The Ventral Pallidum: Proposed Integrator of Positive and Negative Factors in Cocaine Abuse

Morgan H. James, Gary Aston-Jones

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Abstract

In this issue of Neuron, Creed et al. (2016) describe how cocaine produces divergent forms of plasticity at synapses between specific neurons in nucleus accumbens and ventral pallidum, and how these changes are associated with positive and negative reward behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalNeuron
Volume92
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 5 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)

Keywords

  • anhedonia
  • drug-evoked synaptic plasticity
  • medium spiny neurons
  • reward
  • sensitization
  • ventral tegmental area

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