Nucleus accumbens and impulsivity

@article{Baar2010NucleusAA,
  title={Nucleus accumbens and impulsivity},
  author={Koray Başar and Thibaut Sesia and Henk J. Groenewegen and Harry W. M. Steinbusch and Veerle Visser-Vandewalle and Yasin Temel},
  journal={Progress in Neurobiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={92},
  pages={533-557}
}
The multifaceted concept of impulsivity implies that different impulsivity aspects, mediated by different neural processes, influence behavior at different levels. The nucleus accumbens (NAc) is a key component of the neural processes regulating impulsivity. In this review, we discuss the findings of lesion studies in animals and functional imaging studies in humans focusing on the role of the NAc in impulsivity. Evidence supports that the extent and pattern of involvement of the NAc, and its… Expand
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