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04 March 2011

Scary events also trigger brain's reward centre

The brain's so-called reward center actually responds to both good and bad experiences, even experiences causing fear, finds a new study.

The brain's so-called reward centre actually responds to both good and bad experiences, even experiences causing fear, finds a new study in mice.

In experiments with mice, the team examined dopamine neurons in the brain's ventral tegmental area, which is widely studied for its role in reward-related motivation or drug addiction.

 
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