Effects of lesions of the nucleus accumbens core on choice between small certain rewards and large uncertain rewards in rats

@article{Cardinal2005EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of lesions of the nucleus accumbens core on choice between small certain rewards and large uncertain rewards in rats},
  author={Rudolf N. Cardinal and Nathan J Howes},
  journal={BMC Neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={37 - 37}
}
Animals must frequently make choices between alternative courses of action, seeking to maximize the benefit obtained. They must therefore evaluate the magnitude and the likelihood of the available outcomes. Little is known of the neural basis of this process, or what might predispose individuals to be overly conservative or to take risks excessively (avoiding or preferring uncertainty, respectively). The nucleus accumbens core (AcbC) is known to contribute to rats' ability to choose large… CONTINUE READING
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 14 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 101 extracted citations

Dopaminergic Modulation of Risk-Based Decision Making

Neuropsychopharmacology • 2009
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 148 references

A discounting framework for choice with delayed and probabilistic rewards.

Psychological bulletin • 2004
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Choosing between small, likely rewards and large, unlikely rewards activates inferior and orbital prefrontal cortex.

The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience • 1999
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Dopamine, uncertainty and TD learning

Behavioral and Brain Functions • 2005
View 2 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…