Humans of Science: Hedi Young
Who are today’s scientists? Inspired by the project “Humans of New York”, Ar Magazine turns the spotlight on individual humans of science every month.
Serotonin promotes perseverance
We had never seen an active behavior promoted by serotonin. This is, to my knowledge, the first time such a behavior has been observed when serotonin-producing neurons are activated. – Eran Lottem
In pursuit of pleasure, the brain learns to hit the repeat button
If a brain’s activity patterns are in overdrive, as is often the case for people with addiction or obsessive-compulsive disorder, could we create a computer program that can help to retrain their brains and downshift this activity? – Rui Costa