Dopamine

BCL11A: Evidence for Neuroprotective Effect

Bonn, Germany — The neurotransmitter dopamine influences the activity of a wide variety of brain areas. A deficiency of this substance can have drastic consequences: The death of dopamine-producing...

Making Balanced Decisions

München, Germany — Animals have an innate preference for certain scents and tastes. Attractive scents are linked to things like good food. Less attractive scents – that of spoiled food, for example...

Follow Your Gut

Lisboa, Portugal — Food has something of a “magic hold” on us, as certain flavours and textures can pretty much dictate what we do. Just think about the spicy dish that keeps bringing you...

New Window into Psychosis

Bunkyo City, Tokyo — A recent study in mice led a team of researchers in Japan to believe that psychosis may be caused by problems with specialized nerve cells deep within the brain, as well as a certain...

The Need for Speed

Bengaluru, India — Whether running away from a predator or to win an Olympic gold, how fast we run determines the final outcome. Locomotion is produced when limb muscles contract in a co-ordinated...

Neurotransmitters in An Instant

Warszawa, Poland — Dopamine, serotonin, adrenalin… The smooth functioning of the human brain depends on their correct proportions. Any disturbances mean diseases. That’s why it’s...

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