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Caltech Scientists Find Emotion-like Behaviors, Regulated by Dopamine, in Fruit Flies


November 25, 2009

biology graphic Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have uncovered evidence of a primitive emotion-like behavior in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Their findings, which may be relevant to the relationship between the neurotransmitter dopamine and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, are described in the December issue of the journal Neuron. Full Story

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