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image: Jeremy Day Probes Reward Signaling in the Brain

Jeremy Day Probes Reward Signaling in the Brain

By Catherine Offord | January 1, 2017

The University of Alabama, Birmingham, researcher seeks the neural roots of animal behavior

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image: Neural Circuit Plays Role in Overeating

Neural Circuit Plays Role in Overeating

By Alison F. Takemura | August 8, 2016

Activating serotonin receptors halts a binge-like eating behavior in mice, researchers report.

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image: Visualizing Interpersonal Connection

Visualizing Interpersonal Connection

By Tanya Lewis | April 4, 2016

People are attracted to others whose emotions they feel they can easily understand, according to a neuroimaging study.

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image: Neural Basis of Risk Aversion

Neural Basis of Risk Aversion

By Catherine Offord | March 24, 2016

Researchers identify and manipulate a signal in the brains of rats that controls risky behavior.

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image: Placebo’s Double Whammy

Placebo’s Double Whammy

By Kerry Grens | October 14, 2013

Sham treatments can both reduce pain and increase pleasure, and do so affecting similar circuitry in the brain.

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image: Beer Tastes Intoxicating

Beer Tastes Intoxicating

By Sabrina Richards | April 15, 2013

Just the flavor of beer is enough to boost dopamine in brain areas related to reward—especially in men with alcoholic relatives.

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