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Lifting the veil on "valence," brain study reveals roots of desire and dislike

January 23, 2018

Lifting the veil on "valence," brain study reveals roots of desire and dislike

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David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

The amygdala is a tiny hub of emotions where in 2016 a team led by MIT neuroscientist Kay Tye found specific populations of neurons that assign good or bad feelings, or “valence,” to experience.

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