Anxiety Cranks Up Activity in Women’s Brains, Study Says

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Women who worry a lot have brains that work overtime even during easy tasks, new research suggests. The findings could help in the identification and treatment of anxiety disorders, according to the Michigan State University scientists who conducted the study. “This may help predict the development of anxiety issues later in life for girls,” said […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Brain

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Brain Matter Throughout history, the human brain has been remarkably good at dismissing itself. Everyone from ancient Egyptians to Aristotle has downplayed the role of the mysterious stuff between our ears. Famed anatomist Galen gave the brain credit as commander of movement and speech, but even he brushed aside the white and gray matter, figuring […]

Beauty Affects Men’s and Women’s Brains Differently

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Beauty is famously in the eye of the beholder; but it’s also in the beholder’s brain, and may work differently in the brains of men and women. In men, images they consider to be beautiful appear to activate brain regions responsible for locating objects in absolute terms – x- and y-coordinates on a grid. Images […]

New Favorite Accessory: My Engagement Ring

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Yes, that’s right. I’m getting hitched! My (now) fiancé proposed on August 4 in front of a lighthouse in Portland, Maine. It’s a pretty cool story… I had known this was coming, for several reasons actually. One of them being because I recently picked out my ring. Scratch that–I put it on HOLD. I know […]

The Truth Behind Women’s Brains

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Most people think that the brains of baby boys and girls are blank slates at the beginning of life. But according to new scientific evidence, they’re not. Recent reports show that newborn males and females have very different brain circuitry, and hormones dramatically shape their future thoughts, feelings and behavior in the first years of […]