Neuroscience

Moral disgust leaves us with a 'bad taste'

When we witness behaviors that violate shared moral norms, our brain inhibits the neurons that control our tongue movements—just as it does when something tastes bad. An international research group led by the Universities ...

Neuroscience

Targeted brain stimulation dulls social pain

Pairing brain stimulation with an emotion management technique blunts negative emotions, according to research recently published in JNeurosci. The combination may improve emotional regulation in people with psychiatric disorders.

Neuroscience

Antiepileptic drug reduces motor neuron excitability in ALS

The antiepileptic drug ezogabine reduced pathologic excitability of cortical and spinal motor neuron cells that are early signs of clinical dysfunction in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a study ...

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