Patients who undergo transcranial magnetic stimulation say it’s painless, with few to no side effects. The treatment isn’t yet widely accessible, but for those who use it, the effects can be profound.
Studies suggest that marijuana and CBD use might help relieve chronic pain while also reducing a patient’s need for opioids.
Binge eating or hyperfixating on certain foods may be common in people with ADHD.
There is evidence to suggest that dopamine plays a key role in gamling addiction.
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Mouse brains produce random, strong bursts of dopamine and are able to control them. This may challenge many long-held ideas about learning and motivation.
The negative effects are likely caused by the same mechanisms behind why sugar makes us feel so good.
Drugs which act through the brain chemical dopamine may one day help restore consciousness in people who have lost it.
When dealing with a difficult event, such as the current pandemic, the electrical current that governs our brains is altered, affecting behaviour and mood.
It’s been a stressful year, and for 61% of US adults, a year of unwanted weight change too. This isn’t surprising, as stress, eating and motivation are all linked through hormones in the brain.
New research demonstrates that it is more difficult to learn something new if the information had been rewarded in the past. In fact, the higher the reward, the worse the future learning.
Parkinson’s disease may be diagnosed by looking for subtle changes in eye movements and thinning of retina layers.
Excessive screen use has been linked to addictive behaviours, changes in mood, increased stress and difficulty sleeping - here’s how to take a break.
Feeling desperate for a hug? You’re not alone. Research suggests positive physical touch benefits our mental health.
Dopamine fasting has fast become a fad in the Silicon Valley, as a way to reset the brain’s feel-good chemical. Many religions have advocated fasting for some of the same reasons.
Ozzy Osbourne, famous for biting heads off bats, heavy metal music and a reality TV show, announced he has Parkinson’s disease. A Parkinson’s specialist explains the disease and recent advances.
There are more efficient ways to stop addictions than fasting from rewards.
We fall sway to fake news because it grabs our attention through outlandish claims, suggests false memories and contains appeals to our emotions that align with our politics.
Sugar triggers dopamine “hits” in the brain, making us crave more of it. Sugar also disrupts memory formation.
About one in six people who take the most common medication for Parkinson’s disease will develop addictive behaviours. We found whether this happens depends on a person’s unique brain structure.