New clue to how lithium works in the brain

Credit: Illustration: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT

Credit: Illustration: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT

Biologists have discovered a possible explanation for why lithium helps patients with bipolar disorder. In a study of C. elegans worms, the researchers identified a protein, known as BPNT1, which is inhibited by lithium, making the worms less active. Read More…

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A Quantum Field Theory of Neuropsychotherapy

Cover illustration of Nature, April 28, 2016: A semantic atlas of the cerebral cortex. From “Natural Speech Reveals the Semantic Maps That Tile the Human Cerebral Cortex,” by A. G. Huth, W. A. de Heer, T. L. Griffiths, F. E. Theunissen, and J. L. Gallant, 2016, Nature, 532, pp. 453–458. Reproduced with permission.

A Quantum Field Theory of Neuropsychotherapy: Semantic Mind–Brain Maps and the Quantum Qualia of Consciousness Ernest Lawrence Rossi and Kathryn Lane Rossi Cite as: Rossi, E. L., & Rossi… Read more…

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Parkinson’s Head Trauma Link Looks Even Stronger

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Michael Hall-Getty Images

In a new study published in JAMA Neurology, researchers find stronger reason to be concerned about the long term effects of head injuries, particularly when it comes to Parkinson’s disease, which recently contributed to the death of Muhammad Ali. Read more…

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