Neural Systems Underlying Aversive Conditioning in Humans with Primary and Secondary Reinforcers

@inproceedings{Delgado2011NeuralSU,
  title={Neural Systems Underlying Aversive Conditioning in Humans with Primary and Secondary Reinforcers},
  author={Mauricio R. Delgado and Rita L. Jou and Elizabeth A. Phelps},
  booktitle={Front. Neurosci.},
  year={2011}
}
Money is a secondary reinforcer commonly used across a range of disciplines in experimental paradigms investigating reward learning and decision-making. The effectiveness of monetary reinforcers during aversive learning and associated neural basis, however, remains a topic of debate. Specifically, it is unclear if the initial acquisition of aversive representations of monetary losses depends on similar neural systems as more traditional aversive conditioning that involves primary reinforcers… CONTINUE READING