Involvement of the central nucleus of the amygdala and nucleus accumbens core in mediating Pavlovian influences on instrumental behaviour.

Abstract

Pavlovian conditioned cues exert a powerful influence on instrumental actions directed towards a common reward, this is known as Pavlovian-to-instrumental transfer (PIT). The nucleus accumbens (NAcc) has been hypothesized to function as an interface between limbic cortical structures required for associative conditioning, like the amygdala, and response… (More)

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@article{Hall2001InvolvementOT, title={Involvement of the central nucleus of the amygdala and nucleus accumbens core in mediating Pavlovian influences on instrumental behaviour.}, author={John C. Hall and John A. Parkinson and Thomas M Connor and Anthony Dickinson and Barry J. Everitt}, journal={The European journal of neuroscience}, year={2001}, volume={13 10}, pages={1984-92} }