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Yep, your brain has ‘anxiety’ cells

It's not just your imagination, it's neurology, according to a new study on mice.

Handout or hand up UC Berkeley study

A handout or a hand up? How we judge others guides how we help others

When charities emphasize the helplessness of those they assist, it changes how we give.

UC Berkeley social media

Social media actually makes you more (not less) relaxed, surprising new research says

It may not make you happy, but it will make you sleepy.

UC Riverside storybooks

How storybook lessons impart scholastic success

Differences in children's literature in the U.S., Mexico and China may help explain academic performance.

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New center aims to nourish your empathy — with art

Dacher Keltner helps launch the art world’s first ‘empathy center,’ using the power of art to induce compassion.

UC Irvine Science of Acting

The new science of acting

Cognitive scientists are helping actors infuse characters with genuine memories, feelings and personalities.

UC Riverside meditation stress

How to control worrying (according to science)

There hasn't been a scientifically proven technique for reducing stress — until now.

The evolutionary advantage of the teenage brain

Research is showing that the behaviors of teenagers aren’t just there to annoy parents, they serve a real evolutionary purpose.

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Preventing disease with the help of social media

Eleni Linos focuses on how technology influences our behaviors to make an impact on health.

UC San Diego stress study

Researchers discover new pathway for handling stress

Newly detected resistance mechanism helps protect cells from threats such as heat shock.

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