Neuroscience

Mapping neural connections in Parkinson's disease

The imbalanced activation of neural cells and previously unknown connections within the brain's external globus pallidus (GPe) and striatum may be responsible for some motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease and similar neurodegenerative ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychedelic drugs: how the brains of informed users are different

There is a new generation of drug users out there who possess highly detailed pharmacological and technical knowledge about the drugs they take. "Psychonauts" (meaning "navigator of the soul") are enthusiastic and deliberate ...

Neuroscience

Anticipation of the future reward shapes self-controlled choice

Research published in the Journal of Neuroscience shows the prefrontal cortex of the human brain is associated with anticipation of favorable future events and shapes how individuals make a choice, advancing our understanding ...

Neuroscience

A new view of how the brain decides to make an effort

Neuroscientists have provided clear visual evidence that a region of the human brain known as the ventral striatum kicks in during decision-making to weigh the costs versus the benefits of making a physical effort.

page 1 from 11