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5 Ways That Love Affects the Brain

You may have heard oxytocin being called the “love hormone.” This is because oxytocin is a hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. It is responsible for activating neural pathways that deal with pleasure and reward.  So, how do our brains and bodies create a feeling of being in love? Let’s take a… Read More »

Get Excited about the Brain!

A coloring and activity book for kids ages 8-12 Did you know the human brain generates enough electricity to power a small lightbulb? This free, printable coloring and activity book for children ages 8-12 features exciting facts about the human brain and mental health. Download and print the PDF version today! New Links on MedlinePlus

Medical News Today: Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days

New research in pigs finds that sugar intake alters the reward-processing circuitry of the brain in a similar way to addictive drugs. Whenever we learn something new or experience something pleasurable, our brain’s reward system becomes activated. With the help of natural brain chemicals, several brain areas communicate with each other to help us learn… Read More »