Neuroscience researchers suggest that utilizing fMRI studies could help to provide biomarkers for the diagnosis of depression. A recent fMRI study of patients with depression showed marked abnormal activations in the medial prefronal cortex. Researchers believe that by identifying the neurobiological markers for depression, psychiatrists can tailor medications and therapies to suit the needs of individual patients.
Brain scans of people under the influence of the psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, have given scientists the...
Neuroscientists have believed that three brain regions are critical for self-awareness: the insular cortex, the anterior cingulate cortex, and the medial prefrontal cortex. Patient R is helping a research team show that self-awareness is more a product of a diffuse patchwork of pathways in the brain—including other regions—rather than confined to specific areas.
Researchers identify circuitry in the brain which drives compulsive drinking in rats, and likely plays a similar role in humans.
VIP interneurons specialize in inhibiting other inhibitory neurons in multiple regions of the cerebral cortex under specific behavioral conditions, a new study shows.
Researchers isolate a gene responsible for dopamine connectivity in the medial prefrontal cortex during adolescence.
Researchers reveal a mechanism by which oxytocin has an effect on interaction between the sexes.
Researchers explore how the brain is able to switch from an ongoing strategy to a new, more efficient one.