Michelle Trudeau

Michelle Trudeau appears in the following:

Why People Take Risks To Help Others: Altruism's Roots In The Brain

Sunday, November 23, 2014

In the face of natural disasters and disease, there are always people who step forward to help. Their brains may tell why. This story originally aired on Sept. 22 on Morning Edition.


The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Monday, September 22, 2014

Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.


Skimping On Sleep Can Stress Body And Brain

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Too stressed to get seven hours of solid shut-eye tonight? Prepare to be even less resilient tomorrow. Stress disrupts sleep, which feeds depression, anxiety — and more stress, scientists say.


Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets

Monday, June 30, 2014

When researchers asked young children to figure out an experiment using cause and effect, they did a much better job than young adults. That may be because their thinking is more flexible and fluid.


You Had Me At Hello: The Science Behind First Impressions

Monday, May 05, 2014

Maybe it's true that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. People are judging your personality from the first word you speak, scientists say. Try it yourself with our quiz.

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Involuntary Shaking Can Be Caused By Essential Tremors

Monday, April 07, 2014

It's easy to think that a shaking hand could be a sign of Parkinson's disease. But it's more likely essential tremor, an ailment that's not life-threatening but can become debilitating.


Inside The Brains Of People Over 80 With Exceptional Memory

Monday, April 15, 2013

Research into why some people have strong memory well into old age suggests that their brains are different from their peers. Some parts of the brains of "superagers" responsible for ...