Neuroscience

Musicians' Brains 'Fine-Tuned' to Identify Emotion

(PhysOrg.com) -- Looking for a mate who in everyday conversation can pick up even your most subtle emotional cues? Find a musician, Northwestern University researchers suggest.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sharing in sorrow might make us happier, study shows

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scrolling through Facebook or mingling at a party, you might get the impression that other people's lives are full of job promotions, exotic travel and successful relationships. We don't often hear about ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Soldiers who avoid distressing images more at risk for PTSD

(PhysOrg.com) -- When presented with images of faces depicting various emotional states, people who look briefly at fearful expressions are more vulnerable to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than those who look at the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Women anticipate negative experiences differently to men

Men and women differ in the way they anticipate an unpleasant emotional experience, which influences the effectiveness with which that experience is committed to memory, according to new research.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Acute impact on brain function in earthquake survivors

New research has found that the Wenchuan, China earthquake that occurred on 12 May 2008 had an acute impact on the brain function of physically healthy survivors and poses a risk to the mental health of these survivors. The ...

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