Kara Conway

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Serotonin enhances learning, not just mood

The neurotransmitter serotonin is linked to the control of mood, though it also helps to regulate various other functions, such as sleep and sexual …

Neuroscience

How an Affair Between a Reporter and a Security Aide Has Rattled Washington Media

The pearl bracelet arrived in May 2014, in the spring of Ali Watkins’s senior year in college, a graduation gift from a man many years her senior. It was the sort of bauble that might imply something more deeply felt than friendship — but then again, might not.<p>Ms. Watkins, then a 22-year-old intern …

Journalism

What Your Myers-Briggs Type Says About Your Sex Life

If you've never taken the Myers-Briggs test to determine your personality type, I highly suggest you do. I just took mine and learned I'm an …

Our Kids are More Stressed Than We Realize—Use This Practice to Bring Them Peace

According to a 2010 American Psychological Association’s (APA) Stress in America Survey, almost a third of children studied reported that in the last …

Mindfulness

White Matter and Your Brain

White Matter Function and Disorders<p>The brain's white matter is situated under the surface gray matter or cerebral cortex of the brain. White matter …

Neurology

A growing threat could kill 10 million people by 2050, but one company thinks it can stop it

After years of abuse in people and animals — with doctors practically doling them out like candy and farmers stirring them into animal feed — antibiotics have virtually stopped working. In January, a woman died after a raging infection that failed to respond to 26 different kinds of antibiotics. …

What Happens to Tattoo Ink After It's Injected into Your Skin?

It takes a brave soul (in some cases, emboldened by a strong drink or two) to get a tattoo. And while people may spend time considering what design …

Body Art

10 intelligent house floor plans to inspire!

Before anyone starts building a house or renovating an apartment, the first thing to tackle is always a floor plan, or a drawing/computerized image …

Mindfulness for Fibromyalgia

Mindfulness is gaining traction as a fibromyalgia treatment, but do you know what mindfulness really means? Have you wondered whether it's a passing …

10 major clues you might've missed in the new 'Game of Thrones' trailer

The new <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 7 trailer is here just in time for Summer Solstice, and it's packed with clues about the conflicts — and alliances — we …

Doctors Are Now Fighting Depression by Targeting the Brain's Wiring, Not Its Chemical Balance

The Damage of Depression<p>Depression is becoming an epidemic that is damaging individuals, society, and the economy. Its has become the leading source …

Neuroscience