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.
Vaccine skeptics have lower trust in doctors and are more likely to use alternative medicine. Researchers say vaccine recommendations given by authorities or as a result of social pressure cause defiance in those who are anti-vaccine.
Chronic stress during pregnancy and elevated maternal cortisol levels have been linked to alterations in the gut microbiota of infants.
Study reveals how the brain's opioid system is linked to mood changes associated with depression and anxiety. Neuroimaging revealed, in those with depression, there is a decreased number of opioid receptors in specific areas of the brain.
Age, sex, and gender influence the organization of the brain's opioid system. Findings shed light on why there are significant differences between the opioid system on an individual level, and why some are more prone to developing opioid-linked pathologies than others.