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Jeremy Day Probes Reward Signaling in the Brain
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2017
The University of Alabama, Birmingham, researcher seeks the neural roots of animal behavior
Neural Circuit Plays Role in Overeating
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 8, 2016
Activating serotonin receptors halts a binge-like eating behavior in mice, researchers report.
Visualizing Interpersonal Connection
Tanya Lewis | Apr 4, 2016
People are attracted to others whose emotions they feel they can easily understand, according to a neuroimaging study.
Neural Basis of Risk Aversion
Catherine Offord | Mar 24, 2016
Researchers identify and manipulate a signal in the brains of rats that controls risky behavior.
Placebo’s Double Whammy
Kerry Grens | Oct 14, 2013
Sham treatments can both reduce pain and increase pleasure, and do so affecting similar circuitry in the brain.
Beer Tastes Intoxicating
Sabrina Richards | Apr 15, 2013
Just the flavor of beer is enough to boost dopamine in brain areas related to reward—especially in men with alcoholic relatives.