Tag: seasonal depression

Could a circuit in the brain explain seasonal depression?

Could a circuit in the brain explain seasonal depression? I have always disliked the fall and winter months as the days grow shorter and the cold weather arrives.   There are many who also feel the same way.   Winter and fall is depressing to me. According to NPR, new research suggests that my response and feelings about the shorter days may have to do with a circuit in the brain.  Special light-sensing cells in the retina with brain areas  affect whether you are happy or sad according to the latest research. When these cells sense that the days are Read More »