The Past and Promise of Deep Brain Stimulation

In the early 1980s, a few batches of contaminated synthetic heroin triggered severe Parkinson’s disease symptoms among the drug addicts who used it. The tragedy would lead to a new… Leer más

Why Dopamine Makes People More Impulsive

Over the past few decades, the neurochemical dopamine has earned the reputation of being the brain’s reward molecule.  This image is built on observations that when animals and humans experience… Leer más

Unusual Suspects

More than a decade has passed since President Clinton first announced that the human genome project was successfully completed: We are here to celebrate the completion of the first survey… Leer más
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