February 6, 2023                                                    feature

A neural substrate that may modulate sex differences in motivation

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February 6, 2023 feature

by Ingrid Fadelli , Medical Xpress

Psychology research conducted over the past few years suggests that males and females can preferentially engage in different decision-making strategies. The precise neural underpinnings of these reported gender differences in decision-making, however, remain unclear.

Researchers at Princeton University have recently carried out a study aimed at better understanding what neural substrates may underlie observed sex differences in decision-making. Their paper, published in Nature Neuroscience, highlights differences in motivation to pursue rewards in male and female mice, which appeared to be modulated by the same neural substrate.

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