If anxiety is in my brain, why is my heart pounding? A psychiatrist explains the neuroscience and physiology of fear

Although emotions like fear and anxiety originate in your brain, they ultimately travel through your body and make your heart race and your stomach twist. Source: If anxiety is in my brain, why is my heart pounding? A psychiatrist explains the neuroscience and physiology of fear Post Views: 442

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NIH awards will fund Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome research

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded five projects for research to better understand Post-treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), which is a collection of symptoms, such as pain, fatigue, and difficulty thinking or “brain fog,” which linger following standard…

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Brain signatures for chronic pain identified in a small group of individuals | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

For the first time, researchers have recorded pain-related data from inside the brain of individuals with chronic pain disorders caused by stroke or amputation (phantom limb pain). A long sought-after goal has been to understand how pain is represented by brain activity and how to modulate that activity to relieve…

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How MAGA Conspiracies Infected Autism Groups – Mother Jones

How MAGA Conspiracies Infected Autism Groups

The result of cross-pollination between Covid and autism, says Canadian autism-acceptance activist Anne Borden King, who is working on a book about unproven autism treatments, is an explosive blending of disinformation. As the anti-vaccine movement has increasingly tacked right in recent years, the true believers in autism cures have aligned…

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Frontiers | Neural Correlates of the Shamanic State of Consciousness

Neural Correlates of the Shamanic State of Consciousness

Psychedelics have been recognized as model interventions for studying altered states of consciousness. However, few empirical studies of the shamanic state of consciousness, which is anecdotally similar to the psychedelic state, exist. We investigated the neural correlates of shamanic trance using high-density electroencephalography (EEG) in 24 shamanic practitioners and 24…

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