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In pursuit of pleasure, brain learns to hit the repeat button


March 1, 2018

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In a scientific first, researchers have observed in mice how the brain learns to repeat patterns of neural activity that elicit the all-important feel-good sensation. This research offers key insights into how brain activity is shaped and refined as animals learn to repeat behaviors that evoke a feeling of pleasure. The findings also point to new strategies for targeting disorders characterized by abnormal repetitive behaviors, such as addiction and OCD.Full Story

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The Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University

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