Parallel incentive processing: an integrated view of amygdala function

  title={Parallel incentive processing: an integrated view of amygdala function},
  author={B. Balleine and S. Killcross},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  • B. Balleine, S. Killcross
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Neurosciences
  • The amygdala is a heterogeneous structure that has been implicated in a wide variety of functions, most notably in fear conditioning. From this research, an influential serial model of amygdala processes has emerged in which aversive learning is mediated by the amygdala basolateral nucleus whereas performance, in this case of various defensive reflexes, is mediated by the central nucleus. By contrast, recent evidence from appetitive conditioning studies suggests that the basolateral and central… CONTINUE READING

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