Falling asleep in a meeting? Not boredom, but your neurons are to blame

Falling asleep in a meeting? Not boredom, but your neurons are to blame

Lead author Yo Oishi said that the classic somnogen adenosine is a strong candidate for evoking the sleep effect in the nucleus accumbens.

Oct 01, 2017, 11:54 AM IST
Strokes may increase desire for alcohol: Study

Strokes may increase desire for alcohol: Study

According to the study, stroke kills neurons in a part of the brain called the dorsal lateral striatum, and they stop inhibiting certain neurons in the mid-brain.

Jun 01, 2017, 23:11 PM IST

Glial – Brain cells that play vital role in controlling appetite identified!

Neuroscientists at MIT found that activating these brain cells stimulates overeating, and that when the cells are suppressed, appetite is also suppressed.

Oct 19, 2016, 13:30 PM IST

How brain zapping could decrease psychiatric symptoms

Electrifying brain circuits could treat neurological and psychiatric symptoms not because it causes neurons to fire but it creates an environment that makes it more or less likely for neurons to fire, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

Oct 05, 2016, 00:42 AM IST

Neuronal switch that turns off compulsive drinking urge

Researchers have found that inactivating a network of alcohol-linked neurons can switch off the urge for compulsive drinking.

Sep 07, 2016, 21:17 PM IST

What makes some people binge drink while others stay sober

Alcohol can reduce firing of neurons or brain circuits, which is why it reduces anxiety and social inhibitions, and those who are less sensitive to motor-impairing effects of alcohol are likely to drink much, the researchers said.

Aug 31, 2016, 15:40 PM IST

Sleep deprivation may lead to memory loss

It has been proposed earlier that changes in the connectivity between synapses - structures that allow neurons to pass signals to each other - can affect memory.

Aug 25, 2016, 12:20 PM IST