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Brain and Behavior Issue 3.5 is Now Online

September 23, 2013

BRB 3 5The latest issue of Brain and Behavior looks at first language writing systems’ impact on second language word reading and examines the posterior insular cortex.  The cover features an image from, “Distinction between hand dominance and hand preference in primates: a behavioral investigation of manual dexterity in nonhuman primates (macaques) and human subjects” by Pauline Chatagny, Simon Badoud, Mélanie Kaeser, Anne-Dominique Gindrat, Julie Savidan, Michela Fregosi, Véronique Moret, Christine Roulin, Eric Schmidlin, and Eric M. Rouiller

Below is another article highlight, chosen by the editorial team. 

purple_lock_open The role of rs2237781 within GRM8 in eating behavior
By Marie-Therese Gast, Anke Tönjes, Maria Keller, Annette Horstmann, Nanette Steinle, Markus Scholz, Ines Müller, Arno Villringer, Michael Stumvoll, Peter Kovacs, and Yvonne Böttcher
Abstract: The glutamate receptor, metabotropic 8 gene (GRM8) encodes a G-protein-coupled glutamate receptor and has been associated with smoking behavior and liability to alcoholism implying a role in addiction vulnerability. Data from animal studies suggest that GRM8 may be involved in the regulation of the neuropeptide Y and melanocortin pathways and might influence food intake and metabolism. This study aimed to investigate the effects of the genetic variant rs2237781 within GRM8 on human eating behavior. 

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