• Many are concerned that in addition to the obsession with smart devices, the behavior among young people may lead to immediate effects on the brain and the possible long-term consequences of such habits. (psychcentral.com)
  • New research shows, for example, that unlike motherboard and software, the physical structure of the brain actually changes in response to changes in thought and behavior. (goodtherapy.org)
  • M eth: Brain & Behavior equips viewers with an understanding of how meth changes the brain and, consequently, behavior. (psychotherapy.net)
  • The scientists studied the density of their brains' axons, the nerve endings that transport neurotransmitters, in slices of the basal ganglia, a portion of the striatum, a region key to the neural pathways controlling movement, learning and social behavior. (upi.com)
  • As these patterns become reinforced through natural selection, shifting brain chemistry could have encouraged cooperation and social learning, the type of behavior that enabled group hunting, tool usage and the development of language. (upi.com)
  • Editor's Note: Neurobiologist Larry Young studies a monogamous species of rodent, the prairie vole, to understand the behavior and chemistry behind relationships. (scientificamerican.com)
  • The molecules that fuel thinking and memory have evolved far more in human brains compared with other primates. (newscientist.com)
  • In the human prefrontal cortex, the levels of 24 of these were drastically different from levels in the corresponding brain regions of the other primates. (newscientist.com)
  • New research suggests that shifts in brain chemistry were responsible for the divergence between different types of primates, with those of greater social intelligence and less aggression thriving as they adapted, survived and reproduced over time. (upi.com)
  • In this engaging series of videos, Dr. David Eagleman explains the basics of brain function, and describes how this extremely complex, often misunderstood organ defines who we are. (bioedonline.org)
  • Women who had more pronounced responses in their stress response mechanisms during brain imaging also showed alterations in hormones, like cortisol, that are sometimes over-secreted in depression," Zubieta explains. (rxpgnews.com)
  • Something changed before the brain got big, before we developed this expanded cerebral cortex," Raghanti told UPI. (upi.com)
  • An integrated nanozyme has been developed for real time monitoring the dynamic changes of cerebral glucose in living brains. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scientists don't fully understand why drugs that increase the amount of dopamine in the brain would work to calm the uncontrollable leg movement of RLS. (prohealth.com)
  • This represents the area of the brain in which narcotic receptors are found. (psychcentral.com)
  • Tests for the ability of those mice to get over their bad experiences found that the drug allowed a faster recovery from fear thanks to higher brain endocannabinoid levels. (eurekalert.org)
  • Consistent with the mouse and brain imaging studies, those New Zealanders carrying the lower-expressing version of the FAAH gene were found to be more likely to keep their cool under stress. (eurekalert.org)
  • Khaitovich says the comparison confirms the key role played in human thought by glutamate , a chemical that energises brain cells and ferries messages between them. (newscientist.com)
  • For the study, Allen and his colleagues examined MRI images and recorded glutamate activity in the thalamus, the part of the brain involved with the regulation of consciousness, sleep and alertness. (prohealth.com)
  • Allen says the lack of daytime sleepiness is likely related to the role of glutamate, too much of which can put the brain in a state of hyperarousal - day or night. (prohealth.com)
  • Allen says there are already drugs on the market, such as the anticonvulsive gabapentin enacarbil, that can reduce glutamate levels in the brain, but they have not been given as a first-line treatment for RLS patients. (prohealth.com)
  • It was present at relatively low levels in humans, which he says is because it is used faster in energy-hungry human brains. (newscientist.com)
  • Many scientists have looked to the brain for clues to the evolutionary origins of humans. (upi.com)
  • But research has shown changes in brain shape and size don't neatly correspond with the emergence of humans. (upi.com)
  • Not much evidence existed until recently to support claims that receptors in the brain can be significantly physically altered from what they were at birth due to genetics. (psychcentral.com)
  • Yet whether you're on a week-long Jewish meditation retreat in New Jersey or are visiting the Buddhist Shambhala Mountain Center in the Colorado Rockies, one thing is certain: a spiritual retreat could literally alter your brain chemistry. (spiritualityhealth.com)
  • All these symptoms can contribute to your feeling older than your actual age, because they are literally aging your brain. (pathmed.com)
  • In a new study, Hyung Suk Seo, M.D., professor of neuroradiology at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, and colleagues used magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to gain unique insight into the brains of smartphone- and internet-addicted teenagers. (psychcentral.com)
  • Next, Newberg wants to study which aspects of the retreat cause the changes in the brain, and whether different retreats will produce different results. (spiritualityhealth.com)
  • This is the first imaging study to focus on the relationship between brain metabolites and nicotine dependence," said Okan G-r, M.D., from the Department of Radiology at the University of Bonn in Germany. (cigoutlet.net)
  • Investigative reporter Rebecca Ruiz laid out medical research evidence pointing toward non-genetic alterations in brain chemistry - that is, organic changes in the brain's chemistry after birth . (psychcentral.com)
  • FMRI scans also showed reduced brain activity during cognitive tasks. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Just before the brain scans, the women also had their blood tested to measure levels of two hormones that are released in response to stress. (rxpgnews.com)
  • New research , however, offers hope for prompter and more accurate diagnoses of the illness, as molecular changes in the brain are discovered. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Does brain chemistry cause generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)? (webmd.com)
  • The Brain - Which parts of the body govern movement, thinking and the senses? (bioedonline.org)
  • Among the non-depressed women, the mu-opioid system was actually less active in some parts of the brain than it had been before they recalled sad memories. (rxpgnews.com)
  • Elizabeth Kolbert on "The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults," by Frances Jensen. (scoop.it)
  • Our mental health is a matter of nature (genetics) but also nurture in both early and later life, affecting our very brain chemistry. (scoop.it)
  • The results showed that the nicotine-dependent patients had significantly decreased concentrations of the amino acid N-acetylaspartate (NAA) in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), the part of the brain that processes pleasure and pain. (cigoutlet.net)
  • They also had their brains imaged during a neutral emotional state. (rxpgnews.com)
  • Mu-opioids, sometimes also called endorphins, reduce or block the spread of messages related to pain, stress and emotional distress between the body and the brain. (rxpgnews.com)
  • Science is just beginning to document that, in fact, changing habits of thought-such as with psychotherapy or mindfulness training , for example-actually changes the physical structure and chemistry of the brain. (goodtherapy.org)
  • The structural components of their brains, muted by long-term drug abuse, have been indelibly changed. (psychcentral.com)
  • GAD has been linked to problems with nerve cell pathways that connect particular brain regions involved in thinking and emotion. (webmd.com)
  • This work was funded by a Harvard Milton Fund award, a NARSAD Young Investigator award, an MIT-MGH Strategic Partnership grant, and a grant from the Simons Center for the Social Brain. (eurekalert.org)
  • This is why a youthful brain is perhaps the most crucial challenge of aging, and why you must keep your brain as young as possible throughout your life. (pathmed.com)
  • Legacy of Lost Canyon (storybook), Brain Chemistry: Explorations (student magazine), and Brain Chemistry: The Reading Link (language arts activities related to the storybook). (bioedonline.org)
  • Then perhaps we could take responsibility for changing our brains without needing to blame anyone. (goodtherapy.org)
  • Students will demonstrate what they have learned about brain chemistry by revisiting and revising the pre-assessment from the beginning of the unit. (bioedonline.org)