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  • Rossella Ventura, Simona Cabib, Antonio Alcaro, Cristina Orsini, Stefano Puglisi-Allegra
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Neuroscience
  • 2003 (First Publication: 1 March 2003)
  • Increasing evidence points to a major involvement of cortical areas in addictive mechanisms. Noradrenergic transmission in the medial prefrontal cortex (mpFC) has been shown to affect the motorExpand
  • Antonio Alcaro, Jaak Panksepp
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • 2011 (First Publication: 1 October 2011)
  • Appetitive motivation and incentive states are essential functions sustained by a common emotional brain process, the SEEKING disposition, which drives explorative and approach behaviors, sustainsExpand
  • Antonio Alcaro, Jaak Panksepp, Jan Krzysztof Witczak, Dave J. Hayes, Georg Northoff
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • 2010 (First Publication: 1 March 2010)
  • Major depressive disorder has recently been characterized by abnormal resting state hyperactivity in anterior midline regions. The neurochemical mechanisms underlying resting state hyperactivityExpand
  • Rossella Ventura, Antonio Alcaro, Stefano Puglisi-Allegra
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Cerebral cortex
  • 2005 (First Publication: 1 December 2005)
  • Increasing evidence suggests that in addition to the mesoaccumbens dopamine (DA) system other neurotransmitter and brain systems are also involved in opiate addiction. Recent evidence points to aExpand
  • Antonio Alcaro, Jaak Panksepp, Robert T. Huber
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior
  • 2011 (First Publication: 1 July 2011)
  • In mammals, rewarding properties of drugs depend on their capacity to activate a dopamine-mediated appetitive motivational seeking state--a system that allows animals to pursue and find all kinds ofExpand
    Mice of background DBA/2J are hyporesponsive to the behavioral effects of D-amphetamine in comparison with the widely exploited murine background C57BL/6J. In view of the important role of dopamineExpand
  • Robert T. Huber, Jules B. Panksepp, Thomas I. Nathaniel, Antonio Alcaro, Jaak Panksepp
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • 2011 (First Publication: 1 October 2011)
  • In mammals, rewarding properties of drugs depend on their capacity to activate appetitive motivational states. With the underlying mechanisms strongly conserved in evolution, invertebrates haveExpand