Researchers identify a driving network for compulsivity in those with alcohol use disorders. The study reports heavy drinkers have more activity in the prefronal cortex, insular and striatum, areas of the brain critical for reward and decision making.
Findings suggest drug treatments for addiction and depression simultaneously may stimulate and reward and aversion responses.
Researchers investigate the teenage brain and answer questions as to why behaviors change so much during these years.
Using a chocolatey reward, researchers discover how rats form some memories.
A new study reports obese teens have disrupted connectivity between numerous areas of the brain involved in appetite regulation.
A neuroimaging study conducted by researchers from UCLA reveals the brains of people with schizophrenia are less sensitive to social rewards than they are to non-social rewards.
Study reports children who reward children with screen time often spend more time interacting with their tablets or smartphones than parents who don't.
Researchers describe the different facial muscle combinations that help make three types of smiles.
According to a new study, habit formation is driven by neurons in the striatum which represent both the cost and reward of the behavior.
According to a new study, clinically depressed children show a blunted response to reward compared to those who were not depressed.