reward system

Researchers Propose a New Understanding of Dopamine's Role in Learning and Memory
A team led by BBRF grantees has proposed a markedly new way of understanding the role of dopamine in the brain in processes involved in learning and memory. The revised view of the neurotransmitter… Read More
How the Brain’s Reward System Goes Awry in Depression Affecting Young People
People who are depressed very often show reduced interest in experiencing or obtaining pleasure, a symptom called anhedonia that research has traced to dysfunction in the brain’s reward system. Read More
Research Showing How Cocaine Addiction Reprograms the Brain Points to New Therapy Targets
New research from the laboratory of Scientific Council member Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D. marks a significant advance in our understanding of how cocaine addiction affects the brain. It provides a… Read More