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Could a New Neural Mechanism Explain Hallucinations and Delusions?
News   Nov 10, 2020

A new study has found evidence of a potential neurobiological mechanism for hallucinations and delusions that fits within the hierarchical model of psychosis and can explain their clinical presentation.

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Algorithm Links Brain Signals to Specific Behaviours
News   Nov 10, 2020

Researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm that resolved the issue of neural patterns being masked by patterns related to other activities that can be missed by standard algorithms.

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Loneliness a Causal Factor for 1 in 5 Cases of Depression in Over 50s
News   Nov 10, 2020

Loneliness is responsible for 18% of depression among people over 50 in England, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.

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Nanoparticle-Based Delivery of Drugs to the Brain To Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases
News   Nov 10, 2020

Researchers have shown that nanoparticles could be used to deliver drugs to the brain to treat neurodegenerative diseases.

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Choosing Nature Helps Our Mental Health, But Being Prescribed It Doesn't
News   Nov 09, 2020

New research suggests that giving people with existing mental health conditions formal 'green prescriptions', may undermine some of the benefits.

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Using Light To Reprogram the Brain's GPS
News   Nov 09, 2020

Neuroscientists at UCL have used laser beams to "switch on" neurons in mice, providing new insight into the hidden workings of memory.

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Gene That Controls Food Cravings and Desire to Exercise in Mice Identified
News   Nov 09, 2020

National Institutes of Health researchers have discovered a gene in mice that controls the craving for fatty and sugary foods and the desire to exercise.

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Why Do Consumers Perceive "Pretty" Food as Being Healthier?
News   Nov 09, 2020

People tend to think that pretty-looking food is healthier (e.g. more nutrients, less fat) and more natural (e.g. purer, less processed) than ugly-looking versions of the same food, but why?

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Amazonian Tea Can Boost Neuron Formation
News   Nov 09, 2020

Dimethyltryptamine, a central component of the naturally psychedelic drink ayahuasca tea, can boost the formation of new neurons, a new study has found.

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Blueprints for a Revolutionary Single-Molecule Microscope Published
News   Nov 09, 2020

A team from the University of Sheffield has designed and built a specialist microscope and shared the build instructions to help make this equipment available worldwide.

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