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Affective neuroscience: Food 'wanting' hotspot in dorsal striatum

Lawrence, Andrew David ORCID: 2012. Affective neuroscience: Food 'wanting' hotspot in dorsal striatum. Current Biology 22 (20) , R878-R880. 10.1016/j.cub.2012.08.031

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New research has uncovered a micro-domain within dorsal neostriatum where enkephalin surges are triggered by the opportunity to consume tasty foods and where μ-opioid microinjections generate intense motivational ‘wanting’ to eat without enhancing food ‘liking’.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0960-9822
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 11:05

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