Researchers report sleep disruptions may not only be a symptom of neurological diseases, circadian rhythm disruptions may drive the brain pathology that contributes to anxiety, dementias and other disorders.
Rats susceptible to anhedonia have more serotonin neurons in the ventral dorsal raphe nucleus. However, activating neurons in the central amygdala reduced the serotonin signaling and lowered the effects of social stress.
Neuroimaging study reveals those suffering from Gulf War Syndrome who experience chronic pain have increased volume in brain areas associated with pain processing and smaller volume in areas associated with pain regulation.
Diet-induced changes to the reward system and innate differences may predispose mice to over-eating.
Study shows how social environment can shape specific behaviors in autism spectrum disorder.
Learning a new language as an adult alters hemisphere specialization for comprehension, but not for production.
Lower levels of testosterone during puberty increases the brain's sensitivity to faces and expressions during adulthood.
Learning produces changes in connectivity via multiple synaptic mechanisms that are consistent with observed behavioral changes.
A new study reveals premature babies may suffer from severe abnormalities of the thalamus, especially if they are born before 28 weeks gestation.
Increased activity in the nucleus accumbens forecasted an increase in stock price within the next day, whereas increased activity in the anterior insular was predictive of whether a stock price would flip or change direction.