developing behavioral and learning problems.
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  • 23 min
Learn about the prevalence of poverty in the US and its threats to childhood development.
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  • 16 min
Both stressful situations and a lack of resources can physically change the adult brain, which raises concerns of how living in poverty could negatively affect children, whose brains are still developing.
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  • 16 min
Neuroscientists are exploring the source of the brain benefits behind habitual meditative practices.
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AI programs assist clinicians in surfacing signs of depression through patient data.
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The fast-acting drug offers a new way to treat depression and fathom its origins. Recent approval of a nasal spray promises to expand access, but much remains unknown.
  • Knowable Magazine
Chance observations in the 1950s prompted scientists to hypothesize that low neurotransmitter levels cause depression. That thinking has unraveled.
  • Knowable Magazine
Men with ADHD are often diagnosed in their childhood, but for girls a diagnosis may not occur until well into adulthood.
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This panel discusses the implications of solitary confinement with a neurobiologist, a physician, a lawyer, and an individual held in solitary for 29 years.
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Experts in neuroscience and the law answer questions about solitary confinement and how it affects the brain.
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  • 20 min
Jules Lobel has spent years using neuroscience studies in court to argue and prove that solitary confinement should be considered cruel and unusual punishment.
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  • 14 min
Richard J. Smeyne discusses recent research that reveals how solitary confinement can cause physical damage to the brain.
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  • 16 min

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