<< In a discovery that raises fundamental questions about human behavior, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have found that the immune system directly affects — and even controls — our social behavior, such as our desire to interact with others. >>
Why your immune system may control your social behavior. July 15, 2016.
<< (..) recent findings implicate meningeal immunity influencing behaviour, such as spatial learning and memory. Here we show that meningeal immunity is also critical for social behaviour; mice deficient in adaptive immunity exhibit social deficits and hyper-connectivity of fronto-cortical brain regions. >>
Anthony J. Filiano, Yang Xu, et al. Unexpected role of interferon-γ in regulating neuronal connectivity and social behaviour. Nature (2016) doi:10.1038/nature18626. Published online 13 July 2016.
FonT: quasi 3 decine di anni fa lessi che, in qualsivoglia importante accademia biomedica, anche in quelle di serie A super per intendersi, a presentare programmi di ricerca che potevano ricondurre in qualche modo alla PNEI ci si giocava la carriera ... sara' vero?
PNEI: psychoneuroendocrine immunology