The dopamine motive system: implications for drug and food addiction

Abstract

Behaviours such as eating, copulating, defending oneself or taking addictive drugs begin with a motivation to initiate the behaviour. Both this motivational drive and the behaviours that follow are influenced by past and present experience with the reinforcing stimuli (such as drugs or energy-rich foods) that increase the likelihood and/or strength of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nrn.2017.130

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