It is unknown exactly how SSRIs and psychedelics treat depression, but their ability to boost flexibility may be more important than previously thought.
Change in the brain usually comes with plenty of effort over time. Neuroscientists are working to understand how psychedelic drugs provide a shortcut that seems to rely on existing brain systems.
When fruit flies see other dead fruit flies, their life spans are cut short. Other species also undergo analogous physiological changes when seeing their dead.
Reaching for pasta or a bowl of comforting soup? Here’s how the cooler months can affect our cravings.
Day to day, sunshine might not affect our mood – but light and dark seasons do.
Research shows that young adults and women are particularly susceptible to seasonal affective disorder.
Just because we don’t understand the precise mechanism behind depression, doesn’t mean we should dismiss drugs that are known to be effective.
A new shows there’s no clear evidence that depression is caused by abnormally low levels of serotonin in the brain.
Drinking more water can make you feel happier – and not drinking enough may contribute to feelings of anxiety and fatigue.
When dealing with a difficult event, such as the current pandemic, the electrical current that governs our brains is altered, affecting behaviour and mood.
Feeling desperate for a hug? You’re not alone. Research suggests positive physical touch benefits our mental health.
Tryptophan, found in food, is an important ingredient in the neurotransmitter serotonin. But is that enough to support it as a possible mood booster? The research is decidedly mixed.
New study challenges traditional view of Parkinson’s disease.
Women are more prone to immune-related diseases like allergies and irritable bowel syndrome. But this may be due to the fact that they have super-strong immune systems.
There are many examples of hierarchies in the animal world. Bees, for example, send males off to die after breeding season.
While AI seems unstoppable, our improved understanding of human brains is levelling the playing field for now.
Triptans are a group of drugs targeted at alleviating the symptoms of migraine, a severe and often debilitating headache disorder that can affect sight and speech.
Scientists have found that there are many physical and mental benefits to volunteering.
Your thoughts, moods and behaviours are the product of your brain. What you eat affects the chemicals in your brain, and thus your moods and behaviours.
We’ve all done it: enjoyed a delicious meal only to nod-off in a comfy chair for a while. A habit for some but unavoidable for others, what is it about food that can make us so sleepy?