Neuroscience

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Your brain might be hard-wired for altruism

UCLA neuroscience research suggests an avenue for treating the empathically challenged.

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This is your brain on exercise

UC Davis researchers find that vigorous exercise boosts critical neurotransmitters and may help restore mental health.

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Chemical discovered at UC Davis may be new tool for depression therapy

Pretreatment with soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitor found to prevent the onset of depressionlike behaviors in mice.

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Scientists tap the smarts of mice, capture problem-solving in action

UC Berkeley researchers provide the first live images of how learning rewires the brain.

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Bromances may be good for men’s health

UC Berkeley study of rats shows that stress can bring males together, findings that also have implications for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Do we have free will?

A study by UC Santa Barbara psychologists explores how a compromised belief in free will corrupts intuitive cooperation.

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Neuroscientists explore how the brain handles teleportation

UC Davis researchers show how we are mentally capable of "beaming up."

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Brain scientist Marian Diamond subject of new documentary

The charismatic professor emeritus at UC Berkeley shares the story of her groundbreaking career in neuroscience.

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Gene linking sleep and seasonal affective disorder found

Novel gene mutation discovered at UCSF could help explain why shorter days can trigger depression.

Sloan fellowships awarded to UC faculty ‘rising stars’

Honor goes to 19 early-career scholars deemed likely to become the next generation of scientific leaders.

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