Posts Tagged ‘reward’

Personal traits

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Humans can look beyond immediate positive and negative experiences, and can additionally encode behavioural traits. Both learning from reward and learning from traits involve processing in the ventral striatum. Learning about traits allows another person to be valued in contexts other than the immediate one, and this can be important in social decision-taking.

Dopamine, reward and aversion

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Dopamine neurons represent reward but not aversion Christopher D. Fiorillo, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Science, vol 341, 2 August 2013 Summary of the above article The study shows that while midbrain dopamine neurons are activated by evidence of reward, and suppressed by lack of reward, and are also capable of signalling prediction error relative to reward level, they are , however, not responsive to aversion. This suggests that reward and aversion are represented Read more […]