Examining the brains of frequent cannabis users, researchers have identified a pattern of connectivity related to craving the substance. The findings add weight to the idea that brain regions do not work in isolation, but via the connectivity of multiple networks that signal to each other depending on state and need. Brain connectivity during cannabis cravings is not static but has fluctuations in connection patterns between the central executive network and nucleus accumbens.
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Using a smartwatch and new app, participants will track their emotional changes for 45 days. The app, called Mindcurrent, uses artificial intelligence to analyze emotional states and provides recommendations on how the user can elevate their mood.
Researchers examined the effects oxytocin and vasopressin had on perceptions of social dominance. Oxytocin increased perception of greater dominance. Neuroimaging revealed the findings were also reflected in changes in brain regions associated with social perception.
Researchers report specialized cognitive training can help make the brain more energy efficient as we age.
For healthy adults over 55, cognitive training can improve innovative thinking, researchers report.