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Research Article

Convergent Processing of Both Positive and Negative Motivational Signals by the VTA Dopamine Neuronal Populations

  • Dong V. Wang,

    Affiliations: Shanghai Institute of Brain Functional Genomics (Key Laboratory of MOE & STCSM), East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, Brain and Behavior Discovery Institute and Department of Neurology, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Joe Z. Tsien mail

    jtsien@mcg.edu

    Affiliation: Brain and Behavior Discovery Institute and Department of Neurology, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: February 15, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017047

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dopamine activity and thrill seeking

Posted by vito on 18 Feb 2011 at 16:23 GMT

It provides the first evidence that dopamine activity may play a role in thrill-seeking behaviors.

No competing interests declared.