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Study: People with combat-related mTBI have high levels of abnormally fast brain waves

Study: People with combat-related mTBI have high levels of abnormally fast brain waves

Finnish researchers discover gene mutation that reduces fear, anxiety and increases social interaction

Finnish researchers discover gene mutation that reduces fear, anxiety and increases social interaction

New type of dementia is '100 times more common' than ALS

New type of dementia is '100 times more common' than ALS

Researchers define brain disorder that mimics symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers define brain disorder that mimics symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

Study identifies how brain abnormalities associated with alcoholism differ for men and women

Study identifies how brain abnormalities associated with alcoholism differ for men and women

Veterans, active-duty service members with PTSD and mTBI have larger amygdalas, finds study

Veterans, active-duty service members with PTSD and mTBI have larger amygdalas, finds study

Pencil beam scanning proved best for preserving cognitive functions in children with brain tumor

Pencil beam scanning proved best for preserving cognitive functions in children with brain tumor

What causes us to binge eat? Scientists may have the answer.

What causes us to binge eat? Scientists may have the answer.

Cellular communication in emotion-processing brain region motivates us to keep eating tasty food

Cellular communication in emotion-processing brain region motivates us to keep eating tasty food

MIT scientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of rare neurodevelopmental disorder

MIT scientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of rare neurodevelopmental disorder

Disruptive behaviors in autistic children linked to reduced brain connectivity

Disruptive behaviors in autistic children linked to reduced brain connectivity

Oxytocin blocks excess drinking in alcohol-dependent rats

Oxytocin blocks excess drinking in alcohol-dependent rats

Understanding imbalance in key neural pathway to help treat psychiatric disorders

Understanding imbalance in key neural pathway to help treat psychiatric disorders

NIH starts clinical trial of drug to treat cravings associated with opioid use disorder

NIH starts clinical trial of drug to treat cravings associated with opioid use disorder

New method based on neurofeedback may reduce anxiety

New method based on neurofeedback may reduce anxiety

Piece of puzzle unlocked in what drives alcohol addiction

Piece of puzzle unlocked in what drives alcohol addiction

Scientists reverse alcohol-seeking behavior in rats with flip of a switch

Scientists reverse alcohol-seeking behavior in rats with flip of a switch

Neurobiology of functional neurological disorder revealed using brain scans

Neurobiology of functional neurological disorder revealed using brain scans

Fear center in the brain provides protection against body perception disorders

Fear center in the brain provides protection against body perception disorders

Individual amygdala neurons respond to touch, imagery and sounds

Individual amygdala neurons respond to touch, imagery and sounds