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Fast-acting psychotropic drug ketamine is increasingly used as an anesthetic, as well as to rapidly relieve depression. University of Geneva researchers have studied its effects on the dopamine system and a mechanism that may make it less addictive.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Université de Genève, Ketamine, Addiction
An ongoing study is testing a new kind of neuroimaging device designed to easily capture brain activity in real-time. These preliminary experiments will investigate the effects of ketamine on functional connectivity in the brain before, during and after an experience.Continue ReadingCategory: TechnologyTags: Brain, Imaging, Digital imaging, Psychedelic Medicine
The connections between the brain's neurons are more malleable during the developmental stages of life, when the youthful organ continually reshapes the synapses between cells as we encounter new experiences, learn new skills and develop new habits. A great deal of research centers on restoring this youthful plasticity to older brains as a way of tackling some effects of aging, and a team in Aust
The notion of using ketamine as an anti-depressant is gathering steam on the back of enlightening research that has shown us how it can suppress the brain’s “anti-reward” center, mend broken neural circuits and interact with serotonin receptors to boost the release of dopamine. A new study has shown how this might work in practice, with chronic suicidality sufferers offered rapid relief through r


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