Dopamine, Effort-Based Choice, and Behavioral Economics: Basic and Translational Research

  title={Dopamine, Effort-Based Choice, and Behavioral Economics: Basic and Translational Research},
  author={John D Salamone and Merc{\`e} Correa and Jen-Hau Yang and Renee A. Rotolo and Rose E. Presby},
  journal={Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience},
Operant behavior is not only regulated by factors related to the quality or quantity of reinforcement, but also by the work requirements inherent in performing instrumental actions. Moreover, organisms often make effort-related decisions involving economic choices such as cost/benefit analyses. Effort-based decision making is studied using behavioral procedures that offer choices between high-effort options leading to relatively preferred reinforcers vs. low effort/low reward choices. Several… 

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