In a longer-term perspective, our research will open new possibilities for investigation of various behavioral (dys-)functions involving dopamine regulation. Two areas on which I want to focus are the influence of antipsychotic drugs on the central dopamine system and mechanisms of addiction. Modeling of the central dopamine system will make a significant contribution to understanding of these phenomena and development of a theory that unifies various aspects of behavior.
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