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How a schizophrenia risk gene affects the brain

Brain imaging studies have already revealed that mental illnesses involve alterations in both the structure and connectivity of the brain. Scientists have now, for the first time, shown how the disruption of a key gene involved in mental illness impact…

Douglas study on neurogenesis in the olfactory bulb

Towards a better understanding of the mechanisms of depression A new study published by the team of Naguib Mechawar, Ph.D.

Obese teens’ brains unusually susceptible to food commercials, Dartmouth study finds

A Dartmouth study finds that TV food commercials disproportionately stimulate the brains of overweight teenagers, including the regions that control pleasure, taste and — most surprisingly — the…

New mechanism for Alzheimer’s disease confirmed

Decreased removal of toxic peptides in the brain causes the onset and first clinical signs of Alzheimer’s disease, research suggests, rather than overproduction as has previously been assumed. This information can now be used to target specific genes t…

Depressed people may have difficulty following emotional speech

Psychoacoustics identifies five basic types of emotional speech: angry, fearful, happy, sad and neutral. In order to fully understand what’s happening with speech perception, a research team studied how depressed individuals perceive these different ki…

Depressed people may have difficulty following emotional speech

Psychoacoustics identifies five basic types of emotional speech: angry, fearful, happy, sad and neutral. In order to fully understand what’s happening with speech perception, a research team studied how depressed individuals perceive these different ki…