Dopamine-associated cached values are not sufficient as the basis for action selection.

Abstract

Phasic dopamine transmission is posited to act as a critical teaching signal that updates the stored (or "cached") values assigned to reward-predictive stimuli and actions. It is widely hypothesized that these cached values determine the selection among multiple courses of action, a premise that has provided a foundation for contemporary theories of… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1419770111

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