Corticolimbic Circuitry in Reward Learning and Pursuit

To make adaptive decisions we must cast ourselves into the future and consider the possible outcomes of our potential choices. This prospective consideration is informed by our memories. I will discuss our lab’s recent work investigating the neural circuits responsible for encoding, updating, and retrieving reward memories for use in the considerations underlying decision making. We have taken a multifaceted approach to these investigations, combining modern circuit dissection and behavioral tools.