Amotivation and anhedonia rather than expressive dysfunction play a critical role in determining social functioning in those with schizophrenia.
Researchers have released a whole-brain projectome consisting of over 6,000 single neurons in the mouse prefrontal cortex.
A ventral tegmental area dopamine neuron circuit that projects to the basolateral amygdala selectively controls anxiety-like behaviors, but not depression-like behaviors.
Increased follicle-stimulating hormones following menopause bind to FSHR neurons and activate the C/EBPβ/AEP pathway. The process plays an important role in triggering Alzheimer's pathology in females.
While patients with schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder experience a lack of motivation and anhedonia, the neural patterns of emotion-behavior dissociation differ between the disorders.
Microbiota transplanted from both autologous and heterologous donors can be established in aged hosts and facilitate microbiota restoration following perturbation by antibiotics.
Contrary to popular belief, a child's visual perception does not reach adult level at age seven. A new study reveals children's visual perception continues to develop and does not reach maturity until age ten.
Both those with schizophrenia and those with social anhedonia have alterations in the social brain network and a diminished correlation with real-world social network size.
Researchers have uncovered the neural mechanism underlying rumination. The study reports when rumination occurs, coupling between the core and medial temporal lobe subsystems of the default mode network becomes elevated, while coupling between the core and dorsomedial prefrontal cortex decreases.