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Neuromodulators in the human brain track context and value during social interaction

Fast neuromodulator release was measured in patients undergoing awake brain surgery while they played an economic game with human and computer players. The findings show that dopamine and serotonin track social context and value statistics.

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Fig. 1: Human electrochemistry during a social task.


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This is a summary of: Batten, S. R. et al. Dopamine and serotonin in human substantia nigra track social context and value signals during economic exchange. Nat. Hum. Behav. (2024).

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Neuromodulators in the human brain track context and value during social interaction. Nat Hum Behav 8, 630–631 (2024).

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