Preferential reactivation of motivationally relevant information in the ventral striatum.

  title={Preferential reactivation of motivationally relevant information in the ventral striatum.},
  author={Carien S Lansink and Pieter M Goltstein and Jan Lankelma and Ruud N. J. M. A. Joosten and Bruce L. McNaughton and Cyriel M. A. Pennartz},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={28 25},
Spontaneous "off-line" reactivation of neuronal activity patterns may contribute to the consolidation of memory traces. The ventral striatum exhibits reactivation and has been implicated in the processing of motivational information. It is unknown, however, whether reactivating neuronal ensembles specifically recapitulate information relating to rewards that were encountered during wakefulness. We demonstrate a prolonged reactivation in rat ventral striatum during quiet wakefulness and slow… CONTINUE READING

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