November 30, 2020

A Gut Feeling about Dopamine

In this issue of Neuron, Fernandes et al. (2020) compare intra-gastric sugar and non-caloric sweetener to investigate how post-ingestive effects can be reinforcing, revealing a role for the hepatic vagus nerve in transforming sugar sensing by the gut into behavioral reinforcement via midbrain dopamine neuron responses.
Neuron

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