Sensory biology: Thirsty glia motivate water consumption. Academic Article uri icon


  • Regulation of water intake is governed by numerous motivated behaviors that are critical for the survival of nearly all animals. A recent study identifies a critical role for glia-neuron communication in the detection of water shortage and the initiation of thirst-associated behaviors.

published proceedings

  • Curr Biol

altmetric score

  • 2.6

author list (cited authors)

  • Amrein, H., & Keene, A. C.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • September 2022