Effects of selective dopamine D1 or D2 receptor blockade within nucleus accumbens subregions on ingestive behavior and associated motor activity.

Two anatomically and neurochemically distinguishable regions of the nucleus accumbens (Acb), the core and the shell, have been shown to differentially regulate feeding behavior. Nevertheless, despite the well-known role of Acb dopamine in the modulation of motivated behaviors, there have been no studies directly comparing the effects of acute dopamine… CONTINUE READING