Selective disruption of displacement behaviour by lesions of the mesolimbic dopamine system

@article{Robbins1980SelectiveDO,
  title={Selective disruption of displacement behaviour by lesions of the mesolimbic dopamine system},
  author={Trevor W. Robbins and George F. Koob},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1980},
  volume={285},
  pages={409-412}
}
In the wild, organisms generally allocate their time among many behavioural tendencies in response to both current and anticipated motivational requirements1. However, activities that are apparently ‘irrelevant’ often intrude, either during conflict between these behavioural tendencies, or when a strong tendency is thwarted. These ‘irrelevant’ activities are called displacement behaviours and are widely documented in the ethological literature2,3. We report here that an experimental analogue of… CONTINUE READING