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The debate over dopamine’s role in reward: the case for incentive salience
  • K. Berridge
  • Psychology, Biology
    Psychopharmacology
  • 2 March 2007
TLDR
Dopamine’s contribution appears to be chiefly to cause ‘wanting’ for hedonic rewards, more than ‘liking’ or learning for those rewards.
Food reward: Brain substrates of wanting and liking
  • K. Berridge
  • Psychology, Biology
    Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • 31 December 1996
The incentive sensitization theory of addiction: some current issues
  • T. Robinson, K. Berridge
  • Psychology, Biology
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 12 October 2008
TLDR
The theory that addiction is caused primarily by drug-induced sensitization in the brain mesocorticolimbic systems that attribute incentive salience to reward-associated stimuli is presented.
Motivation concepts in behavioral neuroscience
  • K. Berridge
  • Psychology, Biology
    Physiology & Behavior
  • 1 April 2004
The Neuroscience of Natural Rewards: Relevance to Addictive Drugs
Addictive drugs act on brain reward systems, although the brain evolved to respond not to drugs but to natural rewards, such as food and sex. Appropriate responses to natural rewards were
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