Receptors Key to Strong Memories

When we create a memory, a pattern of connections forms between neurons in the brain. New work from UC Davis shows how these connections can be strengthened or weakened at a molecular level.

Oxytocin Turns Up the Volume of Your Social Environment

efore you shop for the “cuddle” hormone oxytocin to relieve stress and enhance your social life, read this: A new study from the University of California, Davis, suggests that sometimes, blocking the action of oxytocin in the brain may be a better option. The results are published online in the journal Biological Psychiatry.