Lilly, a fictitious soldier, was corporal in the Canadian Forces (CF) when she was deployed to Afghanistan. Early in her deployment, she was attacked by another soldier as she was returning to her barracks one evening. As he groped her he whispered, “You know you want this,” and tore at her clothes. She managed to.. read more →

The brains of children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have structural differences not seen in the brains of typical kids, a new study finds. PTSD is a mental health problem that occurs in some people who’ve lived through a shocking or dangerous event. The damaging effects associated with childhood trauma can lead to lasting changes.. read more →

Our emotional state is governed partly by a tiny brain structure known as the amygdala, which is responsible for processing positive emotions such as happiness, and negative ones such as fear and anxiety. A new study from MIT finds that these emotions are controlled by two populations of neurons that are genetically programmed to encode.. read more →