Category Archives: learned behaviour

Researchers identify and successfully activate neurons that tell the brain to stop drinking.


In alcoholism and addictive drugs repeated exposure triggers glutamatergic and GABAergic plasticity in many neuronal populations. The dorsomedial striatum (DMS), a brain region critically involved in addiction, contains medium spiny neurons expressing dopamine D1 or D2 receptors, which form direct and indirect pathways, respectively. However, it is unclear how alcohol-evoked plasticity in the DMS contributes to alcohol consumption in a

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