Home » Entries posted by NewsBot

How to spot bipolar symptoms in yourself

Symptoms of bipolar disorder include periods of mania and depression. Learn more about the potential signs of bipolar disorder, and when to see a doctor for a diagnosis, here.

How music motivates the brain to learn

A new study shows that music taps into the brain’s reward circuitry to stimulate a type of learning based on the correct prediction of outcomes.

Lovesick: What are the adverse effects of love?

Love can be an exhilarating feeling, but it can also lead to psychological distress. We look at some of the adverse effects of intense romantic feelings.

Why playing board games could improve your love life

Oxytocin levels rose in individuals who did a painting class or played board games with their romantic partners. Levels were highest in men who painted.

New molecules reverse memory loss linked to depression, aging

New therapeutic molecules show promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and aging. These molecules not only rapidly improve symptoms, but remarkably, also appear to renew the underlying brain impairments causing memory loss in preclini…

The language of conversation impacts on  the ‘synchronization’ of our brains

Experts have shown for the first time that the way in which the activity of two brains is connected depends on whether the dialogue takes place in the native language or in a foreign language.

Controlling and visualizing receptor signals in neural cells with light

Using a novel optogenetic tool, researchers have successfully controlled, reproduced and visualized serotonin receptor signals in neural cells. To this end, they modified a photosensitive membrane receptor in the eye, namely melanopsin. They were able …

Bipolar and schizophrenia symptoms

Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have some similarities, but there are key differences. Diagnosis and treatment options vary. Here, learn more about the two conditions and when to see a doctor.

Cannabis use in teens linked to risk of depression in young adults

Cannabis is the most commonly used recreational drug by teenagers worldwide. In Canada, among youth aged 15 to 19 years, the rate of past-year cannabis use is 20.6 percent, while in England, 4 percent of adolescents aged 11 to 15 years used cannabis in…

How genes influence bipolar disorder

If a person has a close relative with bipolar disorder, there is a higher chance of them developing it. Learn more about the links between genetics and bipolar disorder here.