Recognizing threats is an essential function of the human mind — think “fight or flight” — one that is aided by past negative experiences. But when older memories are coupled with stress, individuals are likely to perceive danger in harmless circumstances, according to a paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
"Explosions rocked the main airport and a subway in Brussels on Tuesday, killing at least 26 people." (The New York Times)
First-ever connection between noradrenergic neurons and vulnerability to depression
By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom
Arctic peoples inherently able to adapt given changes to various non-climatic factors
Transition to parenthood can be a difficult life event. It can have an impact on both parents and on the long-term development of the child. While mother’s "baby blues" have been widely investigated, little research has been conducted on antenatal paternal depression.
The ability to express empathy -- the capacity to share and feel another’s emotions -- is limited by the stress of being around strangers, according to a new study published today in the journal Current Biology.
Professor Nancy Heath’s research team is delivering a face-to-face training of high school teachers and technicians using a manualized program (StressOFF Strategies for Teens; SOS4Teens) which they developed. StressOFF uses mindfulness-based stress management techniques. The training starts next week with a two-day session as part of a Ministère de l'éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) Action Research Grant in partnership with the Lester B.
The number of days an expectant mother was deprived of electricity during Quebec’s Ice Storm (1998) predicts the epigenetic profile of her child, a new study finds.