Image of the Day: Power Move 

When certain neurons in the prefrontal neurons cortex are turned on, mice subjugate their neighbors in a display of power. 

Jul 25, 2017
The Scientist Staff

In vivo optogenetic activation of certain neurons within the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex of the mouse on the right elicits an aggressive, dominating response. ZHOU ET AL., SCIENCE, 357:162-68, 2017    See T. Zhao et al., “History of winning remodels thalamo-PFC circuit to reinforce social dominance,” Science, 357:162-68, 2017.