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2013-08-08 14:09:03

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have decoded an important molecular signal that guides the development of a key region of the brain known as the neocortex. The largest and most recently evolved region of the brain, the neocortex is particularly well developed in humans and is responsible for sensory processing, long-term memory, reasoning, complex muscle actions, consciousness and other functions. "The mammalian neocortex has a distinctive structure featuring six layers...

2013-07-29 23:29:50

Coping With Psychosis And Schizophrenia created by Ronen David is a new book that covers an effective treatment for schizophrenia, proper diet plans, safe methods, and tips to stay healthy. A full Coping With Psychosis And Schizophrenia overview on the site HealthReviewCenter.com indicates if the book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 28, 2013 Coping With Psychosis And Schizophrenia created by Ronen David is a new book that covers an effective treatment for schizophrenia, proper...

2013-07-29 16:16:11

By observing the eye movements of schizophrenia patients while playing a simple video game, a University of British Columbia researcher has discovered a potential explanation for some of their symptoms, including difficulty with everyday tasks. The research, published in a recent issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, shows that, compared to healthy controls, schizophrenia patients had a harder time tracking a moving dot on the computer monitor with their eyes and predicting its trajectory....

Mental Illness Gene Treatment Schizophrenia
2013-07-16 09:13:45

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study involving brain impaired mice has the potential to improve therapy for people suffering from schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. While further research is necessary, this discovery is already being heralded as a major step toward understanding a variety of mental illnesses. The brain's prefrontal cortex, located in the anterior section of the frontal lobes, is associated with executive functions that help...

2013-07-10 15:18:26

From a new study in Biological Psychiatry Many people with schizophrenia have marked problems with motivation, failing to initiate and persist in goal-directed behavior. These negative symptoms of schizophrenia can be disabling and prevent individuals from realizing their potential. For many years it was thought this was due to an inability to experience pleasure associated with successful goal attainment. However, recent laboratory studies have shown that hedonic experience is actually...

Motivation Lacking For Many Marijuana Users
2013-07-01 13:30:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Long-time marijuana smokers have a lack of motivation to work or pursue normal interests, according to a new study. Scientists at Imperial College London, University College London (UCL) and King's College London found long-term marijuana users tend to have lower levels of dopamine in a part of the brain called the striatum. They said this finding could explain why some users appear to have a lack of motivation. The team used PET...


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