Role of Dopamine Neurons in Reward and Aversion: A Synaptic Plasticity Perspective

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The brain is wired to predict future outcomes. Experience-dependent plasticity at excitatory synapses within dopamine neurons of the ventral tegmental area, a key region for a broad range of motivated behaviors, is thought to be a fundamental cellular mechanism that enables adaptation to a dynamic environment. Thus, depending on the circumstances, dopamine… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.04.015

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@article{Pignatelli2015RoleOD, title={Role of Dopamine Neurons in Reward and Aversion: A Synaptic Plasticity Perspective}, author={Marco Pignatelli and Antonello Bonci Bonci}, journal={Neuron}, year={2015}, volume={86}, pages={1145-1157} }