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Emotion-Related Brain Changes Discovered in Mysterious ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’ – Neuroscience News

Summary: Takotsubo syndrome, a sudden form of acute heart failure often brought on by emotional or physical stress, is associated with changes in brain regions associated with emotion and emotional processing. Source: University of Aberdeen Changes in areas of the brain associated with emotions have been identified in people with Takotsubo syndrome, sometimes known as …

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Diabetes may increase long-term COVID risk; COVID in pregnancy linked to problems with baby’s brain development

By Nancy Lapid (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that deserves further study to corroborate the findings and that has not yet been certified by peer review. Diabetes may increase long-term COVID risk Diabetes may increase the risk of long COVID, new analyzes from seven …

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Neural ‘poisonous flowers’ may cause Alzheimer’s plaque, study finds

Alzheimer’s The disease has long thwarted our best efforts to identify its underlying causes. Now, a new study in mice suggests that ‘poisonous flowers’ filled with cellular debris may be the source of a hallmark of miserable disease and a beautifully sinister sign of a failing waste disposal system in the body. inside damaged brain …

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Parents’ unpredictable behavior may alter optimal brain circuit formation – Neuroscience News

Summary: Unpredictable parenting behavior and an unpredictable environment disrupt the optimal development of emotional brain circuits during a child’s development, increasing the risk of mental health and substance abuse disorders later in life. Source: UC Irvine Researchers at the University of California, Irvine are conducting pioneering research on the concept that unpredictable parenting behaviors, coupled …

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Oral drug could repair brain damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease

In the United States, nearly 6 million adults have Alzheimer’s disease. The disorder usually strikes before the age of 60 and there is no cure, although there are medications that can alleviate symptoms of memory and other cognitive changes. However, scientists may be on the cusp of a treatment that can stop Alzheimer’s disease in …

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See how smell is processed in the brain – Neuroscience News

Summary: Information about odors in the brain is unrelated to perception during the early stages of processing, but when perception occurred later, unpleasant odors were processed faster than pleasant odors. Source: University of Tokyo Does the smell of a hot cup of coffee help you start your day off right? Or can’t stand the loud …

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Neuroscientists are gaining a better understanding of how LSD affects molecular brain activity

The dopamine system appears to play an important but overlooked role in the effects of LSD on consciousness, according to new research published in the journal Psychopharmacology. The findings provide new insights into the neurophysiological mechanisms responsible for the unique effects of psychedelic drugs. “Psychedelic research is back and making up for lost time after …

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‘Reverse-engineered’ brain tissue reveals sugar-rich protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease

A special sugar molecule has been discovered by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine that may play a key role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. In a bit of “reverse engineered” research using brain tissue from five people who died with[{” attribute=””>Alzheimer’s disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have discovered that a special sugar …

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Boosting Brain Function Later in Life Through Singing – Neuroscience News

Summary: Singing in a social group like a choir can help protect cognitive function and treat aphasia in older adults. Source: Horizon Ask anyone in a choir why they like it, and they’ll tell you about the euphoric effects singing has on their mental health. A team of neuroscientists and clinical psychologists based at the …

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