A new rodent study uncovers a neural circuit in the brain that appears to govern pain-induced anhedonia. Altering the activity of this circuit restored motivation in pre-clinical models of pain.
Variations in the TSPO neuroinflammation-associated protein's structure correlates with worse survival outcomes for male glioblastoma brain cancer patients than females.
Study reveals a causal mechanism for pain reduction may be due to an antibiotic-induced shift in the gut's amino acid concentrations.
Contrary to popular belief, a child's visual perception does not reach adult level at age seven. A new study reveals children's visual perception continues to develop and does not reach maturity until age ten.
Researchers have identified a pre-programmed neural circuit in the basolateral amygdala of mice that processes both positive and negative stimuli.
Performance of newly acquired motor skills can be improved by reactivating memories during sleep, a new study finds.
Serotonin-producing neurons in the brainstem release serotonin throughout the brain during moments of novel social encounters. The release of serotonin stimulates neurons in the medial septum via a subtype of serotonin-sensitive receptor molecules. Blocking the release of this receptor molecule prevents the formation of new social memories.
Researchers investigate why many of us wake in the middle of the night and dwell on our fears.
A painting of a naked woman by Picasso has been hidden under one of his "Blue Period" works for almost a century. With the help of artificial intelligence, researchers have been able to reproduce the lost painting.
Both those with schizophrenia and those with social anhedonia have alterations in the social brain network and a diminished correlation with real-world social network size.