Departmental Seminar: Why does dopamine encode the value of future rewards?
Dr Mark Walton
Thursday, 03 November 2016, 12pm to 1pm
Lecture Theatre C, Department of Experimental Psychology, Tinbergen Building, 9 South Parks Road, Oxford
Hosted by David Bannerman
It is widely accepted that the activity of many dopamine neurons and dopamine release in parts of the striatum represent predictions of future rewards. But we still know surprisingly little about the content and function of these signals. I will discuss a series of studies in rodents where we have tried to better understand the relationship between rapid changes in dopamine, current value, choice and movement.