Table 1.

Summary of results

Dopamine levels when initiating a new bout of activityDopamine reflecting initiation vigor and exerted effort
NAcc coreNAcc shellNAcc coreNAcc shell
Active lever pressing boutNo changeElevation prior to initiationReflect vigor and effortNo encoding
Head entry boutDecrease after initiationNo changeReflect effortNo encoding
Inactive lever pressing boutNo changeNo changeNo encodingNo encoding