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Surprise! Dopamine signals mix action, value and error

Nature Neuroscience volume 19, pages 35 (2016) | Download Citation

Two studies invite us to reconsider the nature of striatal dopamine signals. Accumbens dopamine appears to signal the value of overt action and prediction errors arise from deviations in these signals.

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  1. Anne G.E. Collins and Michael J. Frank are in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences and Brown Institute for Brain Sciences, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

    • Anne G E Collins
    •  & Michael J Frank
  2. Anne G.E. Collins is also in the Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA.

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