Brain Stimulation Reward

  title={Brain Stimulation Reward},
  author={P. Shizgal},
  • P. Shizgal
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • In 1953, Olds and Milner discovered that rats would readily learn to work for electrical stimulation of certain brain sites. Their findings inspired a large body of research on the neural basis of reward, motivation, and learning. Unlike consummatory behaviors, which satiate as a result of ingestion of and contact with the goal object, performance for rewarding brain stimulation is remarkably stable and persistent. Pursuit of the stimulation is enhanced by different classes of dependence… CONTINUE READING
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