Neuroscience: Waiting for serotonin

Sachin Ranade, Hyun Jae Pi, Adam Kepecs

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Serotonin dysfunction is implicated in many neuropsychiatric disorders yet the precise behavioral functions of this neuromodulator are not well understood. A new study employs optogenetic methods to activate serotonin neurons during an effort-demanding waiting behavior and demonstrates that serotonin release increases patience, the capacity for self-control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R803-R805
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 8 2014


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