Reward and Aversion.

  title={Reward and Aversion.},
  author={Hailan Hu},
  journal={Annual review of neuroscience},
  • Hailan Hu
  • Published 20 July 2016
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Annual review of neuroscience
To benefit from opportunities and cope with challenges in the environment, animals must adapt their behavior to acquire rewards and to avoid punishments. Maladaptive changes in the neuromodulatory systems and neural circuits for reward and aversion can lead to manifestation of several prominent psychiatric disorders including addiction and depression. Recent progress is pushing the boundaries of knowledge on two major fronts in research on reward and aversion: First, new layers of complexity… 

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