Latest News

Psilocybin inhibits the processing of negative emotions in the brain

Emotions like fear, anger, sadness, and joy enable people to adjust to their environment and react flexibly to stress and strain and are vital for cognitive processes, physiological reactions, and social behavior. The processing of emotions is closely linked to structures  in the brain, i.e. to what is known as the limbic system. Within this system the amygdala  plays a central role ? above all it processes negative emotions like anxiety and fear. If the activity of the amygdala becomes unbalanced, depression and anxiety disorders may develop.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Enhancing knowledge crucial to improving energy-saving behaviors, study shows

  • American Indians disproportionately disciplined at school compared to white students

  • New mechanism for Alzheimer's disease confirmed

  • Subconscious learning shapes pain responses

  • Depressed people may have difficulty following emotional speech

  • Preparing foster kids for school lessens impact of moves

  • Growing up with smokers doubles risk for adult smoking among Hispanics

  • How we judge decisions after the event

  • Mood instability common to mental health disorders, associated with poor outcomes

  • Mental 'map' and 'compass' are two separate systems, researchers say

  •