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Published: 07 August 2018

496 Pages


ISBN: 9780198824091

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Life's rewards

Linking dopamine, incentive learning, schizophrenia, and the mind

Richard J. Beninger

  • Integrates dopamine-mediated learning and memory into a framework of multiple memory systems providing a basis for understanding dopamine-mediated memories within a broader framework of memory systems.
  • Provides a common framework for understanding schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and drug abuse adding clarity to the understanding of inter-relating dopamine-related diseases.
  • Identifies unique molecular events and their timing when dopamine-related incentive learning occurs, providing explicit neuroanatomical and molecular mechanisms underlying incentive learning.
  • Identifies links between brain events and mental experiences offerning understanding of the brain-mind connection.
  • Coverage of multiple levels of analyses of dopamine function under a common theme of dopamine function in reward-related learning.

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