Multiple Functions of Dopamine Neurons

F1000 Biol Rep. 2010 Jan 18;2:2. doi: 10.3410/B2-2.

Abstract

Dopamine neurons carry phasic signals for a limited number of behavioural events. The events include, in descending order, reward, physically intense stimuli, risk and punishment. Recent neurophysiological studies have provided interesting details on these functions.