Psychology & Psychiatry

Stimulating hope: Personalizing treatment options for depression

Artificial intelligence. Gene editing. mRNA vaccines. It's safe to say the past few decades have felt like the next big wave of medicine. However, what continues to be needed in virtually every field is a personalized approach ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are people with high social status more prone to depression?

The Alpha is the "king" of a horde of mice. While meeting another mouse in the pipeline, Alpha can scare it away with merely a glance. But one day the situation changes. With unexpected courage, the little "mouse brother" ...

Neuroscience

How heavy alcohol consumption increases brain inflammation

For people with alcohol use disorder (AUD), there is a constant, vicious cycle between changes to the brain and changes to behavior. AUD can alter signaling pathways in the brain; in turn, those changes can exacerbate drinking.

Neuroscience

How the brain creates your taste in art

It has been said that there is no accounting for taste. But what if taste can actually be accounted for, and what if the things doing the accounting are the neural networks inside your brain?

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