Rethinking the thalamus

Paul W. Glimcher, Brian Lau

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Reward-sensitive neurons are present throughout the brain. A report in Science now shows that a subset of thalamic neurons respond selectively to the smaller of two rewards, as opposed to just reflecting reward magnitude, as do neurons in other brain areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)983-984
Number of pages2
JournalNature Neuroscience
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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