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Study identifies gene in mice that may control risk-taking behavior in humans

...g emotional impact - times when we are frightened, angry or falling in love," he said. "That's called emotional-memory formation. The amygdala is the part of the brain that is responsible for formation of emotional memory." In the brain's early development, the neuroD2 gene encodes the neuroD2 protein t...

Scientists uncover new clues about brain function in human behavior

...d colleagues, then showed participants pictures of angry or fearful faces. Such faces are known to be highly socially relevant danger signals that strongly activate the amygdala. The fMRI showed considerably less activation of the amygdala in participants with Williams Syndrome than in the healthy voluntee...

Researcher says flu responders can learn from 1918 epidemic

... disease to arcane notions such as the wrath of an angry God, swamp gas or electricity in the air. "This n...s community have recently invoked the theory of an angry God to explain both 9-11 and Katrina's assault on a sinful city." Medical knowledge, research findi...

'Uniquely human' component of language found in gregarious birds

...once in all of Shakespeare, but in that passage an angry warrior, forbidden by the King to speak of a rival, Mortimer, decides he will "have a starling shall be taught to speak nothing but 'Mortimer,' and give it him to keep his anger still in motion." (Because of this passage, 100 European starlings were...

Face perception is modulated by sexual orientation

...tes that emotional faces (e.g., happy, fearful, or angry faces) evoke stronger neural activation than neutral faces, presumably as a result of their biological importance. It is currently unknown, however, whether the response to faces is modulated by gender or sexual orientation. Social communication req...

Do angry men get noticed?

...ral faces, researchers have demonstrated that male angry faces are a priority for visual processing ?partic...In the new work, Williams and Mattingley show that angry male faces are found more rapidly than angry female faces by both men and women. In addition, men fi...

Stormy days ahead for coral reefs

... likely to suffer when confronted with might of an angry sea. In a paper in the international scientific journal Nature, Dr Joshua Madin and Dr Sean Connolly use mathematical models to calculate the forces that coral is subjected to by wave, storm surge or tsunami, and the probability of the colonies ...

Coral reefs are increasingly vulnerable to angry oceans

...ely to suffer when confronted with the might of an angry sea. They used mathematical models to calculate the forces that coral is subjected to –?events such as waves, storm surges, or tsunamis –?and the probability of the colonies being ripped from the seabed. Working with co-author Sean Connolly, Madin...

Gene variations contribute to aggression and anger in women

...sed serotonin activity is related to a decrease in angry and aggressive behaviors. In the study being presented today, researchers sought to determine if this relationship was genetically determined. The study is the first to look at the relationship between variations in the serotonin receptor 2C gene and...

A frown or a smile? Children with autism can't discern

...way, the brain quiets down.? For instance, with angry expressions, the brain may quiet down, because when a negative gaze is averted, it is no longer seen as a direct threat. “Gaze has a huge impact on our brains because it conveys part of the meaning of that expression to the individual. It cues the i...

Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain

...th benefits. When people see a photograph of an angry or fearful face, they have increased activity in a...person can’t even see them. But does seeing an angry face and simply calling it an angry face change our brain response" The answer is yes, according to ...

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