Brain Activity During Competitive Social Interactions (image) University of California - Berkeley Share Print E-Mail Caption Brain scans show high activity in the medial prefrontal cortex (top) and striatum (bottom) while playing a competitive game. UC Berkeley and UIUC researchers have now found genetic variations in dopamine-regulating genes in the prefrontal cortex and striatum associated with differences in belief learning and reinforcement learning, respectively. Credit Ming Hsu, UC Berkeley Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail 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.