Neural basis of reward and craving - a homeostatic point of view

@inproceedings{Paulus2007NeuralBO,
  title={Neural basis of reward and craving - a homeostatic point of view},
  author={Martin P. Paulus},
  booktitle={Dialogues in clinical neuroscience},
  year={2007}
}
Here, it is argued that the interoceptive system, which provides information about the subject's internal state and is integrated in the insular cortex, and not the subcortical ventral striatum, is the critical neural substrate for reward-related processes. Understanding the internal state of the individual, which is processed via this system, makes it possible to develop new interventions that are aimed at treating reward-dysfunction disorders, ie, substance and alcohol dependence. Although… CONTINUE READING
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