Drosophila memory: dopamine signals punishment
Department of Neurobiology
Medical Subject Headings
Animals; Association Learning; Conditioning (Psychology); Dopamine; Drosophila; Memory; Mushroom Bodies; Neurons; Smell
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Neuroscience and Neurobiology
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