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The neural basis of drug craving: An incentive-sensitization theory of addiction
This paper presents a biopsychological theory of drug addiction, the 'Incentive-Sensitization Theory'. The theory addresses three fundamental questions. The first is: why do addicts crave drugs? ThatExpand
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What is the role of dopamine in reward: hedonic impact, reward learning, or incentive salience?
What roles do mesolimbic and neostriatal dopamine systems play in reward? Do they mediate the hedonic impact of rewarding stimuli? Do they mediate hedonic reward learning and associative prediction?Expand
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Enduring changes in brain and behavior produced by chronic amphetamine administration: A review and evaluation of animal models of amphetamine psychosis
Some people who repeatedly use stimulant drugs, such as amphetamine (AMPH), develop an AMPH-induced psychosis that is similar to paranoid schizophrenia. There has been, therefore, considerableExpand
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The incentive sensitization theory of addiction: some current issues
  • T. Robinson, K. Berridge
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 12 October 2008
We present a brief overview of the incentive sensitization theory of addiction. This posits that addiction is caused primarily by drug-induced sensitization in the brain mesocorticolimbic systemsExpand
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Dissecting components of reward: 'liking', 'wanting', and learning.
In recent years significant progress has been made delineating the psychological components of reward and their underlying neural mechanisms. Here we briefly highlight findings on three dissociableExpand
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Structural plasticity associated with exposure to drugs of abuse
Persistent changes in behavior and psychological function that occur as a function of experience, such those associated with learning and memory, are thought to be due to the reorganization ofExpand
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Incentive-sensitization and addiction.
The question of addiction concerns the process by which drug-taking behavior, in certain individuals, evolves into compulsive patterns of drug-seeking and drug-taking behavior that take place at theExpand
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The psychology and neurobiology of addiction: an incentive-sensitization view.
The question of addiction specifically concerns (1), the process by which drug-taking behavior, in certain individuals, evolves into compulsive patterns of drug-seeking and drug-taking behavior thatExpand
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Parsing reward
Advances in neurobiology permit neuroscientists to manipulate specific brain molecules, neurons and systems. This has lead to major advances in the neuroscience of reward. Here, it is argued thatExpand
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