Anna B. Konova, Scott J. Moeller, Dardo Tomasi, Muhammad A. Parvaz, Nelly Alia-Klein, Nora D. Volkow and Rita Z. Goldstein Structural and behavioral correlates of abnormal encoding of money value in the sensorimotor striatum in cocaine addiction European Journal of Neuroscience 36
Article first published online: 8 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2012.08211.x
Abnormalities in frontostriatal systems are thought to be central to the pathophysiology of addiction, and may underlie maladaptive processing of the highly generalizable reinforcer, money. Although abnormal frontostriatal structure and function have been observed in individuals addicted to cocaine, it is less clear how individual variability in brain structure is associated with brain function to influence behavior.
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