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Writing memories with light-addressable reinforcement circuitry.

Abstract:

Dopaminergic neurons are thought to drive learning by signaling changes in the expectations of salient events, such as rewards or punishments. Olfactory conditioning in Drosophila requires direct dopamine action on intrinsic mushroom body neurons, the likely storage sites of olfactory memories. Neither the cellular sources of the conditioning dopamine nor its precise postsynaptic targets are known. By optically controlling genetically circumscribed subsets of dopaminergic neurons in the behav...

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10.1016/j.cell.2009.08.034

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, WTC Human Genetics
Roorda, RD More by this author
Vrontou, E More by this author
Sjulson, L More by this author
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Journal:
Cell
Volume:
139
Issue:
2
Pages:
405-415
Publication date:
2009-10-05
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EISSN:
1097-4172
ISSN:
0092-8674
URN:
uuid:6c6476de-8230-4dad-91e7-edd5463f1c12
Source identifiers:
34936
Local pid:
pubs:34936

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