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Commonly prescribed drugs affect decisions to harm oneself and others

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Healthy people given the serotonin-enhancing antidepressant citalopram were willing to pay almost twice as much to prevent harm to themselves or others than those given placebo drugs in a moral decision-making experiment at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL Institute of Neurology. 

Research reveals how the human brain might reconstruct past events

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Hippocampus activity, circled in red, seen when forming event memories

When remembering something from our past, we often vividly re-experience the whole episode in which it occurred. New research at UCL Institute of Neurology and UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust, has now revealed how this might happen in the brain.

Research into genetic influences on epilepsy and migraines

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Researchers at UCL Institute of Neurology have begun to investigate genetic influences on neurological disorders such as ataxia, epilepsy and rare and severe headache disorders.

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