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The study elucidates how seizures originating in specific amygdala subregions might suppress both breathing and the crucial alarm signal of "air hunger," potentially through novel connections to the brainstem, which regulates responses to blood CO2 alterations. With a sharper focus on these amygdala-brainstem links, researchers forge a vital pathway toward demystifying SUDEP, revealing robust avenues for future exploration, preventive measures, and targeted treatments.
Researchers delve into the therapeutic potential of psilocybin microdosing, exploring its influence on stress resilience and compulsive behaviors in rats. While high-dose psilocybin therapy has been scrutinized for psychiatric treatment applications, this study focuses on low, repeated doses—commonly known as 'microdosing'—and its burgeoning popularity in self-medication narratives online.
A recent study reveals intriguing findings about the efficiency of spoken word recognition across various age groups. Efficiency peaks in individuals in their mid-20s to early-30s and notably begins to decline from the mid-40s, independent of hearing ability or general cognitive function.

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A recent study highlights a potential connection between chronic stress, depression, and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers found that individuals aged 18 to 65 previously diagnosed with either condition showed a heightened risk for Alzheimer’s and mild cognitive impairment.
Researchers conduct the most extensive analysis on the genomic, epigenomic, and transcriptomic changes in Alzheimer’s patient brains. By analyzing over 2 million cells from 400 postmortem samples, they've uncovered a detailed picture of the disease's genetic and molecular foundation.

AI news articles cover science articles about artificial intelligence including ChatGPT, Bard, Dalle, neural networks, machine learning, LLMs, AGI and other AI related topics.

This week in neuroscience offers groundbreaking insights: "Game of Thrones" enthusiasts, when lonely, neurologically equate favorite characters to real friends; there's a common brain circuit among different substance disorders; the hippocampus plays a central role in memory variations; and ChatGPT-4 impresses with its ability to craft deeply personal narratives, offering a fresh perspective in therapeutic contexts.

Science research articles cover psychology, depression, mental health, schizophrenia, mental disorders, happiness, stress, PTSD, autism, psychiatry and therapy.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most prevalent cause of chronic liver disease in affluent societies, is intrinsically linked with personality disorders. The research uncovers a tri-fold higher likelihood of personality disorders in NAFLD patients, not correlating with other liver diseases or common mental health issues like anxiety and depression.
Researchers discovered that lonely fans of "Game of Thrones" processed their favorite characters similarly to real friends in their brains. By using fMRI scans while participants considered the traits of show characters and real friends, a blurred boundary was observed between real and fictional friends for lonelier individuals.

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New research unveils a probable unique human ability to recognize and remember sequential information. Despite being our closest relatives, bonobos struggle to learn the order of stimuli in the same manner as humans.
Researchers unveiled the brain's ability to prioritize needs over wants using the dopamine reward system. This study, observing a male zebra finch's shift from quenching thirst to courting when faced with a female, sheds light on the flexible nature of the dopamine system.