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SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE

SOM cells are better at detecting emotion

Humans and animals are drawn to others in an altered affective state, whether sad or happy. A study published in this issue of Nature Neuroscience shows that a specific population of interneurons in the brain is critical for discrimination of affective states.

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Sterley, TL., Bains, J.S. SOM cells are better at detecting emotion. Nat Neurosci 23, 3–4 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-019-0557-2

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