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Archive for November 23, 2015

Dopamine measurements reveal insights into how we learn

First-of-kind dopamine measurements in human brain reveal insights into how we learn

First-of-kind dopamine measurements in human brain reveal insights into how we learn

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have reported measurements of dopamine release with unprecedented temporal precision in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease. The measurements, collected during brain surgery as the conscious patients played an investment game, demonstrate how rapid dopamine release encodes information crucial for human choice.

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