The Transparent Brain

The innovative development of Karl Deisseroth was instrumental to the work summarized in Frozen by Punishment and Lighting the Pathways of Reward and Punishment, the team that includes Deisseroth has developed a new imaging technique called CLARITY. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did.

Lighting the Pathways of Reward and Punishment

“Positive reinforcement results in lasting behavioral modification, whereas punishment changes behavior only temporarily and presents many detrimental side effects.” B.F. Skinner (1970) Balanced and dominance trainers tend to present reward and punishment as opposite sides of the same coin, as if choosing one over the other was a matter of taste. This simplistic picture ignores…