Mouse Central Amygdala (IMAGE) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Caption A cross-section of a mouse brain. The area highlighted red is the midbrain dopamine region that neuroscientists believe controls reward learning. Credit Li lab/Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Usage Restrictions Attribution required License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.