Have you ever wondered why some people find it so much easier to stop smoking than others? New research shows that vulnerability to smoking addiction is shaped by our genes.
Voluntary movements involve the coordinated activation of two brain pathways that connect parts of deep brain structures called the basal ganglia, according to a study in mice.
Researchers describe findings which could help enable the development of more effective medications for addiction, with fewer side effects.
Researchers discover a signature of brain activity in some severely brain injured patients, who regained some consciousness after using certain drug treatments.
Researchers discover a mechanism in the brain which controls tics in children with Tourette Syndrome.
People with higher levels of dopamine in the striatum perform worse after being promised a bonus, a new study reports.
Researchers identify an aspect of brain activity that helps to predict the effectiveness of a reward-based strategy as motivation to quit smoking.
Choice bias is a byproduct of learning from reward, a new study reports.