MBI team’s discovery selected as Hot Topic at SfN meeting

Published: November 13th, 2017

Category: Feature, MBI Announcements

A discovery by McKnight Brain Institute researchers in Dr. Jennifer Bizon’s lab was selected from 14,000 abstracts as a Hot Topic at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) meeting in Washington, D.C., held Nov. 11-15. The meeting is the world’s largest source of emerging news about brain science and health.

Researchers uncovered a way to prompt young rats to delay gratification: When a particular brain circuit is “turned off” just before a decision is made, young rats act like old rats and are willing to wait for a larger reward.

Read the summary here.