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Summary: The use of social media sites such as Facebook does not directly lead to an increased risk of depression. However, social media can trigger depression in users if they post passive content.
Summary: For those with a genetic predisposition for alcohol use disorder (AUD), being in a romantic relationship appears to reduce the high risk to succumbing to alcohol abuse. This protective effect is limited […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Stimulating neurons to induce particular perceptions in mice’s minds, on the site Neuroscience News 4 hours, 46 minutes ago
Summary: Using optogenetics, researchers stimulated neurons in the visual cortex of mice to induce illusory images in the animals’ minds.
Source: Stanford Medicine
Hallucinations are spooky and, fortunately, […]
Summary: Researchers report there is no real relationship between how many cups of coffee you drink per day and an increased risk of developing any particular cancer. They also ruled out a link between coffee […]
- In reply to: Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Apathy: The forgotten symptom of dementia, on the site Neuroscience News Summary: Feelings of apathy are present in almost half of all Alzheimer’s patients.Source: […] View
The study appears to be pre-publication and was presented at the Alzheimer’s disease conference. You might want to check out their website (link provided in the article) to see if they have copies of any abstracts.
Summary: An asymmetric coupling between the peripheral visual and olfactory sensory systems allows for enhanced steering response to discrete objects in mosquitos.
Source: University of Washington
For female […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, How people engage with science can promote unbelief or beliefs about God(s), on the site Neuroscience News 6 hours, 53 minutes ago
Summary: Study suggests those who feel in awe of scientific discoveries are more likely to believe in a god, while those who are more inclined to logical thinking were less likely to believe in a deity.
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Neuron type that acts as brain’s metronome discovered, on the site Neuroscience News 7 hours, 12 minutes ago
Summary: A distinct fast-spiking interneuron subtype mediates perceptually relevant brain oscillations, independently of local field potential and sensory drive.
Source: Brown University
By measuring the […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Your spending data may reveal aspects of your personality, on the site Neuroscience News 23 hours, 46 minutes ago
Summary: What you spend your money on may reveal a lot about your personality type. Those who are more open to new experiences spend more on flights and travel, while extraverts spend more on eating out. People […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Legalized recreational marijuana a substitute for alcohol, but not tobacco, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day ago
Summary: Legalized recreational marijuana may spell bad news for the alcohol industry, but not tobacco. A new study reports in states where the recreational use of marijuana is legal, internet searchers for […]
Summary: Perception and working memory are more deeply entangled than previously believed.
Source: George Washington University
Many people have an intuitive, though incorrect, understanding of how the brain […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Bacterial intestinal infections may trigger Parkinson’s disease, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 3 hours ago
Summary: Mice infected with bacteria that cause mild intestinal infections exhibited Parkinson’s like symptoms later in life. The findings provide a pathophysiological model in which intestinal infections may act […]
Summary: Feelings of apathy are present in almost half of all Alzheimer’s patients.
Source: University of Exeter
Apathy is the most common neuropsychiatric symptom of dementia, with a bigger impact on […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Study pinpoints cell types affected in brains of multiple sclerosis patients, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 6 hours ago
Summary: Projection neurons have been implicated in the progression of multiple sclerosis. A new study reports projection neurons are damaged by immune cells. This damage could contribute to both atrophy and […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, How the brain distinguishes between voice and sound, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 6 hours ago
Summary: The brain adapts to a person’s listening intentions by focusing on either a speaker’s voice or the speech sounds being made.
Source: University of Geneva
Is the brain capable of distinguishing a […]
Summary: Parents who use marijuana and alcohol are more likely to use both non-violent and violent discipline on their children than those who do not use substances. The annual frequency of physical abuse was 0.5 […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Hit it where it hurts: Scientists reveal how mirrors cure phantom pain, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 8 hours ago
Summary: Visual responsiveness in the somatosensory cortex diminishes significantly following mirror therapy for phantom limb pain. Before therapy, researchers discovered a strong, unexpected activation in the […]
Summary: Study busts the long-held belief that gamblers can detect differences in how much, and how often, certain slot machines payout.
Source: University of Nevada Las Vegas
It’s a common sight on casino […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Why two out of three babies are cradled on the left, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 3 hours ago
Summary: A new study reveals why most people prefer to cradle a baby on the left side.
Researchers assumed one reason for left side cradling preference is that emotions are primarily processed in […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Antioxidant precursor molecule could improve Parkinson’s, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 3 hours ago
Summary: N-acetylcysteine (NAC) appears to positively affect the dopaminergic system, helping to improve symptoms in those with Parkinson’s disease.
Source: Thoman Jefferson University
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) […]
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