The causal role between phasic midbrain dopamine signals and learning

Aquili, Luca * (2014) The causal role between phasic midbrain dopamine signals and learning. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8. pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

The article discusses how phasic dopamine (DA) may relate to action selection, goal-directed behavior, and behavioral flexibility of a mice. It states that optogenetic targeting of midbrain DA cells and striatal projections showed role in reward prediction and behavioral flexibility. It notes that DA activity regulates aspects related to appetitive reward learning. It mentions that DA is causally involved in flexible behavioral adaptations that occur due to changes in stimulus-reward incident.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Author is with the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sunway University
Uncontrolled Keywords: dopamine; reward prediction error; electrophysiology; errors; behavioral flexibility
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions: Sunway University > School of Science and Technology > Dept. Psychology
Depositing User: Ms. Molly Chuah
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2015 08:32
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2015 08:32
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/260

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