Stories from neuroscience:
Most people agree that getting a little exercise helps when dealing with stress. A new BYU study discovers exercise under stress also helps protect your memory.
A newly published study by BYU researchers details how marijuana affects an adolescent brain’s reward center, at the cellular level.
Erin Kaseda, just a junior, recently presented her research at a prestigious professional neuroscience conference in Spain, as one of just three students invited. She was the only undergrad.
A Brigham Young University MRI expert worked with a UK-based team on the world’s largest health-imaging study, a massive undertaking to scan the brain of more than 100,000 people to find connections with developing diseases.
The National Institutes of Health has turned to neuroscientists at the nation’s most “Stone Cold Sober” university for help finding ways to treat drug and alcohol addiction.
Researchers have found a way to get rats hooked without giving them any drugs. Instead they use a naturally occurring protein that they show plays a critical role in becoming drug dependent. The finding may suggest ways to medically counteract drug and alcohol addiction.