The amygdala is an almond-shaped structure found deep on either side of the brain. So many studies have shown it to be involved in learning and experiencing fear, it's become shorthand to refer to it as the brain's "fear centre".
Monsieur Leborgne, nicknamed Tan Tan, for that was the only syllable he could utter (save for a swear word or two), died in the care of the neurologist Paul Broca in Paris on April 17, 1861.
New research has highlighted the risks associated with depression among people who suffer a stroke.
A new survey of stroke survivors published in the British Journal of Health Psychology today shows that those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are less likely to keep to treatment regimes that reduce the risk of a further stroke.
Autistic children correctly diagnosed with the condition could lose symptoms of the disorder as they get older.
A study into how the brain reacts when making decisions has led to researchers pinpointing the specific parts of the organ that interact in order to compute both our confidence in our decisions and the value of options we have in front of us.
Our partner organisation the British Neuroscience Association is holding their 2013 Festival of Neuroscience (BNA2013) at the Barbican Centre, London from the 7-10 April.
In seeking to understand the brain processes underlying creative performance, researchers have already scanned opera singers and actors. Now they've invited rappers to undergo the same treatment. 
Whether or not a person likes somebody else can affect their brain activity.
Today sees the publication of a major new report by a Chartered Psychologist on the impact that acquired brain injuries can have on young people in childhood and in their transition to adulthood. It also outlines the criminal justice consequences if these injuries go untreated.
Testosterone can have a significant impact with regard to social behaviour.
According to an influential and controversial theory, autism is the manifestation of an 'Extreme Male Brain'.
The rise and fall of cognition across the lifespan
Which neural processes underlie expert sport performance? How do our brains evolve with training? Since the 1990s – known as the decade of the brain – brain imaging (e.g.
Difficulties endured during childhood should be taken into account when the legal system deals with adolescent crimes.
An athlete's ability to remember could be significantly impacted as a result of head impacts.
Professor Jan Burns from Canterbury Christ Church University, who is the Head of Eligibility for the International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability, was interviewed by Claudia Hammond on BBC Radio 4's All in the Mind yest
Seven years after his death, Phineas Gage's body was dug out of the ground and his skull passed to a doctor, John Harlow, who'd treated him in life.
The memory of female and younger athletes is particularly affected by concussion.
May I thank officers and committee members of the Division for their significant contribution this year?
Violent offending can be associated with impaired structure and function in a number of areas of the brain.
This post-qualification training day is an opportunity to bring together neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, medical and legal professionals, and other professionals interested in brain injury for an update on developments in neuroscientif
A person's memory could be affected if their mind is prone to wandering.
Society monograph, 'Educational Neuroscience' is available now from the BPS Shop for individual and
Neuropsychologists in The Netherlands and the UK have documented the curious case of a 62-year-old stroke patient whose brain damage affected her perception of familiar faces whilst leaving her perception of unfamiliar faces intact.
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