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MIT's dopamine-tracker is built for long-term reward

It has been called the Kim Kardashian of neurotransmitters. Not for its networking skills (though it's good in that area too), but for its celebrity status among Brain compounds. Dopamine's role as a reward chemical is well established, credited with the pleasure we derive from things like food, drugs and sex. Meanwhile, dysregulation of dopamine has been linked to conditions such as as depression and Parkinson's, but measuring its activity in the brain has proven a very difficult task indeed. MIT scientists have now come up with a technology they say could change the game: an electrode-array that allows for long-term dopamine tracking with much higher precision than was previously possible.

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Category: Medical

  • Neuroscience
  • MIT
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