Dopamine neurons in the midbrain become active in a previously undetected way when an animal considers a reward that is changing in value.
Dopamine neurons are activated less than in adults brains when teens are faced with the prospect of a reward, a new study reports.
The VGLUT protein is more abundant in the dopamine neurons of female fruit flies, rodents, and humans than in males. The finding shed light on why females have greater resilience to age-related dopamine neuron loss and disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
Transplanted dopamine neurons from fetal tissues remained healthy in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease for 14 years.
Researchers have identified a specific network in the brain that appears to be associated with risk and reward assessment.
A new study reports neuromelanin sensitive MRI is able to measure dopamine function associated with psychosis.
Researchers have identified the neurochemical signal likely missing in Parkinson's disease.