Motivation concepts in behavioral neuroscience

  title={Motivation concepts in behavioral neuroscience},
  author={K. Berridge},
  journal={Physiology \& Behavior},
  • K. Berridge
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Physiology & Behavior
Concepts of motivation are vital to progress in behavioral neuroscience. Motivational concepts help us to understand what limbic brain systems are chiefly evolved to do, i.e., to mediate psychological processes that guide real behavior. This article evaluates some major motivation concepts that have historic importance or have influenced the interpretation of behavioral neuroscience research. These concepts include homeostasis, setpoints and settling points, intervening variables, hydraulic… Expand
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