A differential involvement of the shell and core subterritories of the nucleus accumbens of rats in attentional processes.

@article{JongenRlo2002ADI,
  title={A differential involvement of the shell and core subterritories of the nucleus accumbens of rats in attentional processes.},
  author={Ana L{\'u}cia Jongen-R{\^e}lo and Sybille Kaufmann and Joram Feldon},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2002},
  volume={111 1},
  pages={95-109}
}
The nucleus accumbens comprises of two anatomically distinct subterritories: an inner core and an outer shell region. The distinct pattern of the core and shell input and output targets suggests that these two regions may mediate different behavioral processes. Using N-methyl-D-aspartate excitotoxic lesions in either the core or shell region, we investigated whether we can dissociate functionally these two subterritories. N-Methyl-D-aspartate-lesioned, sham-lesioned and non-operated animals… CONTINUE READING

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