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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 discuss their research on sensory systems that won them the 2020 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience.
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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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As genetic sequencing becomes more affordable and the number of families seeking answers grow, neuroscientists make a discovery that could lead to treatments.
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