Phasic mesolimbic dopamine signaling precedes and predicts performance of a self-initiated action sequence task.
|Title||Phasic mesolimbic dopamine signaling precedes and predicts performance of a self-initiated action sequence task.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Wassum, KM, Ostlund SB, Maidment NT|
|Date Published||2012 May 15|
Sequential reward-seeking actions are readily learned despite the temporal gap between the earliest (distal) action in the sequence and the reward delivery. Fast dopamine signaling is hypothesized to mediate this form of learning by reporting errors in reward prediction. However, such a role for dopamine release in voluntarily initiated action sequences remains to be demonstrated.
|Alternate Journal||Biol. Psychiatry|