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What can the flick of a rat’s tail tell us about opioid addiction? More than you might think.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
As Zachary Pennington watched friends and family grapple with substance dependency and anxiety disorders, he knew he wanted to find a way to help.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
A patient and a physician discuss the difficulty of finding a depression treatment that works.
  • American Brain Coalition
Watch a conversation with neuroscientist Christopher Lowry about the microbiome-brain connection.
  • The Kavli Foundation
Our bodies are home to a vast ecosystem of microbes — the microbiome — that has a powerful effect on the brain.
  • The Kavli Foundation
People with depression often report dramatic changes in mood over the course of the day.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Hallucinations emerge when inner thoughts and expectations overpower sensory experience.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Sometimes bigger really is better - but does the size of the brain, or brain bumps, mean what we think?
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Brain plasticity (from the Greek word ‘plastos’ meaning molded) refers to the extraordinary ability of the brain to modify its own structure and function following changes within the body or in the external environment.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a method for electrically stimulating the brain from the outside of the skull.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
A detailed booklet of symptoms, causes, and treatments for schizophrenia, along with information on how to help and cope.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
Information on how the brain works, how mental illnesses are disorders of the brain, and ongoing research that helps us better understand and treat disorders.
  • National Institute of Mental Health