Higher glucose levels detected by a two-hour glucose test were an accurate predictor of poorer performance in tests of episodic memory ten years later.
The function of the opioid system is connected to eating triggered by external stimuli. The findings could lead to the development of new therapies that target the opioid system to reduce obesity.
Under hypnosis, the brain shifts to a state where individual areas act more independently of each other than they do during typical waking state.
The seasonal duration of daylight influences the number of opioid receptors in the brain. The findings shed new light on a potential mechanism behind seasonal affective disorder.
People diagnosed with schizophrenia have an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life, researchers report. The reason could be due to alterations in the brain's dopamine system cause as a result of dopamine receptor antagonists or neurophysiological changes associated with schizophrenia itself.
Based on the activity in the auditory cortex and motor cortex, researchers were able to predict whether a participant was listening to music that was upbeat or sad.
Low-intensity exercise during adolescence reduces behavioral symptoms associated with schizophrenia in mouse models.
Young adults on the autism spectrum with co-morbid psychiatric disorders, including anxiety and affective disorders, have a higher risk of self-harm and suicidal behaviors.