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  • Dopamine modulates reward experiences elicited by music

    A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), reveals a causal link between dopamine and the reward responses in humans when listening to music. The study was conducted by researchers from the Cognition and Brain Plasticity Group of the Institute of Neuroscience of the......

  • Scientists publish new findings on autoantibodies targeting synaptic proteins

    New findings on autoantibodies targeting synaptic proteins have been recently published in Neuron and BRAIN journals by researchers from the Institute of Neurosciences and IDIBAPS. Both articles have been leaded by the team of Josep Dalmau in collaboration with researchers from the Neurophysiology group, David......

  • Escolab 2018 – From feeling to perception: illusion or (virtual) reality

    On November 22nd, the Institute opened the doors of its laboratories to high school students. The activity was part of the municipal program Escolab, which aims to show high school students the research carried out in the most leading research centers in the country. The......

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NEUROBIOLOGY AND NEUROPHARMACOLOGY

How is the information processed in the chemical synapsis? Which factors determine brain plasticity and neuronal development?

PHYSIOPATHOLOGY OF NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES

Did you know that neurodegenerative diseases are one of the main causes of disability and loss of quality of life?

COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

Which are the brain mechanisms underlying cognitive functions? How can we improve cognitive processes in healthy aging?

COGNITION, BEHAVIOUR AND COMPUTATION

Is it possible to represent with empirical data and computation techniques the cognitive processes which enable perception, analysis and decision-making?

CLINICAL AND APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY

How can we identify and treat psychological disorders to give way to social inclusion of people affected by this conditions?

NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY

Which new therapies are effective in treating nervous system diseases like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or Parkinson’s disease?

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