“Overconsumption….may occur in an attempt to increase brain reward in less responsive systems”

“Women who possess genetic modifications associated with low activity of the reward neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain when they imagine eating appetizing foods are more prone to weight gain. Women who had lower activity in food reward regions of the brain and who had genetic modifications associated with lower dopamine activity showed the greatest weight […]

Honey Bees Study Finds That Insects Have Personality Too

Honey Bees Study Finds That Insects Have Personality Too Individual honey bees actually differ in their desire or willingness[2] to perform particular tasks.  These differences may be due, in part, to variability in the bees’ personalities… “In humans, differences in novelty-seeking are a component of personality,” he said. “Could insects also have personalities?”

The Latest Brief on Brain, Science and Mind — Head of NIMH

Excerpted from article by head of NIMH — “Science teaches us how to analyze data, separating information from marketing. A few basic principles that are the bedrock of scientific thinking, like “correlation is not causation,” are sadly missed by high school and college graduates who thought that science was learning facts and not learning a […]