According to a Finnish study, the structure and function of the brain areas involved in emotions and their regulation are altered in both psychopathic criminal offenders and otherwise well-functioning individuals who have personality traits associated with psychopathy.
Keyword: brain imaging
A Finnish research group has studied how seasons influence the function of the brain. Researchers at the Turku PET Centre showed that the length of daylight affects the opioid receptors, which in turn regulates the mood we experience.
A new study conducted in Turku reveals how symptoms indicating depression and anxiety are linked to brain function changes already in healthy individuals.
Opioids regulate the feelings of pleasure and pain in the brain. A study by the national Turku PET Centre shows that age, sex and smoking influence μ-opioid receptor density in the brain. The results of the study help to better understand the differences between individuals when it comes to neuropsychiatric disorders.