Wait for it: Serotonin and confidence at the root of patience -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Wait for it: Serotonin and confidence at the root of patience

18.06.2018

Image: left: mouse waiting for a reward for a short time; right: mouse waiting for a long time ; Copyright: OIST

In a test where food rewards were always delivered after 6 seconds, serotonin's effect of extending nose-poke time was small (left). But in tests where food goes was delivered after two, six, or ten seconds later, serotonin boosted nose poke times significantly (right).