A Danish professor is lighting up mouse brains to better understand how nerve cells are affected by dopamine. The researchers behind the technique – optogenetics – were recently awarded a prestigious Danish research prize.
New study reveals impaired communication across various brain regions in compulsive gamblers. This suggests that gambling addiction may be more due to a deviation in the brain than a weakness of character.
New rat study reveals that the brains of depressive people are incapable of controlling the activity in certain brain areas – the innate braking system doesn’t work. The discovery could lead to new types of antidepressants.