Imperial College London

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Kisspeptin hormone injection can boost brain activity associated with attraction

A shot of the reproductive hormone kisspeptin enhances brain activity in response to olfactory and visual cues of attraction in men. The findings reveal a previously undescribed attraction pathway in humans activated by the hormone and identify kisspeptin signaling as a potential therapeutic pathway for psychosexual and reproductive disorders.... Read More...
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Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy may trigger long-term post-traumatic stress

Ectopic pregnancy and early miscarriage can trigger lasting PTSD in one in six women. A month after pregnancy loss, 29% of women reported PTSD symptoms. 24% of women suffered moderate to severe anxiety, and 11% of women reported moderate to severe depression. Following up after nine months, 18% reported continuing PTSD symptoms, 17% reported severe anxiety, and 6% of women said they still experienced severe depression as a result of the loss of pregnancy.... Read More...
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Ayahuasca DMT compound changes brainwaves to vivid ‘waking-dream’ state

DMT alters electrical activity in the brain. The compound significantly decreases alpha wave activity, the dominant rhythm associated with wakefulness, and increases theta waves, associated with dreaming. Overall brain activity becomes more chaotic and less predictable. The findings advance the understanding of the neurobiological underpinnings of immersive states of consciousness.... Read More...