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A role of serotonin and the insula in vigor: Tracking environmental and physiological resources

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 September 2021

Mattie Tops
Affiliation:
Developmental and Educational Psychology Unit, Institute of Psychology, Wassenaarseweg 52, NL-2333 AK Leiden, The Netherlands m.tops@fsw.leidenuniv.nl http://loop.frontiersin.org/people/8492/overview
Maarten A. S. Boksem
Affiliation:
Department of Marketing Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands mboksem@rsm.nl www.rsm.nl/people/maarten-boksem/
Jesus Montero-Marin
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Warneford Ln, Headington, Oxford OX3 7JX, UK jesus.monteromarin@psych.ox.ac.uk https://www.psych.ox.ac.uk/team/jesus-montero-marin
Dimitri van der Linden
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Education, and Child Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands vanderlinden@essb.eur.nl https://www.eur.nl/en/people/dimitri-van-der-linden

Abstract

We describe a neural monitor of environmental and physiological resources that informs effort expenditure. Depending on resources and environmental stability, serotonergic and dopaminergic neuromodulations favor different behavioral controls that are organized in corticostriatal loops. This broader perspective produces some suggestions and questions that may not be covered by the foraging approach to vigor of Shadmehr and Ahmed (2020).

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Copyright © The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press

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