Science Daily: A vital pause: Neurons in the brain’s striatum may help regulate response to unexpected stimuli

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

Changing our behavior based on unexpected cues from our environment is an essential part of survival. The ability to drop what you’re doing when circumstances demand it could mean the difference between avoiding a speeding vehicle or getting hit by it. A new study at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has delved into a brain mechanism that may regulate such adaptation. (May 10, 2018)

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