Resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, may help to combat depression and anxiety. The compound inhibits PDE4, an enzyme induced bt excessive amounts of corticosterone, which causes depression-like symptoms in mouse models.
A new study sheds light on how the brain changes as a result of chronic stress. Selective noradrenaline release rewires connectivity patterns between different brain regions. Activity in the amygdala and networks that process sensory stimuli increased.
Glial cells and radial astrocytes might control the decision to give up swimming against the current in Zebrafish.
According to researchers, gut bacteria may regulate the neural circuits behind movement in fruit flies. Researchers say gut bacteria may play a similar role in controlling mammalian locomotion, and even movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
Researchers have identified a new neural mechanism that contributes to long term stress and PTSD. The study reports the mechanism is mediated by brain fluid in areas associated with stress response.
Researchers have identified novel neural pathways that help regulate sleep and wakefulness.
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A new study reveals noradrenaline plays a vital role in early stages of perception. Researchers report later processing of visual information occurs in the cerebral cortex and is affected by noradrenaline to determine if an image will enter our stream of consciousness.
Trinity College Dublin researchers report controlled breathing, a key element of meditation, directly affects noradrenaline levels in the brain. The study suggests controlled breathing can enhance attention and improve overall brain health.
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RIKEN researchers report neurons in the locus coeruleus play a key role in emotional and flexible learning.