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Beer`s taste triggers dopamine release in brain

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 18:51

The taste of beer, without any effect from alcohol itself, can trigger dopamine release in the brain that is associated with drinking and other drugs of abuse, researchers have claimed.

Adolescent stress linked to severe adult mental illness

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 10:43

In a mice study, Johns Hopkins researchers have found a link between elevated levels of a stress hormone in adolescence - a critical time for brain development - and genetic changes that, in young adulthood, cause severe mental illness in those predisposed to it.

Active people likelier to live longer

Last Updated: Monday, January 07, 2013, 12:41

Leading an active, extrovert life like that of a thrill seeker might lead to a life beyond 90s, a new study has found.

Cholesterol `important for development and function of brain`

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 09:26

The discovery may be significant in the long term for the treatment of several diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease.

Scientists decode why love makes us nervous, unstable

Last Updated: Sunday, November 11, 2012, 15:09

Researchers have mapped the chemical changes that occur in a person`s brain when he falls in love and discovered the areas that activate and shut down during the heady days of courtship.

Parkinson’s drug decreases impulsive tendency

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012, 10:15

A medication approved for treatment of Parkinson’s disease significantly decreased impulsivity in healthy adults by raising levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the frontal cortex of the brain.

Dopamine also regulates your sleep, scientists say

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 18:29

Dopamine, has been linked to everything from laziness to creativity and from impulsivity to drug addiction. Now, a new study has added sleep regulation to that list.

Low dopamine, the cause of relapse to smoking

Last Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 23:45

Dopamine is a brain chemical messenger that is critically important in reward and motivation.

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