nucleus accumbens

Nucleus Accumbens: What is it, functions, anatomy, diseases.

 

  The nucleus accumbens is a brain structure that is part of our pleasure and reward system. It activates our motivation and allows willpower to […]

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Addiction

Addiction: From Drugs to Brain to Behavior

 

  Addiction is a very common concept in today’s society. When we think about addiction, we usually picture drug addicts, looking for another fix. Addiction, […]

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Adrenalin

Adrenalin or Epinephrine: A Useful Guide with Questions and Answers

 

  Learn all about Adrenalin (epinephrine): What it is and what does it do, characteristics, functions, effects, release, what happens when we have an excess, […]

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tourette's syndrome

Tourette’s Syndrome: Complete guide to understanding and treating it

 

  Tourette’s syndrome is a type of tic disorder that severely incapacitates the person. What usually draws attention are the cases in which these people […]

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ADHD

ADHD Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

 

  ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), is characterised by inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness’. ADHD symptoms are often noticed at a young age and more apparent when children start […]

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Drug Withdrawal; Symptoms and Treatments

 

  Drug Withdrawal Definition: group of symptoms that occur as a result of a decrease or stopping intake of a medication, recreational drugs or substances, […]

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Understanding the brain and neurotransmitters

The different types of neurotransmitters: What are they?

 

  You’ve probably heard of how dopamine plays a role in feelings of pleasure, or how serotonin levels influence depression. This barely scratches the surface […]

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Functions of Dopamine: What is Dopamine and How Does It Affect you?

 

  The functions of dopamine are too many to count. Dopamine is an extremely famous neurotransmitter working in your brain. Whenever you want to learn […]

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Music Helps the Brain

Are You a Mozart or a Macklemore? : Ways Music Helps the Brain

 

  “Without music, life would be a mistake”. Friedrich Nietzche may have been skeptical about a lot of things, but the power of music was […]

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drugs and cognotive deterioration

Effects of Drugs on The Brain: Drug Addiction and Cognitive Deterioration

 

  Consuming drugs affects the brain’s limbic system. This brain structure is in charge of awarding the satisfaction of our vital needs with a pleasant […]

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