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    Fat Tuesday: Feed the Addict

    Fat Tuesday: Feed the Addict

    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.

    August 27, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik
    The dopamine side(s) of depression

    The dopamine side(s) of depression

    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.

    December 17, 2012 — Scicurious
    Parkinson's is much more than dopamine

    Parkinson's is much more than dopamine

    ...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.

    June 25, 2012 — Scicurious
    Faulty Circuits

    Faulty Circuits

    Neuroscience is revealing the malfunctioning connections underlying psychological disorders and forcing psychiatrists to rethink the causes of mental illness

    April 1, 2010 — Thomas R. Insel
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