Multiple dopamine functions at different time courses.

  title={Multiple dopamine functions at different time courses.},
  author={Wolfram Schultz},
  journal={Annual review of neuroscience},
  • W. Schultz
  • Published 28 June 2007
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Annual review of neuroscience
Many lesion studies report an amazing variety of deficits in behavioral functions that cannot possibly be encoded in great detail by the relatively small number of midbrain dopamine neurons. Although hoping to unravel a single dopamine function underlying these phenomena, electrophysiological and neurochemical studies still give a confusing, mutually exclusive, and partly contradictory account of dopamine's role in behavior. However, the speed of observed phasic dopamine changes varies several… 

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