Brain and Behavior

The Masks of Trauma

Sometimes I receive emails from acquaintances I knew in my early years. They usually start by expressing their deep concern for me and what I went through. Each message like this is healing because validation and concern for my situation was something I desperately...
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8 Benefits of Kissing

In a recent feature on a now-defunct website, Valerie Reiss lists eight health benefits of kissing. I was especially intrigued to learn about kissing’s power to lift the mood. Demirjian explains that kissing stimulates the feel-good chemicals in the brain, mainly serotonin, dopamine and...
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