People diagnosed with schizophrenia have an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life, researchers report. The reason could be due to alterations in the brain's dopamine system cause as a result of dopamine receptor antagonists or neurophysiological changes associated with schizophrenia itself.
New studies are set to explore how gene expression alters the brain's response to drug abuse, and to screen for genes that could help brain cells withstand Parkinson's disease.
Researchers investigate how laughter improves both mental and physical well-being.
A new study reveals specific brain regions that individually promote patience through the action of serotonin.
Do you experience the chills when you hear your favorite song? Researchers used EEG to map brain activity while people listened to their favorite tunes. Findings reveal specific brain areas work together to process music, triggering the reward system and increasing dopamine release.
Cocaine and sucrose neuron ensembles in the nucleus accumbens are mostly non-overlapping.
Researchers recorded alterations in levels of both dopamine and serotonin in the brain when people perform perception and decision making based tasks.
Stem cells derived neurons integrate well into the correct regions of the brain, connecting with native neurons and restoring motor function in mouse models of Parkinson's disease.
Researchers have identified a novel neural circuit that detects male pheromone cues pertaining to inter-male aggression.