Drosophila memory: dopamine signals punishment
Department of Neurobiology; Waddell Lab; Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience Program
Medical Subject Headings
Animals; Association Learning; Conditioning (Psychology); Dopamine; Drosophila; Memory; Mushroom Bodies; Neurons; Smell
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Dopamine-containing neurons are widespread in the fly brain and have been implicated in negatively reinforced memory. Current technology allows the investigator to watch dopaminergic neurons in action in the brain of a learning fly.
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Citation: Curr Biol. 2005 Nov 22;15(22):R932-4. Link to article on publisher's site
Current biology : CB
Keene, Alex Carl and Waddell, Scott, "Drosophila memory: dopamine signals punishment" (2005). GSBS Student Publications. 1973.