Do substantia nigra dopaminergic neurons differentiate between reward and punishment?

Michael J. Frank, D. James Surmeier

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Abstract

The activity of dopaminergic neurons are thought to be increased by stimuli that predict reward and decreased by stimuli that predict aversive outcomes. Recent work by Matsumoto and Hikosaka challenges this model by asserting that stimuli associated with either rewarding or aversive outcomes increase the activity of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-16
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of molecular cell biology
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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