New findings about dopaminergic neurons in the striatum could have implications for treating Parkinson's disease and Tourette syndrome.
Opiate exposure causes synaptic rewiring in the nucleus accumbens in addition to decreasing dendritic spines. The findings shed light into the neurobiology of opiate relapse.
Vanderbilt researchers have mapped a signaling system in the brain that appears to be linked to autism.
A new study reveals mosquitoes can learn to associate a particular odor to an unpleasant shock, much like being swatted. Researchers report the insects tend to avoid the scent following the experience.
Researchers from EPFL have uncovered how diazepam, a common anxiolytic, can increase mitochondrial activity in neural pathways associated with motivation.
Researchers link physical inactivity in obese mice to altered dopamine receptors rather than their body weight.
A new study reports on dopamine's important role in learning how to avoid unpleasant experiences.