A lack of dopamine receptors in a specific brain region could trigger increased compulsions, such as drug addiction
Study traces what happens in the brain to cause addictive behavior, potentially paving the way for new ways to dry out
Cocaine's boost derives from reward-prompting receptors actively blocking their signaling counterpart, according to new research.
How do you sense the passing of time?
Genetic deletion causes obsessive-compulsive disorder in a mouse, suggesting therapeutic targets for counteracting the syndrome
People who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can't help some of their actions. They suffer from severely intrusive thoughts and anxiety, which they know are not right.
Researchers report they alleviated the debilitating effects of the neurodegenerative disease in mice and monkeys
New research suggests that elderly brains are less susceptible to regret than are the brains of the young and depressed
A study published in Nature Neuroscience shows that our own calming thoughts can significantly dampen the arousal we feel when we are anticipating positive rewards. Christie Nicholson reports.
A novel brain-imaging technique uncovers the structural connections underlying personality, behavior and disease
New study finds it's not just dopamine-producing cells, but likely ones that secrete norepinephrine, as well, that kick-start the movement disorder
New studies show that money and social values are processed in the same brain region, providing insight into how we make choices
Neurodegenerative disorders devastate the brain, but doctors hope one day to replace lost cells
Experiments stop mice from “excessive grooming”
Poor people get it faster than wealthier ones when there is a small financial reward
Researchers are pinpointing the brain circuits that can help us form good habits and break bad ones