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.
A new study sheds light on the role striosomal neurons play in reinforcement learning.
Using RNA sequencing, researchers have created a spatiomolecular map of the striatum, an area of the brain implicated in decision making and addiction.
Researchers have pinpointed how brain activity changes in mouse models of Parkinson's disease, providing clues as to what may drive symptoms of the disease in humans.
Researchers improve motor function and reduce brain shrinkage in animal models of HD by adjusting the levels of a signaling protein.
Researchers believe the newly understood mechanism could yield insights into more precise future treatments for nerve pain and depression.
Astrocytes in the striatum appear to play a critical role in stuttering. Researchers found treatment with risperidone helped reduce stuttering by increasing the metabolism of striatal astrocytes.
Huntington's disease may progress to advanced stages as a result of degradation of the cells' health maintenance system than due to the increased disease pathology itself.
A neuroimaging study reveals people with OCD who receive daily cognitive behavioral therapy to help curb their compulsive behaviors show stronger connections between specific brain regions.