Psychology & Psychiatry

Excessive media exposure to traumatic events could harm kids

FIU scientists investigating the effects of hurricanes and other natural disasters on children's brain development previously found that increased exposure to media coverage of disasters led kids to have post-traumatic stress ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Protein identified that indicates whether memories can be changed

Researchers have discovered that a particular protein can be used as a brain marker to indicate whether emotional memories can be changed or forgotten. This is a study in animals, but the researchers hope that the findings ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How the dark shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic is changing our brains

The threat of COVID-19 has been looming over our lives for a year and a half. We've had to question whether seemingly mundane behaviors might lead to someone's death. Or if we or someone we love might get severely sick. Our ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Long-term stress linked to increased risk of heart attack

Can long-term stress lead to heart attacks? Most people would probably answer in the affirmative, but the scientific evidence of this is scarce. A new study by researchers from Linköping University in Sweden reveals that ...

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