Nucleus accumbens cell firing during goal-directed behaviors for cocaine vs. ‘natural’ reinforcement

@article{Carelli2002NucleusAC,
  title={Nucleus accumbens cell firing during goal-directed behaviors for cocaine vs. ‘natural’ reinforcement},
  author={Regina M Carelli},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={2002},
  volume={76},
  pages={379-387}
}
Numerous investigations indicate that the nucleus accumbens (Acb) is an important neural substrate mediating the reinforcing properties of 'natural' rewards (food or water) as well as abused substances. Here, our electrophysiological studies that examined Acb cell firing within seconds of lever press responding for intravenous cocaine vs. water or food reinforcement in rats are reviewed. Initial investigations revealed that a subset of Acb neurons exhibits four types of firing patterns within… CONTINUE READING

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