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Parents’ Unpredictable Behavior May Impair Optimal Brain Circuit Formation – Neuroscience News

Summary: Unpredictable parental behavior and an unpredictable environment disrupt the optimal development of emotional brain circuits during a child’s development, increasing the risk of mental health disorders and substance abuse later in life. Source: UC Irvine Researchers at the University of California, Irvine are conducting pioneering research into the concept that unpredictable parental behaviors, together …

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Circuit Model May Explain How Deep Brain Stimulation Treats Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms – Neuroscience News

Summary: A new computer model shows the beneficial effects of deep brain stimulation arise from how it interrupts the cycle promoting runway beta in a circuit loop between the subthalamic nucleus and striatum. Source: Picower Institute for Learning and Memory People with Parkinson’s disease and their doctors confront many unknowns, including the answer to exactly …

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