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Many of the therapeutic claims surrounding cannabidiol remain unproven, but additional research may provide some more clarity.
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Amid decades of growing antidepressant use, the drugs are showing up in aquatic environments. Even vanishingly small concentrations of these drugs can change fish’s brains and alter their behavior.
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Some neuroscientists think psychedelic drugs and the hallucinations they induce could help reveal how the brain generates our perceptions of the world around us — and of ourselves.
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Addiction psychiatrist Tauheed Zaman helps us sort out some of the commonly held beliefs about marijuana and separate fact from fiction.
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Black History Is showcases Black scientists in the field of neuroscience.
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The notoriously asocial creatures may possess some of the brain circuits humans use for social behavior.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of November 2, 2020.
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David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian just won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research on the receptors that sense touch and temperature. We spoke with them about their work in 2020.
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These were the top neuroscience stories for the week of September 14, 2020.
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Opiate drugs derived from poppy seeds hijack the brain’s natural opioid system.
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For years, anecdotal reports suggested microdosing can improve mood and reduce depression and anxiety. Now, scientists are trying to figure out whether it’s all hype, a salve for our unhappiness, or something in between.
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Itch, once thought of as a milder form of pain, is now investigated as its own condition with potential treatment on the horizon.
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