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extrovert brain
2015-02-26 14:59:07

If you’ve ever been cornered by an extrovert at a party, they’ll probably fall into one of two categories: "affiliative" chatterers or “agentic" self-starters.

2014-01-21 10:24:45

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a new molecular mechanism by which cocaine alters the brain's reward circuits and causes addiction.

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Autistic Children Experience Reward
2013-09-12 07:36:37

Researchers at the Stanford University have shown that oxytocin, the so-called “love hormone,” is involved in a wider range of social interactions than previously understood, findings that may have implications for neurological disorders such as autism.

Sex Food Facebook Brain Pleasure Center
2013-08-30 08:58:04

A new study indicates the reason why so many continue to use Facebook may be in part because clicking “like” triggers similar responses as those generated by sex and food in the brain’s pleasure center.

2013-07-23 10:49:27

A research team led by scientists from the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco has identified circuitry in the brain that drives compulsive drinking in rats, and likely plays a similar role in humans.

Food Addiction Often Begins With Bad Carbohydrates
2013-06-27 13:21:28

One week after the American Medical Association (AMA) declared obesity as a disease, one doctor is suggesting an addiction to food might be a very real thing.

Deep Brain Stimulation Curbs Binge Eating 042513
2013-04-25 08:38:26

Using deep brain stimulation (DBS) in a specific area of the brain appears to reduce caloric intake and lead to weight loss in obese mice prone to binge eating.

Music Activates Same Pleasure Center In The Brain As Sex
2013-04-14 07:40:13

Listening to good music can trigger the same reaction in our brains as eating a good meal, taking a psychoactive drug or enjoying an evening of passion.

2012-07-11 13:46:42

Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have laid bare a novel molecular mechanism responsible for the most important symptom of major depression: anhedonia, the loss of the ability to experience pleasure.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]