Tag: "emotion" at medical news

Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly

...study uses visually evoked brain waves to identify emotion recognition deficits in people with traumatic brai...ng the angry faces. The finding of impaired facial emotion processing may be one of the reasons why patients with TBI are at risk for crossing social boundarie...

Emotional memory study reveals evidence for a self-reinforcing loop

...t to traumatic events may be trapped in a cycle of emotion and recall that aggravates post-traumatic stress d...d Dolcos, "One way to interpret our result is that emotion can trigger recollection, and vice versa. The synchronicity between activity in the amygdala and hi...

Study: Eye contact triggers threat signals in autistic children's brains

...found that in autistic subjects, the amygdala - an emotion center in the brain associated with negative feelings - lights up to an abnormal extent during a direct gaze upon a non-threatening face. Writing in the March 6 issue of the journal Nature Neuroscience, the scientists also report that because autisti...

Brain activity of men and women during hostile or impulsive acts differs less on nicotine

...ice, attention, short-term memory, planning, mood, emotion and language are different in men and women -- differences exaggerated during moments of hostility or impulsiveness. In addition, the study provides new evidence that men's and women's brains respond differently to the same stimuli -- a result sure t...

From town planning to intimate sex: Understanding the risks in our lives

...gh game shows and soap-operas; the part played by emotion in influencing risky choices; how successful new arrangements are for regulating private pensions and the Internet; the way governments and planners find out about what people want when decisions about the environment, transport or health care are ...

Scientists uncover new mechanism for the amygdala in fear recognition

...features and have a disrupted ability to interpret emotion from facial expressions. "That the amygdala is critical for recognizing fear expressions has been evident from prior studies," said Antonio Damasio, M.D., Ph.D., the Maurice Van Allen Professor and head of neurology at the UI Roy J. and Lucill...

Smoking affects same 'feel good' brain chemical system as heroin

...alled the anterior cingulate, which is involved in emotion and emotion-memory integration, the activity of th...n other key parts of the brain involved in memory, emotion and pleasure: the amygdala, the thalamus and the nucleus accumbens. In all three areas, the opioid s...

Scientists detect two decision-making pathways in human brain

...es of our current actions," Dr. Laibson says. "Our emotion brain wants to max out the credit card, even though our logical brain knows we should save for retirement." Or, as the authors conclude, "The idiosyncrasies of human preferences seem to reflect a competition between the impetuous limbic grasshopper...

Laughter helps patients communicate emotion in therapy sessions

...er in general shows it is more about communicating emotion than about humor," says Carl Marci, MD, the director of Social Neuroscience in the MGH Department of Psychiatry, the paper's lead author. "Many therapists have been caught up in the old notion that laughter only signifies humor, even ridicule, and h...

Study: Brain battles itself over short-term rewards, long-term goals

...eir brains were more strongly activated than their emotion systems, whereas when they chose the immediate rew...e, with a slight trend toward more activity in the emotion system. The researchers concluded that impulsive choices or preferences for short-term reward...

People are of 'two minds' on moral judgments

...that acknowledges the crucial roles played by both emotion and 'cognition'." Joshua D. Greene, Leigh E. Nystrom, Andrew D. Engell, John M. Darley, and Jonathan D. Cohen: "The Neural Bases of Cognitive Conflict and Control in Moral Judgment"...

How brain gives special resonance to emotional memories

...t to establish that the memory-enhancing effect of emotion is due to interaction between emotion- and memory-...ems. Second, to delineate the contribution of the emotion and memory-related regions during emotional memory formation, the study used precise anatomical meth...

Concussion causes emotional disturbances, say researchers

...ere were also different rates of decrease for each emotion depression resolved in approximately seven days while confusion and total mood disturbance took 17 to 21 days. Post-injury mood disturbances were not a result of the injured athlete's pre-injury emotional state. According to Mainwaring and her colle...

Surgery cuts cardiac arrests among those with rare heart disorder

... rapid heart rhythm, often brought on by exercise, emotion or loud noise. This improper rhythm interferes with blood flow to the brain and can result in fainting or cardiac arrest. Symptoms usually occur in childhood or early adulthood, and affect otherwise-healthy people. Symptoms also may appear later ...

Unsuspected brain region involved in side effects of diabetes drugs

...his brain region that is primarily associated with emotion and high-level thought processes. "The unexpected discovery that this region is involved in hypoglycemia provides new insight into how the brain functions during such basic, primitive responses and demonstrates an anatomic link between cognitive pro...

Study finds male and female brains respond differently to visual stimuli

The emotion control center of the brain, the amygdala, shows s...vels of activation in the amygdala, which controls emotion and motivation, in the brains of the male subjects compared to the females, despite the fact that bo...

Award-winning research affirms use of hypnosis in eliminating pain

... of hypnotizability, with colleagues in Austria on emotion and laterality, and with researchers in Romania and Spain on attentional correlates of hypnotizability. She and her colleagues in Israel, for example, have shown that there are genetic underpinnings to hypnotic susceptibility. They demonstrated a ...

Could you suffer from psychosis? The nose knows

... the part that processes such things as threat and emotion before transferring this information into the frontal (language) area of the brain," he says. "It is either the transfer of emotional information to the frontal lobe, or functioning in the frontal lobe itself that appears to be compromised in those s...

Research breakthrough in understanding treatment resistant depression

... on the reaction to stimuli that induce a negative emotion or on the brain in a resting state. But now, for the first time, Professor Sharma's group have studied the reaction to the negative and positive mood inducing stimuli. Six women with treatment resistant depression were recruited to the study, alongsi...

The Passionate Mind: Oct. 9-11 Utah Symposium in Science & Literature

...What is self? Is it me, or is it my brain? How are emotion and cognition- the process of knowing, of having perception, memory and judgment -tied to our notions of ourselves? Those and other questions will be addressed Thursday Oct. 9through Saturday Oct. 11 when the University of Utah holds its secondan...

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