News tagged with ventral tegmental area
New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine for the first time explains exactly how two brain regions interact to promote emotionally motivated behaviors associated with anxiety ...
Neuroscience Mar 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
All too often, stress turns addiction recovery into relapse, but years of basic brain research have provided scientists with insight that might allow them develop a medicine to help. A new study in the journal Neuron pinpoi ...
Neuroscience Mar 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
New research from the University of British Columbia is shedding light on why enticing pictures of food affect us less when we're full.
Neuroscience Jan 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Among those who suffer from depression, the dual inabilities to experience enjoyment in things once pleasurable and to physically motivate oneself—to meet challenges, or even to get out of bed in the morning—have been ...
Neuroscience Dec 12, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new study by scientists in the US has found that the opiate morphine and the stimulant cocaine act on the reward centers in the brain in different ways, contradicting previous theories ...
Medical research Oct 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
A genetically-modified version of the rabies virus is helping scientists at Harvard to trace neural pathways in the brain, a research effort that could one day lead to treatments for Parkinson's disease and addiction.
Neuroscience Jun 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
What characterizes many people with depression, schizophrenia and some other mental illnesses is anhedonia: an inability to gain pleasure from normally pleasurable experiences.
Neuroscience Mar 21, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Morphine's analgesic properties are as potent as its addictive potential are problematic. The neural pathway for that addiction is typically associated with dopamine (DA) neurons of the ...
Neuroscience Oct 04, 2011 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |