Parsing Reward and Aversion in the Amygdala Academic Article uri icon


  • The basolateral amygdala (BLA) is critical for encoding the value of stimuli. Beyeler et al. (2016) now show that distinct populations of BLA neurons, which are defined by their efferent targets, code reward and aversion. This arrangement promotes parallel processing of biologically relevant events.

altmetric score

  • 7.35

author list (cited authors)

  • Maren, S.

citation count

  • 13

publication date

  • April 2016

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