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A Dopamine Model of Addiction

There are two main dopamine models of addiction. 1. one that says dopamine increases in the addiction cycle leading to a “pathological wanting” 2. That dopamine decreases so that addicted people are seeking more dopamine. As you can see...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jun 15, 2015

Filling In The “Hole in the Sole” Debate?

Today we conclude our fascinating article on the role of oxytocin in addiction. I am quite excited by these recent discoveries in oxytocin because they appear to offer some explanation for one question that has been with me for nearly ten years, why...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jun 7, 2015

Can Oxytocin be what’s missing in the Alcoholic “Hole in the Soul”?

PART 2   The endogenous oxytocin system changes and matures over time as part of normal development. This paper postulates that individual factors and early external influences (i.e. parenting, stress and illness) affect the developing endogenou...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jun 6, 2015

Is the Alcoholic “Hole in the Soul” Oxytocin Shaped?

PART 1   In a previous blog we have suggested that addiction may partly be the consequence of insecure attachment to our caregivers in early childhood and that as a result addicts often learn to attach instead to consuming substances, or behavin...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jun 5, 2015

Our Brains are Wired for Connection to Others

Our brains are hard-wired for connectionForbes Magazine recently published an interesting article titled Study: To The Human Brain, Me Is We. Here's the heart of the article:A new study from University of Virginia researchers supports a finding...

How we read each other’s minds

Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Here, Rebecca Saxe shares fascinating lab work that uncovers how the brain thinks about other peoples’ thoughts — and judges their actions. 0:11 T...
by Psychology Videos on May 29, 2014

Widespread pain, aka fibromyalgia – does it really belong in rheumatology?

I’ve asked it before, and I’ll probably ask it again, but does widespread pain really belong with the rheumatologists? I think the answer is rapidly becoming “No”. The “so what” question begs: does it really matter...
by Healthskills on May 11, 2014

Introduction: Neurobiology of Substance Dependence

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by MorphousCo on Jan 15, 2014

Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine

  Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine Contents: 1 Sleep Stages and Basic Sleep Monitoring 2 Technology of Sleep Monitoring 3 Scoring Sleep Stages and Arousals in Adults 4 Biocalibration, Artifacts, and Common Variants of Sleep 5 Scoring Sleep stages...
by booksmedicos on Nov 22, 2013

Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine

  Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine Contents: 1 Sleep Stages and Basic Sleep Monitoring 2 Technology of Sleep Monitoring 3 Scoring Sleep Stages and Arousals in Adults 4 Biocalibration, Artifacts, and Common Variants of Sleep 5 Scoring Sleep stages...
by booksmedicos on Nov 22, 2013

Women Abused in Childhood at Higher Odds of Having Child With Autism: Study, The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault, ‘I wanted to sell victim’s phone’ - apparent satanic ritual killing, Ritual killing deviated from Bible verse, Baby burned to death in satanic ritual after Chilean cult leader says infant is the Antichrist

Women Abused in Childhood at Higher Odds of Having Child With Autism: StudyResearchers speculate that effect on immune system, stress response might explain whyWednesday, March 20, 2013  WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were phy...

The Neurobiology of Multiple Sclerosis, Volume 79 (International Review of Neurobiology)

The Neurobiology of Multiple Sclerosis, Volume 79 (International Review of Neurobiology) By Academic Press Cheap Price for The Neurobiology of Multiple Sclerosis, Volume 79 (International Review of Neurobiology). & eligible for FREE Super Saver...
by igraine Gone on Apr 4, 2013

Your brain is more than a bag of chemicals

David Anderson: Your brain is more than a bag of chemicals So raise your hand if you know someone in your immediate family or circle of friends who suffers from some form of mental illness. Yeah. I thought so. Not surprised. And raise your hand if yo...
by Psychology Videos on Mar 13, 2013

Fresh Veggies Promise a Better Night’s Sleep

American researchers have discovered that what we eat directly affects the way we sleep. Whilst those who know how important it is to eat fresh vegetables will also know that this isn’t rocket science, it’s a welcome declaration in a country wher...
by How to Grow Veggies on Feb 19, 2013

Multi-scale Connectomics: HCP in Science technologies feature …

HCP_in_Science2 This month, Science magazine spotlights efforts to map the neural connectomes at the macroscopic, mesoscopic, and microscopic levels in a Life Science Technologies special feature by Jeffrey M. Perkel. Original post -  Multi-scale C...
by Latest Tech and Science News on Feb 4, 2013

Here Come the Neurobots

Can we build a brain from the ground up, one neuron (or so) at a time? That’s the goal of neurobotics, a science that sits at the convergence of robotics, artificial intelligence, computer science, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, physiolog...
by Journey Through The Cortex on Aug 21, 2012


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