GABAergic inactivation of basolateral amygdala alters behavioral processes other than primary reward of ventral tegmental self-stimulation.

@article{Simmons2007GABAergicIO,
  title={GABAergic inactivation of basolateral amygdala alters behavioral processes other than primary reward of ventral tegmental self-stimulation.},
  author={Donn A Simmons and Bethany M Brooks and Darryl B Neill},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2007},
  volume={181 1},
  pages={110-7}
}
Although recent work on amygdalar function has concentrated on a role in fear and anxiety, a possible role in reward processes continues to be considered. This function may occur via anatomical connections between the basolateral amygdala (BLA) and the mesoaccumbens dopamine (DA) system (i.e., ventral tegmental area [VTA] to nucleus accumbens septi [NAS]), particularly at the level of the NAS. The current experiments investigated a possible role of the BLA in the reward of intracranial self… CONTINUE READING

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