Fear extinction memories and feelings of reward are both stored in neurons that express the Ppp1r1b gene in the posterior of the basolateral amygdala.
A new study provides insight into the neural circuit computations that underlie risk-reward decision making.
A new role for the hippocampus involving pattern separation and conjunctive representation in reinforcement learning is discussed.
Study reports children who reward children with screen time often spend more time interacting with their tablets or smartphones than parents who don't.
New research provides evidence of how changes in the activity of individual neurons can encode learning and memory.
A new study adds to the mounting evidence that the auditory cortex does more than just process sound.
A new study reports unexpected changes in music activates the nucleus accumbens, providing reward and helping us to learn about the music as we listen.
A new study reports foods that contain both carbs and fats evoke greater response in the brain's reward center than foods that contain either just carbs or fats.
Researchers have identified two subpopulations of neurons in the BNST that connect to separate populations of neurons in the lateral hypothalamus which appear to drive two opposing emotional states; avoidance and reward seeking