Dopamine and adaptive memory

@article{Shohamy2010DopamineAA,
  title={Dopamine and adaptive memory},
  author={D. Shohamy and R. Adcock},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={14},
  pages={464-472}
}
  • D. Shohamy, R. Adcock
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • Memory is essential to adaptive behavior because it allows past experience to guide choices. Emerging findings indicate that the neurotransmitter dopamine, which signals motivationally important events, also modulates the hippocampus, a crucial brain system for long-term memory. Here we review recent evidence that highlights multiple mechanisms whereby dopamine biases memory towards events that are of motivational significance. These effects take place over a variety of timescales, permitting… CONTINUE READING
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