Our team have identified a new neural circuit in the brain which produces a strong sense of discomfort when activated. The discovery also allows us to show for the first time that the subthalamic nucleus, a structure in the brain that controls voluntary movements, may also play a role in the development of depression. The results could lead to better treatments for Parkinson's disease. The study has been published in the scientific journal Cell Reports.

Here you can read a press release from Uppsala University about the study.

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