Modulation by central and basolateral amygdalar nuclei of dopaminergic correlates of feeding to satiety in the rat nucleus accumbens and medial prefrontal cortex.

@article{Ahn2002ModulationBC,
  title={Modulation by central and basolateral amygdalar nuclei of dopaminergic correlates of feeding to satiety in the rat nucleus accumbens and medial prefrontal cortex.},
  author={Soyon Ahn and Anthony G Phillips},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 24},
  pages={10958-65}
}
Current studies raise the possibility that subregions within the amygdala may interact with the mesocorticolimbic dopamine (DA) system to subserve specific psychological processes underlying food reward. The present study compared the effect of reversible inactivation of the central nucleus (CeN) versus the basolateral amygdala (BLA) on DA efflux in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) and medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) in hungry rats that were tested in a food-devaluation procedure. During DA… CONTINUE READING