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In the new study, a team directed by Stanford neuroscientist Andy Huberman, PhD, unraveled the brain circuitry that fine tunes the fright-flight-or-fight response to a visually perceived threat.
Parkinson's disease affects millions of people worldwide, slowing their movements and making it difficult to walk, but exactly how Parkinson's works remains a bit mysterious.
In the fluid around the brain, low levels of a hormone called vasopressin are linked to low social ability in monkeys and to autism in children, Stanford scientists have found.
Pinpoint stimulation of a cluster of nerve cells in the brains of mice encouraged timid responses to a perceived threat, whereas stimulation of an adjacent cluster induced boldness and courage.
New research published today in Science Translational Medicine shows that a hormone called vasopressin, which affects social behavior, may be a good autism biomarker.
Stanford researchers set out to test a seminal theory of Parkinson’s disease and several related conditions. What they found is more complex than anyone had imagined.
In a JAMA opinion piece, Gary Peltz and Tom Sudhof argue for policymakers and health leaders to combat opioid addictions early.
An upcoming Stanford conference will focus on bridging cultural and generational divides to better address youth mental health needs.
Stanford psychiatry resident Nathaniel Morris describes what it’s like to treat patients in the hospital after an attempted suicide.

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