Neural and genetic links to reward anticipation

Functional MRI analysis of 1,544 adolescents around 14 years of age revealed a reward anticipation-related brain network involving striatal and cortical regions in which distinct nodes were associated with adolescent hyperactivity and alcohol consumption, and genetic analysis focused on the striatal region revealed a link between the gene VPS4A and dopamine regulation, reward anticipation, and hyperactivity, according to a study. - See at PNAS.org

Article #15-03252: “Neural basis of reward anticipation and its genetic determinants,” by Tianye Jia et al.