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Journal article

Dopamine responses comply with basic assumptions of formal learning theory

Université de Fribourg

  • Waelti, Pascale Institute of Physiology and Programme in Neuroscience, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Dickinson, Anthony Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Schultz, Wolfram Institute of Physiology and Programme in Neuroscience, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
    2001
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  • Nature, 2001, vol. 412, p. 43-48
English According to contemporary learning theories, the discrepancy, or error, between the actual and predicted reward determines whether learning occurs when a stimulus is paired with a reward. The role of prediction errors is directly demonstrated by the observation that learning is blocked when the stimulus is paired with a fully predicted reward. By using this blocking procedure, we show that the... Show more…
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