June Gruber, at left, is leading an interdisciplinary effort to improve human understanding of people’s emotions. Photo by Glenn Asakawa.

Group taps broad expertise to understand emotion

Feb. 17, 2016

Human emotions are universally experienced but not fully understood. A new initiative at the University of Colorado Boulder aims to tap a wide range of expertise to shed light on “the mysteries of human nature.”

Practicing yoga during pregnancy can help prevent postpartum depression. iStockphoto.

Meditation outperforms meds on postpartum depression

Jan. 14, 2016

Pregnant and postpartum women at risk of depression are less likely to suffer depression when they meditate or get in a yoga pose than when they are treated with psychotherapy or antidepressants, a study led by CU-Boulder researchers has found.

Man running from zombies

They run, but not for the health of it

Dec. 2, 2015

Sure, there are endorphin junkies who love to enter the ‘pain cave,’ but for those who’d rather play, fleeing from ‘zombies’ does the trick, CU-Boulder researchers find.

Neurological mechanisms help explore the connection between epilepsy and autism.

Pre-natal stress, terbutaline linked to autism, epilepsy in rats

Dec. 2, 2015

Researchers have discovered that a combination of pre-natal stress and an unapproved pre-term labor medication called terbutaline may create a higher risk for the co-development of autism and epilepsy.

Distinguished Professor Steven Maier discovered a brain mechanism that not only produces resilience to trauma but aids in coping with future adversity.

Pioneering prof wins prestigious Grawemeyer Award

Dec. 2, 2015

University of Colorado Boulder scientist Steven Maier, who discovered a brain mechanism that not only produces resilience to trauma but aids in coping with future adversity, has won the 2016 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.

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