Behavioral theories and the neurophysiology of reward.

@article{Schultz2006BehavioralTA,
  title={Behavioral theories and the neurophysiology of reward.},
  author={Wolfram Schultz},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={57},
  pages={
          87-115
        }
}
  • W. Schultz
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Annual review of psychology
The functions of rewards are based primarily on their effects on behavior and are less directly governed by the physics and chemistry of input events as in sensory systems. Therefore, the investigation of neural mechanisms underlying reward functions requires behavioral theories that can conceptualize the different effects of rewards on behavior. The scientific investigation of behavioral processes by animal learning theory and economic utility theory has produced a theoretical framework that… 
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