Neuroscience

Hormones that are released during hunger affect decision making

Never make a decision when you are hungry. The hormone ghrelin - that is released before meals and known to increase appetite - has a negative effect on both decision making and impulse control. Such were the results of a ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Gene mutation linked to reckless drunken behavior

University of Helsinki researchers have identified a genetic mutation which renders carriers susceptible to particularly impulsive and reckless behaviour when drunk. More than one hundred thousand Finns carry this mutation.

Neuroscience

Brain chemical may offer new clues in treating chronic pain

A chemical in the brain typically associated with cognition, movement and reward-motivation behavior—among others—may also play a role in promoting chronic pain, according to new research at The University of Texas at ...

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