Dorsal raphe serotonergic neurons regulate behavior on multiple timescales

Jeremiah Y. Cohen, Cooper D. Grossman

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Abstract

Most of the serotonin in the forebrain derives from axonal projections from dorsal raphe serotonergic neurons. We review electrophysiological studies of the activity of these neurons, focusing on serotonergic function across timescales. We discuss how these measurements help reconcile decades of work aimed at developing theories for serotonin's function in the brain. Finally, we propose a synthesis of multiple theories that casts serotonergic function as a modulator of stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Behavioral Neuroscience
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Pages521-529
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameHandbook of Behavioral Neuroscience
Volume31
ISSN (Print)1569-7339

Keywords

  • Behavior
  • Dorsal raphe
  • Electrophysiology
  • Neuromodulator
  • Serotonergic neurons
  • Stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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    Cohen, J. Y., & Grossman, C. D. (2020). Dorsal raphe serotonergic neurons regulate behavior on multiple timescales. In Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience (pp. 521-529). (Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience; Vol. 31). Elsevier B.V.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-64125-0.00030-X