Neuroscience: Waiting for Serotonin

Ranade, S., Pi, H.J., Kepecs, A. (September 2014) Neuroscience: Waiting for Serotonin. Current Biology, 24 (17). R803-R805. ISSN 0960-9822

DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.07.024


Summary Serotonin dysfunction is implicated in many neuropsychiatric disorders yet the precise behavioral functions of this neuromodulator are not well understood. A new study employs optogenetic methods to activate serotonin neurons during an effort-demanding waiting behavior and demonstrates that serotonin release increases patience, the capacity for self-control.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: diseases & disorders > mental disorders
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > protein structure, function, modification > protein types > serotonin
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Communities: CSHL labs > Kepecs lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 8 September 2014
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2014 16:01
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2014 16:01
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