The brains of city dwellers are more sensitive to social stress than those of country folk, according to a study in Nature. This might contribute to the increased risk of certain psychiatric disorders associated with urban living.
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Brain activity that correlates with anxious temperament may arise through a combination of nature and nurture, according to a new report published in Nature.
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We humans are social creatures, but people with Williams syndrome are more so than most. Famously outgoing, these people will approach even strangers to say hello. This may stem from a brain that is keenly attuned to happy faces, and may help explain why some of us are extroverts and some of us are not.
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) needs certain parts of the brain to take hold, according to a study of Vietnam vets. When these brain areas were damaged, the vets were ‘protected’ from PTSD.
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