reward behavior

Tallie Z. Baram

UCI awarded grant to study sex-specific brain pathway responses to stress

UCI has been awarded a five-year, $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the sex-specific differences in circuits that connect the brain’s stress and reward centers. Building on the earlier discovery of how brain circuit operation is disrupted by exposure to early-life adversity, researchers will study the emergence of gender as […]

Tallie Z. Baram

Early-life stress can disrupt maturation of brain’s reward circuits, promoting disorders

UC Irvine discovery offers new therapeutic target for treating mental illness