Apr 6, 2021

Brain Cells Decide on Their Own When to Release Pleasure Hormone

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, neuroscience

Summary: Dopamine neurons largely rely on their own discharge to determine release rates of the hormone, researchers report.

Source: NYU Langone.

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