- Published: Friday, 18 December 2015 12:05
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- Published: Friday, 18 December 2015 11:55
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In a recent functional MRI study, Danish researchers, including NRU-affiliated Ulrich Lindberg, have found out where exactly in the human brain the Christmas spirit resides.
In the study, 10 individuals who celebrated Christmas and 10 who did no, were asked to fill out questionnaires on their feelings toward Christmas and then completed an MRI in which they were asked to look at different images, including Christmas-related imagery. Thereby the group of researchers were able to locate the source of the feelings of Christmas joy or disgust to a number of regions in the brain that may explain reactions to this festive time of year.
The small study has been published in the British Medical Journal's annual Christmas issue, where researchers use tongue-in-cheek scientific methods as a way to bring some humor into the scientific field. Link to the paper here.
- Published: Tuesday, 08 December 2015 10:00
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The migraine project is an ongoing PhD project run by Marie Deen Christensen in a joint effort between Neurobiology Research Unit and the Danish Headache Center at Rigshospitalet, Glostrup, as part of the third work package (WP3) in NeuroPharm. In the project brain levels of serotonin are investigated in episodic and chronic migraine patients by [11C]SB207145-PET imaging, with the aim to show a possible association between the level of serotonin in the brain and the severity of migraine.
- Published: Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:13
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Congratulations to cand. psych. Christian Gaden Jensen who Monday Nov 23rd successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Critical Investigations of Two Meditation Based Stress Reduction Programs and of Mindfulness as a Predictor of Mental Health in the Population".
- Published: Friday, 20 November 2015 09:00
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In a recent DR3 program called "Kærestesorgens DNA" PhD student Dea S. Stenbæk and psychology student Nanna Hansen performed neuropsychological assessments of three people who have donated their heartbreaks to science to find out what happens to us, from the brain to the heart, when we have lovesickness. The program can be seen here (start at 10:34 min.)
Also recently, medical research year student Annette Johansen and project nurse Lone Freyr participated in "Videnskabsmagasinet" on DR3 in a program about drugs. This program is freely available here (start at 3:39 min.).
- Published: Monday, 16 November 2015 14:21
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Today, the Neurobiology Research Unit (NRU) has reached a significant milestone with a total of 500 peer-reviewed publications!
- Published: Wednesday, 11 November 2015 11:48
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- Published: Monday, 26 October 2015 10:12
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- Published: Monday, 26 October 2015 09:41
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- Published: Friday, 09 October 2015 12:16
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