The Roles of Dopamine and Related Compounds in Reward-Seeking Behavior Across Animal Phyla

@inproceedings{Barron2010TheRO,
  title={The Roles of Dopamine and Related Compounds in Reward-Seeking Behavior Across Animal Phyla},
  author={Andrew B Barron and Eirik S\ovik and Jennifer Louise Cornish},
  booktitle={Front. Behav. Neurosci.},
  year={2010}
}
Motile animals actively seek out and gather resources they find rewarding, and this is an extremely powerful organizer and motivator of animal behavior. Mammalian studies have revealed interconnected neurobiological systems for reward learning, reward assessment, reinforcement and reward-seeking; all involving the biogenic amine dopamine. The neurobiology of reward-seeking behavioral systems is less well understood in invertebrates, but in many diverse invertebrate groups, reward learning and… CONTINUE READING

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