habit formation

New technique points out cellular-level changes within deep brain regions


January 19th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists say that a groundbreaking technique can help explore changes taking place within the deep regions of the brain at the cellular level.The findings could lead to ... Read more...

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How the brain forms habits


October 31st, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A new study from MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research has shown that brain's habit formation appears to be an innate ability that is fine-tuned by experience- specifically, ... Read more...

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Why men are twice as likely to become alcoholics


October 20th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Men are twice as likely as women to become alcoholics and now scientists believe they know why. They found that consuming beer and wine on a night out ... Read more...

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Why men are more vulnerable to alcoholism


October 19th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): It is well known that men are up to twice as likely to develop alcoholism as women. However, the reason behind this difference in susceptibility has remained unclear. ... Read more...

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Tiny RNA molecule could prevent cocaine addiction


July 9th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): Researchers have found that a specific and remarkably small fragment of RNA appears to protect rats against cocaine addiction - and may also protect humans.The discovery could lead ... Read more...

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How practice improves zebra finch’s singing performance


July 7th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A study on zebra finches conducted by neuroscientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has shed some light on how practice improves performance.The researchers say that studying ... Read more...

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