Cocaine and sucrose neuron ensembles in the nucleus accumbens are mostly non-overlapping.
Different types of reward have unique effects on the basal ganglia nuclei. Food rewards influence the left hemisphere of the brain, while erotic rewards engage the right lateral globus and left caudate. Financial rewards engage the basal ganglia bilaterally.
A new computational model reveals the impaired ability to integrate size and probability of reward in those with schizophrenia may be the result of a lack of consideration of the magnitude of the reward.
Penn State researchers report nicotine withdrawal may blunt working memory and cognitive processing.
A new study reports a number of different areas of children's brains become activated when they hear their mother's voice. This response predicts a child's social communication ability.