Social interactions divert the established motivational system

Social interactions are regulated by the neuronal circuits underlying motivated behaviors. These reward circuits involve the brain's ventral tegmental area and its dopaminergic neurons. However, which brain areas convey information ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Improving treatment for Parkinson's

Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease where dopaminergic neurons progressively die in the brainstem. Tremor and difficulties walking are recognizable movement symptoms for many people suffering from Parkinson's. Over ...


Tracking the neurons that make us social

Human beings, like most mammals, need social interactions to live and develop. The processes that drive them toward each other require decision making whose brain machinery is largely misunderstood. To decipher this phenomenon, ...

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