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Human substantia nigra neurons encode unexpected financial rewards

Science

Mar 17, 2009

Kareem A ZaghloulMichael J Kahana

Abstract

The brain's sensitivity to unexpected outcomes plays a fundamental role in an organism's ability to adapt and learn new behaviors. Emerging research suggests that midbrain dopaminergic neurons encode these unexpected outcomes. We used microelectrode recordings during deep brain stimulat...read more

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Microelectrodes
Memory Training
Neurons
Brain
Entire Midbrain
Substantia Nigra Structure
Psychological Reinforcement
Neuronal
Entire Substantia Nigra
Organism
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Human substantia nigra neurons encode unexpected financial rewards

Science

Mar 17, 2009

Kareem A ZaghloulMichael J Kahana

PMID: 19286561

DOI: 10.1126/science.1167342

Abstract

The brain's sensitivity to unexpected outcomes plays a fundamental role in an organism's ability to adapt and learn new behaviors. Emerging research suggests that midbrain dopaminergic neurons encode these unexpected outcomes. We used microelectrode recordings during deep brain stimulat...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Microelectrodes
Memory Training
Neurons
Brain
Entire Midbrain
Substantia Nigra Structure
Psychological Reinforcement
Neuronal
Entire Substantia Nigra
Organism
1
306

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Amygdala and Midbrain Dopamine

The midbrain dopamine system is widely studied for its involvement in emotional and motivational behavior. Some of these neurons receive information from the amygdala and project throughout the cortex. When the circuit and transmission of dopamine is disrupted symptoms may present. Here is the latest research on the amygdala and midbrain dopamine.

Basal Ganglia

Basal Ganglia are a group of subcortical nuclei in the brain associated with control of voluntary motor movements, procedural and habit learning, emotion, and cognition. Here is the latest research.

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A neural substrate of prediction and reward

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