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Why people with depression pay more attention to negative information

Why people with depression pay more attention to negative information | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

People with depression process emotional information more negatively than healthy people. They show increased sensitivity to sad faces, for instance, or a weaker response to happy faces. What has been missing is a biological explanation for these biases. Now a study reveals a mechanism: an unusual balance of chemicals in a brain area crucial for the feeling of disappointment.

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Absolutely fascinating reading for those of us who have an interest in neuroscience.

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Readying the neural network: Study examines extrasynaptic neurotransmitter receptors - PsyPost

Readying the neural network: Study examines extrasynaptic neurotransmitter receptors - PsyPost | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Synapse, the name for the signal-receiving site on a neuron, comes from the Greek word for contact. Neuroscientists used to maintain that neurons form one- ...
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This is one of those that makes sense moments I love when reading about neurology and psychology. Changing the membrane potential to allow firing. Neuro-readiness defined.

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The Surprising Brain Differences Between Democrats and Republicans

The Surprising Brain Differences Between Democrats and Republicans | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Two new studies further support the theory that our political decision-making could have a neurological basis.
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This is must reading if you are interested in politics. Of course, it may be that the part of the brain we use is a function of how we have taught ourselves to react to life so I don't want to get to het up about the causal implications.

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New light shed on emotional fear

New light shed on emotional fear | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Bad experiences and unpleasant events can remain etched into the brain for a person’s entire life. A new study has identified the brain processes at work that enable ‘bad thoughts’ to remain.
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While the writing in this piece is poorly done, the essential information is fascinating. Small though it is, the amygdala plays such a powerful role in emotional development. From my own history of PTSD I can certainly understand why this is important research. Now can it lead to treatment?

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Men and women 'wired differently'

Men and women 'wired differently' | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
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While this is hardly conclusive, it is one of those wonderfully provocative studies that can set us talking and thinking.

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