Articles from March 2010

UI studies brain's moral judgments

A new study suggests that our ability to respond appropriately to intended harms is seated in a brain region associated with regulating emotions. The finding offers a new piece to the puzzle of how the human brain constructs morality. Among the study's authors is DANIEL TRANEL of the University of Iowa.

Andreasen book discusses creative people and depression (Back Stage, March 22)

In her book "The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius," NANCY C. ANDREASEN, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist at the University of Iowa, argues that the same attributes that help artists create -- such as openness and sensitivity -- may also make them more susceptible to mental and emotional problems. Back Stage is a Web site devoted to covering the theatrical industry.