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Emotion and Decision-making Explained$
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Edmund T. Rolls

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199659890

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659890.001.0001

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Pharmacology of emotion, reward, and addiction; the basal ganglia

Pharmacology of emotion, reward, and addiction; the basal ganglia

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(p.277) 6 Pharmacology of emotion, reward, and addiction; the basal ganglia
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Emotion and Decision-making Explained
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Edmund T. Rolls

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659890.003.0006

The functions of dopamine in reward, reward prediction error, saliency, and addiction are described. Then the functions are described of the basal ganglia, which provide one output system for habit-related emotional responses, and in which dopamine plays an important role

Keywords:   dopamine, addiction, basal ganglia, striatum, caudate nucleus, ventral striatum

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