Development of Motivated Behavior

This feed focuses on neurocognitive development of motivated behaviour with focus on intrinsic drive and the reward system. Here is the latest research.

January 22, 2021

Genetically Selected Alcohol-Preferring msP Rats to Study Alcohol Use Disorder: Anything Lost in Translation?

Anna Maria BorrutoRoberto Ciccocioppo
December 10, 2020
Open Access

Zona incerta neurons projecting to the ventral tegmental area promote action initiation towards feeding

The Journal of Physiology
Kathy C G de GitRoger A H Adan
December 18, 2020
Open Access

Tissue Engineered Bands of Büngner for Accelerated Motor and Sensory Axonal Outgrowth

Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
Kate V PanzerD Kacy Cullen
November 21, 2020
Open Access

Neural Mechanisms of Reward and Loss Processing in a Low-Income Sample of At-Risk Adolescents

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
Laura MurrayLuke W Hyde
October 13, 2020
Open Access

Involvement of orexin/hypocretin in the expression of social play behaviour in juvenile rats

International Journal of Play
Christina J ReppucciAlexa H Veenema
December 21, 2020
Open Access

Connexin-36-expressing Gap Junctions in VTA GABA Neurons Sustain Opiate Dependence

BioRxiv : the Preprint Server for Biology
Geith Maal-BaredD. van der Kooy
September 30, 2020

Central oxytocin signaling inhibits food reward-motivated behaviors and VTA dopamine responses to food-predictive cues in male rats

Hormones and Behavior
Clarissa M LiuScott E Kanoski
October 3, 2020
Open Access

Links Between the Neurobiology of Oxytocin and Human Musicality

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Alan R Harvey
October 31, 2020

Projections from the nucleus accumbens shell to the ventral pallidum are involved in the control of sucrose intake in adult female rats

Brain Structure & Function
Sandrine ChomettonIgor Timofeev
November 6, 2020
Open Access

Coexistence of perseveration and apathy in the TDP-43Q331K knock-in mouse model of ALS-FTD

Translational Psychiatry
Eosu KimTimothy J Bussey
November 9, 2020
Open Access

Downregulation of Synaptotagmin 1 in the Prelimbic Cortex Drives Alcohol-Associated Behaviors in Rats

Biological Psychiatry
Estelle BarbierMarkus Heilig
October 1, 2020
Open Access

Sexually divergent cortical control of affective-autonomic integration

BioRxiv : the Preprint Server for Biology
T. WallaceBrent Myers
January 12, 2021
Open Access

Nucleus accumbens neurons encode initiation and vigor of reward approach behavior

BioRxiv : the Preprint Server for Biology
D. LevcikClaudio Da Cunha
October 14, 2020

Neurons of The Ventral Tegmental Area Encode Individual Differences in Motivational "Wanting" for Reward Cues

The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Lindsay M FergusonJ Wayne Aldridge
September 27, 2020
Open Access

Adolescents exhibit reduced Pavlovian biases on instrumental learning

Scientific Reports
Hillary A Raab, Catherine A Hartley
November 3, 2020
Open Access

Drug-Induced Conditioned Place Preference and Its Practical Use in Substance Use Disorder Research

Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
Greer McKendrick, Nicholas M Graziane

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