Compulsive no more

By activating a brain circuit that controls compulsive behavior, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can block a compulsive behavior in mice — a result that could help researchers develop new treatments for diseases such as obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD and Tourette’s syndrome.

 

MIT neuroscientists used light to control the activity of neurons involved in compulsive behavior.

IMAGE: MCGOVERN INSTITUTE FOR BRAIN RESEARCH AND SPUTNIK ANIMATION

via Compulsive no more – MIT News Office.

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