Charting a path toward aggression


Hypothalamic stimulation can elicit complex behaviors such as aggression, but how discrete motor components of such behaviors are organized at the circuit level remains largely unknown. In this issue of Neuron, Falkner et al. (2020) find that complex neural representations get transformed into a simplified action signal along a hypothalamic-midbrain pathway.

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Journal Neuron
Volume 106
Issue number 4
Pages 556-558
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