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A ‘factory reset’ for the brain cures anxiety, drinking behavior

Gene editing may be a potential treatment for anxiety and alcohol use disorder in adults who were exposed to binge drinking in their adolescence, according to the results of an animal study published in the journal Science Advances. The study... Continue Reading →

Is Hypersensitivity a Strength or a Weakness?

The word sensitivity is thrown around a lot in relation to a number of different things. It can refer both to the senses – that is, our ability to perceive the world around us – or to our tendency to be affected... Continue Reading →

Neural pathway key to sensation of pleasant touch identified

Studying mice, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a neural circuit and a neuropeptide -- a chemical messenger that carries signals between nerve cells -- that transmit the sensation known as pleasant touch from... Continue Reading →

Half of Older Adults Now Die With a Dementia Diagnosis, up Sharply From Two Decades Ago

Nearly half of all older adults now die with a diagnosis of dementia listed on their medical record, up 36% from two decades ago, a new study shows. But that sharp rise may have more to do with better public... Continue Reading →

Singing in the brain

For the first time, MIT neuroscientists have identified a population of neurons in the human brain that lights up when we hear singing, but not other types of music. These neurons, found in the auditory cortex, appear to respond to... Continue Reading →

Anxiety and Neuroticism Linked to Ability to Experience ASMR

New research from Northumbria University suggests a link between personality traits and the ability to experience the relaxing sensory phenomenon known as ASMR. The findings also show that it reduces anxiety in those who experience the sensation. A study has... Continue Reading →

Georgia State Researchers Reveal Surprising Findings on How Salt Affects Blood Flow in the Brain

A study led by researchers at Georgia State reveals surprising new information about the relationship between neuron activity and blood flow deep in the brain, as well as how the brain is affected by salt consumption. When neurons are activated,... Continue Reading →

How meditation can help you make fewer mistakes

If you are forgetful or make mistakes when in a hurry, a new study from Michigan State University – the largest of its kind to-date – found that meditation could help you to become less error prone. The research, published... Continue Reading →

Dancing molecules’ successfully repair severe spinal cord injuries

In a new study, researchers administered a single injection to tissues surrounding the spinal cords of paralyzed mice. Just four weeks later, the animals regained the ability to walk. The research will be published in the Nov. 12 issue of... Continue Reading →

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