The first articles for the new Wiley Open Access journal, Brain and Behavior, are now posted online: ORIGINAL RESEARCH: Comparison of weight changes following unilateral and staged bilateral STN DBS for advanced PD This paper explores whether unilateral and bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease might lead to sustained weight gain postoperatively.To this end, the authors implement a case-control comparative study to evaluate weight changes in patients with Parkinson’s disease over a two year period.In this comprehensive review article, the authors discuss evidence linking the use of illicit drugs, such as cocaine, amphetamines, ecstasy, heroin, phencyclidine, lysergic acid diethylamide, and marijuana, and increased risk of major cerebrovascular events.
In this functional magnetic resonance imaging paper, the authors investigate the effects of gaze direction on neural processing of emotional faces in typically developing (TD) children and those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Only TD children and not ASD children showed reliably greater activity in ventrolateral prefrontal cortex when viewing faces with direct versus averted eye gaze, evidence that suggests children with ASD have altered processing of the emotional significance of direct gaze.
, founded in 1987, is the official journal of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS).
This innovative journal publishes peer-reviewed basic, experimental, and clinical studies dealing with behavioral, neural, endocrine, and immune system interactions in humans and animals.
It is an international, interdisciplinary journal devoted to investigation of the physiological systems that integrate behavioral and immunological responses.
The journal welcomes original research in neuroscience, immunology, integrative physiology, behavioral biology, psychiatry, psychology, and clinical medicine and is inclusive of research at the molecular, cellular, social, and organismic levels.The journal features online submission and review, leading to timely publication of experimental results.There are no submission fees or page charges for , founded in 1987, is the official journal of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS).There are no submission fees or page charges for The colored bars illustrate the engagement of the social media communities with articles in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.It is based on the amount of activity from Twitter, Facebook, science blogs, mainstream news, and other sources captured by for each publication in the last six months. and covers research on the relationship between the nervous system, psychology, and the immune system.