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First-in-Human Study Reveals Dopamine and Serotonin Have Overlapping, Yet Distinctive Roles That Influence Social Behavior


New research conducted by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in collaboration with an international team of neuroscientists, clinicians, and computational scientists reveals, for the first time, the roles of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin in human social behaviors.

The study, published Monday, February 26, in Nature Human Behavior, provides direct evidence from the human brain that rapid changes in these two neurotransmitters reflect context and value signals during social interaction in a distinct yet complementary manner.

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