Amanda Kelly

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Dopamine-dependent reinforcement of motor skill learning: evidence from Gilles de la Tourette syndrome | Brain

Reinforcement learning theory has been extensively used to understand the neural underpinnings of instrumental behaviour. A central assumption …

Machine Learning

Effects of dopamine on reinforcement learning and consolidation in Parkinson’s disease

Joshua I Gold, Reviewing editor<p>Joshua I Gold, University of Pennsylvania, United States;<p>Abstract<p>Emerging evidence suggests that dopamine may modulate …

The Winner Effect: How Success Affects Brain Chemistry

<b>“Winning increases the dopamine receptors in the brain, which makes you smarter and more bold”</b> – Ian H. Robertson<p>There is a very interesting …

Failure can Enhance Your Brain

New research is pinpointing how we learn and make decisions. To the brain, a new thought or idea is like a spider. If it is industrious enough, an …

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Fail

Four months after graduating college among the top of my class, I failed. I moved to Vancouver to be with my boyfriend and travel somewhere. I tried …

Success

Why You Need to Be a Success at Failure

Failure is an inevitable part of being a human being and we might as well get used to it. But what if, instead of getting used to it, we made use of …

Tennis

10 Surprising Facts About Failure

Failure is always a demoralizing and upsetting experience. You cannot always control whether difficult things happen to you in life but you can …

Self-help

The Neurobiology of Anxiety Disorders: A Preliminary Investigation

When I first began my research for this paper, I was primarily interested in learning more about the role of serotonin in the treatment of anxiety …

How is Anxiety Different from Stress?

Contrary to popular belief, there is a difference between stress and anxiety. Stress comes from the pressures we feel in life, as we are pushed by …

Anxiety Disorders - Basic Neurochemistry

There are distinct forms of anxiety disorders<p>Disorders in which the level of anxiety becomes pathological are divided according to their …

Biological Perspectives on Anxiety

Anxiety disorders afflict approximately 40 million American adults each year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Anxiety disorders …

Depression

The biology of fear- and anxiety-related behaviors

1. Letourneau C. <i>Physiologie des passions.</i> 2nd ed. Paris, France: C. Reinwald &Cie; 1878<p>2. Davidson JR. Affective style, mood and anxiety disorders. …

Anxiety disorders

Description<p>An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of anxiety.<p>Alternative Names<p>Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Panic …

Biology of Depression - Neurotransmitters - Depression: Depression Related Conditions

Rashmi Nemade, Ph.D., edited by Kathryn Patricelli, MA<p>Lots of research has been done on the causes of depression. We are now going to have a brief …

Is Depression Just Bad Chemistry?

A commercial sponsored by Pfizer, the drug company that manufactures the antidepressant Zoloft, asserts, “While the cause [of depression] is unknown, …

The Brain

Relationship of neurotransmitters to the symptoms of major depressive disorder.

2008;69 Suppl E1:4-7.<p>1Psychopharmacology Unit, University of Bristol, United Kingdom. david.nutt@bristrol.ac.uk<p>Abstract<p>A relationship appears to …

Uncovering the Biology of Depression

Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology Director at Yale University, Ronald Duman studies depression, a serious issue that affects approximately 17% …

The biology of depression. - PubMed

Depression is a common psychiatric disorder prevalent in 10-15% in general population. To know the biology of the disease many hypotheses have been …

ScienceDirect

A<p>Monoamine Hypothesis of Depression<p>The monoamine hypothesis of depression was an early milestone in attempt of understanding brain mechanisms of this …

Biology of Depression – Neurotransmitters

A literal ton of research has been done on the causes of depression. Below is a brief discussion of the multiple biological, psychological and social …

What causes depression?

Onset of depression more complex than a brain chemical imbalance<p>Updated: April 11, 2017<p>Published: June, 2009<p>It's often said that depression results …

Neuroscience

Biological & Psychological Effects After the Death of a Spouse

The death of a spouse is a devastating event, one that is met with both physical and psychological reactions. Even if the death of your spouse was …

The Nature of Grief: The Evolution and Psychology of Reactions to Loss. By John Archer | The Quarterly Review of Biology: Vol 77, No 2