Rethinking the “pleasure molecule” could help scientists better understand addiction, Parkinson’s disease and motivation
Four tips from experts on how to get more joy from your purchases
A form of encephalitis that caused both wakefulness and profound somnolence reveals much about our inner clocks
Doctors can now operate deep within the brain using focused ultrasound, ushering in a new era of faster, safer incision-free procedures
When scientists tracked the genes behind an inherited form of the disease, they uncovered vital clues about how it progresses
Neurons involved in Parkinson’s disease are especially susceptible to burnout because of their complex branching
New methods for growing and transplanting cells offer hope for treating Parkinson’s and other degenerative diseases
Whether they're counting minutes, months or years, biological clocks help to keep our brains and bodies running on schedule
Stem cell therapy is emerging as a promising treatment for Parkinson's disease
Scientists find a way chemicals may contribute to Parkinson’s
Despite what some critics say, brain imaging holds plenty of promise for real solutions to treating mental disorders
When the substantia nigra is super charged by food restriction, or drugs, or both, you become super motivated to seek out more food, or more drugs… whatever floats the substantia nigra’s boat.
Neurodegenerative disorders devastate the brain, but doctors hope one day to replace lost cells
Depression is a disease with a difficult set of symptoms. Not only are the symptoms difficult to describe (how do you really describe anhedonia, before you know the word for it?), symptoms of depression manifest in different ways for different people.
...and much more than motor symptoms. A colleague handed me this paper, not just as an interesting aspect of Parkinson's, but as somewhat supportive paper for the role of serotonin in depression.
Certain areas grow bigger as a mother bonds with her infant
A new meta-analysis reveals that Parkinson's disease is linked to key genetic deficits in mitochondrial function
Neuroscience is revealing the malfunctioning connections underlying psychological disorders and forcing psychiatrists to rethink the causes of mental illness
A new experiment reveals why we always want to know the answer
California finding bolsters theory linking neurological ailment to insecticides