Psychology & Psychiatry

How fear persists in the mouse brain

Most people have experienced, at some point in their lives, a sudden unexpected fright. Even after a shadowy figure in a darkened room turns out to just be a chair, your heart rate is still high, your palms stay sweaty, and ...

Neuroscience

Researchers uncover network mechanism underlying rumination

Rumination is generally defined as a recurrent and passive focus of thoughts on depressed mood itself and its possible causes and consequences. Sometimes stated as "overthinking," rumination plays a pivotal role in the onset, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Exploring the neural underpinnings of mind wandering

Mind wandering occurs when a person's attention shifts from things that are happening in her present environment to internal thought processes. For instance, while cooking or attending a lesson, one might start thinking about ...

Medical research

Researchers reveal neural mechanisms underlying opioid analgesia

A new study published in eLife by researchers from Dr. Sun Yangang's Lab at the Institute of Neuroscience, Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology (CEBSIT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has ...

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