Diet-induced changes to the reward system and innate differences may predispose mice to over-eating.
Researchers report they have discovered the region of the brain that registers excitement over a preferred food option. The study reports the findings could help develop new therapies and treatments to potentially combat obesity and encourage healthier eating.
Researchers have discovered a link between specific neural circuits to distinct behavioral symptoms of depression. The study, published in Cell, reports altering the networks helped to improve symptoms such as social withdrawal and helplessness.
A new study provides insight into the areas of the brain which become activated when people are presented with aversive foods and suggests the reward circuit may encode disgust.
Researchers have uncovered what goes on in our brains when we are faced with the decision to take a risk or play it safe.
Researchers report they may have discovered neurons that are connected to a tendency to indulge in binge behaviors, at least in rats.
According to a new study, the hormone arginine vasopressin promotes trust and cooperation in humans who are in risky situations.