mardi 29 juillet 2014

Brain's habenula signals how bad things could be

An evolutionarily ancient and tiny part of the brain tracks expectations about nasty events, according to new research. The study demonstrates for the first time that the human habenula, half the size of a pea, tracks predictions about negative events, like painful electric shocks, suggesting a role in learning from bad experiences.

Brain's habenula signals how bad things could be

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