Pain sensation and the emotional experience of pain are not the same, and now, in mice, scientists at Stanford have found the neurons responsible for the latter.
Neuroscientists know a lot about how our brains learn new things, but not much about how they choose what to focus on while they learn. Now, Stanford researchers have traced that ability to an unexpected place.
Researchers report ketamine’s antidepressive effects require activation of opioid receptors in the brain. The study highlights the interaction between depression, pain and opioid addiction.
The DNA of your peers may influence your own educational attainment, new study finds. While there’s scientific evidence to suggest that your genes have something to do with how far you’ll go in school, new research by a team from Stanford and elsewhere says the DNA of your classmates also plays a role.
Changing behaviors may be easier when people see norms changing, Stanford research finds. In a study, people ate less meat and conserved more water when they thought those behaviors reflected how society is changing. The findings could point to new ways of encouraging other behavior changes.