New research shows that hypnosis alters brain activity in several regions

By scanning the brains of subjects while they were hypnotized, researchers at the School of Medicine were able to see the neural changes associated with hypnosis. By Sarah C.P. Williams Your eyelids are getting heavy, your arms are going limp and you feel like you’re floating through space. The power of hypnosis to alter yourContinue reading “New research shows that hypnosis alters brain activity in several regions”

How stress can clog your arteries

By Sarah C. P. Williams There’s a reason people say “Calm down or you’re going to have a heart attack.” Chronic stress—such as that brought on by job, money, or relationship troubles—is suspected to increase the risk of a heart attack. Now, researchers studying harried medical residents and harassed rodents have offered an explanation forContinue reading “How stress can clog your arteries”