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Pleasure systems in the brain

Abstract:

Pleasure is mediated by well-developed mesocorticolimbic circuitry and serves adaptive functions. In affective disorders, anhedonia (lack of pleasure) or dysphoria (negative affect) can result from breakdowns of that hedonic system. Human neuroimaging studies indicate that surprisingly similar circuitry is activated by quite diverse pleasures, suggesting a common neural currency shared by all. Wanting for reward is generated by a large and distributed brain system. Liking, or pleasure itself,...

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Peer review status:
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Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Neuron Journal website
Volume:
86
Issue:
3
Pages:
646-664
Publication date:
2016-05-06
DOI:
EISSN:
1097-4199
ISSN:
0896-6273
Pubs id:
pubs:522946
URN:
uri:f73f9635-7fd9-4508-975b-7a326b0649b1
UUID:
uuid:f73f9635-7fd9-4508-975b-7a326b0649b1
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pubs:522946
Language:
English
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