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Science of microdosing psychedelics remains patchy and anecdotal, say researchers

The practice of taking small, regular doses of psychedelic drugs to enhance mood, creativity, or productivity lacks robust scientific evidence, say scientists.

Scientists explore blood flow bump that happens when our neurons are significantly activated

When a group of our neurons get activated by thinking hard about a math problem or the vibrant colors of an exotic flower, within a single second blood flow to those brain cells increases a bit.

New psychosis treatment targets genetic mutation instead of symptoms

New research describes the case study of two people with psychotic conditions who benefited from an innovative treatment for psychosis.

Exploring the neuroanatomy of a murderer

A recent brain imaging study peeks inside the brains of convicted killers. The researchers identify a number of telling differences.

Ways to stop masturbating

Masturbation is normal and healthy. However, it may be a problem if it impacts other areas of a person’s life. Tips to stop masturbating include avoiding pornography and getting lots of exercise. Learn more here.

How doctors got it wrong: 3 ‘conditions’ they no longer recognize

Historically, doctors have got things wrong and, occasionally, very much so. In this Spotlight feature, we look at three no longer recognized ‘conditions.’

Marathon-running molecule could speed up the race for new neurological treatments

Scientists have discovered a new process that sets the fastest molecular motor on its marathon-like runs through our neurons.

The brain’s pathways to imagination may hold the key to altruistic behavior

Researchers used neuroimaging to identify multiple neural pathways in the brain that explain the relationship between imagination and the willingness to help others.

EMDR therapy: Everything you need to know

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is a type of therapy that doctors sometimes recommend for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health conditions. Learn about how it works and whether it is effective …

Raising eyebrows on neuroinflammation: Study finds novel role for ‘skin plumping’ molecule

Scientists have discovered a novel mechanism and role in the brain for hyaluronic acid — a clear, gooey substance popularized by cosmetic and skin care products. Hyaluronic acid may be the key in how an immune signal moves from the blood stream to the…