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Reward, Motivation, Cognition: Psychobiology of Mesotelencephalic Dopamine Systems

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Intrinsic Regulatory Systems of the Brain

  1. H. C. Fibiger1,
  2. A. G. Phillips2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010412

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Fibiger, H. C. and Phillips, A. G. 2011. Reward, Motivation, Cognition: Psychobiology of Mesotelencephalic Dopamine Systems. Comprehensive Physiology. 647–675.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Neurological Sciences and Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Organization and Regulation of Mesolimbic DA System
    • 1.1
      Anatomy
    • 1.2
      Chemistry
    • 1.3
      Physiology
  • 2
    Motor Functions
    • 2.1
      Regional Considerations
    • 2.2
      Stereotypy
    • 2.3
      Biochemical Anatomy of Mesolimbic Motor System
    • 2.4
      Rotation
    • 2.5
      Theoretical Implications
  • 3
    Dopaminergic Substrates of Reward
    • 3.1
      Intracranial Self-Stimulation
    • 3.2
      Intravenous Self-Administration
    • 3.3
      Place-Preference Conditioning
    • 3.4
      Functional Significance
  • 4
    Adjunctive Behaviors
    • 4.1
      Electrical Stimulation of Lateral Hypothalamus
    • 4.2
      Tail Pinch-Induced Behaviors
  • 5
    Learning, Memory, and Cognition
  • 6
    Possible Role of Mesotelencephalic DA Systems in Motivation and Emotion