A selective role for dopamine in the nucleus accumbens of the rat in random foraging but not delayed spatial win-shift-based foraging.

The role of mesoaccumbens dopamine (DA) in radial-arm maze foraging is assessed by infusing low doses of the DA antagonist haloperidol into the nucleus accumbens (N.Acc.). Infusions of haloperidol (0, 125, 250 or 500 ng/0.5 microliter) into the N.Acc. of well-trained rats dose-dependently increase the number of re-entries to arms (errors) during the random… (More)