Dopamine, learning, and reward-seeking behavior.

  title={Dopamine, learning, and reward-seeking behavior.},
  author={Oscar Arias-Carri{\'o}n and Ernst Poppel},
  journal={Acta neurobiologiae experimentalis},
  volume={67 4},
Dopaminergic neurons of the midbrain are the main source of dopamine (DA) in the brain. DA has been shown to be involved in the control of movements, the signaling of error in prediction of reward, motivation, and cognition. Cerebral DA depletion is the hallmark of Parkinson's disease (PD). Other pathological states have also been associated with DA dysfunction, such as schizophrenia, autism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, as well as drug abuse. DA is closely… CONTINUE READING
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