Brain metabolism and motivation: is there a link?
Motivation involves the biological and cognitive forces that drive a particular behaviour. Since lack of motivation has been associated with depression, understanding the underlying brain mechanisms may help design novel treatments. The EU-funded LGCMOT project is working under the hypothesis that metabolism in the ventral striatum, the part of the brain associated with motivated behaviour, plays a major role in motivation. Researchers will quantify the levels of the antioxidant glutathione and associate them with neural activity in the ventral striatum. Moreover, they will test the impact of nutritional intervention on motivated behaviour.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF
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