Study reveals mice can learn to manipulate random dopamine impulses for reward.
Aromatic turmerone, a compound derived from turmeric essential oil, and its derivatives directly affect dopamine neurons to generate neuroprotective properties in tissue culture models of Parkinson's disease.
Connections between oxytocin neurons in the hypothalamus and dopamine neurons in the reward system drive parenting behaviors in both male and female voles.
Dopamine drives neuroplasticity in the auditory pallium region of the zebra finch brain, researchers report.
Hyperactivity of the dopamine system may explain the prevalent traits and conditions associated with ASD more commonly found in males.
A new study reveals what goes on in the brain when a person embarks on a musical collaboration project.
Researchers have identified a subpopulation of dopaminergic neurons in the caudal ventral tegmental area that appears to suppress food intake by triggering satiation in mice.
A rare genetic mutation interferes with dopamine transporters in the brain, causing Parkinson's-like symptoms in children.
A new gel that contains levodopa can adhere to nasal tissue. The gel releases levodopa directly into the blood and brain. Researchers say the preliminary data reveals the gel has proven to be effective in animal models.
The VGLUT protein is more abundant in the dopamine neurons of female fruit flies, rodents, and humans than in males. The finding shed light on why females have greater resilience to age-related dopamine neuron loss and disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
Viewing a subliminal image of their own faces, participants showed an increase in activity in the dopamine reward pathway in the brain. Findings shed new light on the underlying neural processes of self facial recognition.