A new series of studies review the roles neuroplasticity and neurogenesis play in alcohol addiction and recovery.
Glutamate is first released near the AMPA-type glutamate receptors, then released near the NMDA-type receptors immediately after the first signal to activate the switch for synaptic plasticity.
Researchers used epigenetic modulators to reduce the damage done by stress to neuroplasticity. Findings reveal acute intervention in epigenetic mechanisms produced antidepressant effects more rapidly than conventional medications.
Astrocytes, not microglia, are responsible for constantly eliminating unnecessary and excessive adult synaptic connections in response to brain activity.
Diet-induced changes to the reward system and innate differences may predispose mice to over-eating.
Study reveals a key role for the ventromedial hypothalamus in fight or flight behaviors. Findings suggest the ventromedial hypothalamus alters in response to social experiences.
Researchers discover how the brain adapts in a study of children born without a corpus callosum.