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dopamine

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Lights! Neurons! Action! Binge-drinking lab rats go cold turkey

A new study using light to target and stimulate specific neurons in lab rats trained to drink much the way human binge-drinkers do finds the rodents "flat out stopped drinking."

By Jan. 6, 2014

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Shock: Research says pot makes you lazy (but not psychotic)

Scientists in London conclude that smoking your favored leaf cools down your dopamine-synthesis skills. Their initial hypothesis was that pot contributed to psychosis, which they now doubt.

By Jul. 1, 2013

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Nifty stem-cell engineering sheds light on Parkinson's disease

Researchers turned skin cells from Parkinson's patients into brain cells and used them to untangle the workings of one form of the disease.

By Feb. 9, 2012

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Science secrets of the scariest haunted houses

ScareHouse taps into neuroscience to take the experience from spooky to psychological thriller. Some visitors get so freaked they end up using their safe word.

By Oct. 31, 2013

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Scientists selectively erase memories from meth-addicted mice

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have managed to successfully isolate and remove memories from the brains of mice.

By Sep. 12, 2013

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Scientists help paralyzed rats walk by 'waking up' spinal cords

A five-year study out of the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology demonstrates that a simple chemical cocktail can revive the "innate intelligence" of the spinal column in rats.

By Jun. 4, 2012

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Research: Web porn stops men from performing

Studies show that Internet porn images are so desensitizing that many men in their 20s believe low libido is "normal."

By Oct. 22, 2011

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Boasting on Facebook 'can feel as good as sex'

A team from Harvard -- where else? -- delves deep into the emotions that surround "self-disclosure." The conclusion is that it is positively orgasmic.

By May. 10, 2012

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In an age of cheap imports, restraint is a virtue

The onset of cheap imports and digital distribution has provided collectors with more options than ever. But it gives rise to another problem: content you'll never consume.

By May. 6, 2012

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Video-game addiction: fact or fantasy?

I am a Warcraft widow, an affectionate term given to those who have "lost" a partner to World of Warcraft (WoW) as a result of excessive game playing.

By May. 6, 2012