COVID-19 patients with psychiatric problems have elevated blood inflammatory markers and an imbalanced immune response.
Combining oxytocin and music may provide a way to treat PTSD and anxiety
Microglial dysfunction can lead to brain pathologies like autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and schizophrenia.
Image by John Hain from Pixabay Written by Brett Weiss December 2019 Biology reveals that humans are animals– Old World primates, also referred to as apes (Sapolsky, 2018). Humans have innate needs and desires to belong to groups, and with these needs comes potential for differences and conflict between groups. Countless examples throughout human history …
Research gives credulity to the statement “love is blind.”
The evolutionary advantage hypothesis of schizophrenia
Nicotine in acute cognition enhancement and chronic disruption of neurotransmitter systems
‘Clock’ gene transcription and translation are involved in maintaining the circadian rhythm. Genetic aberrations of these genes associate with many mood disorders.
Written by Brett Weiss October 2019 Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay Biological differences clearly exist between males and females. Major biological differences that distinguish the sexes relate to brain structure and hormonal regulation of brain activity, which result in differences in behavior. Defining these differences has proven difficult and very complex. The following will present …
Written by Brett Weiss September 2019 Image by holdentrils from Pixabay What if the synchronous activation of a network of brain regions accounts for each individual’s sense of ‘self?’ Neuroscientists have identified such a network which activates both during ‘mind wandering’ and ‘unconstrained self-referential thought.’ Termed the ‘default mode network,’ this network of brain regions …