Opponency Revisited: Competition and Cooperation Between Dopamine and Serotonin

@article{Boureau2011OpponencyRC,
  title={Opponency Revisited: Competition and Cooperation Between Dopamine and Serotonin},
  author={Y.-Lan Boureau and Peter Dayan},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={74-97}
}
Affective valence lies on a spectrum ranging from punishment to reward. The coding of such spectra in the brain almost always involves opponency between pairs of systems or structures. There is ample evidence for the role of dopamine in the appetitive half of this spectrum, but little agreement about the existence, nature, or role of putative aversive opponents such as serotonin. In this review, we consider the structure of opponency in terms of previous biases about the nature of the decision… CONTINUE READING
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