Psychology & Psychiatry

Fish under the influence reveal how psychedelics work

Psychedelics are a hot topic in labs all over the world because they hold great potential for relieving the symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mood-related conditions. Still, there is a major hurdle to developing ...


Zebrafish larvae help in search for appetite suppressants

Researchers at the University of Zurich and Harvard University have developed a new strategy in the search for psychoactive drugs. By analyzing the behavior of larval zebrafish, they can filter out substances with unwanted ...

Medical research

Zebrafish research highlights role of locus coeruleus in anesthesia

By using a larval zebrafish model, Dr. Du Jiulin's lab at the the Institute of Neuroscience and Zunyi Medical College revealed that two commonly used intravenous anesthetic drugs, propofol and etomidate, suppress the excitability ...


Neurobiologists show how satiety may influence decisions

Anyone who has gone shopping while hungry knows that the shopping cart often ends up with more items than initially intended. It almost seems as if we notice food more when hungry. Herwig Baier and his team at the Max Planck ...


Peering into fish brains to see how they work

The newest research group at Norwegian Nobel laureates May-Britt and Edvard Moser's Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience uses transgenic zebrafish to unlock the secrets of the brain.

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