Latest News

Psilocybin inhibits the processing of negative emotions in the brain

Emotions like fear, anger, sadness, and joy enable people to adjust to their environment and react flexibly to stress and strain and are vital for cognitive processes, physiological reactions, and social behavior. The processing of emotions is closely linked to structures  in the brain, i.e. to what is known as the limbic system. Within this system the amygdala  plays a central role ? above all it processes negative emotions like anxiety and fear. If the activity of the amygdala becomes unbalanced, depression and anxiety disorders may develop.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Epilepsy drug may preserve eyesight for people with multiple sclerosis

  • Should they stay or should they go? Study finds no harm from hospital policies that let families observe CPR

  • Difficult to break the soda habit? Sugar-sweetened beverages suppress body's stress response

  • Electronic micropump to deliver treatments deep within the brain

  • Increasing evidence points to inflammation as source of nervous system manifestations of Lyme disease

  • Scientists use brain stimulation to boost creativity, set stage to potentially treat depression

  • Botox makes unnerving journey into our nervous system

  • A sniff of happiness: Chemicals in sweat may convey positive emotion

  • Depression, diabetes associated with increased dementia risk

  • Eight nutrients to protect the aging brain

  •