Friday, October 18, 2013

Oxytocin and serotonin make it worthwhile

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COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

Oxytocin and serotonin make it worthwhile

Nature Reviews Neuroscience
 
14,
 
740–741
 
 
doi:10.1038/nrn3610
Published online
 

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Despite the importance of social behaviours, such as parenting or altruism, for group survival and their persistence throughout evolution, little is known about the neural mechanisms underpinning them. In a new study published in Nature, Malenka and colleagues show that in the mouse nucleus accumbens (NAc), the coordinated action of oxytocin and serotonin is required t…

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