Department of Psychological Science
Researcher Takes the Taboo Out of Female Sexuality
February 15, 2011
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It takes about 20 milliseconds for our brains to process whether a picture is sexual or not. That's about half the time it takes before we consciously process that a picture is even there. It's an example of the human hardwiring that has sex occupying our brains constantly from puberty until we die, according to Alessandra Rellini, assistant professor of psychology and director of the University of Vermont's sexual health and research clinic.
Can a Gene Predict PTSD Risk?
February 22, 2011
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Emory University's Dr. Kerry Ressler explains the results of his study.
Diagnosing PTSD Before it Happens
February 23, 2011
running time: 2:23
Researchers at the University of Vermont are unlocking some of the mystery behind post-traumatic stress disorder.
Researchers Discover Biological Pathway Linked to PTSD
ABC Good Morning America Health
February 23, 2011
running time: 7:05
Although most people exposed to the horrors of war, trauma or abuse recover emotionally, up to 20 percent develop post-traumatic stress disorder -- a debilitating psychiatric disorder marked by flashbacks and nightmares.
NECN - New England Cable Network
February 23, 2011
running time: 2:04
When you think of PTDS, you probably think of those back from war, or dealing with another tragedy. Some new information from the University of Vermont helps explain why some suffer more than others. In a new report published in the journal 'Nature', scientists from UVM and Emory University have identified a hormone - known as 'pacap' - that appears to be linked to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The researchers found that women with high blood levels of pacap showed more of the symptoms of PTSD. The same correlation was not found in men.
Researchers May Have Found Genetic Link To PTSD
February 24, 2011
running time: 10:43
Three University of Vermont researchers, Jom Hammack and Donna Toufexis of the Department of Psychology and Victor May of the UVM College of Medicine, have found what may be a genetic link to post-traumatic stress disorder. The UVM professors published in the scientific journal Nature work they've done with colleagues at Emory University. They say they've found a hormone in women's blood that's associated with anxiety. They say they believe it might also be linked to PTSD.
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Less Stress in Vermont and New hampsire than Other States
March 25, 2011
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People in Vermont and New Hampshire are less stressed than those in the other states. Professor Jom Hammack discusses some of the possible reasons why.
Retirement Celebration for Susan Crockenberg
May 13, 2011
Waterman Manor, University of Vermont
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May is Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month
May 26, 2011
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May is Neurofibromatosis awareness month, which is a condition few people know about. It's also called NF and its causes tumors to grow on nerve tissue, producing skin and bone abnormalities.
Sondra Solomon, an Associate Psychology Professor at UVM, and Leanne Haskins-Leahy, of the Vermont Genetics Network, appeared on The :30 to talk about this genetic condition and treatments.
Connections Between Heart Health and Sexual Function
WCAX Across the Fence
August 18, 2011
running time: 16:05
In the 1960's, the birth control pill changed the lives of women. In the 1990's, Viagra changed the lives of men. While the two pills are not connected, they serve as an introduction of sorts to today's program, in which we'll hear from medical experts about the connection between sex and heart disease.
Addiction, the Frontal Lobes, and the Science of Willpower
October 28, 2011
running time: 11:37
Hugh Garavan's research interest is cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on cognitive control functions. This interest merges naturally into clinical questions regarding the neurobiology underlying control dysfunction. Related research interests concern the processes underlying the development of cognitive functions and how these might contribute to the psychopathologies that emerge during adolescence.
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