March 1, 2021

Past experience shapes the neural circuits recruited for future learning

Nature Neuroscience, Published online: 15 February 2021; doi:10.1038/s41593-020-00791-4

Sharpe et al. find that prior reward-learning experience can prime reward circuits to encode fear memories. This suggests prior experience can shape the way we learn, opening the neural boundaries for learning about particular types of information.

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