Our new paper is out! We show that subsets of ventral tegmental area glutamate-releasing neurons have firing patterns consistent with aversion or salience. We also find that VTA glutamate-releasing neurons have further diversity with respect to signaling reward expectation, reward approach behavior, and learned cues. You can download the paper here, "Featured Content" at the new Cell Press journal iScience
We've got equipment, mice, and a great team. Excited to get going!
Root lab is gestating, we will be "born" and start experiments on 1/8/18.