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Sci. Signal.  03 Oct 2017:
Vol. 10, Issue 499, eaaq0799
DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.aaq0799

This week’s article shows that the release of oxytocin in the ventral tegmental area influences sociability in mice by stimulating dopaminergic neurons that project to the brain’s reward center.

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Brain circuits that modulate sociability

Hung et al. show that the projection of paraventricular nucleus oxytocin neurons to the ventral tegmental area modulates social behavior in mice (see the Perspective by Preston).

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