[The Dope on] Dopamine's Central Role in the Brain's Motivation and Reward Networks

Monday, September 15, 2008 - 18:56 in Psychology & Sociology

Researchers have for the first time found that the neurotransmitter dopamine is central to the human brain network governing motivation and a sense of reward and pleasure--and that it changes with age. The finding could provide clues to healthy, happy aging and pave the way to new treatments for neurological disorders, including Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia as well as addictive behaviors from alcoholism and drug abuse to compulsive gambling. [More]

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