Perseveration of craving: effects of stimuli conditioned to drugs of abuse versus conventional reinforcers differing in demand.

@article{MartinFardon2017PerseverationOC,
  title={Perseveration of craving: effects of stimuli conditioned to drugs of abuse versus conventional reinforcers differing in demand.},
  author={R{\'e}mi Martin-Fardon and Friedbert Weiss},
  journal={Addiction biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={
          923-932
        }
}
Associative learning is essential for establishing appropriate responses to cause-effect relationships and effective behavioral adjustments to environmental changes. However, learned associations also promote maladaptive behavior such as uncontrollable drug seeking in addicts exposed to drug-associated stimuli. Here, we sought to identify behavioral characteristics that distinguish reward seeking produced by environmental stimuli conditioned to highly potent but non-addictive conventional… CONTINUE READING