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Central amygdala micro-circuits play active role in regulation of fear responses

Central amygdala micro-circuits play active role in regulation of fear responses

Early life exposure to antibiotics could alter brain development

Early life exposure to antibiotics could alter brain development

New drug candidate may reduce anxiety-like behavior in mice

New drug candidate may reduce anxiety-like behavior in mice

Role of tau in pathogenesis of Lewy body dementias is distinct from Alzheimer’s disease, suggests study

Role of tau in pathogenesis of Lewy body dementias is distinct from Alzheimer’s disease, suggests study

APOE ɛ4 carriers with midlife depressive symptoms may be at higher risk of tau accumulation

APOE ɛ4 carriers with midlife depressive symptoms may be at higher risk of tau accumulation

Researchers find brain alterations in obese children

Researchers find brain alterations in obese children

Gut microbiome composition associated with infant's fear responses

Gut microbiome composition associated with infant's fear responses

Vagus nerve stimulation may be a potential adjunct therapy for COVID-19

Vagus nerve stimulation may be a potential adjunct therapy for COVID-19

Study highlights the importance of sensory connections in fear learning

Study highlights the importance of sensory connections in fear learning

Moderate alcohol intake may be heart protective by reducing stress-related brain signals

Moderate alcohol intake may be heart protective by reducing stress-related brain signals

Brain imaging study reveals patterns in individuals with sensory processing sensitivity

Brain imaging study reveals patterns in individuals with sensory processing sensitivity

Social cognition may exert a central role in the daily lives of MS patients

Social cognition may exert a central role in the daily lives of MS patients

Size is the only difference between male and female brains, shows study

Size is the only difference between male and female brains, shows study

Amygdala activity influences a person's mood and psychological wellbeing

Amygdala activity influences a person's mood and psychological wellbeing

Study: Graphene nanoparticles interfere with the development of anxiety-related behaviors in vertebrates

Study: Graphene nanoparticles interfere with the development of anxiety-related behaviors in vertebrates

Study maps SARS-CoV-2 infected brains

Study maps SARS-CoV-2 infected brains

Traumatic or stressful events in childhood may lead to changes in key brain structures

Traumatic or stressful events in childhood may lead to changes in key brain structures

Early life experiences can shape brain development in subsequent generations

Early life experiences can shape brain development in subsequent generations

New tool may help monitor serotonin transmission with greater fidelity than current methods

New tool may help monitor serotonin transmission with greater fidelity than current methods

Studies provide clues about possible types of autism linked to brain structure

Studies provide clues about possible types of autism linked to brain structure