The neural basis of drug craving: An incentive-sensitization theory of addiction
What is the role of dopamine in reward: hedonic impact, reward learning, or incentive salience?
Enduring changes in brain and behavior produced by chronic amphetamine administration: A review and evaluation of animal models of amphetamine psychosis
Dissecting components of reward: 'liking', 'wanting', and learning.
The incentive sensitization theory of addiction: some current issues
- T. Robinson, K. Berridge
- Psychology, BiologyPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
- 12 October 2008
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.
Structural plasticity associated with exposure to drugs of abuse
The psychology and neurobiology of addiction: an incentive-sensitization view.
It is argued that traditional negative reinforcement, positive reinforcement, and hedonic accounts of addiction are neither necessary nor sufficient to account for compulsive patterns of drug-seeking and drug-taking behavior.
Incentive-sensitization and addiction.
This paper summarizes one view of the process by which drug-taking behavior evolves into compulsive patterns of drug-seeking and drug- taking behavior that take place at the expense of most other activities, and describes the critical neuroadaptations for addiction.