Dopamine Signaling Is Critical for Supporting Cue-Driven Behavioral Control

Neuroscience. 2019 Aug 1;412:257-258. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2019.05.002. Epub 2019 May 17.


Mesolimbic dopamine has been implicated in reward learning. Fischbach-Weiss and Janak (this issue) use optogenetics to attenuate dopamine signaling and study its role in cue-driven motivated behavior.

Keywords: action; learning; memory; mesolimbic dopamine; reward.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cues*
  • Dopamine*
  • Nucleus Accumbens
  • Optogenetics
  • Reward


  • Dopamine