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Heads for learning, tails for memory: reward, reinforcement and a role of dopamine in determining behavioral relevance across multiple timescales.

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Dopamine has long been tightly associated with aspects of reinforcement learning and motivation in simple situations where there are a limited number of stimuli to guide behavior and constrained range of outcomes. In naturalistic situations, however, there are many potential cues and foraging strategies that could be adopted, and it is critical that animals determine what might be behaviorally relevant in such complex environments. This requires not only detecting discrepancies with what they...

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10.3389/fnins.2013.00175

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Frontiers in neuroscience
Volume:
7
Issue:
7 OCT
Pages:
175
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1662-453X
ISSN:
1662-4548
URN:
uuid:470303e6-7283-4941-a3fa-62841295c7f3
Source identifiers:
434304
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pubs:434304

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