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Grid-like connections between neurons

Grid-like connections between neurons

A study published in the March 30, 2012 issue of the journal Science indicates that the cerebral connectivity and architecture of the pathways in the human brain — the connections between neurons — are almost perfectly grid-like. In this study, Van Wedeen and co-workers from the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Massachussetts […]

Oxytocin & vasopressin and human emotional and behavioral systems

Oxytocin & vasopressin and human emotional and behavioral systems

A study, published on June 12, 2012, in PLoS One, provides perhaps the first evidence that oxytocin and arginine vasopressin are both dysregulated in Williams Syndrome. Human emotion and social behavior are linked to neuroendocrine function, and two hypothalamic neuropeptides, oxytocin (OT) and arginine vasopressin (AVP) appear to regulate reproduction, social behaviors and emotionality in […]