Why does dopamine encode the value of future rewards?
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.
Date: 3 November 2016, 12:00 (Thursday, 4th week, Michaelmas 2016)
Venue: Tinbergen Building, South Parks Road OX1 3PS
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre C, Experimental Psychology
Speaker: Dr Mark Walton (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Department of Experimental Psychology
Organiser: Professor Kia Nobre (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: hod.secretary@psy.ox.ac.uk
Host: Professor David Bannerman (University of Oxford)
Part of: Departmental Seminar Series (Experimental Psychology)
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Charlotte Thompson-Grant