Bidirectional Valence Encoding in the Ventral Pallidum

Neuron. 2020 Mar 4;105(5):766-768. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.02.017.


In this issue of Neuron, Stephenson-Jones et al. (2020) dissect the function of the enigmatic ventral pallidum and elegantly demonstrate positive and negative valence encoding in its GABA and glutamate neurons that influence both approach and avoidance behavior via the lateral habenula.

Publication types

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MeSH terms

  • Basal Forebrain*
  • Glutamic Acid
  • Habenula*
  • Motivation
  • Neurons


  • Glutamic Acid