Research team pinpoints brain circuitry underlying dissociative experiences

It’s neither uncommon nor especially worrisome for people to lose themselves in a great book or a daydream. But it’s disconcerting when feeling transported becomes so intense as to seem that one is literally separated from one’s own mind or body. Between 2% and 10% of the population will experience the mysterious phenomenon known as dissociation during their lifetimes, said […]

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Study reveals missing link in mechanisms underlying fight-or-flight response

We’ve all felt the effects of an adrenaline rush. Faced with danger, real or perceived, the heart beats faster, breathing quickens and muscles tighten as the body prepares to fight a threat or flee from it. The role of adrenaline in triggering the fight-or-flight response is one of the most well-studied phenomena in biology. However, the precise molecular mechanisms for […]

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