The contribution of the amygdala , nucleus accumbens , and prefrontal cortex to emotion and motivated behaviour

@inproceedings{Cardinala2003TheCO,
  title={The contribution of the amygdala , nucleus accumbens , and prefrontal cortex to emotion and motivated behaviour},
  author={Rudolf N. Cardinala and John A. Parkinsonb and Jeremy Halla and Barry J. Everitta},
  year={2003}
}
  • Rudolf N. Cardinala, John A. Parkinsonb, +1 author Barry J. Everitta
  • Published 2003
Emotion and motivation depend on the assessment of the value of environmental stimuli. Multiple representations of stimulus value are created in the brain by Pavlovian and instrumental conditioning procedures. The basolateral amygdala (BLA) appears necessary for a Pavlovian conditioned stimulus (CS) to gain access to the current value of the specific unconditioned stimulus (US) that it predicts, while the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) controls brainstem arousal and response systems and… CONTINUE READING