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The neurobiology of wisdom

A new meta-study just completed by University of California neurologists sought to determine if specific brain circuits and pathways might be responsible for wisdom. Once the sole province of religion and philosophy, the researchers Dilip V. Jeste and Thomas W. Meeks say that there are many similarities in the definition of wisdom across time and […]

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New Physiological Evidence For Social Anxiety Disorder




Using single-photon emission computed tomography; Dutch researchers were able to detect biochemical differences in the brains of individuals with generalized social anxiety disorder (social phobia), providing evidence of a long-suspected biological cause for the dysfunction. Reported in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, the study compared densities of elements of the serotonin and dopamine neurotransmitter systems […]




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Love – Just A Basic Mammalian Response




A team led by a neuroscientist, an anthropologist and a social psychologist has found that early, intense romantic love may have more to do with motivation, reward and the “drive” aspects of human behavior than with the emotions or sex drive. The study, using a magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI ) machine, looked at the brain […]




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