Neuroscience

High-fat diet disrupts brain maturation

The latest study by researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich suggests that excessive consumption of fatty foods could severely disrupt the development of the prefrontal cortex in the maturing brains of young ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

People with alcohol dependency lack important enzyme

A research group under the leadership of Linköping University Professor Markus Heilig has identified an enzyme whose production is turned off in nerve cells of the frontal lobe when alcohol dependence develops. The deficiency ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

A full bladder makes better liars study suggests

(Medical Xpress)—A study conducted by a team of researchers at California State University has led to evidence that suggests people with a full bladder make better liars. In their paper published in the journal Consciousness ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Gambling and obsessive-compulsive behaviors linked

Problem gambling and obsessive-compulsive behaviors share genetic as well as behavioral links, according to a study by researchers at Yale, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. ...

Neuroscience

Study finds chronic alcohol use shifts brain's control of behavior

(Medical Xpress)—Chronic alcohol exposure leads to brain adaptations that shift behavior control away from an area of the brain involved in complex decision-making and toward a region associated with habit formation, according ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

If you are impulsive, take modafinil and count to 10

Poor impulse control contributes to one's inability to control the consumption of rewarding substances, like food, alcohol, and other drugs. This can lead to the development of addiction. FDA-approved medications for alcoholism, ...

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