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How DNA Can Make You Nice

Whether you're a nice person isn't just about your life experiences: Chemicals appear to play a big role, too. Your kindness, or lack of it, depends in part on whether your brain has the right kind of receptors for the hormones behind affection, scientists find. Researchers asked hundreds of subjects...
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A new role for sodium in the brain

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

Researchers at McGill University have found that sodium – the main chemical component in table salt – is a unique "on/off" switch for a major neurotransmitter receptor in the brain. This receptor, known as the kainate receptor, is f... Read Post

A new role for sodium in the brain

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

Researchers have found that sodium – the main chemical component in table salt – is a unique “on/off” switch for a major neurotransmitter receptor in the brain. This receptor, known as the kainate receptor, is fundamental for normal... Read Post

Study maps extroversion types in the brain's anatomy

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (8 hours ago)

Scientists have mapped the similarities and the differences in the brain between the two different kinds of extroverts: 'Agentic' go-getters and 'affiliative' people persons.... Read Post


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