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What does dopamine release reveal about latent inhibition?

Thomas J. Burton, Genevra Hart, Bernard W. Balleine

Learning & Behavior

December 2022


A recent paper by Kutlu et al. (2022) argues that changes in dopamine release during stimulus pre-exposure reflect non-associative changes in attention to the conditioned stimulus that are causally related to latent inhibition effects. Associative accounts of pre-exposure-induced changes in associability suggest, however, that such conclusions may be premature.

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