Researchers have found that people suffering from obesity, alcohol addiction, and drug addiction tend to have lower-than-average numbers of D2 (dopamine) receptors in their brains
. In 2001, researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York conducted an experiment using rats to find out if increasing the number of D2 receptors in rats' brains
would decrease the amount of alcohol consumed by rats that had been trained to prefer alcohol over water.
Effects of estrogenic chemicals on ERE-TK-LUC activity in the brains
reason: That wonderful ability of recursion that we have--that we are able to step outside and look at how our brains
function--still leaves us feeling a sort of ultimate meaninglessness?
Scientists have identified a gene that appears to have evolved rapidly in people and contributed to the emergence of the uniquely human brain
Showing the brains
of your learners what you are teaching is far more memorable than telling them about it.
controls your body, and your body affects your brain
Question part one: That inhalants may change abusers' brains
so that the only way to feel pleasure is to continue inhaling.
Paul Thompson, a NIDA-sponsored researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, used Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to look inside the brains
of long-term methamphetamine abusers.
On the joyful and hopeful side, there are the prospect and reality of improved treatments for brain
diseases and debilities.
Infants clearly require large amounts of DHA for their developing brains
When the software was used 100 minutes a day, five days a week for a number of weeks, fMRI scans showed that the "poor readers' brains
normalized during the course of the program," Gabrieli says.
Using a brain-imaging machine called SPECT, researcher Andrew Newberg of the University of Pennsylvania has found that during Buddhist meditation and other forms of religious contemplation, a sector of the brain
becomes calmed, a phenomenon that translates the sensory experiences of contemplation into a feeling of merging with God or the universe, Newsweek reports.