Neuroscience

Study finds tiny brain area controls work for rewards

A tiny but important area in the middle of the brain acts as a switch that determines when an animal is willing to work for a reward and when it stops working, according to a study published Aug. 31 in the journal Current ...

Neuroscience

The neural mechanism of a circulatory response to stress

Although the heart beats autonomously, its function can be regulated by the brain in response to, for instance, stressful events. In a new study, researchers from the University of Tsukuba discovered a novel mechanism by ...

Neuroscience

Motivation to bully is regulated by brain reward circuits

Individual differences in the motivation to engage in or to avoid aggressive social interaction (bullying) are mediated by the basal forebrain, lateral habenula circuit in the brain, according to a study conducted at the ...

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