(M) Dopaminergic Networks that are used to Motivate Behaviour

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Dopamine Release is...
Central to controlling motivational states (as well as serotonin + other neuromodulator systems)
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Subjective Value System
Valence sensitive. Dopamine responses activate the orbitofrontal and prefrontal areas. Leads to explicit + conscious awareness of the value of stimuli within specific contexts that is valence sensitive (knows good vs bad). Motivates reward seeking
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Subjective Value System
+ punishment avoidance behaviours. Is slow to generate evaluative responses especially under ambiguity. Requires central processing resources.
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Subjective Value System
Valence sensitive: knows good + bad and the difference between.
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Motivational Salience System
Valence insensitive. Dopamine responses activate the central nucleus of the amygdala, parietal cortex + the dorsolateral PFC. Evaluation is implicit, fast and automatic. Used for orienting + controlling attention + motivating action. Valence
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Motivational Salience System
insensitive: only coding the absolute value the expected value. Based on how important not whether good or bad.
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Valence sensitive. Dopamine responses activate the orbitofrontal and prefrontal areas. Leads to explicit + conscious awareness of the value of stimuli within specific contexts that is valence sensitive (knows good vs bad). Motivates reward seeking

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