News from 2018

  • Research

Believing in Dopamine [Uchida Lab]

Predicting future rewards depends critically on beliefs about the current state of the world. For example, suppose you go to a restaurant with two chefs, one who you’ve…

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Who Moved My Arm? Learning from Performance Error [Uchida Lab]

You head to your favorite coffee shop, order a cappuccino, and when the barista calls your name, you grab your coffee. Imagine, however, you grab the wrong cup…

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WHAT’S ON THE NEWS? DOPAMINE BROADCASTS MULTIPLE TYPES OF INFORMATION [Uchida Lab]

Monoamine neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, and noradrenaline are released by small populations of neurons that send information to much of the brain. These neurons function like major…

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