Dopamine as a neural substrate of reward prediction and psychopathology


The symposium brings together researchers that first proposed that dopamine neurons signal reward prediction errors with some influential researchers that have developed this idea further. The research has both important preclinical and clinical implications.


  • Wolfram Schultz (Professor at the University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Peter Dayan (Professor at the University of Tübingen, Germany)
  • Read Montague (Professor at Virginia Tech, USA)
  • Yael Niv (Professor at Princeton University, USA)
  • Michael Frank (Professor at Brown University, USA)
  • Roshan Cools (Professor at Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands)
  • Andreas Heinz (Professor at Charité - University Medical Center, Germany)


  • Predrag Petrovic (Associate Professor at Center for Psychiatric Research / Department of Clinical Neuroscience as well as Scientific Director at Center for Cognitive and Computational Neuropsychiatry at KI)
  • Marc Guitart-Masip (Associate Professor at Aging Research Center / Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society as well as Chairman at Center for Cognitive and Computational Neuropsychiatry at KI)

Date: Thursday the 8th (full day) and Friday the 9th (half day) of September

Place: Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Registration (before 28/8):