Neuroscientist Patrick Rothwell, Ph.D., answers some commonly asked questions about opioid addiction, like what causes dependency, how do opioids affect the brain, and most importantly: what makes them so addictive?
There are theories for everything. Newton’s Law is a pillar of physics. Supply and demand is a pillar of economics. But what about neuroscience?
Neuroscience researchers don’t have a standard to fall back on when interpreting behavior in the brain. That’s due, in part, to the complexity of the brain, and the complexity of the human cognition, which are incredibly difficult to study. A CMRR researcher has created a computational model to do just that.
Scientists don’t know exactly what causes schizophrenia, but a new project led by University of Minnesota Medical School researcher Scott Sponheim, Ph.D., will study the interaction between the visual cortex and the prefrontal cortex, hoping to uncover why visual hallucinations occur, what causes the disease and how to better treat the disease.
Sleep is critical to the overall growth and development of infants, children and teens. But how much sleep is enough? The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recently released a set of guidelines that outlines how much sleep children should be receiving at different ages.