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Relative reward processing in primate striatum

Cromwell, Howard C. ; Hassani, Oum K. ; Schultz, Wolfram

In: Experimental Brain Research, 2005, vol. 162(4), p. 520

Rewards are often not only valued according to their physical characteristics but also relative to other available rewards. The striatum (caudate nucleus, putamen, ventral striatum including nucleus accumbens) is involved in the organization of movement and the processing of reward information. We studied the activity of single striatal neurons in macaques that were presented with different...