How Mice With Mohawks Inspired An Autism Discovery

By | Mon, 05/26/2014 - 16:13

A new study using mice with mohawks determined that strange grooming behavior is linked to two important brain signals. Genetic research could someday help balance those signals and alleviate signs of autism.

Food Induces Unexpected Dopamine Response in Eyes

Food Induces Unexpected Dopamine Response in Eyes

By | Mon, 06/24/2013 - 23:16

Contrary to the belief that dopamine in the eyes isn't affected by food, their levels rose after study participants were given small bites.

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Brain Scans Predict Pleasure from New Music Downloads

By | Fri, 04/12/2013 - 06:50

Neuroimaging explains what happens in your brain when you love a new music track so much you want to download it. Whether it’s a crescendo or a beat drop, your nucleus accumbens brings the pleasure.

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Food Cravings: Why It Occurs and How to Curb Them

By | Mon, 10/08/2012 - 13:13

With the urgency of the global obesity epidemic, scientists are exploring the reasoning behind an individual's craving.


Male Researchers Reveal the Real Reason Why Men Love Breasts

By | Wed, 09/26/2012 - 14:17

Two male researchers have attempted to answer the age-old question: why are men obsessed with women's breasts?

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The Science of Orgasms

By | Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:08

The body's sexual response cycle occurs in four stages: excitement, plateau, orgasm and resolution.


Feline Friends Are Dangerous For Your Health

By | Fri, 09/07/2012 - 13:54

In the United Kingdom cats are posing a severe health threat, infecting 350,000 individuals with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii.