Altered dopamine receptors, and not just the excess weight alone, might be the reason why obese individuals tends to move a little or mostly inactive.
A new study revealed that the release of memory-enhancing chemicals during attention-grabbing experiences could help increase the memories of events that occurred before or after the interesting experience.
Scientists grow brains the size of rice grains to help researchers develop treatments for Parkinson’s disease and other aging-related brain diseases.
After years of study, scientists have uncovered a third gene that is said to cause Parkinson’s disease.
A recent study has proved that a heavy use of cannabis can lead to a compromised dopamine system. Decreased release was found in the striatum which is the part of the brain that helps in paying attention and keeping memory. Unfortunately, marijuana has been widely accepted in many parts pf the world especially among the youth.
Well, not exactly. But recent research did show that giving a drug that alters our brain chemistry can make us more sensitive to social inequality.
It is well known that our body's circadian rhythm controls our sleep cycle, but we also have what are called ultradian rhythms, which may not only influence daily activity but the onset of mental illness as well, according to a new study.
One species of ant looks like a worker on the outside, but a rise in dopamine levels triggers dramatic physical changes without affecting their DNA and results in warrior-like ritualized fighting behavior, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Experimental Biology.