Psychology & Psychiatry

New research maps how the brain changes during depression treatment

For the first time, researchers have shown what happens to the brain when a person receives a depression treatment known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). The results were published today in the American ...

Neuroscience

Enzyme prevents brain activity from getting out of control

Our bodies have the ability to modify the contacts between neurons. Among other things, this is how it prevents brain activity from getting out of control. Researchers from the University Hospital Bonn, together with a team ...

Neuroscience

Riding the wave to memory-forming genetics

UT Southwestern scientists have identified key genes involved in brain waves that are pivotal for encoding memories. The findings, published online this week in Nature Neuroscience, could eventually be used to develop novel ...

Neuroscience

Study explains how light could activate neurons

Human brains have an average of 86 billion neurons. These nerve cells are interconnected at junctions known as synapses, and some neurons have as many as 10,000 such synapses. A key to understanding brain function is to have ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Highly specific synaptic plasticity in addiction

Addiction, or substance use disorder (SUD), is a complex neurological condition that includes drug-seeking behavior among other cognitive, emotional and behavioral features. Synaptic plasticity, or changes in the way neurons ...

Genetics

Treating brain diseases now possible

Neurological diseases of the brain such as dementia, autism and schizophrenia are now a growing social problem. Nevertheless, studies on their definitive cause are still insufficient. Recently, a POSTECH research team has ...

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