Dopamine: At the intersection of reward and action

Nathaniel D. Daw

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A new paper reports that dopaminergic neurons initially responded optimistically in rats given free choice between two rewards, as though the animal had chosen the better reward, even on trials when it failed to do so. These findings suggest that current computational theories of dopaminergic function may need to be revised.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1505-1507
Number of pages3
JournalNature Neuroscience
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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