Distinct opioid circuits determine the palatability and the desirability of rewarding events.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Jul 28; 106(30):12512-7
This study nicely demonstrates that distinct opioid substrates in the brain mediate the palatability of reward versus its cognitive-incentive value (act-outcome value).
Wassum et al. trained rats in a two-stage seeking/taking operant task (pressing a "seeking" lever, followed by a second "taking" lever that becomes available by pressing the first lever)...
Get instant access to Article Recommendations from more than 5,000 expert scientists and clinical researchers, assisted by 5,000 associates, by taking out a monthly subscription. The first month of your subscription will be free of charge.
Start your personal subscription today.Subscribe for $9.95/month
Send a recommendation to your institution's librarian or information manager to request an extended free trial for all users.Recommend to your Librarian
If you are a librarian or information manager, you may request an extended free trial for your academic or corporate institution.Request an Institutional Trial
your institution might be eligible for free access via our sponsorship scheme. Check our sponsorship page.
If you think you should be able to access this content, please contact us.